Goal-scorer Naylor toasts Portsmouth ending their Scunthorpe United hoodoo

Tom Naylor revelled in a hard-earned Pompey victory after finally enjoying a positive outcome at Glanford Park.

Saturday, 24th November 2018, 4:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:57 pm
Craig MacGillivray and David Wheeler celebrate Pompey ending their Scunthorpe hoodoo. Picture: Joe Pepler

Kenny Jackett's side extended their lead at the top of League One with a 2-1 triumph at Scunthorpe this afternoon.

It was the first time in five matches the Blues have won at the home of the Irons, a ground constructed in 1988.

Yet the win wasn't without its scares, despite Naylor and Gareth Evans putting them in pole position with two first-half goals.

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Lee Novak pulled one back on 60 minutes to change the complexion of the game.

But the Blues held out for a 10th away victory in all competitions this season.

Naylor said: '˜We were comfortable in the first half, we should have scored more goals, but I thought we defended brilliantly from back to front.

'˜For their goal, I was speaking to Craig (MacGillivray) after the game, the flight of the ball was moving and he tried to flick it away and it dropped to them and they scored.

'˜After that I thought we defended well, the reaction was good and we got the three points.

'˜That's what happens in League One when a team gets a goal back and Scunthorpe is a hard place to come, we'll take that, our confidence is flying, everyone is buzzing after three points.

'˜It could have been a lot more for us and we will go again on Tuesday.'