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Match Preview: Pompey v Scunthorpe

Everything you need to know about Leasing.com Trophy tie

21 January 2020

Pompey v Scunthorpe

The quest for League One promotion takes a break for the next few days, as Pompey try to progress in a couple of cup competitions.

First up for Kenny Jackett’s men is a Fratton clash with Scunthorpe in the quarter-finals of the Leasing.com Trophy.

The Blues are looking to become the first side to successfully defend the silverware, which they lifted at Wembley last year.

Trying to halt their route to the national stadium this evening, however, is an Iron outfit currently sitting 14th in the League Two standings.

A poor start to the season would have got fans fearing the worst, but they have managed to pull a comfortable 10 points clear of the single relegation place.

United go into the contest on the back of a draw at promotion-chasing Bradford at the weekend, which saw them battle from two goals down.

Paul Hurst’s side finished second behind Leicester in their Leasing.com Trophy group and have since seen off Blackpool and Manchester City’s youngsters.

Pompey won 2-0 when the sides last met at Fratton Park 10 months ago, with Omar Bogle and Jamal Lowe on target.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Scunthorpe (H)

20 January 2020

TEAM NEWS
There are doubts over James Bolton (illness) and Ellis Harrison (foot), but Jack Whatmough could make a first appearance of the season.

Ross McCrorie has returned to training following a hamstring injury, although tonight’s game comes too soon for the Rangers loanee.

It leaves Lee Brown (Achilles) and Bryn Morris (groin) as the only members of the squad currently injured.

Scunthorpe will be without Rory McArdle (hamstring), Regan Slater (ankle) and Yann Songo’o (knee), while there is a doubt over the availability of Kevin van Veen (leg).

Lee Novak can play, as his suspension only covers league matches, but fellow forward Jamie Proctor has been recalled from his loan spell by Rotherham.

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HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 10 wins
Scunthorpe: 9 wins
9 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 6 wins
Scunthorpe: 3 wins
5 wins

TICKETS
Pompey fans can secure tickets online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office.

From 5.30pm this evening, they can also be bought from the matchday ticket office in Frogmore Road, which is also the location for ticket collections.

The Victory Bar behind the Fratton End will be open to supporters from 5pm.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Kevin Johnson
Assistants: Anthony Da Costa and Gregory Read
Fourth Official: Will Finnie

Fixture News

Watch Scunthorpe Game On iFollow

21 January 2020

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters in the UK and Ireland can watch the action live, with commentary, replays and graphics. It is priced £10 for a match pass.

Domestic subscribers will, as usual, be able to listen to listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Danny Rose by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 7pm.

Please note that domestic subscribers will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can also watch the action, with commentary starting from around 10 minutes before kick-off.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

If you encounter any technical difficulties, please use the dedicated support channels, rather than contacting the club. You can email ifollow@efl.com or use the live chat tool in the bottom right corner of this website’s homepage.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
Pompey are the 4/7 favourites with Sky Bet to progress after 90 minutes, while the visitors can be backed at 4/1.

Click here to read our full betting guide and visit www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club when you place a bet. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN LEASING.COM TROPHY
Games kick-off at 7.45pm unless stated

Exeter v Stevenage (7pm)
Newport v Leicester U21 (7pm)
Salford v Accrington

LAST MEETING

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Match Reports

Pompey 2 Scunthorpe 1

Marquis and McGeehan goals send Blues into Leasing.com Trophy semi-finals

21 January 2020

John Marquis scores for Pompey against Scunthorpe United
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Pompey reached the semi-finals of the Leasing.com Trophy by beating a spirited Scunthorpe side at Fratton Park.

John Marquis opened the scoring in the first half and the hosts looked comfortabe going in for the interval.

But their League Two opponents were the better side following the restart and Abo Eisa’s fine finish drew them level.

Cameron McGeehan quickly hit back with his first Blues goal, though, to ensure hopes of becoming the first club to successfully defend the silverware were maintained.

Kenny Jackett made six changes from the side that collected three points in the league at Bolton at the weekend.

Jack Whatmough was the most notable inclusion after almost 12 months out with a serious knee injury.

Gareth Evans returned to skipper the team, while Craig MacGillivray, Brandon Haunstrup, Ben Close and Ryan Williams also started.

The men to keep their place in the line-up were James Bolton, Sean Raggett, Marcus Harness, McGeehan and Marquis.

