Pompey’s excellent League One form in recent weeks has certainly been built on solid foundations.
Just two points have been dropped from the past six fixtures, with the Blues not conceding a single goal in any of them.
AFC Wimbledon were the latest side to come up against an impregnable back-line, as they suffered a 4-0 defeat at Fratton Park.
Sean Raggett helped keep a clean sheet at one end of the pitch, while also scoring the third goal of the night with a firm header to convert Michael Jacobs’ free-kick.
And the centre-back is delighted with the way in which Pompey are consistently grinding out results in their bid for promotion.
He said: “It’s really good to get another clean sheet and a win, but it was actually difficult out there and I think Wimbledon are in a false position.
"That’s six clean sheets in a row and it starts from the front because we’ve got so much energy among our attacking players."
“The conditions didn’t help and it wasn’t the best game of football, although we’ve shown that even when we’re not at our best, we can still punish teams.
“That’s six clean sheets in a row and it starts from the front because we’ve got so much energy among our attacking players and midfielders.
“Jack and I have managed to build up a strong partnership and I’ve really enjoyed playing alongside him.
“We’re also very organised and work hard on our shape at the training ground, so it’s good to see it all coming together.”
Pompey sit third in the table, but face leaders Hull and second-placed Lincoln on home soil in the next week.
Raggett said: “Everyone’s absolutely buzzing at the moment and feeling positive ahead of a run of really tough fixtures.
“We’ve only just come off the back of playing a lot of the top teams and did really well, so we’re confident.”