November 10, 2012
Iron stay on right side of Laws
Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws made it two wins from two league games since returning to Glanford Park with a 2-1 success at Coventry.
Carl Baker put Coventry in front with a well-struck free-kick from 20 yards out after 35 minutes, but the lead did not last until the break as the visitors were the beneficiaries of a harsh penalty decision seven minutes later.
Leon Clarke scored from the spot after falling in a clumsy coming together with Richard Wood.
The Iron could have gone into half-time in front, but the referee ruled that City goalkeeper Joe Murphy had been fouled before Clarke tapped in.
The striker should have made it two in the opening stages of the second half as he directed his free header straight at Murphy, but made no mistake with his next chance - sliding the ball under the on-rushing goalkeeper after a hopeful ball forward fell in his path in the 75th minute.
Coventry pushed for an equaliser late on, but Iron goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall produced two incredible reaction saves to deny Baker and Roy O'Donovan in stoppage time.
|Coventry City||Scunthorpe United|
|1 Joe Murphy||26 Steve Mildenhall|
|24 Richard Wood||6 Paul Reid|
|25 William Edjenguele||21 Tom Newey|
|2 Jordon Clarke||2 Christian Ribeiro|
|21 Cyrus Christie||15 Niall Canavan|
|12 Steven Jennings||4 Josh Walker|
|8 Carl Baker||16 Mark Duffy|
|38 James Bailey||7 James Ryan|
|10 John Fleck||22 Karl Hawley|
|31 David McGoldrick||9 Leon Clarke|
|9 Cody McDonald||11 Andy Barcham|
|13 Chris Dunn||Sam Slocombe 1|
|5 Nathan Cameron||Callum Kennedy 3|
|34 Jamie Reckford||Callum Howe 20|
|32 Franck Moussa||Robbie Gibbons 14|
|16 Adam Barton||Damien Mozika 8|
|19 Roy O'Donovan||Mike Grella 10|
|17 Callum Ball||Connor Jennings 12|
|Callum Ball for Cody McDonald (55)||Callum Kennedy for Christian Ribeiro (46)|
|Franck Moussa for John Fleck (59)||Damien Mozika for Josh Walker (90)|
|Roy O'Donovan for James Bailey (86)|
|Richard Wood (42)||Josh Walker (80)|
|Cyrus Christie (78)||Mark Duffy (87)|
|· Squads: Coventry City | Scunthorpe United|