COCKAHOOP Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws felt his giantkillers were good value for their FA Cup shock at Glanford Park last night.

Having been pegged back in injury time at Turf Moor in the first meeting, The Iron came from behind this time before knocking Burnley out on penalties to seal their place in the fourth round.

And Laws insisted the Third Division side had booked their trip to the Reebok Stadium on merit.

He said: "As a manager you sometimes look at the opposition and say they deserved it and I'm hoping that Stan Ternent would acknowledge that over the two games Scunthorpe deserved their reward and that is going to Bolton on Sunday.

"It's a fantastic occasion for Scunthorpe Football Club. It's nice to have more than one reporter at a game. It reminds me of being back in the Premier League.

"I said at half time that I was proud of the performance so far and let's go out and finish it off. It's the first time we've got past this round for 17 years and if we can get past the next one I don't know how long that's been."

It was 1958 when Scunthorpe last reached round five and on the evidence of their two performances against the Clarets you wouldn't back against them rolling back the years against a Bolton side whose priorities lie elsewhere.

Scunthorpe's run looked to have come to an end when Andy Payton fired Burnley ahead in the 73rd minute with his 14th of the season.

But young wingback Andrew Dawson took the tie into extra time with a clinically taken free kick nine minutes later.

The former Burnley defender added: "It took two great free kicks. The first one was saved but the second he hit just perfectly. The keeper didn't know where it was going and it set the game up again.

"It shows character in the side when you bounce back. We had great opportunities to take the lead and didn't take them. They got the goal against the run of play but the players responded magnificently."