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Scunthorpe United (0) 1 - 1 (0) Ipswich Town

Coca-Cola Championship 2009-10

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Referee: A Haines

Manager: Nigel Adkins

Glanford Park 19:45

Attendance: 5,828

Manager: Roy Keane

Match Number: 3344

Goals

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 Cliff Byrne (70)
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 David Healy (75)

Substitutions

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Martyn WoolfordJonathan Forte (78)

Cards

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 Sam Togwell (29)
 Joe Murphy 
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 David Wright (40)
 Connor Wickham (80)
 Grant Leadbitter (82)

Teams

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Joe Murphy

Marcus Williams

Cliff Byrne

David Mirfin

Michael Raynes

Sam Togwell

Matt Sparrow

Garry Thompson

Martyn Woolford

Paul Hayes

Gary Hooper

Substitutes

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Josh Lillis

Kenny Milne

Niall Canavan

Grant McCann

Josh Wright

Donal McDermott

Jonathan Forte

Match Report

Scunthorpe 1 Ipswich 1

DAVID HEALY ended a year's goal drought to give draw specialists Town their 16th stalemate of the season.

No team in the country has picked up just one point as many times as the Tractor Boys, now inching their way towards Championship respectability.

But that will not worry Northern Ireland's record marksman Healy one bit.

Sent on as a 67th-minute sub, all he got to start with was an on-the-pitch view of Scunthorpe skipper Cliff Byrne grabbing the lead for United.

Right-back Byrne was on the spot to apply the decisive touch at the far post when Paul Hayes put the ball back into the middle following a corner.

But on-loan Healy struck on 74 minutes as keeper Joe Murphy hesitated to end a barren run going back to February 7 2009 when he scored for Sunderland.

Boss Roy Keane said: "That's David all over. He's a natural goalscorer and this one should do him the world of good.

"Take it from me, the Michael Owens and Ruud van Nistelrooys of this world usually score from six or seven yards rather than from 20 or 25.

"Now, David needs a run in the side. We'll see, because there's plenty of competition. But he's looked sharp in training."

Iron boss Nigel Adkins, whose team were under the cosh in the opening 45 minutes, insisted: "We thought there was a foul when Ipswich scored."

Jon Walters almost struck for Town with a miscued attempt that dropped on top of the bar.

Keeper Joe Murphy was saved by the bar again from Walters' 25-yard lob but he then denied Daryl Murphy, Damien Delaney and Jack Colback.

Scunthorpe finally sparked into life as Martyn Woolford's angled volley flew just too high.

Gary Hooper fired wide before Town keeper Brian Murphy saved Woolford's acrobatic hooked attempt under the bar.

David Moore (The Sun)

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