Recap | Scunthorpe United (a)

December 16, 2023
Recap | Scunthorpe United (a)
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CHORLEY fell to a 3-0 away defeat to Scunthorpe United on Saturday afternoon at Glanford Park, bringing their eight-match unbeaten run to an end.

The Magpies did have the best chance of the opening exchanges, Carlton Ubaezounu squandering a glorious opportunity to put the visitors infront after beating the offside trap - but his shot was a tame one, straight at Ross Fitzsimons.

Andy Preece's side continued to go toe-to-toe with the Iron for the majority of the opening 45 minutes, until referee Dane McCarrick adjudged Adam Henley to have fouled Callum Roberts inside the box - a dubious call, but DANNY WHITEHALL made no mistake from 12-yards to convert past Matt Urwin.

Scunthorpe began to gather momentum before the break as they went in search for a second, Urwin kept busy in goal on more than one occasion, saving well from Callum Roberts and Andrew Boyce.

Justin Johnson takes on Kian Scales (David Airey)

Chorley were dealt a big blow shortly after the restart and were left with a mountain to climb, CONNOR SMITH slotting the ball into the far corner after the ball fell kindly into his path from an earlier free-kick.

The Iron continued to assert their dominance on the game and were rewarded once more shortly after the hour mark, WHITEHALL tapping home the rebound from point-blank range.

Chorley’s only real chance from there fell to substitute David Moyo who could only direct his header straight to Fitzsimons after a smart cross in from Billy Whitehouse.

Scunthorpe United: Fitzsimons, Ogle, Evans, Boyce, Clunan, Roberts, Butterfield, Scales (Kelly, 79’), C. Smith (Law, 74’), Denton, Whitehall (Elliott, 74’). Unused: Kouogun, Shrimpton.

Chorley: Urwin, Moore, H. Smith, Ellis, Henley (Wilson, 45’), Nolan, Rus (Shenton, 79’), Calveley (Moyo, 64’), Whitehouse, Ubaezuonu, Johnson. Unused: Blakeman, Doumbouya.

Goalscorers: ⚽ Whitehall (25', 63'), C. Smith (52').

Caution: 🟨 Scales (24'), Henley (25'), Nolan (29'), Calveley (42'), Butterfield (71').

Referee: Dane McCarrick.

Assistants: Thomas Maher & Aaron Hallam.

Attendance: 3,281 (101 away).

Next Up: We’re on the road again as we make the journey over to take on Banbury United this Tuesday - a 7:45pm kick-off.

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