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Portsmouth 1-1 Scunthorpe United

Jamal Lowe's first goal since September was not enough to fire Portsmouth to victory as they were pegged back by Scunthorpe in a draw at Fratton Park.

Lowe hit his fifth goal of the season after committing his future to the south-coast side this week, but his first-half effort was cancelled out by Kevin van Veen after the break.

Scunthorpe should have gone ahead after just two minutes when Tom Hopper controlled a long ball over the top in the area but failed to get his shot away quickly enough.

And Pompey then punished that miss when they took the lead through Lowe in the 15th minute, as he dispossessed Josh Morris before drilling his effort into the bottom corner.

The visitors came close to equalising just before half-time when Murray Wallace tried his luck from distance but Luke McGee was on hand to produce a fine save from his strike.

Scunthorpe eventually got their goal in the 53rd minute when Van Veen smashed in from close range after he was picked out by Hopper.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 9HawkinsBooked at 89mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 78mins
  • 18Lowe
  • 20Thompson
  • 14RonanSubstituted forKennedyat 71'minutes
  • 33Close
  • 17DonohueSubstituted forMayat 71'minutes
  • 8Pitman
  • 22Naismith

Substitutes

  • 11Kennedy
  • 19Chaplin
  • 23Bennett
  • 29Deslandes
  • 30May
  • 31Casey
  • 35Bass

Scunthorpe

  • 31Watson
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 5Wallace
  • 19Holmes
  • 12BishopBooked at 76mins
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 16AdelakunBooked at 82mins
  • 10van Veen
  • 14HopperSubstituted forNovakat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Townsend
  • 9Toney
  • 17Novak
  • 22Sutton
  • 23McArdle
  • 26McGeehan
  • 41Kelsey
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
17,741

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Tom Hopper.

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Booking

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam May replaces Dion Donohue.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Matthew Kennedy replaces Connor Ronan.

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan26176350123857
2Shrewsbury26166434181654
3Blackburn26157448242452
4Scunthorpe27148538231550
5Bradford2715394336748
6Charlton2712783432243
7Portsmouth27133113431342
8Rotherham27125104536941
9Peterborough2711794337640
10Oxford Utd28108104341238
11Fleetwood27106113841-336
12Doncaster2798103029135
13Plymouth2898113035-535
14Gillingham2781092930-134
15Walsall268993335-233
16Blackpool2889113438-433
17Bristol Rovers27103143643-733
18Southend2887133247-1531
19MK Dons2779112838-1030
20Oldham2878134050-1029
21Northampton2885152548-2329
22Wimbledon2677122231-928
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2745181942-2317
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