POMPEY beat Burton Albion 0-2 to continue their fine form and fantastic start to the season on Tuesday night, with Colby Bishop putting the final boot into a struggling home side.
But the Portsmouth players had to remain patient against a resilient opposition until a stroke of good luck in the 59th minute.
It came when Sam Hughes scored an own goal by turning the ball into his net to put the visitors one ahead.
And winless Albion went on to have a goal disallowed before Bishop finished Burton off with four minutes left on the clock.
It would keep all the travelling Portsmouth fans happy for their trip home south and see them second in the table.
Danny Cowley made only one enforced change from the side that beat Peterborough on home soil 10 days earlier. Joe Rafferty was unable to play because of a stomach problem, so Connor Ogilvie = who had missed the Posh fixture after becoming a father – filled in at right-back.
Burton (3-4-3): Garratt; Hughes, Brayford (c), Borthwick-Jackson; Hamer, Taylor (Thorpe 84), Butcher (Winnall 69), Keillor-Dunn (Carayol 69); Powell, Gilligan (Oshilaja 73), Adeboyejo
Booked: Gilligan, Taylor
Subs not used: Sinisalo, Onyango, Lakin
Pompey (4-4-2): Griffiths; Ogilvie, Morrison, Raggett, Robertson (c); Dale (Hackett 87), Pack, Lowery, Curtis (Koroma 77); Scarlett (Pigott 77), Bishop (Mingi 88)
Goals: Hughes 59 (og), Bishop 86
Subs not used: Oluwayemi, Swanson, Morrell