ESCAPE IS ON FOR BOLD IRON
drilled a shot just wide.
But Scunthorpe were dangerous on the break and Mark Duffy had a low drive pushed wide by Ian McLoughlin and Paul Reid headed against the crossbar before Hawley bundled in Jimmy Ryan’s low cross to put them ahead in the 41st minute. The Dons piled forward after the break but Slocombe produced a string of fine saves to earn The Iron victory, acrobatically denying Williams, Chadwick, Dean Bowditch and Mathias Doumbe.
Scunthorpe almost doubled their lead late on when Anthony Forde blasted against the post and Hawley was denied by the boot of McLoughlin.
Dons boss Karl Robinson was furious with his side’s display and threatened a summer clear-out.
He said:“The way we started was appalling - we looked nervous, edgy or like we didn’t care.
“I’ve just said to them in there that it’s the first time they’ve worn the new kit and it will be the last time some of them wear it.
“I’m gutted and it was a bit embarrassing walking round there at the end saying thank you – we’ve let the fans down.
“If the players have got a problem with me saying that it’s not like I really care at the moment. The ones who have got a problem with that are the ones I don’t want at the football club.”