Video: Pompey 2 Reading under-23s 2 (3-4 on penalties) verdict

Dion Donohue. Picture: Colin Farmery

New boy’s bitter-sweet Pompey experience

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Pompey first-team coach Ian Foster speaks to the media after the Blues’ 4-3 penalty-shootout reverse at the hands of Reading under-23s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The game itself finished 2-2 after 90 minutes at Fratton Park with Curtis Main grabbing himself two goals - earning Paul Cook’s side a point.

Striker Curtis Main, far left, scored twice for Pompey against Reading under-23s in the Checkatrade Trophy    Picture: Joe Pepler

Striker Curtis Main, far left, scored twice for Pompey against Reading under-23s in the Checkatrade Trophy Picture: Joe Pepler

Liam O’Brien saved three spot-kicks but misses from Kyle Bennett, Jack Whatmough, Adam May and Milan Lalkovic meant the Royals were given an additional point in front of a post-war record low crowd of 1,355.