United will take on Portsmouth for the 26th time in their history on Saturday. Here’s our lowdown of the overall record against them.
NOVAK AND HOLMES NET IN WIN AT GP...
Scunthorpe United 2-0 Portsmouth
Saturday, 23rd September, 2017
First-half goals from Lee Novak and Duane Holmes earned Scunthorpe a comfortable home victory over Portsmouth.
After a bright start, Novak had already been denied by the woodwork when the former Charlton striker stroked a shot into the far corner after being teed up nicely by Jordan Clarke.
Pompey should have levelled after half-an-hour, but giant striker Oliver Hawkins headed wide from an inviting ball into the middle by Jamal Lowe.
It was a miss the visitors were made to pay for three minutes later, when Holmes reacted quickest to a high ball on the edge of edge by volleying in.
From that point on the Iron more or less went through the motions, staying solid and allowing Portsmouth plenty of possession outside of their penalty area.
A couple of long-range efforts, each of which was off-target, was the closest the visitors came to a consolation, as Scunthorpe eased to victory and a fifth clean sheet in six league matches.
PHOTO: Hakeeb Adelakun congratulates David Syers during the win in February 2014.
SYERS HITS HAT-TRICK AS IRON RECORD JOINT BIGGEST WIN OVER POMPEY...
Scunthorpe United 5-1 Portsmouth
Saturday, 22nd February, 2014
David Syers scored the first hat-trick of his career as promotion-chasing Scunthorpe thrashed Portsmouth 5-1.
Midfielder Syers struck early with a deflected shot and Gary McSheffrey's superb backheel set up Sam Winnall for his 17th of the season.
Paddy Madden set up Syers for his second and then tapped in his first for the club just after the break.
Syers wrapped things up from Hakeeb Adelakun's pass before debutant Michael Drennan headed a Pompey consolation.
PHOTO: United celebrate David Syers' opening goal during the win at Fratton Park in November 2013.
SYERS ALSO ON TARGET TWICE IN LAST WIN AT FRATTON PARK...
Portsmouth 1-2 Scunthorpe United
Saturday, 23rd November, 2013
Loan signing David Syers scored his first two goals for Scunthorpe United, caretaker-managed by Russ Wilcox, 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.
THE FULL RECORD...
PHOTO: The Iron celebrate Akpo Sodje's late winner against Portsmouth in February 2013.
|2017-18 - Sat 23 Sep||LG 1||Iron 2-0 Portsmouth||Novak, Holmes|
|2013-14 - Sat 22 Feb||LG 2||Iron 5-1 Portsmouth||Syers 3, Winnall, Madden|
|2013-14 - Sat 23 Nov||LG 2||Portsmouth 1-2 Iron||Syers 2|
|2012-13 - Tue 5 Feb||LG 1||Iron 2-1 Portsmouth||Sodje 2|
|2012-13 - Sat 29 Sep||LG 1||Portsmouth 2-1 Iron||Clarke|
|2010-11 - Sat 7 May||CHAMP||Iron 1-1 Portsmouth||Nunez|
|2010-11 - Tue 1 Mar||CHAMP||Portsmouth 2-0 Iron|
|2003-04 - Sat 24 Jan||FAC R4||Portsmouth 2-1 Iron||Parton|
|1979-80 - Sat 26 Jan||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Portsmouth||Partridge|
|1979-80 - Sat 25 Aug||DIV 4||Portsmouth 6-1 Iron||Pilling|
|1978-79 - Tue 3 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Portsmouth||Couch, Bloomer|
|1978-79 - Tue 12 Sep||DIV 4||Portsmouth 0-0 Iron|
|1963-64 - Sat 1 Feb||DIV 2||Portsmouth 3-4 Iron||Hodgson 3, Smillie|
|1963-64 - Sat 21 Sep||DIV 2||Iron 1-1 Portsmouth||Hodgson|
|1962-63 - Sat 9 Mar||DIV 2||Portsmouth 1-2 Iron||Hodgson, Wilson|
|1962-63 - Thu 7 Mar||FAC R3 Rep||Iron 1-2 Portsmouth||McGuigan|
|1962-63 - Sat 26 Jan||FAC R3||Portsmouth 1-1 Iron||Godfrey|
|1962-63 - Fri 19 Oct||DIV 2||Iron 1-2 Portsmouth||Brownsword|
|1960-61 - Sat 15 Apr||DIV 2||Portsmouth 2-2 Iron||Kaye, Godfrey|
|1960-61 - Sat 12 Nov||DIV 2||Iron 5-1 Portsmouth||Thomas 2, Godfrey 2, Sharpe|
|1959-60 - Sat 2 Apr||DIV 2||Iron 1-0 Portsmouth||Donnelly|
|1959-60 - Sat 14 Nov||DIV 2||Portsmouth 4-0 Iron|
|1953-54 - Mon 8 Feb||FAC R3 Rep2||Portsmouth 4-0 Iron|
|1953-54 - Wed 3 Feb||FAC R3 Rep||Portsmouth 2-2 Iron||Jones 2|
|1953-54 - Sat 30 Jan||FAC R3||Iron 1-1 Portsmouth||Jones|
Our full record against Portsmouth is as follows:
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||PORTSMOUTH WINS|