Watford 0-2 Scunthorpe United
Saturday October 23, Vicarage Road, (Att: 12,366)
Volleyed goals from Cliff Byrne and Martyn Woolford helped Scunthorpe United on their way to an impressive win at high-flying Watford.
In a tight opening, it was the visitors who had the first opportunity when Scott Loach stopped Freddie Sears's shot. However, the Iron were ahead soon after.
After Michael O'Connor had pumped a ball in the box, the home side failed to clear their lines. The ball was headed back to captain Byrne on the edge of the area who unleashed an unstoppable right footed volley into the bottom corner.
Malky Mackay's men tried to respond, but found themselves frustrated by a determined rearguard display from their Lincolnshire opponents. Michael Bryan going closest with a volley wide.
Instead, it was Scunny who doubled their advantage in spectacular style in first stoppage time. When a poor headed clearance from another deep cross fell to the feet of Woolford he acrobatically volleyed the ball home.
In the second period, Loach was called upon to make another stop from Sears as the away side threatened to further increase their lead.
A couple of efforts from range from Stephen McGinn was the closest the Hornets came to beating Tony Warner all afternoon as the Iron comfortably saw out the rest of the game.
A second away win in a week then moves United further away from trouble, but puts a dent in Watford's top six ambitions.