Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Matt Tubbs scored his first goal for Portsmouth as they beat League Two's bottom club Hartlepool United.
Tubbs, who joined from Bournemouth last month, helped end Pompey's nine-game run without a win when he headed in Ryan Taylor's cross on the hour mark.
The hosts were the better side throughout, Joe Devera poking Jed Wallace's free-kick narrowly wide.
And they came close to a second late on when Danny Hollands' volley from the edge of the box grazed the crossbar.
Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:
"We haven't won for a while so the result is a little bit of a relief.
"We thoroughly deserved the three points and I'm delighted with another clean sheet.
"We weren't really troubled. We looked solid. This is a good platform."
- 8J Wallace
- 14TubbsBooked at 90minsSubstituted forChaplinat 90+3'minutes
- 26HarrisonBooked at 63mins
- 4BatesSubstituted forFeatherstoneat 13'minutesBooked at 74mins
- 31TshibolaBooked at 22minsSubstituted forFranksat 81'minutes
- 30MorganSubstituted forHarewoodat 59'minutes
- Graham Horwood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by David Mirfin.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Matt Tubbs.
Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Neil Austin.
Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by David Mirfin (Hartlepool United).
Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dan Jones.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Aaron Tshibola.
Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).
Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).
Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.