Blackpool tasted defeat in their opening home game of the new season as they were downed by Ronan Curtis' double for Pompey.
MATCH REPORT: Blackpool 1-2 Portsmouth
Here's how Pool's players rated:
Mark Howard - 6
Let down by his defence for both goals, but will be disappointed not to have done better for Portsmouth’s second.
Ollie Turton - 6
Showed good attacking intent and whipped in a number of dangerous crosses that should have been taken advantage of.
Ben Heneghan - 5
Shrugged off the ball too easily by Rowan Curtis for Portsmouth’s second. Also involved in the defensive mix-up for the first.
Paudie O’Connor - 6
Missed the initial header that led to Portsmouth’s opener but otherwise delivered a strong and composed performance.
Marc Bola - 6
Deployed in an unfamiliar wing role which saw him have little effect on the game. Better off at left back.
Jay Spearing - 5
Lack of communication with Ben Heneghan led to Portsmouth’s first goal. Cut a frustrated figure.
Chris Taylor - 6
Tried his luck with a late free kick which was a yard or two off target. Had a quieter game compared to Wycombe last week.
Harry Pritchard - 6
Provided good set-piece delivery and tested the Pompey keeper with a piledriver from range. Otherwise fairly quiet.
Joe Bunney - 7
Delivered the cross for Joe Dodoo’s early chance and went close with a couple of well-hit efforts from range.
Nathan Delfouneso - 5
Failed to find a teammate with a number of right-wing crosses. Glanced a header wide from a corner.
Joe Dodoo - 6
Came inches away from giving Blackpool the perfect start when he crashed a low shot off the post after just 20 seconds.
John O’Sullivan - 6
For Dodoo, 60
Looked a threat in and around the Pompey box but should have done better with a late effort.
Mark Cullen - 7
For Pritchard, 60
Bagged his first goal in tangerine since May 2017 with a poacher’s effort. Came close to an injury-time equaliser.
Armand Gnanduillet - 6
For Bola, 71
Aerial presence gave Blackpool a different threat. Linked up well with Mark Cullen.
Subs not used: Christoffer Mafoumbi, Michael Nottingham, Jordan Thompson, Finn Sinclair-Smith
Portsmouth: MacGillivray, Walkes, Brown, Clarke, Taylor, Hawkins, Lowe (Wheeler), Curtis, Whatmough, Evans, Close (Rose)
Subs not used: McGhee, Burgess, Pitman, Dennis, Haunstrup
Referee: Ross Joyce
Attendance: 4,154 (1,638 Portsmouth)
Next match: Barnsley (home, Tuesday, August 14, 7.45pm, Carabao Cup first round)