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Matthew Lund: We battled hard and deserved it

19 November 2018

Midfielder Matthew Lund says the Iron’s 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers was “massive” on Saturday, following his 78th minute winner.

Stuart McCall’s side took the lead at the Memorial Stadium through Lee Novak, but they were pegged back just before half-time by Liam Sercombe’s powerful strike.

Lund sealed the win late in the game just two minutes after Jak Alnwick had made a superb penalty save to deny Chris Lines.

On that winner, Lund told iFollow Iron: “It was good to score the winner and I felt it was justice. 

“I toe-poked the ball and it then deflected off the defender and went over the goalkeeper. It was nice to score.”

It could have been different story if Alnwick had not made a penalty stop moments before Lund’s goal.

Speaking about Alnwick’s save, the 27-year-old said: “It was fantastic and he was our best player on the pitch, which doesn’t sound great, but that is not the full story because we had chances and hit the crossbar.

“The penalty angered me seeing somebody go down like that, so to get to the win after that was nice.”

Lund was also very pleased that Scunthorpe held onto their lead at a difficult venue.

“It’s a massive win because it is a tough place to come to and get three points," he continued.

"We battled hard and deserved it. We have got to be at 100 per cent and keep working together otherwise you won’t pick up results in this league.

“That effort was there against Bristol Rovers.”

Next up for United is Portsmouth at Glanford Park, who are top of the division: “They are a good side, but we can beat anyone in this league. 

“We need to keep working hard in training and the manager is trying his hardest to do that.”

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