Quinn on target for Blues
Pompey Ladies bounced back from successive defeats to win 1-0 at QPR on Wednesday night.
The only goal of the game arrived on 14 minutes when a speculative effort from out wide by Lucy Quinn looped over goalkeeper Victoria Caldwell and into the net.
Quinn had a couple more opportunities, while there were also chances for Jess Frampton and Ini Umotong in a first half dominated by the Blues.
There were not as many openings after the interval, although debutant Katie George forced a fine save from Caldwell, who also denied Tiffany Taylor.
The hosts started to push forward in search of an equaliser as the end approached, but the closest they came to levelling was a dipping volley from Natalie Richardson that flew narrowly over.
Blues boss Perry Northeast said: “Aside from a few tricky patches at the start of each half, we played some really nice football throughout the game.
“We created plenty of chances and I felt that we deserved to win by more than just a single goal.
“After losing a couple of games, the girls showed great character to get the win and also play with confidence.
“Obviously getting three points is the most important thing, but I was also particularly pleased with some of our passing patterns.
“It was also nice to see Katie come on to make her senior debut and she was desperately unlucky not to score.”
Pompey: Beazley; Taylor, Rutherford, Currie, Bazan; Kempson (Clark 66), Sievwright, Simmonds (Bloomfield 79), Frampton (George 59), Quinn; Umotong
Subs not used: James, Atkinson