A first Pompey goal for Lee Brown was not enough to beat Peterborough and earn a seventh successive victory.
But the Blues were at least able to extend their unbeaten run into double figures, with a 2-2 draw at Fratton Park.
Brown’s free-kick got the hosts level after Ivan Toney had netted an early opener and Ellis Harrison gave them the lead after the restart.
Mo Eisa hit back for free-scoring Posh, however, to ensure the spoils were shared in an absorbing clash.
Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that narrowly beat Altrincham in the FA Cup the previous week.
Tom Naylor recovered from a hamstring problem to skipper the team, with Ryan Williams also starting, as Anton Walkes and Marcus Harness made way.
There were a couple of familiar faces in the opposition line-up, with former Fratton full-backs Dan Butler and Nathan Thompson both starting.
It was a laboured start from the hosts at a surprisingly flat Fratton Park, with too many passes going astray.
And – after Alex Woodyard has been booked for fouling Ronan Curtis – Peterborough went ahead through the first decent chance of the contest.
Butler swing in a cross from the left and Oli Hawkins missed his attempted clearance, allowing an unmarked Toney to convert at the far post.
There were soon weak appeals for a penalty at the other end, with Charles Breakspear not convinced that Frankie Kent had fouled Curtis.
Pompey gradually began to grow into the game, although Williams’ deflected drive lacked enough power to test Christy Pym.
An equaliser did finally arrive on 26 minutes, however, with the goal coming from a pretty unlikely source.
Williams was brought down by Louis Reed on the edge of the box and BROWN drilled the free-kick through the wall and past an unsighted Pym.
It ensured the left-back was at last able to celebrate opening his Blues account – on his 68th appearance – racing away before performing a forward roll.
Posh came close to restoring their lead moments later, though, with Kent’s effort kept out by Craig MacGillivray from point-blank range.
It was proving to be an even encounter and Thompson was playing the role of pantomime villain, drawing plenty of boos following a foul on John Marquis.
Pompey were next to go close on 36 minutes when Curtis’ cross was only partially cleared and Pym had to get down to his right to keep out Williams’ effort.
Then, at the other end, Brown did well to put off Thompson, who was only able to prod the ball straight at MacGillivray.
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Pompey had an opportunity to take the lead seconds after the restart when Brandon Haunstrup slipped a pass through to Marquis, who scuffed his effort.
Williams then skipped past a challenge on the right and when his cross was not fully headed away, Harrison was unable to bring the ball down to get a shot away.
But HARRISON soon got his name on the scoresheet, collecting a pass from Marquis and firing in an effort that Pym got his hand to, sending the ball trickling slowly over the line.
The visitors tried to hit back and Toney fired one shot over, while another from Thompson was smothered by MacGillivray.
Thompson had perhaps been fortunate not to get booked for a couple of previous indiscretions, but finally saw yellow for illegally halting Harrison’s break.
Peterborough were celebrating a leveller on 72 minutes, however, as Eisa was left in far too much space to convert another Butler delivery.
Jackett responded immediately by making a substitution, with Williams making way for Harness in the forward line.
It was Curtis who soon had a chance to restore Pompey’s lead, though, heading Haunstrup’s corner wide at the far post.
Both sides were looking to get forward in the closing stages in an attempt to turn one point into three.
Haunstrup lifted a neat pass into the box and Harrison did well to evade Thompson’s attentions and get a foot on the ball, only for Pym to make a key block.
The left-footed right-back was forced from the pitch in stoppage-time, though, appearing to injure his foot and having to be replaced by Ross McCrorie.
And neither side were able to find a winner in the extra minutes added on, despite plenty of frenetic play as the seconds ticked down.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Haunstrup (McCrorie 90+3), Hawkins, Burgess, Brown; Naylor (c), Close; Williams (Harness 73), Marquis, Curtis, Harrison
Goals: Brown 26, Harrison 52
Booked: Burgess, Brown, Harrison
Subs not used: Bass, Downing, Walkes, Evans, Pitman
Peterborough (3-4-1-2): Pym; Mason (Tasdemir 62), Beevers (c), Kent; Thompson, Woodyard, Reed, Butler; Kanu; Toney, Eisa (Jones 90)
Goals: Toney 10, Eisa 72
Booked: Woodyard, Eisa, Thompson
Subs not used: Chapman, Cartwright, Bennett, Barker, Burrows
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Attendance: 17,643 (531 away fans)
A much-changed Pompey side battled from behind to beat Northampton and book their place in the third round of the Leasing.com Trophy.
