MX23RW : Thursday, February 21 14:41:11
Aug 25, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Fratton Park
Portsmouth
1-2
Reading
Chaplin (40')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Blackman (64'), McCleary (84')

Half-Time Report: Portsmouth hold shock lead over Reading

Portsmouth are leading Reading 1-0 at half time of their League Cup tie.

League Two Portsmouth are beating Championship side Reading 1-0 at half time of their League Cup match.

Neither side had a shot on target in the first 20 minutes, with Nick Blackman and Jayden Stockley both missing the target for their respective clubs.

Stephen Quinn had a go in the 18th minute but shot high and wide from long range, before Simon Cox's shot was blocked.

Portsmouth's Conor Chaplin finally tested Ali Al-Habsi in the 26th minute, but his shot was straight at the Oman international.

Hal Robson-Kanu then stung the hands of Paul Jones from long range.

Chaplin gave Portsmouth a shock lead in the 40th minute when he finished into the bottom right corner from a tight angle.

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