Scunthorpe 1 Argyle 4: Match report
ARGYLE claimed a memorable victory at Glanford Park, winning in comfort and style to triumph for only the second time in Scunthorpe in the club’s history.
Freddie Ladapo opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the week of his life after a period of early dominance from the Pilgrims, and the lead was doubled in first-half injury-time by Scunthorpe youth-team product Niall Canavan.
Scunthorpe briefly gave Argyle pause for thought when half-time substitute Lee Novak scored within four minutes of his introduction, but the Pilgrims soon extended the lead again through Joel Grant.
Some fine saves from goalkeeper Matt Macey preserved the margin before an injury-time fourth from Antoni Sarcevic allowed Argyle to claim their first away league win since February with some panache.
Manager Derek Adams had opted for precisely the same starting 11 that had begun the previous Tuesday's impressive 3-1 home win over Gillingham.
That meant that Conor Grant continued at left-back, starting in the position for only the second time in his career, while Yann Songo'o and Canavan remained the centre-back partnership.
Another old Iron, Jamie Ness, was included in a three-man midfield which had performed so well against the Gills, alongside captain David Fox – happily recovered from a foot injury – and Antoni Sarcevic.
The division's most in-form forward led a front three in which Graham Carey was fit to play after a stomach problem that saw him substituted in midweek, and in which Joel Grant was again preferred to Ruben Lameiras.
Scunthorpe recalled three players to a starting 11 that lost 1-0 at Blackpool in midweek, with James Horsfield, George Thomas and Ike Ugbo replacing Funso Ojo, Andy Dales and Cameron Burgess.
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