Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Plymouth Argyle 4.
Four different players were on the scoresheet for Plymouth as they secured a first away victory of the season in a 4-1 success at Scunthorpe.
The result capped a good week for the Pilgrims, who were 3-1 winners against Gillingham four days earlier, but was a fifth straight defeat for the hosts.
This latest success was built on a dominant first-half performance.
Freddie Ladapo fired them in front with his fifth goal in three matches in the 13th minute - finishing from inside the penalty area - before former Scunthorpe defender Niall Canavan flicked home a header from a corner before the break.
The Iron made a bright start to the second half with substitute Lee Novak clinically firing into the bottom corner after Ike Ugbo had been crowded out while trying to work a shooting opportunity.
Sixty seconds later, after keeper Matt Macey pulled off one of several fine stops to deny Novak, the hosts had the ball in the back of the net again, only for Ugbo's header to be ruled out for offside.
Things then went from bad to worse for Scunthorpe, with Pilgrims winger Joel Grant finishing off a great run and cross by Antoni Sarcevic in the 57th minute to restore his side's two-goal lead.
And in stoppage time, Sarcevic went from provider to scorer, making the most of being afforded time on the ball to fire home.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 23McArdleBooked at 17mins
- 18ThomasBooked at 56mins
- 49ColcloughBooked at 41mins
- 9UgboSubstituted forWoottonat 78'minutes
- 10HumphrysSubstituted forNovakat 45'minutes
- 8FoxSubstituted forO'Keefeat 85'minutes
- 6NessBooked at 60mins
- Scott Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Plymouth Argyle 4.
Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Plymouth Argyle 4. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.
Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tafari Moore.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matt Macey.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Antoni Sarcevic.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Stuart O'Keefe replaces David Fox.
Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United).
Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Ike Ugbo.
George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.