Andy Awford declared himself satisfied as Pompey came through their latest pre-season challenge in flying colours with a 6-1 win at Bognor.
The Blues led 3-1 at the break with Ryan Taylor and Miles Storey combining to grab a goal and an assist each in quick succession.
Rocks striker Alex Parsons calmly reduced the arrears on a rare foray forward before Danny Hollands crashed home on the stroke of half-time.
The Blues resumed control after the break at Nyewood Lane, with Bradley Tarbuck, Andy Barcham and Jed Wallace all netting in a scoreline that did not flatter the dominant visitors.
Awford said: ‘There was a lot to be positive about but it was more about getting miles in legs and fitness levels going up a few notches.
‘We can see the players getting fitter and stronger and it’s an extension of training again today.
‘Instead of bringing the players in on a Saturday morning to train we are bringing them in to play matches.’
Despite the emphatic scoreline, Awford believed his League Two side were given a good test by their Ryman League premier neighbours.
He said: ‘Bognor knocked the ball about really well and I think they’ll do well this season.
‘It was a good test and it was pleasing to see that (the players’ performance) today.’