Ellis Harrison scored a hat-trick on his first start of the season, but it couldn’t stop the Blues going down to a loss, with emergency goalkeeper Jake Eastwood having to pick the ball out of the back of the next five times on his one and only appearance for the Fratton Park outfit.
Here’s how our chief sport writer rated the players’ individual performances…
5. Connor Ogilvie - 6
Surprisingly struggled at times considering he has featured in first-team this season.
6. Louis Thompson - 7
(Replaced by Harry Jewitt-White on 70 minutes): Rusty at first but grew into it to become strong performer.
7. Michael Jacobs - 7
Came more into it after the break and at heart of Pompey’s best moments.
8. Recco Hackett-Fairchild - 5
Too wasteful in promising positions, particularly in second half.