There were more than 800 Pompey fans making the long trip home from Scunthorpe feeling disappointed on Saturday.
So Dion Donohue is delighted that the Blues gave their followers plenty of reason to cheer at Fratton Park three days later.
Oliver Hawkins opened his account for the club, while the prolific Brett Pitman added a brace in a 3-0 victory over Bristol Rovers.
And Donohue was pleased with the way that Pompey managed to blunt their opponents’ attacking threat before doing the business at the other end.
The left-back said: “It was a good win for us after being under the cosh for the first half-an-hour.
“We defended well and we’ll have to do that at times this season because we won’t always have it our own way.
"I don’t think that our keeper had a shot to save, which shows how well we did at the back."
“So it was good to show that we are capable of that and to come away with a 3-0 victory is extremely satisfying.
“I don’t think that our keeper had a shot to save, which shows how well we did at the back and it’s always nice to keep a clean sheet.
“To come back after the Scunthorpe game and put in a performance like that shows the character we have here.
“I probably wasn’t the best chap to be around after Saturday, but I certainly went home happier on this occasion!”
Donohue was making his fifth appearance for the Blues since arriving from Chesterfield midway through August.
He said: “I absolutely love it here and the lads have helped me to settle in very quickly, although it always takes time to get to know everyone fully.
“Playing at Fratton Park is brilliant because the fans are so incredible and I believe that I will only get better.”