A narrow home victory over Accrington will probably not live long in the memory for most inside Fratton Park.
But the 1-0 success was certainly an occasion to remember for teenage midfielder Harry Jewitt-White.
He was handed a full league debut in the centre of midfield and played for more than an hour before being replaced by goalscorer Joe Pigott.
It was an assured display that belied a lack of experience and the Pompey fan from Hayling Island enjoyed his time on the pitch.
Jewitt-White side: “I’m absolutely buzzing and I don’t really know what else to say – it’s what I’ve been working towards.
“I found out I was starting on Friday afternoon. The gaffer said the team and my name was mentioned, so I was a bit taken aback.
"I’m absolutely buzzing and I don’t really know what else to say – it’s what I’ve been working towards."
“I was obviously nervous, but also excited. There’s definitely a different feeling and it’s a special moment.
“You just don’t want to make a mistake and I know if you make a tackle then the crowd here get behind you.
“There were a lot of second balls for me in the middle of the pitch and I was pleased with how it turned out.
“The other guys (Marlon Pack and Tom Lowery) were speaking to me and telling me what to do in certain scenarios.
“I probably won’t sleep tonight, but I’ve got to keep working hard in training and hopefully I’ve impressed.
“I’m a Pompey boy and I support this club, so it’s emotional. When the crowd get behind you, it’s class.”