It was not the cleanest strike he will make to secure three points for Pompey.
But Marcus Harness was just delighted to score the goal that earned a hard-fought victory at Wycombe.
He found the net at the second attempt after George Hirst had collected a fine Ronan Curtis pass and unselfishly squared.
That came after Alex Bass had saved Joe Jacobson’s penalty and Harness felt it was a deserved outcome.
He said: “It was probably the biggest win for us as a group so far this season and so it’s really pleasing.
“We had to show a different side to our game because there was a lot going against us, but we got the three points.
"I nearly missed it! I was so happy that the ball didn’t roll behind – it ended up right in from me to tap it home."
“It was difficult and we knew what to expect from Wycombe because we’d had good instructions beforehand.
“We had to take the momentum from them in the opening stages and then we’d find some joy in our attacking play.
“I nearly missed it! I was so happy that the ball didn’t roll behind – it ended up right in from me to tap it home.
“I did try to score with the one touch, but I’ll take those type of goals all the time if it means we end up winning.
“Wycombe brought on Akinfenwa and you know what’s coming. I came off towards the end and the boys were able to close things out.
“They managed to get the ball into our box a few times right at the end and we did really well to deal with it.”