Michael Smith scored twice as Swindon beat League One newcomers Scunthorpe, who finished the game with 10 men.

The hosts were 2-0 up inside 13 minutes after Massimo Luongo finished off from Nathan Byrne's cut-back and Smith smashed in from close range.

Paddy Madden pulled one back, slotting in Deon Burton's flick, but it was 3-1 at the break after Ben Gladwin's effort bounced in off Smith.

Marcus Williams saw red late on after an altercation with Nathan Thompson.

Scunthorpe full-back Williams appeared to push the Swindon captain in the neck and was sent off for violent conduct.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

Post-match: Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper

"I thought we came out of the blocks and started really well and it was wave after wave of attacks. We managed to get two goals up, from two really good goals.

"We let Scunthorpe back into it with a little bit of naivety. We've got a lot of work to do defensively.

"I thought second half we controlled the game and played really, really well. We could have had five or six goals easily."

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

"I can't remember any game from last season where we created seven clear-cut chances in a game. We come away very disappointed and I think everything went wrong that could go wrong.

"Their system at times caused us problems but I must say ours caused them lots of problems. Like I say we come away with a tinge of disappointment that we're not travelling back with something in the locker, at least a point.

"We have to improve on the small details now. We gave the ball away a little cheaply at times.

"They scored from their first two chances. They were clinical and that's what happens when you go up a division."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson Booked
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 15 Lelan (Branco - 71' )
  • 04 Luongo
  • 03 Byrne
  • 08 Kasim
  • 19 Thompson
  • 11 Smith
  • 09 Smith Booked (Williams - 71' )
  • 07 Gladwin

Substitutes

  • 10 Williams
  • 16 Waldon
  • 18 Barker
  • 23 Barthram
  • 25 Belford
  • 28 Smith
  • 29 Branco

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 30 Williams Dismissed
  • 02 Nolan
  • 06 Canavan
  • 32 Llera
  • 04 McAllister
  • 08 Syers (Burton - 11' )
  • 11 Myrie-Williams (Sparrow - 64' )
  • 12 Bishop
  • 28 McSheffrey
  • 09 Madden

Substitutes

  • 07 Sparrow
  • 10 Burton (Sparrow - 83' )
  • 13 Severn
  • 14 Hawkridge
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 18 Addison
  • 19 Taylor
Ref: Stuart Attwell
Att: 7,060

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

3 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

89:23

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

88:52

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

86:56

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:56

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

82:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Deon Burton.

79:20 Booking

Booking Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

79:00 Dismissal

Dismissal Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) is shown the red card for fighting.

75:23

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:23

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

73:42

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

73:42

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:06

Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

70:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Raphael Rossi Branco replaces Josh Lelan.

70:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Andy Williams replaces Michael Smith.

69:01 Booking

Booking Michael Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

68:49

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

68:49

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:24

Hand ball by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

65:54

Josh Lelan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:54

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

65:01

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

63:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lyle Taylor replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

61:55

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

61:38

Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

55:44

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:44

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

51:49

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

50:31

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

50:00

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49:57

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

48:51

Hand ball by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

48:22

Josh Lelan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:22

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

47:46

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

47:46

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Swindon Town 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

45:00 +7:36 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

45:00 +6:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 3, Scunthorpe United 1. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

45:00 +5:51

Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

45:00 +4:00

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +3:55

Foul by Brad Smith (Swindon Town).

45:00 +3:12

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00 +2:46

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +2:06

Attempt missed. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00 +0:59

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

42:58

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

42:19

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

40:34

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:32

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

38:36

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

35:47

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:32

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

35:09

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29:49

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

28:40

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:40

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

26:23

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:23

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

26:04

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

26:04

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Deon Burton.

18:06

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:06

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

17:31

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

17:16

Attempt saved. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

16:44

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

16:44

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:31

Brad Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:31

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United).

14:05

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 2, Scunthorpe United 0. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Louis Thompson.

10:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces David Syers because of an injury.

7:27

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

4:37

Delay in match David Syers (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

2:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 1, Scunthorpe United 0. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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