October 2, 2012
Rovers flatten Iron
League One leaders Tranmere came from behind to stretch their unbeaten start to the season to 10 games with a 3-1 victory at Scunthorpe.
Scunthorpe had grabbed an early lead when Jimmy Ryan curled in a cross from the right which found striker Karl Hawley, who steered his header from the edge of the six-yard box into the far corner of the net past keeper Owain Fon Williams.
But Tranmere began to press after the interval and were rewarded with an equaliser after 63 minutes when a right-wing corner from Adam McGurk was headed home by skipper James Wallace.
Two minutes later they struck again from another corner, this time forced home from close range by striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro for his sixth goal of the season.
And three minutes from time Akpa Akpro struck again after some shocking defending by the home side.
|Scunthorpe United||Tranmere Rovers|
|1 Sam Slocombe||1 Owain fon Williams|
|21 Tom Newey||14 Zoumana Bakayogo|
|5 David Mirfin||2 Danny Holmes|
|2 Christian Ribeiro||4 Ash Taylor|
|15 Niall Canavan||21 Ben Gibson|
|24 David Prutton||10 Andy Robinson|
|4 Josh Walker||8 James Wallace|
|16 Mark Duffy||6 Liam Palmer|
|7 James Ryan||26 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro|
|22 Karl Hawley||22 Abdulai Bell-Baggie|
|9 Leon Clarke||9 Jake Cassidy|
|13 James Severn||Jason Mooney 33|
|6 Paul Reid||Michael Kay 19|
|25 Chris Sedgwick||Roman Golobart 23|
|14 Robbie Gibbons||Danny Harrison 12|
|11 Andy Barcham||Jake Kirby 15|
|10 Mike Grella||Adam McGurk 11|
|12 Connor Jennings||Cole Stockton 16|
|Andy Barcham for Mark Duffy (76)||Adam McGurk for Andy Robinson (22)|
|Mike Grella for David Prutton (82)|
|David Prutton (60)||Liam Palmer (70)|
|· Squads: Scunthorpe United | Tranmere Rovers|