Forward happy his strike resulted in victory
Jake Jervis had already notched three goals since returning to Pompey in January.
But after netting in the draws at Morecambe and Exeter it was nice for the striker to finally secure all three points.
He struck three minutes into the second half with a low drive into the bottom corner.
And the goal saw the Blues move up three places in the League Two table – as well as erase memories of Saturday’s heavy defeat at Scunthorpe.
Jervis said: “It was a great win for the team and a fantastic response from the weekend.
“I haven’t got enough shots off in the games that I’ve played, so I thought I’d go for it and the ball ended up in the bottom corner.
“I’m happy to score one that’s a little different and it’s the first one that’s got us a win instead of a draw. It’s a great feeling.
“We had to put the last result out of our minds and just go out onto the pitch and focus on getting the victory.
“The manager said his bit at the weekend and that was justified because it wasn’t good enough.
“But we worked hard in training on Monday and it gave the lads the confidence to try to prove him wrong.”
It was a vital victory for Pompey with other sides down at the bottom also picking up points, but the result was especially sweet for Jervis.
He said: “My granddad passed away exactly a year ago, so there was a bit more to the game for me personally.
“I worked as hard as I could, got the goal and dedicated it to him. Hopefully I’ve made my family happy and proud.”