View the photos from Pompey's victory over Southend at Fratton Park
Pompey recorded a second successive league triumph by seeing off Southend.
The visitors should have taken the lead just before the break when Matt Clarke was controversially adjudged to have handled in the box.
But it did not prove a costly decision by referee Carl Boyeson, as Nile Ranger fired over from the penalty spot.
And the Blues grabbed the only goal early in the second half, with susbtitute Matty Kennedy whipping in a cross for Brett Pitman to head home.