Iron up to third

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Two first-half goals set up a 2-1 win for Scunthorpe at 10-man Yeovil to lift them up to third place in the League One promotion race.

The Iron took the lead after 25 minutes as Gary Thompson's incisive cross from the by-line found Sam Togwell who tapped home from close range.

Yeovil's troubles worsened when skipper Terry Skiverton was sent off nine minutes later for an off-the-ball elbowing offence in the 34th minute and they fell further behind moments before the interval.

Iron striker Gary Hooper chased a route-one ball from the back and planted it low past the left hand of keeper Josh Wagenaar right on half time.

Scunthorpe were content to knock the ball around in the second half but the Glovers gave them a brief fright in stoppage time when Andre McCollin headed home a right-wing corner.

Anthony Pilkington arrowed home a superb equaliser 16 minutes from time to give playoff-chasing Stockport a valuable away point in the 1-1 draw at Swindon.

The pacey midfielder was set free by substitute Matty McNeil and he drove the ball into the bottom left-hand corner for his fourth goal of the season.

Swindon had taken the lead on the hour mark with a disputed penalty after defender Jim McNulty was adjudged to have pushed Swindon striker Simon Cox in the area.

Right-back Jack Smith saw his spot-kick saved by Owain Fon Williams - but followed up to net the rebound for his fourth goal of the season.

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Sam Togwell
Yeovil Town
Josh Wagenaar
Terry Skiverton
Jack Smith
Scunthorpe United
Matty McNeil
League One
Owain fon Williams
Anthony Pilkington
Swindon Town
Jim McNulty
Jack Smith
Andre McCollin
Gary Hooper
Simon Cox

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