Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Portsmouth 1.
Ryan Taylor's second-half penalty saw Portsmouth earn a vital victory over fellow League Two strugglers Wycombe.
Pompey were indebted to keeper Trevor Carson, who twice brilliantly denied Matt McClure either side of a save from Reece Styche's close-range effort.
Shortly after the restart, Wes Fogden was tripped by Gary Doherty in the box and Taylor converted the spot kick.
Wycombe pressed for a leveller with Fogden clearing off the line while Doherty had a late goal disallowed.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"I know people are going to get sick of me saying that we've performed superbly, but I thought tonight we were really, really good.
"The only thing we didn't do was stick it into the back of the net.
"Portsmouth had one shot on target and that was their penalty, It was the softest penaslty I've ever seen.
"Not one Portsmouth player appealed for that penalty. But if we keep playing like that we'll be fine."
Portsmouth manager Richie Barker speaks to BBC Radio Solent:
"Another clean sheet and obviously an important three points.
"A little bit of luck (was key to the win). We've not had any since I came but I think at times you buy your own luck and you earn your own luck and the ability to throw themselves in the way and defend the way the did.
"The penalty - was it? I don't know - but again we've not had a great deal of luck so we've had a bit of that but I think they've made it themselves.
On keeper Trevor Carson: "He pulled off one very good save and he was safe for us, he's certainly put himself back into the fact that he plays a part in what we're doing."
- 4ScowenBooked at 67mins
- 23ArnoldSubstituted forBloomfieldat 67'minutes
- 29McClureBooked at 90mins
- 11WoodSubstituted forJeffreyat 66'minutes
- 7BarchamSubstituted forErtlat 90'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 19FogdenSubstituted forHolmesat 79'minutes
- 32JervisSubstituted forAgyemangat 87'minutes
- 17ShoreyBooked at 78mins
- 35J Wallace
- Charles Breakspear
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Portsmouth 1.
Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).
Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).
(Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).
Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Andy Barcham.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.
Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers).
Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Daniel Alfei.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Wes Fogden.
Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.