It was an exasperating afternoon for Jamal Lowe against Accrington on Saturday.
The flying winger was one of several players denied by Stanley stopper Connor Ripley in a 1-1 draw at the Crown Ground.
Ronan Curtis also hit both post and crossbar in a contest that saw the Blues create most of the clear-cut openings, even if Craig MacGillivray had to save a Billy Kee penalty.
But Oli Hawkins’ second half effort was cancelled out seconds later by Michael Ihiekwe as the League One high-flyers shared the points.
Lowe feels, however, that Pompey should have made the most of their superiority before the break to put the match out of reach for Stanley.
He said: “A point might have been a decent result if you’d asked us before the game because of how Accrington were doing and with the long journey.
“But based on the first half, we should have been out of sight and weren’t able to capitalise on our dominance.
"If we’d have been three up like we perhaps should have been, then it would have been a different second half."
“We started off brightly as a team and created a lot of chances, but it’s about sticking them away to change the game.
“When you’re not scoring it is frustrating, especially when you have so many chances and so much of the ball.
“If we’d have been three up like we perhaps should have been, then it would have been a different second half.
“We got the goal and then it was a sucker punch to concede straight away. It was a scrap-fest after that and nobody had any real chances.”
Lowe is eager to add to his six goals so far this season, having not hit the target in any of his past six appearances.
He said: “I played alright, but haven’t scored for a few games now, so on a personal level it’s a bit up and down.
“I’ve been pretty pleased with my performances, but perhaps not so happy with the end product. It’s a balance.”