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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Funso Ojo (31')
  • Murray Wallace (77')
  • Chris Long (13')
  • John-Joe O'Toole (57')

Iron hit back to earn point against Northampton

Play-off chasing Scunthorpe twice came from behind to pick up a point in a 2-2 draw with Northampton.
The Cobblers took the lead against the run of play in the 13th minute when Chris Long converted at the back post after Matt Crooks had flicked on a free-kick in the box.
Although the Iron rallied, they struggled for quality in the final third, until Funso Ojo found the bottom corner from 20 yards after a driving run through midfield just after the half-hour.
Having got men behind the ball to frustrate the home side, the Cobblers hit Scunthorpe with a sucker punch in the 57th minute when John-Joe O'Toole powered home a header from a corner.
But the Iron also underlined their threat from set-pieces with defender Murray Wallace rising highest above a scrum of players to head home his side's 76th-minute equaliser after a free-kick had spun high into the air.
Buoyed by the goal, the Iron piled forward in search of a winner, but Northampton goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell preserved his side their point by brilliantly pushing away Josh Morris' late free-kick.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 32 +37 68
2 Barnsley 31 +30 62
3 Sunderland 31 +23 59
4 Portsmouth 31 +19 59
5 Charlton Athletic 32 +15 55
6 Doncaster Rovers 31 +19 53
7 Peterborough United 32 +6 49
8 Blackpool 31 +6 47
9 Fleetwood Town 32 +9 45
10 Wycombe Wanderers 32 -4 43
11 Coventry City 32 -4 43
12 Burton Albion 31 +2 41
13 Scunthorpe United 32 -16 40
14 Southend United 32 -1 39
15 Accrington Stanley 30 -11 37
16 Plymouth Argyle 32 -13 37
17 Walsall 32 -16 35
18 Rochdale 32 -25 34
19 Bristol Rovers 31 -4 33
20 Oxford United 31 -9 33
21 Gillingham 31 -12 33
22 Shrewsbury Town 31 -10 32
23 Bradford City 32 -16 32
24 AFC Wimbledon 32 -25 26