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Portsmouth 1-2 Scunthorpe United

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."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Carson
  • 5DeveraSubstituted forEastat 78'minutes
  • 33Potts
  • 16Ferry
  • 3N'GalaBooked at 82mins
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Barcham
  • 13ErtlSubstituted forConnollyat 73'minutes
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forBirdat 86'minutes
  • 10Craddock
  • 35J WallaceBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 2Moutaouakil
  • 4East
  • 9Connolly
  • 14Painter
  • 18Bird
  • 20Cooper
  • 25Sullivan

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 3DawsonBooked at 87mins
  • 24Syers
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forWaterfallat 90+3'minutes
  • 4McAllister
  • 27Noble-LazarusSubstituted forAdelakunat 62'minutes
  • 8BurtonSubstituted forNolanat 86'minutes
  • 29Winnall

Substitutes

  • 9Iwelumo
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 18Nolan
  • 26Byrne
  • 28Spencer
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
14,550

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away12
Corners
Home8
Away13
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Terry Hawkridge.

  4. Post update

    Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Eddie Nolan replaces Deon Burton.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Ricky Holmes.

  15. Booking

    Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Booking

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1795329141532
2Chesterfield1795325141132
3Rochdale1710252821732
4Fleetwood17101631211031
5Southend179262215729
6Newport177642419527
7Burton178362120127
8Scunthorpe177641920-127
9Dag & Red177552522326
10Wimbledon177462220225
11Morecambe177462325-225
12Hartlepool177372119224
13Exeter177372122-124
14Plymouth176471317-422
15Wycombe166372121021
16Mansfield175662023-321
17Cheltenham175662328-521
18Portsmouth165562428-420
19York174582327-417
20Accrington174581623-717
21Bury173681822-415
22Bristol Rovers173681320-715
23Torquay173591829-1114
24Northampton1734101424-1013
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