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Portsmouth evolved out of the Royal Artillery club who competed in the Southern League at the end of the nineteenth century. When most of their first team was suspended for professionalism they were forced to field a reserve team in a Test Match against Cowes. When they lost they disbanded and a new professional Portsmouth team was formed and elected directly to the Southern League Division 1.

Portsmouth's main contribution to Reading's history comes under the heading of "worst hooliganism", with the infamous Battle of Elm Park in 1977. I might also add "least favourite away ground". My brother used to live in Portsmouth, so I was a regular visitor to Fratton Park, and (1) it's a dump and (2) we always seem to lose.

Portsmouth

 1899-00  S1     A  L  0-2    H  W  2-0
 1900-01  S1     A  L  1-2    H  D  0-0
 1901-02  S1     H  L  0-1    A  D  0-0
          FA     H  L  0-1
 1902-03  S1     H  L  1-5    A  D  1-1
 1903-04  S1     H  W  2-1    A  L  0-1
 1904-05  S1     A  W  5-3    H  W  5-0
 1905-06  S1     H  D  1-1    A  D  3-3
 1906-07  S1     A  L  1-2    H  W  2-0
 1907-08  S1     A  L  3-4    H  W  2-0
 1908-09  S1     A  D  1-1    H  W  1-0
 1909-10  S1     A  L  1-3    H  W  4-1
 1912-13  S1     A  W  2-1    H  W  3-1
 1913-14  S1     A  L  0-2    H  D  0-0
 1914-15  S1     H  D  1-1    A  L  0-1
 1919-20  S1     H  W  2-1    A  L  0-2
 1920-21  D3S    A  D  2-2    H  W  1-0
 1921-22  D3S    A  L  0-1    H  D  1-1
 1922-23  D3S    A  L  0-1    H  D  0-0
 1923-24  D3S    A  D  1-1    H  L  1-4
 1926-27  D2     H  L  1-2    A  L  0-5
          FA     H  W  3-1
 1939-40  WLS    A  W  2-1    H  D  2-2 
 1941-42  LWL    A  L  0-1    H  W  5-2 
 1942-43  WLS    A  L  1-2    H  D  2-2 
 1943-44  WLS    A  D  1-1    H  L  1-4 
 1944-45  WLS    A  L  1-3    H  W  1-0 
          WLC    A  L  0-5    H  W  1-0 
 1957-58  SPFC   H  L  0-2
 1961-62  D3     A  L  0-2    H  L  0-3
 1976-77  D3     A  W  2-0    H  W  2-0
 1978-79  D4     A  L  0-4    H  W  2-0
          FA     A  W  1-0
 1980-81  D3     A  D  0-0    H  W  2-1
 1981-82  D3     H  W  2-1    A  L  0-3
 1982-83  D3     H  L  1-2    A  D  2-2
 1986-87  D2     A  L  0-1    H  D  2-2
 1994-95  D1     H  D  0-0    A  D  1-1
 1995-96  D1     A  D  0-0    H  L  0-1
 1996-97  D1     H  D  0-0    A  L  0-1
          FA     A  L  0-3
 1997-98  D1     A  W  2-0    H  L  0-1
 2002-03  D1     H  D  0-0    A  L  0-3
 2006-07  PL     A  L  1-3    H  D  0-0
 2007-08  PL     A  L  4-7    H  L  0-2
 2010-11  FLC    A  D  1-1    H  W  2-0
 2011-12  FLC    A  L  0-1    H  W  1-0
 2015-16  LC     A  W  2-1
 2016-17  FLT    A  D  2-2
Summary
                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS  P3/PL
 1. Premier League       4   0  1  1   0   2   0  0  2   5  10    1  0.250
 2. Football League 2   18   2  4  3   6   6   1  3  5   4  13   16  0.889
 3. Football League 3   10   3  0  2   7   7   1  2  2   4   7   11  1.400
 4. Football League 4    2   1  0  0   2   0   0  0  1   0   4    2  1.500
 5. Division 3 South     8   1  2  1   3   5   0  2  2   3   5    6  0.875
 6. Southern League 1   30   9  4  2  26  12   2  4  9  18  28   30  1.367
 7. FA Cup               4   1  0  1   3   2   1  0  1   1   3    4  1.500
 8. League Cup           1   0  0  0   0   0   1  0  0   2   1    3  3.000
 9. S. Floodlit Cup      1   0  0  1   0   2   0  0  0   0   0    0  0.000
10. Other Cups           1   0  0  0   0   0   0  1  0   2   2    1  1.000
    Line
    Totals              79  17 11 11  47  36   6 12 22  39  73   74  1.165