Former Saints striker James Beattie made an unhappy return to Hampshire tonight.

The Accrington Stanley boss watched his team lose 1-0 to Portsmouth at Fratton Park – Jake Jervis netting the winner early in the second half.

Defeat dropped Beattie’s men to 22nd in League Two on 37 points, just five points outside the drop zone.

Pompey, meanwhile, moved up to 18th in the table on 39 points.