DONCASTER manager Darren Moore hailed the impact of Saints loanee Josh Sims, who set up the winning goal in a hard-fought 1-0 victory at his parent club’s bitter rivals Portsmouth.

Substitute Sims, who joined Rovers 24 hours previously, teased the home team down their left in the 79th minute.

He laid the ball off for Reece James to turn and curl into the net from 14 yards out.

Moore said: “We were really pleased to have Josh in that position – he showed great composure.

"His first touch was really good and to pick the pass out to Reece in that position in the box - and it was a neat finish.”

But Moore – a former Pompey star himself – was also full of praise for his entire team’s performance, particularly when they were called on defensively.

He added: “I was really pleased with the way the boys showed resilience and to continue doing the ugly parts of the game – the headers, the blocks and getting first contact on the balls in the box.

"Because they did that side of it, they got their just rewards when the opportunity came.”