Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Colchester United 0.
Scunthorpe began life after sacking manager Mark Robins with a victory over struggling Colchester which left the U's seven points adrift of safety.
The U's started well but Chris Porter and George Moncur missed the target.
The Iron opened the scoring when Tom Hopper steered home a low left-wing cross from Conor Townsend.
Neal Bishop crossed in for Paddy Madden to pounce from close range, before Madden scored the hosts' third goal in eight minutes with a low angled shot.
Scunthorpe United caretaker manager Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside:
"We just asked them to go out and be fearless. I think we were a little bit tentative at times in the first half, maybe a little bit over-eager to please.
"I think we were just a little bit off it in the first half. I think the second half we worked together as a team, both in possession and out of possession. I think we stayed in the game by the defending, and the blocks and the willingness to put your body on the line and that's what you've got to do.
"We prepared all week to execute that plan. The score line suggests that we did execute that plan but ultimately down to some good fortune, some good defending and some great finishing."
- 23M Wallace
- 26NessSubstituted forKingat 80'minutes
- 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 74'minutes
- 7WilliamsSubstituted forAdelakunat 87'minutes
- 4EdwardsSubstituted forAmbroseat 69'minutes
- 10MoncurSubstituted forMasseyat 70'minutes
- 45SordellSubstituted forBonneat 77'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Colchester United 0.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Daniels.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Neal Bishop.
Foul by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).
Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Luke Williams.
Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).
Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).
Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Jack King (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jake Kean.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Richard Brindley.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jack King replaces Jamie Ness.
Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Marvin Sordell.
Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).