Loan signing Dave Syers scored his first two goals for managerless Scunthorpe United, who sent Portsmouth crashing to a fourth successive defeat.

Tom Craddock headed the home side in front from a Ricky Holmes cross.

But Pompey's lead lasted only four minutes, with Syers equalising at the far post after Andy Dawson's corner found its way through the six-yard box.

He later grabbed the winner after keeper Trevor Carson spilled Sam Winnall's left-foot shot into his path.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

"Defensively you look at us and you think we're not as confident as we are going forward and that's something we have to address.

"We've got two players in at 21 and 23 so they are young defenders and we didn't manage to find that experienced defender. You're going to get times where players are high or low on confidence and at the moment those two aren't in the best of their form.

On upcoming fixtures: "It's good to have one, you don't want to dwell on defeats so it's good to bring the players in and train hard and work towards victory."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 05 Devera (East - 78' )
  • 33 Potts
  • 16 Ferry
  • 03 N'Gala Booked
  • 06 Bradley
  • 07 Barcham
  • 13 Ertl (Connolly - 73' )
  • 11 Holmes (Bird - 86' )
  • 10 Craddock
  • 35 Wallace Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Moutaouakil
  • 04 East
  • 09 Connolly
  • 14 Painter
  • 18 Bird
  • 20 Cooper
  • 25 Sullivan

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 03 Dawson Booked
  • 24 Syers
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan
  • 14 Hawkridge (Waterfall - 93' )
  • 04 McAllister
  • 27 Noble-Lazarus (Adelakun - 62' )
  • 08 Burton (Nolan - 86' )
  • 29 Winnall

Substitutes

  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 13 Severn
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 18 Nolan
  • 26 Byrne
  • 28 Spencer
Ref: Trevor Kettle
Att: 14,550

Match Stats

Shots

6 17

On target

2 12

Corners

8 13

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

90:00 +2:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Terry Hawkridge.

90:00 +1:25

Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

90:00 +1:25

Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:40

Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87:44

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

87:44

Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:55

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

86:09 Booking

Booking Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

86:01

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:01

Foul by Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

85:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Eddie Nolan replaces Deon Burton.

85:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Ricky Holmes.

83:40 Booking

Booking Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

83:25

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

83:25

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:29

Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:29

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

81:09 Booking

Booking Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

81:00

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:59

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

80:15

Daniel Potts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:15

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

79:08

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

78:37

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

78:09

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

77:52

Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

77:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny East replaces Joe Devera.

76:22

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

75:33

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

75:33

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:21

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

75:06

Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

74:53

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

74:04

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

73:51

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

73:23

Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

73:23

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. David Connolly replaces Johannes Ertl.

69:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 2. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

69:56

Attempt saved. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:06

Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

64:06

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

63:04

Simon Ferry (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:04

Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).

62:28

Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

58:14

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

58:03

Attempt saved. Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

55:08

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

54:50

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

52:08

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

52:08

(Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:23

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

49:08

Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

48:16

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Sean McAllister.

47:57

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

47:42

Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

46:38

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

46:38

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:46

Attempt saved. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

41:15

Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

41:15

(Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 1. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Dawson following a corner.

38:49

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

36:52

Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

36:52

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 0. Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricky Holmes.

32:08

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31:25

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:25

Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).

30:45

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

30:25

Attempt saved. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

30:06

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

29:19

Attempt blocked. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:19

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

25:22

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

24:47

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

24:47

Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:02

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

21:19

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by David Syers.

20:50

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

19:32

Foul by Simon Ferry (Portsmouth).

19:32

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:21

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

12:56

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:56

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

11:07

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

11:07

Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:25

Attempt missed. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

7:55

Attempt saved. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:37

Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:37

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

3:49

Daniel Potts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:49

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

2:04

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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