It was a display that mixed fine finishing, great attacking play and resolute defending.
And Andy Cannon felt that Pompey’s performance at Charlton fully warranted all three League One points.
The midfielder wrapped up a 3-1 victory with a ferocious finish, following on from Michael Jacobs and Tom Naylor efforts.
It sent the Blues back up to fourth in the standings and saw them recover in style from successive defeats to Hull and Lincoln.
Cannon said: “I thought that all the lads worked extremely hard for each other on what was a really heavy pitch.
“We deserved the three points and probably could have scored a few more goals as well. It was good to bounce back after two losses.
"It’s nice to help the team with a goal and that one gave us a bit of fresh air because 2-1 can be a bit sticky."
“The result was massive because people are questioning you after those results and Charlton is a difficult place to come.
“Everyone was chucking their body on the line and you could just see that all the players wanted the win so much.
“It’s nice to help the team with a goal and that one gave us a bit of fresh air because 2-1 can be a bit sticky.”
Success at The Valley came at the start of an extremely busy February that sees Pompey in action eight times.
Cannon said: “It’s going to be difficult, but every club is in the same boat and we just have to keep on ticking over.
“We’ve got make sure that we’re ready for each game because the schedule is ridiculous and we don’t want any more postponements.
“We’ll just keep going about our business on the pitch and try our best to keep picking up those three points.”