Pompey have been handed a home draw against non-league opposition in the first round of the FA Cup.
Andy Awford’s side host Conference outfit Aldershot at Fratton Park as they bid to end a winless run in the competition stretching back to 2010.
Gosport Borough reached the first round for the first time in the club’s history with a victory at Willand Rovers and were rewarded with a cracking home tie against League One Colchester United.
Hawks face a replay with Canvey Island to book their place in the first round but they have a mouthwatering tie waiting for them if they make it through after they were paired with Preston North End.
The ties will be played between November 7-10.