Pompey Academy are still waiting for their first victory in this season’s Merit League after being beaten 2-0 by Peterborough.
Charlie O’Connell opened the scoring from the penalty spot at the Posh training ground, with Connor Peters wrapping up all three points for the hosts.
Professional development phase coach Liam Daish said: “It was a difficult game for us, although I can’t knock the attitude and work-rate of the lads.
“But we looked a bit disconnected, with our back four, midfield and forward line not really working as a unit.
"We had some chances, with the best probably falling to Alfie Stanley, but didn’t test their keeper enough."
“There was a lot of huffing and puffing, although it was more a lot of individual performances rather than a collective.
“We had some chances, with the best probably falling to Alfie Stanley, but didn’t test their keeper enough.
“It was the same for Peterborough – who were very direct oppositition – but they ultimately got the goals and we were unable to hurt them.
“The two we conceded were both soft ones to give away from our point of view, although we felt the penalty decision was a bit dubious.
“It was a long delivery into our box for the second one and we didn’t deal with it properly, with the second ball lashed into our net.
“We would have liked to see more from our boys in the final third and didn’t deserve to win – although perhaps we didn’t deserve to lose either.”
Pompey: Seymour; Setters, Robb, Rew, Kelly (Cadman 74); Storey, Bell; Teggart, Anderson (Jewitt-White 60), Brook (A.Bridgman 60); Stanley