Michael Jacobs certainly made the most of his first League One appearance of the season.
The midfielder capped a lively performance by firing home a second half equaliser against AFC Wimbledon at Fratton Park.
That cancelled out Ollie Palmer’s earlier penalty, awarded for a questionable foul on Nesta Guinness-Walker.
Marcus Harness then struck a late winner to extend Pompey’s unbeaten run to seven games and leave Jacobs feeling elated.
He said: “We came into the game after a really good performance to grind out a win at Wycombe and wanted to follow that up.
“There were a couple of decisions that went against us before the break and it was a pretty frantic half of football.
"I didn’t think the shot had reached the goal and thought: ‘Oh no!’ But the keeper did me a favour by knocking it into the corner."
“I had a good chance and so did Marcus, although we came out after the restart and got the victory we wanted.
“I didn’t think the shot had reached the goal and thought: ‘Oh no!’ But the keeper did me a favour by knocking it into the corner.
“Wimbledon are a decent with a lot of intensity, but a moment of brilliant from Marcus at the end got the job done.
“With the quality he has, you do believe that he can play at a higher level and he’s doing that consistently at the minute.”
Jacobs has found his time on the pitch limited this season and was delighted to make a positive impact.
He said: “It’s hard as a professional and a person, but you have to keep that belief in your ability and wait for your opportunity.
“Of course it’s frustrating and so it’s nice to be back out on the pitch playing – and getting such a good result.”