February 12, 2013
Iron enjoy centenary celebrations
Scunthorpe celebrated 100 years as a professional club in style with a 3-1 victory against Carlisle.
It was their third home win in a week and lifted them five points clear of the relegation zone.
After being presented with an anniversary plaque from Football League chairman Greg Clarke, Scunthorpe raced into an early 2-0 lead.
Striker Akpo Sodje headed them in front from a left-wing cross by Mark Duffy after 17 minutes - his third goal in the last three home games.
Three minutes later skipper Paul Reid powered home a header from a right-wing corner by Duffy.
It threatened to be a tough night for Carlisle, who arrived at Glanford Park unbeaten in their previous four games. But they were thrown a lifeline in the 45th minute when midfielder James Berrett tried his luck from long range and saw his shot squirm into the net under `keeper Sam Slocombe.
Scunthorpe nearly struck back immediately in first-half stoppage time when a header from Sodje came back into play off the far post.
There were chances at both ends in a frantic second half, Jimmy Ryan and Karl Hawley both within a whisker of a third goal for Scunthorpe, while only two excellent saves from home keeper Slocombe denied the Cumbrians an equaliser.
Finally it was Sodje who settled things when he raced clear in stoppage time for Scunthorpe to make it 3-1 with his second goal of the game.
|Scunthorpe United||Carlisle United|
|1 Sam Slocombe||20 Mark Gillespie|
|6 Paul Reid||23 Sean O'Hanlon|
|21 Tom Newey||5 Danny Livesey|
|3 Callum Kennedy||3 Matty Robson|
|15 Niall Canavan||2 Frank Simek|
|19 Michael Collins||12 Paul Thirlwell|
|4 Josh Walker||7 Andrew Welsh|
|16 Mark Duffy||4 Jon-Paul McGovern|
|7 James Ryan||21 James Berrett|
|22 Karl Hawley||14 Lee Miller|
|9 Akpo Sodje||9 Rory Loy|
|13 James Severn||Adam Collin 1|
|5 David Mirfin||Peter Murphy 6|
|18 Eddie Nolan||Liam Noble 8|
|11 Andy Barcham||Brad Potts 16|
|10 Mike Grella||David Symington 19|
|17 Matt Godden||Danny Cadamarteri 11|
|28 Hakeeb Adelakun||Mark Beck 17|
|David Mirfin for Mark Duffy (78)||David Symington for Andrew Welsh (46)|
|Mark Beck for Rory Loy (72)|
|Danny Cadamarteri for Danny Livesey (90)|
|Josh Walker (65)||Sean O'Hanlon (11)|
|Callum Kennedy (86)||Paul Thirlwell (67)|
|James Berrett (69)|
|Frank Simek (81)|
|· Squads: Scunthorpe United | Carlisle United|