Chief sports writer Neil Allen gives his player ratings after Pompey’s 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.
Paul Jones (46 mins Brian Murphy - Looked very assured 7) - Came off at half-time 7
Kieron Freeman - Stuck at it 7
Christian Burgess - Tower of strength 9
Adam Barton - Another impressive defensive showing 8
Enda Stevens - Defended very well 7
Michael Doyle - Dogged as ever 7
Danny Hollands - Did not stop 7
Gareth Evans - Tireless as usual 7
Gary Roberts - Supplied decisive moment 7 - BOOKED
Kal Naismith - Had some good moments 7
Michael Smith - Ran himself into the ground 8 - BOOKED
Subs Not Used: Brandon Haunstrup, Adam McGurk, Ben Davies, Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam May, Ben Close.
Kelle Roos - Did okay 6
Barry Fuller - A real tigerish display 7
Paul Robinson - Still a quality performer 8 - BOOKED
Darius Charles - Solid enough 7
Callum Kennedy - Excellent delivery from dead balls 7
Sean Rigg (46 mins Jake Reeves - Got stuck in 6) Offered little 6
Connor Smith - Barely noticeable 5 - BOOKED
Dannie Bulman - Did the dirty work 7
Andy Barcham (75 mins Rhys Murphy - Little impact 5) - Had his moments 7
Lyle Taylor (68 mins Adebayo Azeez - Gave more pace 6) - Silence superbly by Burgess 7
Tom Elliott - Dangerous in the air 7 - BOOKED
Subs Not Used: James Shea,, Adebayo Akinfenwa, David Fitzpatrick, Ryan Sweeney,
Referee: Andy Madley (West Yorkshire) - Quick with the cards 6
Attendance: 4,799 (911 away)
Man of the Match: Christian Burgess - A magnificent presence at the back, responding superbly to some tough pressure at times.
We Want Him: Paul Robinson - Still a class act, time and time again provided the defensive wall Pompey couldn’t break down to ensure the scoreline remained narrow.
We Don’t Want Him: Connor Smith - Best contribution was the penalty area dive which earned him a booking as the midfielder struggled to get involved.
Magic Moment: Michael Smith netting from Gary Roberts’ pass was the decisive moment as Pompey recorded their first Football League victory at Kingsmeadow.
Their Manager: Neal Ardley - Side never gave up and put visitors under some stiff pressure, but could find no way through.