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

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

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1795329141532
2Chesterfield1795325141132
3Rochdale1710252821732
4Fleetwood17101631211031
5Southend179262215729
6Newport177642419527
7Burton178362120127
8Scunthorpe177641920-127
9Dag & Red177552522326
10Wimbledon177462220225
11Morecambe177462325-225
12Hartlepool177372119224
13Exeter177372122-124
14Plymouth176471317-422
15Wycombe166372121021
16Mansfield175662023-321
17Cheltenham175662328-521
18Portsmouth165562428-420
19York174582327-417
20Accrington174581623-717
21Bury173681822-415
22Bristol Rovers173681320-715
23Torquay173591829-1114
24Northampton1734101424-1013
View full League Two table

Top Stories