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Holmes welcomes lucky strike

Portsmouth winger Ricky Holmes admits his goal against Exeter on Saturday had more than a touch of fortune about it.

Last Updated: 04/11/13 at 14:48

Ricky Holmes: Thanking his lucky stars

Ricky Holmes: Thanking his lucky stars

Holmes' cross got carried by the wind straight into the Grecians' net to put Pompey on their way to a 3-2 win.

"It was a worldy wasn't it?" he smiled.

"No, it was a cross and thankfully the wind picked up right at that point.

"I didn't hit it very hard - I was just looking to get the ball towards the back stick and it caught everyone by surprise.

"It was a good time to score, just before half-time. We'd been on top at that point and thankfully we went on to get all three points."

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