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SCUNTHORPE UTD: Newey calls for Iron to be ‘United’

Scunthorpe United's Tom Newey keeps a close eye on Sheffied United's Nick Blackman. Picture: James Hardisty

Scunthorpe United's Tom Newey keeps a close eye on Sheffied United's Nick Blackman. Picture: James Hardisty

SCUNTHORPE defender Tom Newey believes a point was the least they deserved at Carlisle and wants their impressive unbeaten form to carry on so they can avoid relegation.

Brian Laws’ side broke the deadlock in the second half when Newey crossed for former Blues frontman Karl Hawley, who bundled the ball over the line.

However, the hosts drew level late on when a stunning David Symington 40-yard free-kick gave Sam Slocombe little chance in Iron’s net.

“We got a point on the day and that is the least I thought we deserved,” Newey, 30, said.

“Normally in those type of games, when you have outplayed them, you would be looking to take all three points.

“Obviously we’re disappointed that we took the lead but were unable to hold on to it, but it is one of those goals where you have to take your hat off to the kid and say ‘great goal’.”

That point leaves United 21st in League One and sees their unbeaten run since January 1 stretch to three draws and a win.

•For more on Scunthorpe’s bid for survival, see this week’s Epworth Bells.

 
 
 

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