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Portsmouth2Scunthorpe0

Portsmouth 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Second-half goals from Omar Bogle and Jamal Lowe helped promotion-chasing Portsmouth overcome Scunthorpe United.

Pompey had the best of the first-half chances, with Lee Brown firing wide from 30 yards before Lowe sent a curling effort over the crossbar shortly afterwards.

Tony McMahon had the Iron's first shot on target after 18 minutes but it was easily saved by Craig McGillivray.

Lowe was then thwarted by a block after rounding goalkeeper Jak Alnwick before being unable to steer home from a tight angle with the goal gaping.

Pompey came out strongest in the second half but had to wait until 71 minutes to break the deadlock.

A Brown free-kick landed at the feet of Ben Close and then Bogle who fired the ball into the bottom corner with a clever shot on the spin.

Lowe made the points safe when he ran at the visitors, feinted one way then another and finished with a powerful shot into the top corner from an angle.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20Thompson
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 7Naylor
  • 33Close
  • 10Lowe
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forDonohueat 89'minutes
  • 19Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forEvansat 45+2'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22BogleSubstituted forHawkinsat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Walkes
  • 9Hawkins
  • 17Donohue
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
  • 37Isgrove
  • 38Haunstrup

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 4McMahonSubstituted forHammillat 74'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 14PerchBooked at 64mins
  • 16Pearce
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forLewisat 78'minutes
  • 17Novak
  • 29WoottonSubstituted forOlomolaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Webster
  • 15Lewis
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Flatt
  • 30Hallam
  • 33Butroid
  • 47Hammill
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
17,308

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home15
Away1
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Dion Donohue replaces Brett Pitman.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Scunthorpe United 0. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

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

Foul by Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Oliver Hawkins replaces Omar Bogle.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Omar Bogle (Portsmouth).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt blocked. Lee Brown (Portsmouth) left footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Clayton Lewis replaces George Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Olufela Olomola replaces Kyle Wootton.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Adam Hammill replaces Tony McMahon.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 0. Omar Bogle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jak Alnwick (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton382311472314180
2Barnsley382112564283675
3Sunderland371916264343073
4Portsmouth382011766412571
5Charlton381910955371867
6Doncaster3715121061461557
7Coventry38168144342156
8Peterborough381510135854455
9Blackpool381314113940-153
10Fleetwood381410144941852
11Burton381311144844450
12Plymouth38129174759-1245
13Bristol Rovers371111153737044
14Wycombe381111164758-1144
15Accrington361111143849-1144
16Gillingham38128184961-1244
17Scunthorpe38128184664-1844
18Shrewsbury381013154250-843
19Oxford Utd381013154454-1043
20Southend38126204755-842
21Walsall38119184260-1842
22Wimbledon38116213253-2139
23Rochdale37108194475-3138
24Bradford38106224263-2136
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