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Sky Bet League 2

Fratton Park (ATT 14,550) 23rd November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Portsmouth Portsmouth vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

Portsmouth 1

T Craddock (36)

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Scunthorpe 2

D Syers (40, 70)

Syers brace sinks Pompey

Last Updated: 23/11/13 6:49pm

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Dave Syers: The match-winner

Dave Syers: The match-winner

Loan signing Dave Syers netted a brace for Scunthorpe United as they beat Portsmouth 2-1 at Fratton Park.

Scunthorpe, who sacked manager Brian Laws after the midweek 2-1 FA Cup defeat by Grimsby Town, spurned several good chances before Tom Craddock headed Portsmouth into a 36th-minute lead.

Pompey's first flowing move of the match culminated with Craddock heading his maiden Blues goal from a Ricky Holmes cross.

Portsmouth's lead lasted only four minutes, though, with Syers equalising at the far post after Andy Dawson's corner found its way through the six-yard box.

Deon Burton was the culprit as Scunthorpe bungled more chances before Syers grabbed their winner - Trevor Carson spilling Sam Winnall's left-foot shot into his path.

Portsmouth twice hit the Scunthorpe woodwork but Carson twice made fine saves to deny the visitors.

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4 Portsmouth 3 7
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18 Dagenham & Redbridge 3 3
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20 Exeter City 3 1
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22 Newport County AFC 3 0
23 Hartlepool United 3 0
24 Accrington Stanley 3 0