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FULTON: WE WERE UNLUCKY

30 January 2016

Keeper felt Blues deserved more from cup tie

Ryan Fulton had not played a senior match when he joined Pompey on loan from Liverpool eight days ago.

But since then he has saved a penalty in a top-of-the-table league clash and faced top-flight opposition in the FA Cup.

The latter game saw the Blues beaten 2-1 by Bournemouth after Gary Roberts had given them an interval lead.

And Fulton felt that Pompey were unfortunate not to take their place in Sunday’s fifth round draw.

The goalkeeper said: “We were the better team in the first half and were a bit unlucky to lose in the end.

“Their substitutes had a big impact on the game and they seemed to have a new life about them after that.

“Bournemouth didn’t have too many opportunities because the lads in front of me defended so well.

“They had a spell in the game when they were on top, though, and took their chances, so credit to them.

“It would have been nice to go through, but the league’s more important and now we can focus on that.”

Pompey must put their Cherries defeat to one side and focus on a crucial trip to Morecambe on Tuesday night.

Fulton said: “We have to take confidence from our cup performances into the league because we want to kick on and win promotion.

“The fans are brilliant here and it helps kick the lads on – hopefully they can inspire us to go on a great run now.”

Not the best result today, but plenty of positives to take from the game!now time to focus on the league! Fans we're unbelievable again#pup⚽

— Ryan Fulton (@Rfulton96) January 30, 2016

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