Scunthorpe vs Northampton
Sky Bet League Two
3:00pm Saturday October
Sands Venue Stadium
Scunthorpe enhanced their unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two to three games with a comfortable 3-0 victory over 10-man Northampton.
Together with three of the goals coming within the opening 31 minutes the Iron failed the harm 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.
Two minutes after, the Iron striker netted his second, this time pouncing range after Cornell had retained outside a Kevin Van Veen header.
Sam Hoskins shot wide through an unusual sight at target for the visitors, until van Veen – against his former club – curly a excellent attack to the far corner of the net to wrap up victory for those hosts.
Northampton enhanced after the break, but any hopes they had back into the game disappeared when striker Vadaine Oliver was shipped away in the 54th minute for catching Scunthorpe goalkeeper Rory Watson in the face with his boot when challenging for the ball.
A bloodied Watson was pushed off, although the Iron continued to control – with the crossbar denying Novak a hat-trick late on and only a mixture of Cornell.
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