Yeovil Town 3-0 Scunthorpe United: Glovers third after creating club history
A stunning second half gear change helped Yeovil Town create club history, move to third in npower League One and move Paddy Madden to the verge of another record.
Two goals in the last 19 minutes eased the Glovers to a resounding 3-0 triumph over Scunthorpe United, taking them to within a point of top spot.
Their eighth victory on the spin set a new Football League successive win record for the Huish Park record, whilst Madden's tenth goal in seven straight games equalled a 50-year-old landmark.
Jubilant manager Gary Johnson said: "It's another great day for us. We have hit a real rich vein of form.
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"We have managed to get it out of the players and being able to play like that on a home pitch like that is nothing more than miraculous. There were three good goals and we deserve to be where we are in the league."
Yeovil named an unchanged line up from the one that defeated Preston North End on Tuesday but again started the slower.
On ten minutes Jimmy Ryan's long range effort missed the target before Yeovil's Dan Burn went close at the other end two minutes later.
The Fulham loanee volleyed first time at impressive keeper Sam Slocombe from a corner and Sam Foley was denied by the stopper when Iron failed to clear their lines.
Madden was unable to trouble Slocombe with a swept shot to end a useful 19th minute Glovers' move. Seconds later the visitors kept out another attempt from the Irishman after Joe Edwards had pulled the ball back, Byron Webster then seeing charged down.
On 28 minutes stand-out host Edwards burst forward, picking out Foley. Slocombe athletically tipped over the winger's curling shot but was powerless to prevent Webster powering home a header from the subsequent corner.
Foley arguably should have doubled the advantage on 32 minutes but his headed opportunity took him by surprise and Slocombe caught.
On the stroke of half time Webster and Akpo Sodje tangled in the box, referee Dean Whitestone failed to point to the spot and the ensuing touch line argument saw Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws sent to the stands.
Eight minutes after the restart Kevin Dawson's persistence earned him possession and a crossing chance. James Hayter's shot was poor as he spurned a glorious chance to double Yeovil's lead.
On 61 minutes Ed Upson's corner was sent crashing wide by Madden's first time volley. The Irishman was superbly denied by Slocombe three minutes later, the keeper getting down to somehow tip away a shot following outstanding build up play from Upson and Hayter.
Foley's energy and determination earned Yeovil's second on 71 minutes. He burst out of defence, ran three-quarters of the length of the pitch before finally being halted by Callum Kennedy's illegal challenge in the area. Hayter sent Slocombe the wrong way from the spot.
Madden then put the game out of sight on 75 minutes, profiting from Edwards' bustling run into the box and selfless pass to side foot home.
On 80 minutes Slocombe tipped away Madden's instinctive shot with the outside of his right boot from Upson's left wing cross, then pushing away the midfielder's 20-yard drive as the game entered added time.
However, there were to be no further goals as Yeovil professionally overcame Scunthorpe, gathering momentum as the game progressed before turning the screw in the second period.
Yeovil Town (4-4-2) - Stech; Ayling, Webster, Burn, McAllister (Ralph, 84); Dawson, Upson, Edwards, Foley (Young, 84); Madden, Hayter (Appiah, 84). Unused subs: Hinds, Blizzard, Williams, Stewart.
Goals: Webster 28, Hayter (pen) 71, Madden 75.
Booking: Ayling (foul).
Scunthorpe United (4-4-2) - Slocombe; Newey, Reid, Canavan, Kennedy (Nolan, 84); Duffy (Barcham, 62), Walker, Collins, Ryan; Sodje (Grella, 47), Hawley. Unused subs: Severn, Mirfin, Adelakun, Wootton.
Booking: Reid (foul).
Ref: Dean Whitestone (Northants).
YEOVIL TOWN 3-0 SCUNTHORPE UNITED - IN PICTURES