October 13, 2012
Loan star Clarke delivers again
On-loan striker Leon Clarke rescued struggling Scunthorpe with a 77th-minute equaliser in their 1-1 home draw with Brentford.
Charlton forward Clarke registered his sixth goal in eight games when he headed a right-wing cross from Christian Ribeiro past Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore.
Until then Scunthorpe, who finished the game with 10 men after having skipper David Mirfin sent off for a second bookable offence in the closing minutes, had looked to be heading for a fourth successive defeat.
But for Brentford it was a missed opportunity to clinch their first away win of the season. The visitors, now unbeaten in seven, looked to have the game well in control.
Brentford should have broken the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Clayton Donaldson blasted wide from the penalty spot after his own shot had been handled by Mirfin.
The Bees did snatch the lead in the 43rd minute when Harry Forrester danced his way far too easily through the home defence to score with an excellent finish into the bottom corner and it looked a worthy winner until Clarke's late reply.
|1 Sam Slocombe||21 Simon Moore|
|21 Tom Newey||5 Tony Craig|
|5 David Mirfin||14 Shaleum Logan|
|2 Christian Ribeiro||6 Harlee Dean|
|15 Niall Canavan||24 Jake Bidwell|
|24 David Prutton||8 Jonathan Douglas|
|16 Mark Duffy||20 Toumani Diagouraga|
|7 James Ryan||4 Adam Forshaw|
|14 Robbie Gibbons||23 Paul Hayes|
|9 Leon Clarke||9 Clayton Donaldson|
|10 Mike Grella||19 Harry Forrester|
|13 James Severn||Richard Lee 1|
|3 Callum Kennedy||Scott Barron 3|
|25 Chris Sedgwick||Leon Legge 32|
|4 Josh Walker||Kevin O'Connor 2|
|23 Jordan Keegan||Sam Saunders 7|
|11 Andy Barcham||Tom Adeyemi 12|
|12 Connor Jennings||Stuart Dallas 15|
|Connor Jennings for Mike Grella (60)||Sam Saunders for Paul Hayes (72)|
|Callum Kennedy for James Ryan (88)||Tom Adeyemi for Adam Forshaw (79)|
|Stuart Dallas for Harry Forrester (87)|
|David Mirfin (33)|
|James Ryan (38)|
|David Mirfin (86)|
|· Squads: Scunthorpe United | Brentford|