Caretaker boss Andy Dawson gave incoming Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins a welcome boost as the Iron romped to a 3-0 victory at Gillingham in League One.
Russ Wilcox paid the price for a poor run of results earlier this week, but United responded to the news that Robins will take over on Monday with a resounding success.
Aided by the dismissal of Doug Loft, Scunthorpe ended a run of four straight defeats with goals from Paddy Madden, Neal Bishop and Gary McSheffrey, the latter deep in stoppage time.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Play continues after Robert Olejnik takes the goal kick.
Shot by Bradley Dack went over the crossbar.
Assist on the goal came from Paddy Madden. Shot by Gary McSheffrey. Goal scored by Gary McSheffrey to the centre low.
Goal kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
Hakeeb Adelakun takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Gary McSheffrey restarts play with a throw in.
Shot by Deon Burton.
The throw in comes from Callum Davies.