An early strike from leading marksman Paddy Madden steered Scunthorpe to a deserved 1-0 victory against Southend in Sky Bet League One.
It was their third win on the trot under the charge of joint caretaker bosses Nick Daws and Andy Dawson.
But it put a dent in the play-off ambitions of the visitors who suffered their first defeat in five games.
Scunthorpe made a confident start, dominating most of the first half.
They were rewarded with an 11th-minute lead when Madden headed home his 17th goal of the...