Paul Cook was glad to give Pompey fans a sight of his squad’s quality tonight.
Cook’s side cruised to a 5-0 win over Hawks at West Leigh Park.
Carl Baker – with two, Gary Roberts, triallist Noel Hunt and Curtis Main did the damage.
Baker’s opener was a spectacular 30-yarder while Hunt also hit a piledriver from a similar distance off the post.
Cook was pleased to give supporters moments to whet the appetite ahead of the new campaign.
He said: ‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable game against one of our local teams.
‘It was a nice night and a good crowd in.
‘It was good to give the fans a few glimpses of the quality we have.
‘Carl Baker’s goal was superb and Curtis Main got the crowd on their feet.
‘But we’ve got a target for the season and I feel the squad is improving as we work towards that.’