February 26, 2013
Duffy downs Boro
Mark Duffy earned relegation-threatened Scunthorpe a vital 1-0 win over Stevenage with the only goal of the game.
The midfielder cut in from the right and unleashed an fine left-foot shot from the edge of the box into the far corner past keeper Chris Day after 68 minutes.
It was out of character with what had gone before as Scunthorpe struggled to find a cutting edge up front despite dominating possession throughout.
Duffy himself had missed the best chance of the first half when he failed to find the net after bursting free into the box.
Leading marksman Karl Hawley was unlucky when he crashed an early second-half header off the bar as Scunthorpe kept up the pressure.
Stevenage were happy to fight a solid rearguard battle and had little to offer as an attacking force as they slipped to their fifth successive defeat.
Their one chance of the game came in the first half for Robin Shroot, who almost capitalised on an error from home centre-back David Mirfin but his effort was well saved by Sam Slocombe.
|Mark Duffy (66')|
|1 Sam Slocombe||16 Chris Day|
|21 Tom Newey||33 Ben Chorley|
|5 David Mirfin||14 Mark Roberts|
|18 Eddie Nolan||4 Darius Charles|
|15 Niall Canavan||2 David Gray|
|19 Michael Collins||18 Gavin Mahon|
|4 Josh Walker||8 James Dunne|
|16 Mark Duffy||32 Robin Shroot|
|7 James Ryan||11 Lucas Akins|
|22 Karl Hawley||15 Luke Freeman|
|11 Andy Barcham||28 Steve Leo Beleck|
|13 James Severn||Steven Arnold 1|
|2 Christian Ribeiro||Miguel Comminges 22|
|10 Mike Grella||Andy Iro 21|
|12 Connor Jennings||Anthony Grant 7|
|24 Jamie Wootton||Greg Tansey 6|
|28 Hakeeb Adelakun||Marcus Haber 9|
|27 James Alabi||Sam Hoskins 30|
|James Alabi for Josh Walker (63)||Marcus Haber for Steve Leo Beleck (59)|
|Sam Hoskins for Robin Shroot (63)|
|Greg Tansey for Lucas Akins (77)|
|· Squads: Scunthorpe United | Stevenage|