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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Antoni Sarcevic (45'+3')
  • Patrick Madden (27', 68')
  • Tom Hopper (77')
  • Josh Morris (90'+4')

Madden makes hay at Home Park

Scunthorpe striker Paddy Madden scored twice as Graham Alexander's side eased to a 4-0 Sky Bet League One win at promoted Plymouth.
Madden followed in his own shot, which had come back off the crossbar, to make it 1-0 in the 27th minute following Josh Morris' pinpoint cross from the left.
Madden doubled his tally in the 68th minute, diving to head home Duane Holmes' pacey near post cross, after the substitute made room for himself with a dazzling run down the right.
Tom Hopper made it 3-0 in the 76th minute, diverting Morris' incisive ball down the left with the deftest of touches to convert off the inside of a post from just inside the area.
Morris was rewarded for his part in two of the goals, sweeping home United's fourth goal in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time.
Plymouth were reduced to 10 men in first-half stoppage time when Antoni Sarcevic saw red for an off-the-ball incident.
The home side introduced new on-loan Celtic target man Nadir Ciftci and the debutant was denied when his 15th-minute header was saved on the line by Iron keeper Matt Gilks.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Shrewsbury Town 16 +14 37
2 Wigan Athletic 16 +20 36
3 Charlton Athletic 15 +7 30
4 Bradford City 17 +6 30
5 Scunthorpe United 17 +6 29
6 Rotherham United 17 +7 26
7 Blackburn Rovers 15 +9 25
8 Peterborough United 16 +4 25
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +1 25
10 Oxford United 17 +5 23
11 Portsmouth 17 0 23
12 Southend United 16 -6 23
13 Blackpool 16 0 22
14 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -6 22
15 Bristol Rovers 17 -5 21
16 Doncaster Rovers 17 -2 19
17 Walsall 16 -3 19
18 Oldham Athletic 16 -8 18
19 Northampton Town 17 -12 18
20 Rochdale 16 -3 17
21 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 16
22 Gillingham 17 -8 15
23 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 14
24 Bury 17 -7 13