Walsall 1 - 4 Scunthorpe United

Match info: League One at Bescot Stadium

Date: 06/11/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: T Harrington Att: 2,787

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Will Grigg 90+2



Niall Canavan 13,50
Mark Duffy 30
Leon Clarke 75

FT (ht: 0-2)

  • Last Updated: November 7 2012, 6:50 GMT

Scunthorpe won their first game in nine, despite David Prutton being sent off, as they defeated Walsall 4-1 at the Banks's Stadium.

Canavan: Scored twice
Canavan: Scored twice

Brian Laws' Iron were leading by two goals when Prutton was dismissed and they added two more goals in the second half against a young and injury-hit Walsall side, now themselves without a win in nine games.

The visitors took control from the start in Tuesday night's League One encounter and went ahead in the 13th minute when a Mark Duffy corner was headed in at the far post by central defender Niall Canavan.

The visitors added a second on 30 minutes when Duffy tapped in after Hawley's shot had been blocked.

However, a minute from the half-time interval, Scunthorpe midfielder Prutton was red carded for a crunching tackle on Adam Chambers.

But, despite this, the visitors scored twice more in the second half, another Canavan header from a Duffy corner on 50 minutes before Leon Clarke added his 8th of the season, chipping keeper David Grof on 75 minutes.

Substitute Will Grigg grabbed a consolation goal for Walsall in the last minute as their fans sounded their frustration.