Andy Awford praised the efforts of his players as they signed off the 2013-14 campaign with a 3-3 home draw against Plymouth.
Danny Hollands’ hat-trick put Pompey ahead three times in the game, but Rueben Reid and a Conor Hourihane double ensured the spoils were shared.
Awford said: ‘It was a great reaction and I thought the performance was excellent.
‘To go in front three times and get pegged back three times was a little bit disappointing but I won’t criticise anybody.
‘Even if we had got beaten today, I wasn’t going to come out and criticise anyone.
‘The lads have done superbly for me in the past seven games and I thank them for every effort they have put in.
‘We were still going out to win the game. We should have killed it when we were 3-2 up and they were on the ropes - that was the disappointing thing.
‘We had four or five chances to go 4-2 up and it would have been ‘game over’.
‘But late goals happen and we saw that last week at Bury.’