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

Guy Whittingham

Media playback is not supported on this device

Post-match: Pompey boss Whittingham

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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd179531532
2Chesterfield179531132
3Rochdale171025732
4Fleetwood1710161031
5Southend17926729
6Newport17764527
7Burton17836127
8Scunthorpe17764-127
9Dag & Red17755326
10Wimbledon17746225
11Morecambe17746-225
12Hartlepool17737224
13Exeter17737-124
14Plymouth17647-422
15Wycombe16637021
16Mansfield17566-321
17Cheltenham17566-521
18Portsmouth16556-420
19York17458-417
20Accrington17458-717
21Bury17368-415
22Bristol Rovers17368-715
23Torquay17359-1114
24Northampton173410-1013
View full League Two table

Top Stories