It was a moment of quality that lit up a Wembley contest that was full of entertainment.
Jamal Lowe’s sumptuous lob gave Pompey an extra-time lead over Sunderland in the Checkatrade Trophy final.
Their opponents did hit back to level, but the Blues ultimately triumphed in the penalty shoot-out to secure the silverware.
And Lowe – who converted one of the penalties – was thrilled to play such a prominent role in the triumph.
He said: “It’s the best feeling in the world to play at Wembley and then to score, lift the trophy and see your family in the crowd – it doesn’t get any better.
“There was a lot of space in behind and Clarkey’s sent the ball in, so I’ve just tried to get it under control.
"It’s the best feeling in the world to play at Wembley and then to score, lift the trophy and see your family in the crowd – it doesn’t get any better."
“It took a little bobble, but when I saw the goalie off the line, I thought that I might as well give it a go.
“Initially, I thought it had gone over the bar and I was willing it to come back down. When I saw it hit the net, the emotions took over.
“I took my shirt off and I don’t really know why, but I really didn’t care. It was just one of those moments that was amazing.
“It’s got to be up there with the highest of the highs and to play in front of more than 40,000 Pompey fans is incredible.
“There were times when I thought about packing the game in and getting a nine-to-five job elsewhere.
“Thankfully that’s not the route that I decided to take and it’s moments like these make it all worthwhile.”