Guy Whittingham toasted’s Pompey’s first victory of the season but admitted: We all wanted more.
Jed Wallace, David Connolly and Patrick Agyemang all found the net for the Blues as they saw off the challenge of Morecambe 3-0.
The trio of goals came during a breathtaking first half as Pompey piled on the pressure.
But the hosts were unable to add to their advantage in the second period - despite Morecambe having Andrew Wight sent off for a second bookable offence in the run-up to half-time.
That frustrated Whittingham and Co at the final whistle.
Nevertheless, he was happy to get three points at the third time of asking since beginning this season’s League Two campaign.
He was also delighted at the way his new-look side was beginning to gel as a unit – putting to bed the negative thoughts that emerged from the Blues’ last home visit against Oxford on the opening day of the season.
‘I think we played every bit as well in the opening 30 minutes against Accrington and Oxford, but it’s great to get that first win,’ said Whittingham.
‘After the game it wasn’t as euphoric as you’d think because the players were disappointed we didn’t go on and get another goal.
‘But there were plenty of good performances out there and in Marcos Painter we have someone who came in and steadied us defensively.
‘We’ve now got our first win and it’s about going on and building on that – and you can see the team is gelling with every match.’