Portsmouth goalkeeper David James was pleased with the way his side defended in their 0-0 draw with Hull on Saturday.
The division's strugglers met at the KC Stadium and played out a dour battle, but England international James was happy to see his team-mates dig in for a point on the road.
"We had chances," he said. "I thought we defended well, and conditions were testing. It was very wet.
"It was not necessarily the best advert for Premier League football. But we got a point - and considering they are one of our rivals down the bottom, it was important not to lose.
"We have got to be happy with that, despite the fact we didn't win.
"We haven't played with the same flair we have in most of the last five games but we still created opportunities."