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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.

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Guy Whittingham

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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."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

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

Substitutes

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

Scunthorpe

  • 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

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Eddie Nolan replaces Deon Burton.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Ricky Holmes.

Booking

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

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

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny East replaces Joe Devera.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

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

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

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

Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. David Connolly replaces Johannes Ertl.

goal

As It Stood

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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
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