Coventry 1-2 Scunthorpe: Iron come from behind to beat promoted Sky Blues
Andy Dales completes turnaround with debut goal.
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 04/08/18 7:28pm
Andy Dales netted a late winner as Scunthorpe came from behind to beat newly-promoted Coventry 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena.
It had looked like the Sky Blues would enjoy a dream start to life in League One when Tony Andreu gave them a 52nd-minute lead with a brilliant free-kick.
But the Iron showed their steel to level through Stephen Humphrys in the 68th minute before Dales smashed home nine minutes from time.
Jordy Hiwula twice went close inside the first 30 minutes as the home side started strongly. Lee Novak headed against the post two minutes later for Scunthorpe, before Charlie Goode had a header cleared off the line by Dujon Sterling.
Andreu opened the scoring when he curled a brilliant free-kick home from 25 yards, but Humphrys levelled for the Iron with a composed debut goal from substitute Duane Holmes' pass.
And the comeback was complete when Dales smashed home on his debut after Holmes showed good strength to hold off his man.