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Curtis: A Group Effort

Forward relects on win against Cambridge

17 August 2022

Ronan Curtis celebrates scoring for Pompey against Cambridge United
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images

There were plenty of individual performances to pick out from Pompey’s latest League One victory.

But Ronan Curtis preferred to praise the team ethic that has been so crucial to a positive start to the season.

He was among the scorers in a 4-1 rout of Cambridge at Fratton Park, with Colby Bishop, Michael Jacobs and Connor Ogilvie also on target after the visitors had taken the lead.

Curtis believes that everyone had a part to play in the success, from the players who came off the bench to those supporting from the stands.

He said: “It’s lovely playing at home when you’ve got so many fans here. This is my fifth season now and they’ve always been great.

“It was a tough way into the game – going 1-0 down – but the lads showed great character to come back and beat a tough Cambridge side.

"It’s not just about the lads who are starting and we’ve got a big group now, who all push us through it."

Ronan Curtis

“We’re unbeaten in five games now and have got a great team here. We look a very good side at the minute.

“We’ve been working hard on the training pitch and have been gelling together well, but we have to keep it going because it’s still early days.

“It’s not just about the lads who are starting and we’ve got a big group now, who all push us through it.

“Now we’ve got to go on again on Saturday. Bristol Rovers won’t be pushovers, but we can take plenty of positives into the game.”

Curtis doubled his tally for the season by forcing the ball over the line after Dimitar Mitov had failed to hold Tom Lowery’s free-kick.

The Republic of Ireland international said: “I’m in the team to score and set up goals, but as long as I gave everything for the lads and the staff, that’s all that matters.”

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