He started the game sat on the bench, but left the pitch having scored the goal of the night against Rochdale.
Steve Seddon certainly opened his Pompey account in style, with a fine strike from outside the box that flew into the Fratton End net.
The left-back also provided the late free-kick that Christian Burgess nodded home to wrap up the points, with Ryan Williams having opened the scoring earlier in the evening.
And the 3-0 victory sent the Blues climbing into third spot – their highest placing of the season so far.
Seddon said: “Three goals, three points and a clean sheet meant it was a really enjoyable night for us.
“I can’t really describe what it felt like when the ball hit the net – I’m not a poet. I guess I can say it felt good.
"Three goals, three points and a clean sheet meant it was a really enjoyable night for us."
“The strike gave us a bit of breathing space and they all help our goal difference tally – you don’t know how important that could be at the end of the season.
“Coming off the bench, I just wanted to do my best for the rest of the lads and it worked on this occasion.”
Pompey will now look to cause an FA Cup upset when they host Arsenal in the fifth round on Monday night.
Seddon said: “Everyone in the changing room wants to play every game and of course you want to be involved.
“It’s a special occasion and I’m sure all the fans are looking forward to it – they’ll make sure Fratton Park is rocking.
“There’s a chance for us to show whether we can compete with the very best and you don’t go into a game thinking about losing.
“The aim for us to win the tie and get through – I know it will be exactly the same for every member of the squad.”