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Head-to-head: Portsmouth

9 January 2018

United will take on Portsmouth for the 26th time in their history on Saturday. Here’s our lowdown of the overall record against them.

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NOVAK AND HOLMES NET IN WIN AT GP...
Scunthorpe United 2-0 Portsmouth
Saturday, 23rd September, 2017
League One

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
League Two

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
League Two

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.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
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
League 9 5 5
FA Cup 0 3 3
Total 9 8 8

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