Mitch Aston impressed once more in the heart of Pompey's midfield in their visit to Folland Sports in the Hampshire Senior Cup. Picture: Jason Brown
The Blues appeared to be heading out with a 1-0 defeat at Wessex League Division One side Folland Sports in the third round of the competition.
But substitute Harry Clout took the fixture to penalties following a leveller two minutes into time added-on.
Unfortunately the Blues subsequently lost out 5-4 on spot-kicks, but it was still a brave display – and here are our Pompey player ratings...
(Replaced by Bastian Smith on 90 minutes) Had a couple of shaky moments in the first half, particularly when dealing with one Kevin Bosaka backpass, but settled down and produced two excellent late stops. Replaced for the penalty shoot-out. Defensively very solid from right-back, which appears to be his strength. Did well physically and comfortable on the ball. (Photo: Jason Brown) Skipper looked very comfortable against the physicality of Folland and extremely composed on the ball. Led his team well and netted with a well-taken penalty in shoot-out. (Photo: Jason Brown) (Replaced by Cody Howard on 46 minutes) Powerful in the air, but looked uncomfortable at times with the ball at his feet. Played one poor backpass which put Oscar Glover in trouble, but pitch not the best. One of the youngest on display and produced some very testing crosses from left-back, particularly in the second half. A real driving force down the left and hugely encouraging display. (Photo: Mike Hewitt) Neat and tidy again from the midfield, who always wants the ball and is always trying to make things happen. Continues to impress. (Photo: Jason Brown) Hard-working showing from the midfielder. Bags of energy and won't shirk a physical challenge. (Photo: Jason Brown) (Replaced by Harry Clout on 71 minutes) Plugged away trying to make things happen, but didn't quite happen for the attacker. Have to admire his commitment, though. Operated on the left of the midfield diamond and never stopped running, while linked up well with Beau Mullins down the left flank. Put plenty in. (Photo: Colin Farmery) A lively display up front, full of ideas and movement. Unfortunately missed the first penalty, although his shot nearly knocked the keeper into the net while catching it. (Photo: Mike Hewitt) Struck the bar with a smart backheel and led the line well in a hard-working display. Caused problems in the air and a willing runner. (Photo: Chris Moorhouse) (Replaced Kevin Bosaka on 46 minutes) Added good height at the back and stood up well after introduced at half-time. (Replaced Jayden Keteku on 71 minutes) Big impact when he came on, taking match into extra-time with a dramatic leveller two minutes into time added. Also scored in penalty shoot-out - and shushed the home support.