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31 October 2016

We take a look at all the essentials from our 4-1 home victory over Swindon Town at the weekend.

Four first half goals saw the Iron romp to victory over Swindon Town.

Paddy Madden notched the first and last United goal, first stabbing home a Conor Townsend drilled cross following a neatly-worked corner for the first, before rounding off Scunthorpe's fortunes in front of goal by firing in after Kevin van Veen saw an effort come off the woodwork.

Duane Holmes got his second for the club and his third professional goal, stealing in after good work from van Veen had played the ball into the area. Holmes effort just about crept in under the body of the visiting shot stopper Vigouroux.

It was the Dutchman who got the Iron's third, seizing on a mistake to hook the ball over the Swindon 'keeper before firing into an empty net on the half volley with his left foot. 

Robins skipper Nathan Thompson did grab a consolation just after the break, but it was Scunthorpe who would claim a comfortable victory and could have scored more.

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 hailed his side for an "excellent, all-round performance".

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

Following the game, the club media team interviewed striker Paddy Madden, with the Irishman pleased with his two goals and ultimately three points for the Iron.

To view Paddy Madden's full interview on The Iron PlayerHD, click here.


Defender Murray Wallace also spoke following the game, giving his views on the victory.

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, Simon Wright and Luke Broughton by clicking here.

DOMINANT HALF: The Iron scored four goals in a half for the first time since beating... Swindon Town at Glanford Park 6-0 last season.

Scunthorpe United romped to their 10th Sky Bet League One victory of the season, seeing off Swindon Town 4-1 at Glanford Park. 

The Iron have now hit 36 goals in their opening 16 games - an EFL high. 

Bolton Wanderers remain three points adrift of Scunthorpe at the summit, but they comfortably defeated Port Vale 3-1. 

Sheffield United continued their impressive unbeaten streak, beating managerless Milton Keynes Dons 2-1, and Bradford City remain in the mix at the top thanks to their dramatic 3-2 win at AFC Wimbledon. 

The Bantams weren’t the only side to walk away with the spoils in the dying moments - Tom Nichols struck in second-half stoppage time to gift Peterborough United all three points at Bristol Rovers. 

Charlton Athletic, Fleetwood Town, Millwall and Rochdale were all victorious, as were Northampton Town, who saw off a late fightback from Bury to move into the Play-Off places. 

Oxford United 1-2 Millwall (1pm)
AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Bradford City
Bolton Wanderers 3-1 Port Vale
Bristol Rovers 1-2 Peterborough United
Charlton Athletic 1-0 Chesterfield
Fleetwood Town 2-1 Gillingham 
Northampton Town 3-2 Bury
Rochdale 1-0 Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United 4-1 Swindon Town
Sheffield United 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons
Southend United 1-1 Shrewsbury Town
Walsall 1-1 Coventry City

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