3-0 up and cruising, the Iron conceded two goals in the last three minutes to surrender their place at the summit of the division.
Jack Brownsword converted a penalty in injury time of the first half before Jack Marriott and Jack Haigh making it 3-0 to the Iron, with Ronnie Waldock assisting both second half strikes.
However, with minutes remaining both Linaker and Smith netted to set up a slightly edgy finish. It also meant that Bury topped the league on goal difference with Scunthorpe originally set to obtain first position.
|SCUNTHORPE UNITED||3-2||CREWE ALEXANDRA|
Brownsword (pen), Marriott, Haigh
|SCUNTHORPE XI:||Hardwick, Horstead, Brownsword, Marshall, Heward, Bushby, Marriott, Waldock, Fletcher, Haigh, Jones|
|CREWE XI:||Brown, Whiston, R Williams, Burns, Cheadle, Jones, Linaker, Wheatley, Smith, Moran, J Williams|
|REFEREE:||Mr T Jepson (Edwinstowe)|
Scan reproduced thanks to permission from the Scunthorpe Telegraph.