Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Scunthorpe United 0.
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.
- 8PitmanSubstituted forDonohueat 89'minutes
- 19Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forEvansat 45+2'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 22BogleSubstituted forHawkinsat 84'minutes
- 4McMahonSubstituted forHammillat 74'minutes
- 14PerchBooked at 64mins
- 18ThomasSubstituted forLewisat 78'minutes
- 29WoottonSubstituted forOlomolaat 75'minutes
- Peter Wright
- Shots on Target
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).
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, Portsmouth. Dion Donohue replaces Brett Pitman.
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, 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.