Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton believes strikers Izale McLeod and Wes Thomas are starting to form a potent partnership after the duo inspired his side to a 2-1 victory at struggling Yeovil.

Goals from McLeod and defender Gabor Gyepes cancelled out a Reuben Reid penalty to give the Blues back-to-back league victories, while condemning the Somerset side to a sixth successive defeat.

McLeod, who notched his fourth goal of the season, was a constant threat alongside Thomas - and Appleton believes there is more to come from the pair.

He said: "I thought McLeod and Thomas worked well together and we're starting to see the best of them. They seem to be coming up with a bit of a partnership and hopefully they can continue to get the goals to back up their performance."

Appleton added: "I think it was one of our more one-sided games this season and we made life a little more difficult than we needed to.

"I thought we were very good in the first half and that started from the front players whose work rate was phenomenal. We created numerous opportunities in the first 45 minutes and, if anything, we weren't clinical enough.

"We lost a little bit of discipline in the second half by going to ground in the box, and although I haven't seen it again, by going to ground you're always giving yourself an opportunity to concede a penalty. But we came back into it and created three or four more opportunities and scored the winner."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson felt his side took too long to get going. He said: "It was a very poor start and it gave them the initiative.

"Our goalkeeper and the back three we tried to play didn't look anywhere near as confident as they had done in training. It wasn't the shape, it was down to their own individual mental toughness.

"We let the goal in and felt a little sorry for ourselves."