Louis Dennis sent out a reminder of his talents by netting for Pompey reserves this afternoon.
However, Jake Wigley’s side had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the encounter at Reading.
Dennis, Joe Mason, Danny Rose, Luke McGee, Adam May and Brandon Haunstrup all started for the reserve fixture at Reading’s training complex.
There was also 59 minutes for Dion Donohue, as he continues his injury comeback.
Dennis, who has yet to make his first-team debut since arriving in the summer, opened the scoring on 21 minutes.
However, Royals substitute Gabriel Osho equalised from the penalty spot on 65 minutes to ensure the match ended 1-1.