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The outlook is looking bleaker by the week on the pitch for Pompey - as their off-field problems continue - after a woeful display at Notts County saw them lose 3-0.
Two from Yoann Arquin and a great strike from Alan Judge had the game sewn up for County before the hour mark and Pompey never looked like staging a comeback, failing to force the home keeper into a serious save all afternoon.
At least 800 away fans made the effort to see it - but their efforts in the stands were about the only bright spot for the Blues as they slipped to a third straight League One defeat that dumps them in the relegation zone.
Pompey made one change - Luke Rodgers was back up front, with Izale McLeod moving out to the right and Jordan Obita on the bench.
The Blues were under pressure from the start and were a goal down within five minutes, a disastrous start to their attempt to put two home defeats behind them.
Mikkel Andersen and Gabor Gyepes both left the ball at a corner, leaving Yoann Arquin to nip in and poke the ball in. Things didn't improve for Pompey for the remainder of the first half and it was all County for most of the first 45 minutes.
A corner was put over the bar by Jeff Hughes when he really ought to have got his effort on target and the same player almost latched on to Alan Judge’s pass.
When Brian Howard was fouled 25 yards out, Lee Williamson’s free-kick was deflected out of harm's way.
Williamson and Rodgers set up another chance but Pompey were crowded out.
Izale McLeod and Rodgers both had shots blocked by defenders after Mustapha Dumbuya put a lovely ball into the box from the right.
But the Magpies were soon back on the attack as Alan Judge went close - although Brian Howard was the last man of the half to try his luck with a shot that wasn't too far wide.
Pompey hadn't learned their early goals lesson - they let in another two minutes into the second half. It was 2-0 as Judge scored from 30 years, his sweet shot giving Andersen no chance.
Ten minutes later McLeod played a poor pass to Howard, County won possession and Judge played in Arquin for a simple second for the striker and third for the hosts.
Joss Labadie almost put Pompey four down while at the other end Jack Compton sent in a dangerous low cross that no-one could get on the end of.
A flurry of substitutions disrupted the flow of the game, but Pompey never threatened any sort of fightback, leaving their 800 away fans, who'd remained in good voice throughout, to come home having witnessed a third defeat in eight days.
Pompey: Andersen; Dumbuya, Michalik, Gyepes, Harley; Williamson, Russell; McLeod (Harris 58), Howard, Compton (Walker 82); Rodgers (Obita 77). Subs not used: Eastwood, Webster, Thompson, Ertl.
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Attendance: 6,834 (816 Pompey fans)
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