League One
Scunthorpe4Southend0

Scunthorpe United 4-0 Southend United

Two goals in five minutes late in the first half from strikers Paddy Madden and Kevin van Veen put second-placed Scunthorpe on course for a convincing victory over Southend.

The first, in the 36th minute, was a personal triumph for last season's leading marksman Madden who made an instant impact on his first league appearance of this campaign following a calf injury.

As Duane Holmes delivered a low cross into the box from the right, Madden popped up to fire a first-time right-footed shot past goalkeeper Ted Smith.

Scunthorpe quickly struck again in the 41st minute when, from a short corner on the right, Josh Morris guided a cross to the near post where Van Veen steered a shot into the far corner for his sixth goal of the season.

Southend boss Phil Brown reacted at half-time with a triple substitution, taking off defenders Harry Kyprianou and Jakub Sokolik and midfielder Adam King and replacing them with Ben Coker, Stephen McLaughlin and Jermaine McGlashan.

Briefly, it gave the visitors more impetus, but it was Scunthorpe who retained their attacking quality.

They made it 3-0 in the 57th minute when winger Morris, the League One player of the month for August, lashed a delightful 20-yard left-footed shot beyond the reach of Smith for his seventh goal of the season.

Madden had the ball in the net again only to be ruled offside and winger Holmes might twice have done better with chances from close range as Southend struggled to stem the flow of a confident Scunthorpe side.

Substitute Richie Smallwood, a deadline-day signing on loan from Rotherham, then sealed the victory with a cracking right-footed volley from inside the box on his debut.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 22Townsend
  • 6MirfinBooked at 85mins
  • 5Wallace
  • 2Wiseman
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forToffoloat 89'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 12BishopBooked at 34mins
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forMantomat 81'minutes
  • 10van Veen
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forSmallwoodat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Anyon
  • 15Toffolo
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 20Goode
  • 29Wootton

Southend

  • 22Smith
  • 15SokolikBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 45'minutes
  • 6Barrett
  • 5Thompson
  • 27KyprianouSubstituted forCokerat 45'minutes
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 38mins
  • 16KingSubstituted forMcGlashanat 45'minutes
  • 18LeonardBooked at 20mins
  • 2White
  • 9Mooney
  • 10Cox

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 3Coker
  • 7O'Neill
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Bridge
  • 24Demetriou
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,723

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 4, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 4, Southend United 0.

Foul by Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Harry Toffolo replaces Josh Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 4, Southend United 0. Richard Smallwood (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Southend United).

Booking

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Duane Holmes.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Richard Smallwood replaces Paddy Madden.

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John White (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Mooney (Southend United).

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton7430106415
2Scunthorpe64111771013
3Bradford734095413
4Fleetwood7331127512
5Millwall73311311212
6Peterborough73221510511
7Bury7322128411
8Northampton725085311
9Port Vale732298111
10Gillingham73221113-211
11Oxford Utd731388010
12Sheff Utd7313911-210
13Charlton62319729
14Chesterfield72239908
15MK Dons7223810-28
16Swindon622268-28
17Oldham714247-37
18Shrewsbury7214812-47
19Bristol Rovers512279-25
20Walsall6123710-35
21Wimbledon7124812-45
22Southend7124613-75
23Coventry704338-54
24Rochdale7034610-43
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