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Curtis: I Lost The Plot

Forward looks back on an eventful night at Bristol Rovers

21 August 2018

Ronan Curtis celebrates scoring for Pompey at Bristol Rovers
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

It would have been fair to give Ronan Curtis time to adjust after moving to English football.

Instead the summer signing has played a key role in giving Pompey their best start to a season for 38 years.

Having already provided the all-important assist against Luton on the opening day and then bagged a match-winning brace at Blackpool, he was at it again to down Bristol Rovers.

The forward netted in the closing stages at the Memorial Stadium to secure a fourth successive League One victory.

And it came after his handball from a corner allowed the hosts to cancel out Gareth Evans’ first half opener.

Curtis said: “I jumped up to head it away and the ball’s just come off my hand, but it was a great way to respond to that.

“After the goal I didn’t really care about the penalty. It didn’t matter who scored the winner, but I’m just lucky it fell for me.

"My head went then and I lost the plot a bit as I went over to celebrate with our fans."

Ronan Curtis

“I was scared that the defender was going to get back and clear the ball away, but it just about went over the line.

“My head went then and I lost the plot a bit as I went over to celebrate with our fans. It was outstanding.

“If somebody had told me what I’d do after a few games here, then I wouldn’t really have believed them.

“But I said when I first signed that I was here to score goals and provide assists – and that’s what I’m doing.”

Pompey survived a few nervy moments before coming out on top and Curtis was pleased with their fighting spirit.

He said: “It’s unbelievable. We’re over the moon and everyone’s buzzing – there’s a really good atmosphere in the dressing room.

“We’re all prepared to dig in for each other here and that’s what you need if you want to win promotion.

“Everyone battled the whole way through, but we also outplayed them at times and I felt we deserved the win.”

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