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Scunthorpe United 1-4 Plymouth Argyle

Four different players were on the scoresheet for Plymouth as they secured a first away victory of the season in a 4-1 success at Scunthorpe.

The result capped a good week for the Pilgrims, who were 3-1 winners against Gillingham four days earlier, but was a fifth straight defeat for the hosts.

This latest success was built on a dominant first-half performance.

Freddie Ladapo fired them in front with his fifth goal in three matches in the 13th minute - finishing from inside the penalty area - before former Scunthorpe defender Niall Canavan flicked home a header from a corner before the break.

The Iron made a bright start to the second half with substitute Lee Novak clinically firing into the bottom corner after Ike Ugbo had been crowded out while trying to work a shooting opportunity.

Sixty seconds later, after keeper Matt Macey pulled off one of several fine stops to deny Novak, the hosts had the ball in the back of the net again, only for Ugbo's header to be ruled out for offside.

Things then went from bad to worse for Scunthorpe, with Pilgrims winger Joel Grant finishing off a great run and cross by Antoni Sarcevic in the 57th minute to restore his side's two-goal lead.

And in stoppage time, Sarcevic went from provider to scorer, making the most of being afforded time on the ball to fire home.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 2Clarke
  • 23McArdleBooked at 17mins
  • 20Goode
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 18ThomasBooked at 56mins
  • 14Perch
  • 8Horsfield
  • 49ColcloughBooked at 41mins
  • 9UgboSubstituted forWoottonat 78'minutes
  • 10HumphrysSubstituted forNovakat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Dales
  • 17Novak
  • 21Burgess
  • 22Sutton
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Butroid

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 4Songo'o
  • 14Canavan
  • 15Grant
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8FoxSubstituted forO'Keefeat 85'minutes
  • 6NessBooked at 60mins
  • 16Grant
  • 19Ladapo
  • 10Carey

Substitutes

  • 11Lameiras
  • 13O'Keefe
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 24Grant
  • 35Jephcott
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
3,508

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Plymouth Argyle 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Plymouth Argyle 4.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Plymouth Argyle 4. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tafari Moore.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Antoni Sarcevic.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Stuart O'Keefe replaces David Fox.

Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Ike Ugbo.

George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt blocked. Ike Ugbo (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Conor Grant.

Attempt saved. James Perch (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

James Horsfield (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by James Horsfield (Scunthorpe United).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth16105127141335
2Peterborough16103333211233
3Sunderland1595130131732
4Barnsley1584328141428
5Luton168442719828
6Accrington167632018227
7Coventry168351917227
8Doncaster167452522325
9Walsall157441819-125
10Fleetwood166552416823
11Southend167272121023
12Blackpool145721712522
13Charlton156452220222
14Rochdale165472231-919
15Wycombe164662224-218
16Burton155371921-218
17Scunthorpe164572334-1117
18Gillingham154382328-515
19Shrewsbury163671419-515
20Bristol Rovers163581114-314
21Oxford Utd163581724-714
22Plymouth163491827-913
23Wimbledon1632111024-1411
24Bradford1631121230-1810
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