Adam Webster was named Pompey’s star man for his performance in the 1-0 win at Rodney Parade.
The young defender put in an assured performance in the centre of defence alongside Christian Burgess.
And he stepped up to the mark in style as manager Paul Cook freshened up his defensive line.
Webster was one of a number of impressive performers, though, as Pompey continue to set the pace on the road this season.
So was the News’ chief sports writer, Neil Allen, right to pick out the young defender as his man of the match for the visit to Newport?
And do you agree with his other match ratings - posted below - as the Blues posted another away win?
Let us know by posting your comments or your own match ratings.
Aaron McCarey: Barely involved – 6
Ben Davies: Very solid – 7
Christian Burgess: Commanding presence – 8
Adam Webster: Magnificent on return to side – 9
Enda Stevens: Did okay – 6
Michael Doyle: Reliable as ever – 7
Adam Barton**: So, so – 6
Kyle Bennett: Architect for decisive goal – 7
Gary Roberts: Had his moments – 6
Kal Naismith*: Found it tough but gave everything – 5
Matt Tubbs***: Deadly as ever – 7
*Rommy Boco (59min): Encouraging debut – 7
**Danny Hollands (68min): Made an impact – 7
***Caolan Lavery (75min): Battled away – 6