Fleetwood Town 2-2 Scunthorpe- Match Report

Last updated : 13 August 2016

Kevin Van Veen completes Scunthorpe comeback

Kevin van Veen's stunning strike kept up Scunthorpe's unbeaten run, which stretches back to April, as they secured a 2-2 draw at Fleetwood Town.

The Lincolnshire club had lost just one previous fixture under former Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander, but found themselves in unfamiliar territory eight minutes before the break when Eggert Jonsson headed home at the back post.

David Ball doubled Fleetwood's advantage but Scunthorpe's comeback started with Tom Hopper on 63 minutes and ended with Van Veen's effort moments later.

Jordan Clarke's foul on Bobby Grant handed Fleetwood the chance they were only too happy to take to open the scoring

Jonsson applied a powerful header at the back post to hand Uwe Rosler's men a hard-fought half-time lead.

And it did not take long for Fleetwood to double their advantage via a fine solo effort from Ball who showed quick feet to find shooting room 25 yards out, driving the ball low past Luke Daniels.

Van Veen came close to pulling one back when his 25 yard drive was tipped over by Chris Neal

From the resulting corner the visitors did score, Jordan Clarke's effort cleared off the line before substitute Hopper bundled the ball in at the second time of asking.

It was the break Scunthorpe had needed, the equaliser coming just minutes later, in spectacular fashion.

Van Veen's 30-yard curler from the left channel was as good as they come - Chris Neal a spectator as the forward found the far corner with pinpoint precision to bag his sixth in as many Iron outings

Both sides had chances to win it in a frantic 20 minute scrap.

Jonsson came closest for Fleetwood with another bullet header beaten off the line while Hopper won a goalmouth scramble at the other end only to nod into Neal's arms.


Source : PA

Source: PA

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