They got off to a poor start and Michael Harriman soon put the League Two side into the lead at a chilly Fratton Park.
But Leon Maloney’s first senior goal levelled the tie before the break and a stunning Marcus Harness strike proved to be the winner.
Kenny Jackett made nine changes from the side that beat Altrincham to progress in the FA Cup at the weekend.
Anton Walkes – who moved to left-back – and Harness were the only players to keep their place in the starting line-up.
Brett Pitman skippered the team up front, with Gareth Evans and Maloney also returning to the forward line.
A fit-again Ross McCrorie featured alongside Andy Cannon in midfield, with James Bolton, Paul Downing and Sean Raggett in defence, and Alex Bass between the sticks.
The hosts looked rusty in the opening stages and Bass was forced to deny Matt Warburton in the opening seconds.
But Northampton did go ahead on 12 minutes, with Harriman left unmarked to convert Joe Martin’s cross from a few yards out.
Pompey did grow into the contest, though, and Evans drew a smart stop from Steve Arnold after collecting Harness’ pass and cutting onto his left foot.
Jordan Turnbull then did well to divert McCrorie’s drive behind following a threatening run from the Scotland under-21 skipper.
And when the same player was brought down on the edge of the box, Harness’ free-kick was just too high for Downing at the back post.
The equaliser did arrive on 39 minutes and it was a moment to remember for MALONEY, who bravely stooped to head home another Harness delivery and open his Pompey account.
A coming together between Martin and Bolton led to pushing and shoving by the South Stand touchline late in the first half.
Referee Will Finnie eventually managed to calm the pair down and showed both players a yellow card.
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There was an early chance for the Blues once the action restarted, with Pitman’s header clawed away by Arnold.
Warburton then tried his luck from long-range at the other end, but the ball flew straight into the arms of Bass.
The keeper made a much better save soon after, getting down to keep out Billy Waters’ firm strike after the substitute had been sent through on goal.
Both sides looked capable of taking the lead and Pitman went close with a couple of headers just a minute apart.
He probably should have done better with the first, sending the ball wide from close-range, but the second was a clever effort from further out that looped narrowly over.
Pompey were suddenly looking a real threat and it came as no surprise when they went ahead just past the hour mark.
It was a stunning volleyed finish from HARNESS that thundered into the net after an Evans cross was cleared into his path.
Jackett immediately made a double change, with Maloney and McCrorie making way for John Marquis and Brandon Haunstrup.
And the Blues almost increased their advantage moments later, with Arnold getting down to brilliantly save Pitman’s downwards header.
The skipper certainly deserved a goal for his all-round play and soon bent another shot around the post after being teed-up by the influential Harness.
The action started to wind down as the finish line neared, although a lashed effort from Bolton took a deflection and flew just past the post.
Arnold then kept his side in the contest with a superb save to deny Marquis from point-blank range after Haunstrup had slipped the ball across the box.
Injuries and substitutions meant there were six minutes of stoppage-time to negoatiate, but the Blues saw the game out with ease to secure their place in Thursday evening’s third round draw.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bass; Bolton, Downing, Raggett, Walkes; Cannon (Close 86), McCrorie (Haunstrup 63); Harness, Evans, Maloney (Marquis 63); Pitman (c)
Goals: Maloney 39, Harness 62
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Burgess, Williams, Harrison
Northampton (3-5-1-1): Arnold; Hall-Johnson, Wharton, Turnbull; Harriman, McWilliams (Waters 51), Watson (c), Pollock, Martin (Williams 68); Warburton; Smith (Harding 68)
Goals: Harriman 12
Booked: Martin, Harriman
Subs not used: Cornell, Hughes, Ballinger, Kaja
Referee: Will Finnie
Attendance: 2,413 (96 away fans)
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