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Scunthorpe United 1-2 Portsmouth

League One leaders Portsmouth maintained their impressive away record by grinding out a 2-1 success at Scunthorpe.

The result means Pompey have now won eight of their 10 away matches this term, with two first-half goals in six minutes from Tom Naylor and Gareth Evans proving crucial at Glanford Park.

Though Lee Novak got the home side back in the game on the hour mark, Kenny Jackett's side held on to move four points clear at the top of the table.

Although unable to break the deadlock in the opening half-hour, Portsmouth certainly looked the likelier scorers, with striker Oliver Hawkins twice heading wide from good openings.

They finally made their dominance count in the 34th minute - Naylor turning well in the box to beat keeper Jak Alnwick at his near post after the ball had been headed into the middle from a corner.

Evans made it two not long after, stepping into the penalty area following a good move down the right and lobbing his shot into the far side of the net.

After Novak had drilled home his fourth goal in five matches in the 60th minute, Scunthorpe turned up the pressure.

They went close with a couple of efforts from George Thomas that fizzed past the post, but could not prevent Pompey from adding another three points to their impressive away tally.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 23McArdleBooked at 90mins
  • 20GoodeBooked at 74mins
  • 21Burgess
  • 3Borthwick-JacksonSubstituted forButroidat 45'minutes
  • 6OjoSubstituted forUgboat 13'minutes
  • 8HorsfieldSubstituted forHumphrysat 75'minutes
  • 7LundBooked at 84mins
  • 18Thomas
  • 17NovakBooked at 86mins
  • 12Dales

Substitutes

  • 9Ugbo
  • 10Humphrys
  • 11Morris
  • 19Ben El-Mhanni
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Butroid

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20Thompson
  • 16Whatmough
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 7Naylor
  • 32Thompson
  • 10LoweSubstituted forWheelerat 84'minutes
  • 26EvansSubstituted forBurgessat 79'minutes
  • 11CurtisBooked at 90mins
  • 9HawkinsBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 1McGee
  • 2Walkes
  • 6Burgess
  • 8Pitman
  • 22Wheeler
  • 33Close
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,365

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Portsmouth 2.

Booking

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Lewis Butroid (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ike Ugbo (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

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

Booking

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. David Wheeler replaces Jamal Lowe.

Booking

Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Brown (Portsmouth).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Christian Burgess replaces Gareth Evans because of an injury.

Delay in match Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Butroid (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Stephen Humphrys replaces James Horsfield.

Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth18125130151541
2Sunderland18107135161937
3Barnsley18105332151735
4Luton19105435211435
5Peterborough19105435241135
6Charlton189452921831
7Blackpool188732316731
8Doncaster198562826229
9Coventry198562120129
10Accrington197752122-128
11Walsall197662126-527
12Wycombe196762727025
13Fleetwood196672521424
14Burton187382325-224
15Southend1972102326-323
16Rochdale196582534-923
17Shrewsbury195682125-421
18Scunthorpe195682940-1121
19Gillingham1953112733-618
20Oxford Utd194692129-818
21Bristol Rovers1945101619-317
22Plymouth1944112135-1416
23Wimbledon1942131429-1514
24Bradford1942131532-1714
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