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23 August 2016

Continuing a brand new website feature, we take a look at all the essentials from our romping 5-0 victory over Gillingham on Saturday.

The Iron produced a five star performance to see of Kent-side Gillingham in a third versus fourth encounter.

Both sides were unbeaten going into the fixture, with two wins and a draw to their name, but a Scunthorpe victory was on the cards after just four minutes when Kevin van Veen's long range shot proved too hot to handle for Gills 'keeper Stuart Nelson who fumbled into his own net.
Josh Morris won and converted a penalty to make it 2-0 before Jordan Clarke was unmarked just before half time to make it three just before half time.

Morris completed his in the second half thanks to another Nelson spill as he swept home from 25 yards, with Tom Hopper stealing in following terrific work from Hakeeb Adelakun to make it five. 

There was even chance to miss another penalty in stoppage time as Nelson saved a kick from Scott Laird.

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 drive and willingness to work hard in the 5-0 home victory.

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

Following the game, the club spoke to striker Tom Hopper, who made it three-in-three, and Murray Wallace who was instrumental in the Iron keeping their first league clean sheet of the campaign.

To view Tom Hopper's full interview on The Iron PlayerHD, click here.

To view Murray Wallace's thoughts following the encounter, click here.

You can view a full gallery of the game, presented by photographers Damon Campion and Steve Hope by clicking here or on the image below.

FOUR FOR THE SEASON: Josh Morris celebrates netting his second and the Iron's fourth in the game, along with his fourth strike of the campaign.

Bolton Wanderers continued the only 100% record across the EFL as they saw off threat from Fleetwood Town to claim their second home triumph of the season. The Trotters had to come from behind, however, with David Ball giving the Cod Army a first half lead before Gary Madine and Josh Vela stole the points, the latter goal coming five minutes from time.

The Iron remain hot on their heels in second with Bradford City the only other side on ten points following their 3-1 win over Coventry City at the weekend thanks to three goals in eight minutes following a dismissal in their favour.

The only other team in the league not to taste defeat yet is promoted side Northampton Town who sit in 15th place. The Cobblers sit on four points having drawn all of their games so far. Their latest stalemate came at home to AFC Wimbledon to give the Wombles their first point of 2016-17.

That point means it is Sheffield United propping up the division with their worst start to a campaign for decades with just one point from four games. They sit bottom on goal difference.


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


Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers (13:30)
Bradford City v Oldham Athletic
Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers
Chesterfield v Millwall
Coventry City v Northampton Town
Milton Keynes Dons v Peterborough United
Rochdale v AFC Wimbledon
Sheffield United v Oxford United
Shrewsbury Town v Gillingham
Southend United v Fleetwood Town
Walsall v Bury

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