Stevenage 1-2 Portsmouth
Pompey avoid first-round shock
August 9, 2010
Competing in the first round of the League Cup since 2002, newly-relegated Portsmouth got off to a flier with an eighth-minute goal from 18-year-old Nadir Ciftci to silence the home fans.
Ciftci got on the end of a Matt Ritchie cross to direct a neat header home from just inside the six-yard box.
Pompey's lead, however, lasted ...