Scunthorpe 1 Portsmouth 2: How the fans reacted

Pompey fans were understandably delirious at their team notching yet another away win - this one at a ground where success has been very hard to come by in the past.

Saturday, 24th November 2018, 5:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:56 pm
Matt Clarke on the ball at Scunthorpe - he had another outstanding game as fans experienced more awayday joy / Picture by Joe Pepler

The 2-1 win at Scunthorpe, courtesy of goals by Tom Naylor and Gareth Evans, put them four points clear at the top of League One.

Commenting on the Portsmouth FC - The News Facebook page Don Oldreive said: 'Great result, keep it up, roll on Tuesday, PUP.'

Steve Mac had a message for the club's bosses as he looked beyond the next few games: 'Strengthen in Jan T/W ... another central defender, another central midfielder and another striker.....up the cover and competition. Keep Curtis, Lowe, Clarke, B Thompson. Strengthen and see this job home. PUP.'

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Michael Turner said simply: 'Brick by brick, 3 more points.' And Lee Cooke pointed out: 'If we had a good home record we would be 12 points clear now.'

And there was praise for Pompey fans from the Scunthorpe Foodbank Twitter account, who tweeted after the game: 'Have just heard that a bus of @officialpompey fans collected around £70 for our work and brought us some food too on their way up to the match with @SUFCOfficial - many thanks, we really appreciate it. #HungerDoesntWearClubColours'