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  • English League 1
  • 5 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Glanford Park
ScunthorpeScunthorpevPortsmouthPortsmouth
2
  • Sodje, 40
  • Sodje, 85
1
  • Walker, 45+3

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Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Portsmouth 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Portsmouth 1.

90+4 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. James Keene tries a through ball, but James Keene is caught offside.

90+3 mins:Foul by Tom Newey (Scunthorpe United).

90+3 mins:Dan Butler (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

89 mins:Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

89 mins:Mike Grella (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Dan Butler replaces Adam Webster.

85 mins:Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Portsmouth 1. Akpo Sodje (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Callum Kennedy with a cross.

84 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

82 mins:Attempt saved. James Keene (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved.

81 mins:Foul by Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United).

81 mins:Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Foul by Josh Walker (Scunthorpe United).

79 mins:Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by James Keene (Portsmouth).

78 mins:Paul Reid (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Offside, Scunthorpe United. Akpo Sodje tries a through ball, but Akpo Sodje is caught offside.

74 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Shaun Cooper replaces Ashley Harris.

73 mins:Foul by Adam Reed (Portsmouth).

73 mins:Akpo Sodje (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Josh Walker replaces Jimmy Ryan.

71 mins:Foul by Ashley Harris (Portsmouth).

71 mins:Callum Kennedy (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Scunthorpe United).

69 mins:Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

67 mins:Foul by Sam Sodje (Portsmouth).

67 mins:Akpo Sodje (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

65 mins:Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

65 mins:James Keene (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Foul by Sam Sodje (Portsmouth).

64 mins:Karl Hawley (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

63 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

62 mins:Attempt saved. James Keene (Portsmouth) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

61 mins:Foul by Paul Reid (Scunthorpe United).

61 mins:James Keene (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Foul by Akpo Sodje (Scunthorpe United).

61 mins:Adam Reed (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Foul by Akpo Sodje (Scunthorpe United).

59 mins:Sam Sodje (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

58 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

58 mins:Attempt blocked. Jimmy Ryan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57 mins:Foul by Sam Sodje (Portsmouth).

57 mins:Akpo Sodje (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Foul by Mike Grella (Scunthorpe United).

51 mins:Liam Walker (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Foul by Mike Grella (Scunthorpe United).

49 mins:Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Mike Grella replaces Andy Barcham because of an injury.

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 1, Portsmouth 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Portsmouth 1.

45+3 mins:Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Portsmouth 1. Liam Walker (Portsmouth) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

45+2 mins:Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

45+2 mins:Ashley Harris (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Attempt saved. Ashley Harris (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

42 mins:Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

40 mins:Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Portsmouth 0. Akpo Sodje (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Kennedy with a cross.

39 mins:Foul by Paul Reid (Scunthorpe United).

39 mins:James Keene (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

35 mins:Foul by Paul Reid (Scunthorpe United).

35 mins:Gabor Gyepes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

35 mins:Andy Barcham (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Adam Webster tries a through ball, but Adam Webster is caught offside.

32 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

31 mins:Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

31 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

30 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

30 mins:Attempt blocked. Karl Hawley (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Newey with a cross.

29 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

27 mins:Foul by Gabor Gyepes (Portsmouth).

27 mins:Karl Hawley (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Offside, Scunthorpe United. Andy Barcham tries a through ball, but Andy Barcham is caught offside.

22 mins:Foul by Paul Reid (Scunthorpe United).

22 mins:James Keene (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Offside, Scunthorpe United. Karl Hawley tries a through ball, but Karl Hawley is caught offside.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Akpo Sodje (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Newey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

15 mins:Attempt blocked. Callum Kennedy (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

15 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

14 mins:Foul by James Keene (Portsmouth).

14 mins:Jimmy Ryan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

9 mins:Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

8 mins:Corner, Scunthorpe United.

7 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

7 mins:Offside, Scunthorpe United. Akpo Sodje tries a through ball, but Akpo Sodje is caught offside.

6 mins:Attempt missed. James Keene (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

3 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Adam Webster tries a through ball, but Adam Webster is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 5 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Glanford Park
ScunthorpeScunthorpevPortsmouthPortsmouth
2
  • Sodje, 40
  • Sodje, 85
1
  • Walker, 45+3

match report

Striker Akpo Sodje struck twice on his home debut to steer Scunthorpe to a much-needed 2-1 victory against troubled Portsmouth in League One.

It was only Scunthorpe's second home win of the season - their first since September 20 - and was enough to lift them out of the bottom four.

But it was tough luck on Pompey, who looked set to halt their miserable run of seven successive league defeats.

In a dour affair between two struggling teams at Glanford Park on Tuesday night, it was Scunthorpe who broke the deadlock in the 40th minute when Sodje, playing against his elder brother Sam in the Portsmouth defence, raced in at the near post to head home a left-wing cross from full-back Callum Kennedy.

But a stunning equaliser on the stroke of half-time brought Portsmouth back on level terms when Liam Walker rifled a 30-yard free-kick into the top corner.

Pompey then had huge appeals for a penalty turned down early in the second half when they claimed a shot from James Keene had been blocked by an arm in a crowded box.

The visitors held on ruggedly at times until the 85th minute when Sodje struck again with a winner, getting his head to a hopeful high ball into the box from Kennedy.

team line-up

1Sam Slocombe
15Niall Canavan
3Callum Kennedy
21Tom Newey
6Paul Reid
16Mark Duffy
7Jimmy Ryan72
19Michael Collins
11Andy Barcham46
9Akpo Sodje
22Karl Hawley

substitutes

28Hakeeb Adelakun
13James Severn
5David Mirfin
4Josh Walker72
17Matthew Godden
24Jamie Wootton
10Mike Grella46

referee

Steven Rushton

team line-up

13Simon Eastwood
10Yassin Moutaouakil
22Adam Webster87
4Sam Sodje
16Gabor Gyepes
18Johannes Ertl
6Liam Walker
7Adam Reed
35Jed Wallace
17James Keene
21Ashley Harris74

substitutes

33Ricardo Rocha
34Dan Butler87
1Phil Smith
3Shaun Cooper74

referee

Steven Rushton

match stats

possession %5247
shots on target65
shots off target51
corners111
tackles won00
offsides43