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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Cameron Burgess (56')
  • Duane Holmes (58', 74')

Duane Holmes bags second-half brace as Scunthorpe see off Northampton

Scunthorpe extended their winning run to four league games after Duane Holmes' second-half brace eased them to a 3-0 victory over Northampton.
The game had been even up until half-time but United went through the gears in the second-half and scored three times, all created by the outstanding Hakeeb Adelakun, to send Northampton back into the relegation zone.
The Cobblers had weathered a strong start from the visitors to shade much of the first half with Matt Crooks and John-Joe O'Toole off target with headers.
A brilliant goal-line clearance by David Buchanan thwarted Holmes late in the opening period before Scunthorpe took control.
They flew out of the blocks in the second half and broke the deadlock after 56 minutes when Adelakun drilled in a low cross and Cameron Burgess stabbed home.
Their lead was doubled three minutes later and Adelakun again was the provider, sending through Holmes with a long ball and the quick striker coolly lobbed Matt Ingram.
Holmes repeated the trick to put the result beyond doubt after 74 minutes, this time rounding Ingram and rolling the ball into an empty net.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 26 +38 57
2 Shrewsbury Town 26 +16 54
3 Blackburn Rovers 26 +24 52
4 Scunthorpe United 27 +15 50
5 Bradford City 27 +7 48
6 Charlton Athletic 27 +2 43
7 Portsmouth 27 +3 42
8 Rotherham United 27 +9 41
9 Peterborough United 27 +6 40
10 Oxford United 28 +2 38
11 Fleetwood Town 27 -3 36
12 Doncaster Rovers 27 +1 35
13 Plymouth Argyle 28 -5 35
14 Gillingham 27 -1 34
15 Walsall 26 -2 33
16 Blackpool 28 -4 33
17 Bristol Rovers 27 -7 33
18 Southend United 28 -15 31
19 Milton Keynes Dons 27 -10 30
20 Oldham Athletic 28 -10 29
21 Northampton Town 28 -23 29
22 AFC Wimbledon 26 -9 28
23 Rochdale 26 -11 22
24 Bury 27 -23 17

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