Neal Ardley believes AFC Wimbledon were hard done by at Fratton Park.
The Dons boss reckons his side largely controlled proceedings at Portsmouth and should have got something out of the game.
As it was, a Ryan Taylor header early in the second half proved to be the only goal of the game.
"I thought we were the better team for most of the game and we seemed comfortable," he said.
"We defended really well, but credit to them, they made some crucial blocks and it didn't fall for us today but I know we were the better team.
"Ultimately we lost the game because five minutes after I gave them a half-time team talk about what the only threat would be, they did exactly that by not getting out of our penalty box."
Ardley added: "I thought we controlled the game and they were not a threat despite being the home team, but credit to them and we have to take that bitter pill and deal with it."