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18 August 2016

Continuing a brand new feature, we take a look at all the essentials from our 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.

The Iron produced a dominant first half performance which ultimately gave Scunthorpe their first three points on the road this season.

Tom Hopper headed in his second goal in as many games, with Josh Morris slotting home a penalty shortly before the interval - one won by Hopper.

The hosts made a double switch at half time and with an abundance of balls into the box, one dropped for Darius Charles to halve the deficit with a little under thirty minutes plus stoppage time remaining.

From there, United defended gallantly and threw everything in defence of the Wombles' onslaught to preserve a vital three points on the road.

To view a full match report from the game, click here.

Relive our minute-by-minute coverage of the game either on our Twitter page or via our Website Feed, embedded into the website.

To view extended highlights of the game on The Iron PlayerHD, click here.

Following the game, Graham Alexander was pleased with his side's effort and commitment as they battled to their first away three points of the season.

To view the Iron boss' full interview on The Iron PlayerHD, click here.

Following the game, the club spoke to midfielder Neal Bishop and match-winning goalscorer Josh Morris on the AFC Wimbledon test.

To view Josh Morris' full interview on The Iron PlayerHD, click here.

To view Neal Bishop's thoughts following the encounter, click here.

You can view a full gallery of the game, presented by club photographer Damon Campion by clicking here or on the image below.

TWO-IN-TWO: Tom Hopper towered above the Wombles defence following a left-winged cross from Conor Townsend to float a header into the corner to give the Iron the lead.

At the end of round three of fixtures, it's Bolton Wanderers who top the pile with the only maximum of nine points from a possible nine.

They played on Wednesday night away at Bristol Rovers to reach the summit of Sky Bet League One.

The big winners of the midweek fixtures were Peterborough United who beat Millwall 5-1. The Posh scored two in a minute inside ten minutes and were 5-0 up with just less than 25 minutes to go. Steve Morison netted a late consolation.

Meanwhile it was another torrid evening for Sheffield United at home as they were overhauled by a Southend United side who were pointless before the encounter. The tie was sealed after fifteen minutes with all three goals coming in the opening stages of the match.

A quickfire Ched Evans brace put Chesterfield top of the division on seven points on Tuesday night as they beat Walsall, joining the Iron, Gillingham, Port Vale and Bradford City on seven points.


Charlton Athletic 3-0 Shrewsbury Town
Chesterfield 2-0 Walsall
Coventry City 0-0 Bury
Gillingham 1-1 Swindon Town
Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Bradford City
Oldham Athletic 0-0 Northampton Town
Peterborough United 5-1 Millwall
Port Vale 1-0 Rochdale
Sheffield United 0-3 Southend United
Bristol Rovers 1-2 Bolton Wanderers
Fleetwood Town 2-0 Oxford United


Bolton Wanderers v Fleetwood Town
Bradford City v Coventry City
Bury v Oldham Athetic
Millwall v Sheffield United
Northampton Town v AFC Wimbledon
Oxford United v Peterborough United
Rochdale v Milton Keynes Dons
Shrewsbury Town v Chesterfield
Southend United v Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town v Port Vale
Walsall v Charlton Athletic

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