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Scunthorpe United 4-1 Swindon Town

League One leaders Scunthorpe were in rampant mood as they put four past strugglers Swindon Town.

Irons striker Paddy Madden opened the scoring with a close-range finish after meeting a cross from left-back Conor Townsend

Duane Holmes made it 2-0 soon after, sweeping his shot under the body of goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux after a flowing move down the right had opened up the Swindon defence.

Any hopes the visitors might have had of getting themselves back into the game disappeared as Scunthorpe struck twice more just before the interval.

In the 43rd minute striker Kevin Van Veen capitalised on a poor back pass by lifting the ball over the advancing Vigouroux before crashing a confident left-foot shot into the net for his eighth goal of the season.

And on the stroke of half-time Madden struck again with his second of the game, netting the rebound after a great run into the box by Van Veen produced an angled shot that crashed back off the woodwork.

Swindon made a double substitution at the start of the second half, bringing on Lloyd Jones and Michael Doughty.

They reduced the arrears in the 52nd minute when skipper Nathan Thompson headed home from a left-wing corner from Sean Murray - their first threat of the match.

Scunthorpe continued to look dangerous going forward, often having Swindon at full stretch.

But they could not find the same finishing touch of the opening half.

The nearest they came to another goal was a flashed header from Madden, which Vigouroux did well to keep out at full stretch.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 22Townsend
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5Wallace
  • 2WisemanSubstituted forSuttonat 67'minutes
  • 19Holmes
  • 12BishopBooked at 49minsSubstituted forSmallwoodat 50'minutes
  • 8DawsonBooked at 79mins
  • 11Morris
  • 9Madden
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forHopperat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 20Goode
  • 31Sutton

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 20FurlongBooked at 58mins
  • 29Branco
  • 4Thomas
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 77mins
  • 5Rodgers
  • 8Kasim
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forDoughtyat 45'minutes
  • 22Murray
  • 14IandoloSubstituted forJonesat 45'minutes
  • 23DelfounesoSubstituted forStewartat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Doughty
  • 12Henry
  • 16Stewart
  • 18Evans
  • 28Jones
  • 33Norris
  • 35Young
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,262

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 4, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 4, Swindon Town 1.

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

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

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Sean Murray (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Booking

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Sean Murray (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Scunthorpe United).

Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Kevin van Veen.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Scunthorpe United).

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Stewart replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Murray (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Levi Sutton replaces Scott Wiseman because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe16104236162034
2Bolton169432011931
3Bradford167812214829
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Northampton166642723424
6Rochdale167361918124
7Peterborough166552619723
8Bristol Rovers156542422223
9Wimbledon166552321223
10Fleetwood156452219322
11Port Vale166462024-422
12Walsall155642021-121
13Millwall156362527-221
14Charlton154831814420
15Bury166282425-120
16Southend165561825-720
17Oxford Utd165471820-219
18Gillingham164572229-717
19Coventry153751317-416
20MK Dons164482025-516
21Swindon164481623-716
22Oldham16367918-915
23Chesterfield153391622-612
24Shrewsbury162591629-1311
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