Pompey’s League One campaign hit a low as they crashed 3-0 at Notts County today.
Michael Appleton’s side were soundly beaten by a display full of confidence and attacking verve from the home side.
That made it three defeats on the bounce and one win in eight in League Two for the Blues.
Pompey fell behind to a soft goal after five minutes, as Yoann Arquin easily got between Gabor Gyepes and Mikkel Andersen to tap home from a corner.
It got worse two minutes after the restart as Alan Judge, who tormented Pompey all afternoon, smashed in a peach of a strike from 30 yards.
Notts County wrapped it up after 57 minutes with the visitors’ defending all over the place.
Brian Howard couldn’t control Izale McLeod’s clearance and Judge rolled the ball to Arquin, who made no mistake for his second of the afternoon.
Pompey created little with Jack Compton shanking a shot wide after a decent run eight minutes before the break.
Izale McLeod, Luke Rodgers and Howard had half chances, but there was little carved out of real note.