Jordan Thompson impressed for the second week running
Here's how Pool's players rated:
Unfortunate to be beaten by a deflection for Portsmouths goal but made a couple of crucial saves. Impressive again on the right-hand side of Pools back three, getting forward and supporting Liam Feeney down the right. Looked nervy in possession, giving the ball away in dangerous areas on two or three occasions. Recovered from his mistake that led to Portsmouths goal, the defender trodding on the ball just outside the Pool box. Notched another assist with a pinpoint cross but endured a mixed day, seeing many of his deliveries blocked. Provided a couple of dangerous crosses from the left but much more reserved at wing back, remaining solid throughout. Always walking a tightrope after picking up a booking, which saw him withdrawn with 10 minutes remaining. Followed up his impressive display at Rochdale with another positive performance. Showed good quality on the ball. Remained a danger throughout despite having an off-day in front of goal, blazing a couple of efforts well over. Struggled first half on his first start thanks to a lack of service, but looked more promising in the second period. Bagged his fifth of the season with a clinical header and almost won it with another glancing effort. For Spearing, 80
Brought some fresh legs to Pools midfield to stop any late counter attacks from the visitors. Unfortunate not to start. For Kaikai, 84
Given his first minutes of the season with a late cameo, but he had no time to make any impact.