League Two
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Scunthorpe United 3-0 Northampton Town

Scunthorpe improved their unbeaten run in League Two to three games with a comfortable 3-0 victory over 10-man Northampton.

The Iron did the damage in the first half, with all three of their goals coming inside the opening 31 minutes.

Lee Novak fired them ahead in the 12th minute, beating the offside trap to bring down a clever pass from Ryan Colclough and flick it past onrushing goalkeeper David Cornell.

Two minutes later, the Iron striker netted his second, this time pouncing from close range after Cornell had kept out a Kevin van Veen header.

Sam Hoskins shot wide during a rare sight at goal for the visitors, before Van Veen - against his former club - curled a great strike into the far corner of the net to wrap up victory for the hosts.

Northampton improved after the break, but any hopes they had of finding a way back into the game disappeared when striker Vadaine Oliver was sent off in the 54th minute for catching Scunthorpe goalkeeper Rory Watson in the face with his boot while challenging for the ball.

A bloodied Watson was forced off, but the Iron continued to dominate - with only a combination of Cornell and the crossbar denying Novak a hat-trick late on.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1WatsonSubstituted forEastwoodat 55'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 28Brown
  • 20Gilliead
  • 22SuttonSubstituted forSlaterat 83'minutes
  • 5Songo'o
  • 7ColcloughBooked at 34mins
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forProctorat 45'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 6Butler
  • 16Butroid
  • 25Eastwood
  • 27Slater
  • 30Eisa
  • 33Proctor
  • 40Pugh

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 5Goode
  • 16Wharton
  • 3MartinSubstituted forMcCormackat 24'minutes
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 20Warburton
  • 10Adams
  • 19OliverBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 4McCormack
  • 9Smith
  • 11Williams
  • 14Lines
  • 23Harriman
  • 29Waters
  • 33Fisher
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,377

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Northampton Town 0.

Hand ball by Reece Hall-Johnson (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt saved. Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Proctor.

Foul by Harry Smith (Northampton Town).

Junior Brown (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Proctor.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Regan Slater replaces Levi Sutton.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Northampton Town).

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Harry Smith (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Jamie Proctor (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Alan McCormack (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Scunthorpe United).

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Harry Smith (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Warburton.

Reece Hall-Johnson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United).

Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins tries a through ball, but Harry Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Harry Smith replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Colclough with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Colclough.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe138232316726
2Exeter137511811726
3Bradford137331912724
4Forest Green13733147724
5Newport12651126623
6Cheltenham1264221111022
7Swindon136342016421
8Colchester135441612419
9Crawley135442120119
10Grimsby135352016418
11Plymouth134541816217
12Macclesfield134541515017
13Port Vale134541820-217
14Salford134541620-417
15Mansfield134451917216
16Cambridge134451614216
17Leyton Orient134451922-316
18Northampton134361416-215
19Walsall13436917-815
20Carlisle134271523-814
21Oldham132561423-911
22Scunthorpe132471621-510
23Stevenage131571019-98
24Morecambe131481326-137
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