Match ends, Portsmouth 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Struggling Portsmouth ground out their first home win since Boxing Day with a narrow victory over AFC Wimbledon.
Ryan Taylor scored the only goal as he bravely met Daniel Alfei's right-wing cross to loop a header into the net.
The Dons had seen a penalty appeal waved away after two minutes when Danny Hylton appeared to be tripped in the box, but a free-kick was given instead.
Alan Bennett's point-blank header was also saved and Luke Moore's shot cleared off the line as Pompey held on.
VIEWS FROM THE CHANGING ROOM
Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:
"We were lucky to get the game on. The pitch is obviously a real mess now and the rain throughout the second half didn't help it.
"I don't think those conditions are ever going to lend themselves to an entertaining game, but the most important things we showed were the right desire and mentality to see it through."
On Jake Jervis and Ryan Taylor:
"We haven't really had an opportunity to work on them; they are not really combining as a pair properly yet. Once we get that then they could be a real handful. They tick a lot of boxes. They've definitely the youthful enthusiasm."
AFC Wimbledon boss Neil Ardley told BBC London:
"I thought we were the better team for most of the game and we seemed comfortable. We defended really well, but credit to them, they made some crucial blocks and it didn't fall for us today but I know we were the better team.
"Ultimately we lost the game because five minutes after I gave them a half-time team talk about what the only threat would be, they did exactly that by not getting out of our penalty box.
"I thought we controlled the game and they were not a threat despite being the home team, but credit to them and we have to take that bitter pill and deal with it."
- 14PainterBooked at 90mins
- 35WallaceSubstituted forBarchamat 85'minutes
- 20TaylorSubstituted forAgyemangat 59'minutes
- 11HolmesSubstituted forFogdenat 74'minutes
- 15FenlonSubstituted forArthurat 72'minutes
- 7FrancombSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 72'minutes
- 9HyltonSubstituted forMidsonat 72'minutes
- Stuart Attwell
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Wes Fogden.
Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jake Jervis.
Foul by Andy Barcham (Portsmouth).
Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ben Chorley.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Marcos Painter.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Jed Wallace.
Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Arthur.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Wes Fogden replaces Ricky Holmes.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces George Francomb.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Chris Arthur replaces Jim Fenlon.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jack Midson replaces Danny Hylton.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jed Wallace.
Foul by Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth).