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Scunthorpe hit back to edge rivals Bradford

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Matt Crooks headed a late winner as Scunthorpe edged a pulsating contest with Bradford.

The midfielder stole into the box to nod in from a right-wing corner in the 83rd minute to complete an impressive turnaround for the Iron, who had trailed 2-1 at the break.

Scunthorpe opened the scoring in the third minute, when the Bantams allowed Ivan Toney the time and space to smash the ball home at the far post.

The visitors, though, turned the game on its head in the space of two minutes, with Kevin Toner heading in from a free-kick with 14 minutes gone and Alex Jones finding the bottom corner moments later.

Toney produced a clever bicycle kick from the corner of the six-yard box to lob the home side on to level terms three minutes after the restart, before Crooks gave his side the lead.

A see-saw contest almost took a final twist in stoppage time but City hit the bar from a corner, ensuring the Iron claimed the points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 20GoodeSubstituted forMirfinat 71′minutes
  • 5Wallace
  • 22Townsend
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forWisemanat 85′minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 30CrooksBooked at 90mins
  • 11Morris
  • 24ToneySubstituted forDaviesat 87′minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Mirfin
  • 12Bishop
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 26Ness
  • 28Davies

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahonBooked at 34mins
  • 5Toner
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Meredith
  • 6Vincelot
  • 8Dieng
  • 19JonesSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 79′minutes
  • 10B ClarkeBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDevineat 79′minutes
  • 7Marshall
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 16Hanson
  • 17Penney
  • 20Pybus
  • 24Devine
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
5,247

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away22
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Bradford City 2.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Attempt blocked. James Meredith (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Attempt blocked. James Meredith (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Devine (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. James Meredith (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Scott Wiseman replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United).

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Bradford City 2. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Morris with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Kevin Toner.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kevin Toner (Bradford City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Daniel Devine replaces Billy Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Alex Jones.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. David Mirfin replaces Charlie Goode because of an injury.

Delay in match Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Scunthorpe hit back to edge rivals Bradford

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