September 29, 2012
Wes makes his mark
Wes Thomas marked his loan move along the south coast from Bournemouth by scoring a late winner for Portsmouth in a 2-1 defeat of Scunthorpe.
Thomas, borrowed by Pompey for a month, swept home a half-cleared corner in the 88th minute as Scunthorpe failed to hold on to their early lead.
Leon Clarke scored from close range for his fifth goal in succession since arriving from Charlton on loan in the sixth minute.
But Portsmouth were level in the 12th when defender Gabor Gyepes made the most of a mistake by goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.
Slocombe limped off after 23 minutes to be replaced by James Severn, who had been on nine minutes when he saved a penalty.
Lively Thomas was brought down by Niall Canavan but Severn blocked Brian Howard's spot kick.
Izale McLeod hit the bar in the first half and again in injury time as Portsmouth held on to Thomas's goal to record their first home league win.
|1 Mikkel Andersen||1 Sam Slocombe|
|3 Jon Harley||21 Tom Newey|
|22 Adam Webster||5 David Mirfin|
|16 Gabor Gyepes||2 Christian Ribeiro|
|20 Lubomir Michalik||15 Niall Canavan|
|2 Mustapha Dumbuya||24 David Prutton|
|19 Darel Russell||4 Josh Walker|
|7 Lee Williamson||16 Mark Duffy|
|8 Brian Howard||7 James Ryan|
|9 Izale McLeod||22 Karl Hawley|
|14 Wesley Thomas||9 Leon Clarke|
|13 Simon Eastwood||James Severn 13|
|18 Johannes Ertl||Paul Reid 6|
|15 Jordan Obita||Chris Sedgwick 25|
|6 Liam Walker||Robbie Gibbons 14|
|21 Ashley Harrison||Andy Barcham 11|
|11 Jack Compton||Mike Grella 10|
|Connor Jennings 12|
|Ashley Harrison for Jon Harley (57)||James Severn for Sam Slocombe (23)|
|Johannes Ertl for Darel Russell (67)||Chris Sedgwick for Mark Duffy (76)|
|Jordan Obita for Wesley Thomas (90)||Mike Grella for Christian Ribeiro (90)|
|Lubomir Michalik (76)||David Prutton (78)|
|· Squads: Portsmouth | Scunthorpe United|