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Scunthorpe 3, Swindon Town 3

Scunthorpe United
3 - 3
Swindon Town

Glanford Park

1/11/08, 3pm KO

Attendance: 4,744

Referee:

A Simon Cox hat trick see's Swindon Town earn a share of the points against Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park this afternoon.

Swindon got off to a dream start as Simon Cox fired a shot past Scunthorpe Keeper Joe Murphy to give the visitors a unexpected 1-0 lead on 15 minutes.

Free kick's would become Swindon's downfall again after Scunthorpe's Grant McCann scored on a free-kick 12 minutes later to put the home side level.

The teams would go into half time level at 1-1 in a entertaining first half.

Swindon Town Goalkeeper Phil Smith who had been out of action after a calamity of errors in previous matches, kept Swindon in the game with a string of saves before Martyn Woolford fired Scunthorpe ahead on 50 minutes giving the league leaders a 2-1 lead.

Town would respond right away after Simon Cox chipped Iron keeper Murphy to bring things level at 2-2.

Krystian Pearce would then restore Scunthorpe's one goal lead after scoring a header which made it 3-2.

Joe Murphy would be involved in some controversy shortly there after after exchanging words with Swindon Town fans. The police and stewards quickly got involved and the situation got a bit out of hand with some Swindon fans being ejected. Murphy has since been reported to The FA.

Some would see it as poetic justice as Town were given a penalty on the 80th minute. Simon Cox would happily step up and slam the ball home to make it 3-3 in an incredible game at Glanford Park.

The goal marked Cox's second hat trick in a month which sadly will have teams keeping their eye on the striker come January.

Maurice Malpas would bring on Barry Corr to see if Town could steal all 3 points but it wasn't to be and Town leave North Lincolnshire with a well deserved point to keep their unbeaten run going.

Apart from the problems with the police and stewarding it was a very entertaining afternoon at Scunthorpe.

Star Player

Phil Smith - His shot stopping kept Swindon in the game.


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Well done to Phil who had a cracking game.
STFC_Gazza
02/11/2008 10:18:00
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