Yeovil Town eased past Scunthorpe United at Huish Park to move up to third place in the League One table.
The hosts dominated the opening stages, and took a deserved lead when Byron Webster headed in Ed Upson's corner.
And the Iron, who struggled to create chances throughout, allowed James Hayter to double the lead from the spot after Callum Kennedy felled Sam Foley.
Paddy Madden rounded off the scoring from close range to earn his side an eighth successive league win.
Madden's strike means the forward continues his rich vein of form, making it 10 goals in his last seven games.
Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws was sent from the touchline before half time for remonstrating with the referee and fourth official after Webster had brought down Akpo Sodje.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:
"Look at the game as a whole, over 90 minutes we didn't deserve to get anything out of it, it was possibly a game too far for us.
"I'll see what the report says [about his red card], I'm not worried about that, I've been in the game so long now and can't remember the last time I got involved with a referee or fourth official, so that just shows you how angry I was at the time [with the decision not to send off Yeovil's Byron Webster].
"It doesn't matter what division you are in, that's a sending off and that was not acceptable. However, beyond that, it was a very controversial decision and it has cost me standing on the touch line."
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.90:00 +2:47
Edward Upson takes the free kick.90:00 +2:47 Booking
Booking Jimmy Ryan is given a yellow card.90:00 +2:44
Unfair challenge on Kevin Dawson by Jimmy Ryan results in a free kick.89:18
Eddie Nolan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.88:49
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Ralph on Andy Barcham. Tom Newey takes the free kick.85:23
Shot by Mike Grella. Save made by Marek Stech. Outswinging corner taken by Jimmy Ryan from the right by-line played to the near post, Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.81:43 Substitution
Substitution Callum Kennedy leaves the field to be replaced by Eddie Nolan.81:43 Substitution
Substitution Nathan Ralph joins the action as a substitute, replacing James McAllister.81:43 Substitution
Substitution Kwesi Appiah on for James Hayter.81:43 Substitution
Substitution Lewis Young replaces Sam Foley.80:12
The referee penalises Edward Upson for handball. Direct free kick taken by Michael Collins.79:29
Paddy Madden takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.78:38
Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Webster on Paul Reid. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.75:46
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Ryan by Byron Webster. Callum Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.74:13
The assist for the goal came from Joe Edwards.74:13 Goal scored
Goal! - Paddy Madden - Yeovil 3 - 0 Scunthorpe Paddy Madden finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 3-0 Scunthorpe.71:09 Goal scored
Goal! - James Hayter - Yeovil 2 - 0 Scunthorpe James Hayter scores a placed penalty. Yeovil 2-0 Scunthorpe.70:07
Penalty awarded for a foul by Callum Kennedy on Sam Foley.68:46
Corner from the right by-line taken by Callum Kennedy, clearance made by Byron Webster. Corner taken by Jimmy Ryan, James Hayter makes a clearance.
Josh Walker challenges Edward Upson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McAllister.66:29 Booking
Booking Luke Ayling shown a yellow card.65:06
Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker, Niall Canavan takes a shot. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Barcham by Luke Ayling. Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker.65:06 Booking
Booking Dan Burn shown a yellow card.64:45
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Byron Webster.63:09
Paddy Madden takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe. Outswinging corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line, Callum Kennedy makes a clearance.62:19
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Ryan on Sam Foley. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.60:48
Edward Upson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Effort from deep inside the area by Paddy Madden misses to the left of the goal.54:23
Jimmy Ryan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.52:35
James Hayter takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.51:30 Substitution
Substitution Andy Barcham replaces Mark Duffy.51:30
Effort on goal by Edward Upson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.50:50
Free kick taken by James McAllister.50:50 Booking
Booking Booking for Paul Reid.50:45
Paul Reid challenges Joe Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick.48:01
Sam Foley fouled by Tom Newey, the ref awards a free kick. Marek Stech takes the free kick.46:14 Substitution
Substitution Akpo Sodje goes off and Mike Grella comes on.46:14
The referee blows for offside against Karl Hawley. Marek Stech takes the indirect free kick.45:01
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.45:00 +5:21 Half time
Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.45:00 +3:57
Unfair challenge on James Hayter by Paul Reid results in a free kick. James McAllister takes the free kick.44:44 Booking
Booking The referee shows Tom Newey a yellow card.43:54
Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Byron Webster.43:04
Shot from 20 yards by Paddy Madden. Comfortable save by Sam Slocombe. Byron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje. Jimmy Ryan takes the direct free kick.42:24
Right-footed shot by James Hayter went wide of the right-hand post.40:45
The assistant referee flags for offside against Akpo Sodje. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.39:53
James McAllister concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Duffy. Free kick crossed by Mark Duffy.38:19
James Hayter is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.33:39
Joe Edwards fouled by Tom Newey, the ref awards a free kick. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.32:09
Sam Foley takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.31:30
Shot by James Hayter. Sam Slocombe makes a save. Edward Upson takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Callum Kennedy.30:34
The assistant referee signals for offside against Akpo Sodje. Marek Stech takes the free kick.27:15
The assist for the goal came from Edward Upson.27:15 Goal scored
Goal! - Byron Webster - Yeovil 1 - 0 Scunthorpe Byron Webster finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Yeovil 1-0 Scunthorpe.26:31
Sam Foley has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Sam Slocombe. Corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line played to the near post,21:27
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Dawson. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.19:17
Byron Webster takes a shot. Niall Canavan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson, clearance made by Niall Canavan.18:28
Paddy Madden produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.17:35
Sam Foley takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.17:00
Corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson from the right by-line, clearance made by Karl Hawley.16:01
Unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Kevin Dawson results in a free kick. Josh Walker takes the direct free kick.15:13
Shot from just outside the area by Paddy Madden misses to the left of the target.13:46
Joe Edwards has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Sam Slocombe.12:13
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Foley, Akpo Sodje makes a clearance.11:30
Paul Reid challenges Edward Upson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McAllister.11:01
Shot by Sam Foley. Sam Slocombe makes a comfortable save.10:19
Sam Foley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Tom Newey manages to make a clearance.9:45
Karl Hawley takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save.9:10
Jimmy Ryan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.6:26
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.4:48
Joe Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Hawley. Callum Kennedy takes the free kick.0:00
The match gets underway.
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