Hat-trick hero earns Robins draw
Swindon striker Simon Cox netted his second hat-trick of the season in a 3-3 draw at Scunthorpe.
Last Updated: 01/11/08 8:03pm
Swindon striker Simon Cox netted his second hat-trick of the season to frustrate League One leaders Scunthorpe as the Robins battled to a 3-3 draw.
Twice the visitors came from behind in the second half after Scunthorpe had looked set for victory.
Cox opened the scoring after 15 minutes with an angled drive which was cancelled out 12 minutes later by a well struck free-kick from midfielder Grant McCann.
Goalkeeper Phil Smith kept Swindon on level terms with a string of fine saves before winger Martyn Woolford fired Scunthorpe in front in the 50th minute.
Two minutes later Cox broke through the offside trap to score an excellent equaliser before Scunthorpe went back in front in the 58th minute when centre-back Krystian Pearce headed home a free-kick from McCann.
But Swindon salvaged a point when Cox completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 79th minute after Billy Paynter had been brought down.