Scunthorpe United v Kidderminster Harriers, 19 August 2000

Score2-0 to Scunthorpe United
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueGlanford Park
Attendance3,761
Scunthorpe's hopes of bouncing straight back to the Second Division were boosted as they maintained their 100% record after two 2000-01 games with a hard fought win against the League new boys. It was not all good Iron news though as skipper Nigel Pepper suffered an horrendous home debut. In a clash with Paul Webb, the former Aberdeen midfielder broke a shin bone - an injury that was likely to sideline him for the rest of the campaign. To rub salt into Pepper's wound, ref Chris Foy decreed that he was the aggressor and was shown the red card as he lay on the stretcher. Ten man United took their revenge in the best possible way. Summer signing Peter Morrison supplied a superb cross for Steve Torpey to head them into an interval lead. Jan Molby's charges struggled to make their advantage tell and fell further behind Torpey flicked-on for Wayne Graves to record his first senior goal with a clever chip over the advancing Harriers keeper.

Goals:

Steve Torpey 17 G
Wayne Graves 76 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tom Evans
Defender Nathan Stanton
Defender/Centre back Stuart Thom
Defender/Centre back Russ Wilcox
Defender/Midfielder Paul Harsley
Defender/Left back Andy Dawson
Midfielder Peter Morrison
Midfielder Nigel Pepper
Forward Lee Hodges
Forward Gareth Sheldon
Forward Steve Torpey

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tim Clarke
Defender/Right back Ian Clarkson
Defender Adie Smith
Defender/Centre back Craig Hinton
Defender/Left back Scott Stamps
Midfielder Dean Bennett
Midfielder Barry Horne
Midfielder Paul Webb
Forward Andy Ducros
Forward Ian Foster
Forward Stewart Hadley

Substitutions:

Wayne Graves for Peter Morrison 17
Matt Sparrow for Lee Hodges 83
Brian Quailey for Gareth Sheldon 90

Substitutions:

Ian Bogie for Paul Webb 56
Tony Bird for Ian Foster 63

Cards:

Nigel Pepper 16 R
Steve Torpey 35 Y
Gareth Sheldon 66 Y

Cards:

Dean Bennett 11 Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Wayne Graves
Midfielder Matt Sparrow
Forward Brian Quailey

On the bench:

Midfielder Ian Bogie
Forward Tony Bird

Comments:

This was Scunthorpe's first home win since 22 January. It was also the first time they'd won two games in a row since 24 April 1999.

Comments:

The first League meeting between the two clubs also saw Kiddy's first defeat in the Nationwide Football League