Pompey’s season was given its latest disappointing chapter as they fell to a 3-1 loss at Morecambe.
Defender Alex Kenyon got a goal in both halves as Andy Awford’s side were punished from corners, with Padraig Amond sealing the win in stoppage-time.
Teenager Conor Chaplin gave the travelling Blues faithful something to cheer about with his first senior goal with five minutes left.
But the result continues Pompey’s woeful record on the road, with only two Football League sides collecting fewer away points this season.
The fact it came against a side who had not won at home for five games, and had onlu a single win at the Globe Arena in nine, underlined the low.
There was also a worrying moment in the second half when Josh Passley was left unconscious following an aerial challenge and was stretchered from the pitch in a neck brace.
Apart from it being a day Chaplin will remember, the only other positive was the attitude of the away fans, who were in a defiant mood with congas and various other antics taking place.