Match winner Ben Close jokes it's about time he scored after firing Portsmouth to Rotherham win

Ben Close savoured his match winner against Rotherham and joked: It’s about time!

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 10:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 10:50 pm
Ben Close and Portsmouth's Lee Brown celebrate the final whistle
Ben Close and Portsmouth's Lee Brown celebrate the final whistle

Close grabbed the decisive goal in the 3-2 win over the promotion contenders at Fratton Park to move Pompey two points off the play-offs.

The midfielder atoned for a first-half miss with a trademark finish from outside the box with 24 minutes of the game remaining.

It was Close’s third goal of the season and his first since August on a night for the Fratton faithful to savour.

Close said: ‘It’s about time I scored again!

‘I’ve had a few since my last one and a decent chance in the first half.

‘I maybe had a little bit too much time to think about it, but I’ve chested the second one and volleyed it in and that was a great feeling.’