Matt Tubbs struck his fifth goal of the season at Newport to earn Pompey their fifth away win of the season. 

Speaking with the club website, Paul Cook said:

“Our goal was a little bit of quality in a game that was lacking it and the lads are a bit disappointed with how we’ve played.

We were a bit too negative with our passing and need to be more positive, so that’s something to work on.

We just looked a bit lacklustre, but our fantastic support will still have gone home happy.”

The winning goal came in first-half injury time which had been added on for an injury to the referee who had to be replaced by the fourth official.

This led to a half-time PA announcement from the home club enquirying whether there was a qualified referee in the crowd to help for the second-half. Pompey fan, Mike Hurdle stepped out of he away end to become the fourth official for the remainder of the match.

Tweet of the weekend goes to @officialpompey:

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Mike Hurdle holds up the substitute board to announce the loan debut of Caolan Lavery who replaced Matt Tubbs:

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Pompey return to Fratton Park this Tuesday (20th) when they entertain Teddy Sheringham’s Stevenage. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online here.

[Photo: Official PFC/Joe Pepler]

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