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Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler felt his side ‘were clearly the better team’ on Tuesday night, as the Iron threw away three points late on.
Lee Novak had given United the lead after 17 minutes, and that looked like it would be enough to seal Graham Alexander’s men all three points.
That was the case, until the ever-reliable Murray Wallace made an uncharacteristic and costly mistake, when his weak back-pass was picked up and dispatched past Matt Gilks by Jordy Hiwula in the 85th minute.
There were solid calls for the Cod Army’s goal to be disallowed, however, as Hiwula was in an offisde position when the initial ball was played through – but when you’re on a poor run like the Iron are, these things don’t go your way.
The way the equaliser came about for Rosler’s side did not deter him from the fact he belived the Cod Army should have got even more.
“We put three guys up front to put Scunthorpe under pressure and on the back foot,” he said.
“I think we wore them out and we looked the fresher side at the end of the game.
“You can’t always score through good play or creative moments, sometimes it happens through simple things like bumping people and putting them under pressure. That’s what Jordy (Hiwula) did and he got his rewards.
“I think we gave away two points today as we were clearly the better team.
“We had more of the ball and more attempts than them. We did everything to get a goal and we will always score because of the quality that we have.
“I think this game was there for the taking. Scunthorpe were a little bit low on confidence and you could feel that.
“They didn’t cause us many problems. We gave them a goal early on but from the 10 or 15 minutes after that we were fine.”