November 6, 2012
Laws enjoys first win since return
Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws saw his struggling team win their first game in nine, despite David Prutton being sent off, as they defeated Walsall 4-1.
The Iron were leading by two goals when Prutton was dismissed and they added two more goals in the second half against a young and injury-hit Walsall side, now themselves without a win in nine games.
The visitors took control from the start and went ahead in the 13th minute when a Mark Duffy corner was headed in at the far post by central defender Niall Canavan.
The visitors added a second on 30 minutes when Duffy tapped in after Hawley's shot had been blocked.
However, a minute from the half-time interval, Scunthorpe midfielder Prutton was red carded for a crunching tackle on Adam Chambers.
But, despite this, the visitors scored twice more in the second half, another Canavan header from a Duffy corner on 50 minutes before Leon Clarke added his 8th of the season, chipping keeper David Grof on 75 minutes.
Substitute Will Grigg grabbed a consolation goal for Walsall in the last minute as their fans sounded their frustration.
|1 David Grof||26 Steve Mildenhall|
|25 James Chambers||6 Paul Reid|
|5 Dean Holden||21 Tom Newey|
|4 Andy Butler||2 Christian Ribeiro|
|2 Richard Taundry||15 Niall Canavan|
|7 Adam Chambers||24 David Prutton|
|6 Nicky Featherstone||4 Josh Walker|
|16 Jake Jones||16 Mark Duffy|
|24 James Baxendale||22 Karl Hawley|
|10 Jamie Paterson||9 Leon Clarke|
|17 George Bowerman||11 Andy Barcham|
|23 James Walker||Sam Slocombe 1|
|22 Paul Downing||Callum Kennedy 3|
|20 Malvind Benning||James Ryan 7|
|11 Ashley Hemmings||Robbie Gibbons 14|
|21 Kieron Morris||Damien Mozika 8|
|9 William Grigg||Mike Grella 10|
|19 Aaron Williams||Connor Jennings 12|
|William Grigg for Jake Jones (46)||Callum Kennedy for Andy Barcham (65)|
|Malvind Benning for James Chambers (66)||Damien Mozika for Josh Walker (78)|
|Aaron Williams for James Baxendale (81)||James Ryan for Mark Duffy (86)|
|David Prutton (45)|
|· Squads: Walsall | Scunthorpe United|