Scunthorpe vs Northampton
Sky Bet League 2
3:00pm Saturday 12th October
Sands Venue Stadium
Scunthorpe improved their unbeaten run to three games with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Northampton.
With all three of the goals coming inside the opening 31 seconds, the Iron did the damage in the first half.
Lee Novak fired them ahead in the 12th minute, beating the offside trap flick it and to bring down a smart pass from Ryan Colclough.
Two minutes after, the Iron striker netted his second, now pouncing range after Cornell had retained outside a Kevin Van Veen header.
Sam Hoskins shot wide through an unusual sight until van Veen – against his former team – curled a strike to wrap up victory for those hosts.
Northampton enhanced after the break, but any hopes they had back into the game vanished for grabbing Scunthorpe goalkeeper Rory Watson in the face with his boot after striker Vadaine Oliver was shipped away in the 54th minute.
A bloodied Watson was forced off, but the Iron continued to dominate – with a blend of Cornell and the crossbar denying Novak on.