Pompey midfielder Ben Close celebrates his goal Picture: Barry Zee
Summer recruit Ellis Harrison bagged a double while Ben Close also added a long range effort as the Blues saw off the Championship side last night.
Ellis Harrison is mobbed by his Pompey team-mate after netting his second goal against Birmingham. Ellis Harrison opened the scoring for Pompey 30 minutes into his Fratton Park debut Ellis Harrison, right, and Tom Naylor celebrate Pompey's win over Birmingham. Ellis Harrison was denied a hat-trick against Birmingham. Picture: Robin Jones. Goalmouth scramble during the match Craig MacGillvray dives for the ball Craig MacGillivray collects the ball Harrison competes for the ball Harrison is involved in a dispute Ronan Curtis acts as a mediator Kenny Jackett talks to Joe Gallen during the match Anton Walkes competes with Steve Seddon for the ball Ben Close is congratulated by Lee Brown following his strike against Birmingham Ben Close celebrates scoring Pompey's second goal Brett Pitman applauds the fans Harrison in action last night Lee Brown's shot is saved by David Stockdale Marcus Harness competes for the ball Harrison is marked by Josh Dacres-Cogley Marcus Harness on the ball Tom Naylor heads the ball Ellis Harrison nets his second goal against Birmingham.