There was almost a nightmare start for Whatmough, as Eisa’s shot took a wicked deflection off the defender, but thankfully flew straight into MacGillivray’s arms.

Most of the action was taking place at the other end, though, and Evans saw his fierce drive beaten away by Iron keeper Rory Watson.

Raggett was unable to get on the end of a Haunstrup corner, while Harness saw his attempt blocked after Marquis sent the ball across the box.

But it was MARQUIS who broke the deadlock on 13 minutes, despite not being able to take Williams’ pass first time.

The striker instead bought the ball under control, spun sharply and neatly slotted home his ninth goal of the season.

It looked like Marquis was trying to add two points for a conversion moments later, as he blazed another effort high over the bar.

McGeehan did come close to doubling the lead later in the half, being afforded space to drift into the box and hitting a low drive inches past the post.

Evans then lifted a glorious pass over the top for Marquis to race on to and angle in a precise shot that was impressively kept out by Watson.

But it was Scunthorpe who almost added to the scoring just before the break, with MacGillivray diving acrobatically to his left to deny James Perch.

The resulting corner also caused trouble and Williams was grateful to see his clearance ricochet off an opposition player and out for a goal-kick.

Half Time: Pompey 1 Scunthorpe 0

Pompey were forced to make a change soon after the restart when Bolton went down injured and had to come off.

The right-back did not seem in too much pain as he made his way from the pitch, with Christian Burgess on to replace him.

Scunthorpe then caused problems with a couple of corners that were unconvincingly dealt with by the hosts.

The League Two side were on top without really testing MacGillivray, although a thunderous 30-yard strike from Eisa fizzed narrowly off target.

And it was Eisa who levelled in impressive fashion just past the hour mark, with the winger cutting inside from the left and bending home a fine effort.

The Blues looked in trouble, but it took just four minutes for them to restore the lead with a quick breakaway goal.

A stumbling Harness kept his composure to slip a pass across to McGEEHAN, who was left in space to open his account for the club with a neat finish into the bottom corner.

The advantage was almost increased when Harness’ cut-back found Marquis moments later, but Watson saved well and then leapt on the loose ball.

Scunthorpe brought on Kevin van Veen – voted star man for the last round of the competition – and he sent a dangerous ball across the box that somehow evaded everyone.

The Fratton faithful sung about returning to Wembley, while the visitors tried their best to force another equaliser.

But Pompey held on for the win to take their place in Saturday night’s draw and continue their defence of the trophy.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Bolton (Burgess 49), Whatmough, Raggett, Haunstrup; Close, McGeehan; Harness (Naylor 88), Evans (c), Williams; Marquis
Goals: Marquis 13, McGeehan 66
Subs not used: Bass, Seddon, Cannon, Hackett-Fairchild, Hawkins

Scunthorpe (4-2-3-1): Watson; Sutton (Miller 89), McGahey, Bedeau, Brown; Perch (c), Lund; Gilliead, McAtee (Beestin 79), Eisa; Novak (van Veen 78)
Goals: Eisa 62
Subs not used: Collins, Butler, Rowe, Hornshaw

Referee: Kevin Johnson

Attendance: 5,382 (85 away fans)

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Ticket News

Scunthorpe (H): Ticket Information

Support Blues in Leasing.com Trophy

10 January 2020

Leasing.com Trophy

Tickets for Pompey’s Leasing.com Trophy tie against Scunthorpe go on general sale from midday today (January 10).

The quarter-final contest will be played at Fratton Park on Tuesday, January 21 (7.45pm kick-off).

Both the Fratton End and South Stand Upper will be open for this fixture, but seating is unreserved.

The quickest and easiest way to secure your seat is by visiting our eticketing site.

But supporters can also call 0345 646 1898 (option one) or make a visit to the Anson Road ticket office.

Category Price
Adult £10
Senior (65+) £5
Young Person (18-22) £5
Wheelchair/Ambulant* £5
Junior (17 and under) £2

*Includes a carer if on the highest rate of DLA or PIP.

There is a £1 charge per booking for tickets bought online or over the phone and an additional £1 charge for postage.

Please note that this game will not be loaded onto season ticket cards and everyone will receive a paper ticket, with the ‘Print at Home’ option available.

In the event of Pompey reaching the final of the competition, there will be a priority ticket purchasing period for supporters who have bought tickets for Leasing.com Trophy matches this season.

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