Charlton draw not enough to progress
Pompey Ladies bowed out of the Premier League Cup following a 1-1 draw at Charlton.
It was Lewes who progressed to the quarter-finals from Group 2, having beaten both the Blues and the Addicks earlier in the season.
The hosts took the lead after 10 minutes at Thamesmead, with Sam Pittuck converting a Charley Clifford corner.
But Pompey levelled just before the break when Charley Wilson (pictured) collected Gemma Hillier’s pass and coolly slid home.
Wilson then hit the post after the break before Charlton keeper Megen Lynch managed to grab hold of the ball following a goalmouth scramble.
The visitors dominated the second half, but the Addicks almost grabbed a late winner. It took a fine save from Sadie Blakely to tip Stef Simmons’ free-kick over the bar.
Joint Blues boss Perry Northeast said: “It was a good game between two evenly matched sides. We conceded a sloppy goal, but then reacted well.
“Charley took her goal well. We’ve not had the best support for her in recent weeks, but it worked better with Gemma up there supporting her.
“We return to league action against Brighton this weekend and we always enjoy playing them because it’s a bit of a local derby.
“Now we need to have a good week in training. These games are always a bit feisty, but hopefully we can rise to the occasion.”
Pompey: Blakely, Simmonds, Murphy, Taylor, Frampton, Rutherford, Kempson (McMillan 71), Bloomfield (Russell 78), Quinn, Hillier (c) (Hunt 60), Wilson
Subs not used: May, Crabb