What the press made of the Iron defeat
Crewe Alex suffered a seventh straight defeat on a day in which supporters protested against manager Steve Davis at Gresty Road on Saturday.
Oliver Turton raised hopes of stopping the rot when he broke the deadlock, but shoddy defending from the home side allowed an average Scunthorpe to ease 3-1 ahead.
They pulled one back through Marcus Haber but the fans were there to barrack Davis at the conclusion his 101st defeat in charge.
THE Crewe Alexandra fans staged the first of two planned protests as the Alex suffered their seventh consecutive defeat as Scunthorpe United left Gresty Road 3-2 winners.
Around one hundred supporters joined the protests that were held in the wake of the club's relegation to League Two, with their frustration vented towards manager Steve Davis during a series of chants throughout the game, as well as banners that were held aloft.
As well as a seventh consecutive defeat, it is now just three home wins in 29 games since the Alex beat Scunthorpe back on March 7 last year.
The gave themselves a decent chance of arresting that run when Ollie Turton put them ahead after 15 minutes with a stunning effort from distance. However, Luke Williams levelled just before the break, and goals from Adelakun and a Williams second looked to have put the game behind the Alex.
The hosts threatened a comeback when Marcus Haber scored 10 minutes from time, but Crewe's wait for a win goes on.
SCUNTHORPE United produced a battling performance to take a hard-earned 3-2 victory over relegated Crewe Alexandra.
Two goals from Luke Williams sandwiched a Hakeeb Adelakun strike, which meant goals from Oliver Turton and Marcus Haber were not enough.
Scunthorpe made one change from the side that beat Burton Albion 1-0 with Stephen Dawson coming in for Jamie Ness, who was missing with a calf strain.
It meant there was a place among the substitutes for youth-team player Noel Burdett, who signed his first professional contract a few weeks ago.
There was a toxic atmosphere inside Gresty Road as Alex manager Steve Davis was greeted with a chorus of boos and there were regular ‘Davis out’ chants from sections of the crowd.