Swindon v Pompey '“Â half-time report
It's 0-0 at the break in Pompey'sÂ lastestÂ pre-season warm-up atÂ Swindon.
Pompey had the lion's share of chances withÂ OliÂ Hawkins having a number of headers atÂ goal.
But the best chance of the half fell to EllisÂ IandoloÂ who saw CraigÂ MacGillivrayÂ smartly save his header.
It took 16 seconds forÂ RonanÂ Curtis to curl Pompey's first effort over the top from 25 yards.
In the second minute TomÂ NaylorÂ and Conor Chaplin combined to get Jamal Lowe away but Chris Robertson blocked his shot.
The resulting corner fell to Lowe, who drove a shot narrowly past the post from the edge of the box.
Then it was Hawkins' turn to put a chance wide, as he headed Brown's arcing cross off target from six yards.
SwindonÂ should've opened the scoring after seven minutes asÂ IandoloÂ was given a free header from KyleÂ Knoyle'sÂ cross, butÂ MacGillivrayÂ reacted excellently to turn his header around the post.
Hawkins had another clear headed chance in the 16th minute but planted hisÂ effortÂ wide from Brown's corner.
KeshiÂ Anderson curled a chance over the top from 25 yards in the 19th minute.
But it was Pompey enjoying the lion's share of territory and chances.
And Brown's delivery was impressing, as he once again put a ball in which Hawkins headed over.
Chaplin's acrobatic volley then flew wide from 12Â yardsÂ in the 26th minute.
Pompey old boy Matt Taylor was showing he'd lost none of his delivery quality from open play and dead-ball situations.
StevenÂ AlzateÂ woke the game from its slumber in the 36th minute when he slotted a 20Â yarderÂ inches pastÂ MacGillivray'sÂ far post.
And then Taylor curled a 20Â yarderÂ over the top five minutes before the break, in the last major action of the half.