Match ends, Newport County 1, Portsmouth 2.
Portsmouth claimed a crucial win in their relegation struggle at a Newport County side who had two men sent off.
Newport went behind when Kevin Feely fouled Ryan Taylor in the area and the striker converted the penalty himself.
Adam Chapman was then shown a straight red card for a two-footed lunge, while Darcy Blake was also sent off late on after the defender's second booking.
Jed Wallace's header doubled Pompey's lead although Ismail Yakubu did pull a goal back for County from a corner.
Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:
"I'm proud of the players; even down to nine men we took the game to Portsmouth and I thought we might have deserved to get something out of it.
"The two yellow cards for Darcy Blake, that just happens in a game and we're disappointed with Adam Chapman, it's so out of character and it's cost us dearly
"If you take the penalty and the sending-off out of the game - which was a mistake really - in the context of the game we were very good, I thought we controlled it and played a large majority of the game in Portsmouth's half."
Portsmouth caretaker manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:
"I actually enjoyed it. I think the lads' attitude, their spirit, their togetherness was fantastic and that was just what was needed.
"The result was all that mattered today. How we got there didn't matter but we got a performance as well today.
"We got a spirit, we got a reaction and we got the three points.
"If I've got a criticism of us today it was probably that we didn't keep the ball well enough when they went down to nine men.
"The confidence hasn't been great for obvious reasons and hopefully now that will improve."
- 19NaylorSubstituted forSandellat 86'minutes
- 20FeelySubstituted forYakubuat 55'minutes
- 16BlakeBooked at 83mins
- 7ChapmanBooked at 27mins
- 9CrowSubstituted forJeffersat 57'minutes
- 11ZebroskiBooked at 41mins
- 36WhatmoughSubstituted forBradleyat 63'minutes
- 13ErtlSubstituted forAgyemangat 80'minutes
- 19FogdenBooked at 90mins
- 20TaylorBooked at 27minsSubstituted forJervisat 53'minutes
- 35J Wallace
- 29HollandsBooked at 75mins
- Steve Bratt
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Portsmouth 2.
Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.
Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Tom Naylor.
Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).
Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.
Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).
Second yellow card to Darcy Blake (Newport County).
Foul by Darcy Blake (Newport County).
Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Johannes Ertl.
Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.