Dougie Wilson, Aaron McLean and Ben Clappison were the scorers as Hull City Reserves ran out 3-0 winners against Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Stephen Clemence’s side included three changes from the side that defeated Derby County in the Under 21 Premier League Cup. With Paul McShane elevated to the first team Clappison came in at centre back and City also opted to give run outs to Stephen Quinn and Nick Proschwitz. James Armstrong and Matthew Fletcher were the two to drop to the bench.
The first chance of the game came the way of the hosts but Eldin Jakupovic dived low to his right to keep out Jamie Wootton’s shot.
The Tigers took the lead in the 10th minute when Quinn’s shot was deflected wide and when Scunthorpe failed to clear the resulting corner Wilson curled a left foot shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.
The Iron replied with George Grayson sending a free kick over the crossbar before the Scunthorpe defence again failed to clear Matty Dixon’s corner but Gedo lifted his shot over the bar.
A fine passing move involving Sam Topliss, Gedo and Dixon ended with Quinn firing a left foot shot across the face of goal before Iron keeper James Severn produced a good save to keep out Proschwitz’s header from a Topliss cross.
Hakeeb Adelakun fired wide from the edge of the box for United but City doubled their lead in the 37th minute. Proschwitz’s shot was blocked but the ball fell kindly for McLean to place a left foot strike low past Severn.
Callum Howe had a good chance to pull a goal back for the Iron but he headed wide from Adelakun’s free kick. The Tigers had chances to add a third before the break but Severn pushed out McLean’s shot with Proschwitz only able to head the rebound over the bar and the Scunthorpe keeper then held Gedo’s shot.
Half Time: Scunthorpe United Reserves 0 Hull City Reserves 2
Jakupovic had to be alert after the break to turn Adelakun’s shot round the post but City went 3-0 up on the hour mark. Gedo’s header from Dixon’s cross appeared to be goal-bound but McLean and Clappison both made absolutely sure from virtually on the line with the decisive touch being credited to the young centre-back.
Scoring chances were then at a premium for a period before Luke Hornsey fired a good chance over from Kyle Wootton pass for the hosts.
Quinn’s long range strike just cleared the crossbar and Severn saved low to his right to deny Proschwitz before the final chance of the game fell to Jamie Wootton but his low drive was held by Jakupovic.
Scunthorpe United: James Severn, Christian Ribeiro, George Grayson (Connor Smythe 76), Luke Hornsey, Callum Howe, Taron Hare, Hakeeb Adelakun, Michael Collins (Curtis Bateson 60), Jamie Wootton, Kyle Wootton, Jordan Snoddin (Levi Sutton 46).
Subs Not Used: Jack Bowskin, Ryan Hawley.
Eldin Jakupovic, Sam Topliss, Max Clark, Dougie Wilson (Jack Barlow 75), Ben Clappison, Will Aimson, Matty Dixon (James Armstrong 60), Stephen Quinn, Nick Proschwitz, Gedo, Aaron Mclean
(Danny Chambers 81).
Subs Not used: Rory Watson, Paul McElroy, Matthew Fletcher.