On This Day
|Kenneth Williams1926Died Aged 62
On This Day
|Kenneth Williams1926Died Aged 62
On This Day
|Alan Rickman1946Died Aged 69
||Jennifer Love Hewitt197940||Elize du Toit198039|
|Hayley Orrantia199425||Sophie Turner199623|
Two Night Stand
After an extremely regrettable one night stand, two strangers wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard that put all of Manhattan on ice. They're now trapped together in a tiny apartment, forced to get to know each other way more than any one night stand should.
I didn't expect to get a lot from this but was pleasently surprised. Loosely a rom-com as there isn't a lot of comedy as such but two very likeable lead characters carry it nicely.
Pompey battled from behind against Bristol Rovers to draw for a fourth league game in succession.
A controversial penalty from Jonson Clarke-Harris saw the visitors lead at the interval, only for a James Clarke own-goal to level the contest.
The Pirates had the opportunity to leave the south coast with all three points, but a second Clarke-Harris spot-kick was fired high over the bar.
Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that drew with Southend at the weekend.
Tom Naylor was immediately brought back after completing a two-match ban, while there were also returns for Ronan Curtis and skipper Gareth Evans.
Omar Bogle, Viv Solomon-Otabor and Bryn Morris all dropped to the bench, where they were joined by a fit-again Dion Donohue.
Pompey had a chance to score from an early free-kick, although Evans’ effort was not too troublesome for Jack Bonham between the sticks.
A long throw then caused problems at the other end, with James Clarke hurtling the ball into the box, where it eventually bounced into Craig MacGillivray’s arms.
Curtis soon sent a dangerous low delivery into the danger zone, although Evans could not make a clean connection.
But it was the Pirates who almost broke the deadlock when Naylor gifted possession to Alex Jakubiak on seven minutes.
He surged forward and hit a low shot that MacGillivray got down to, but the ball squirmed clear and Matt Clarke had to clear behind before Clarke-Harris could pounce.
After that energetic start, however, the contest soon settled down into a more laboured affair, with half-chances the order of the evening.
Curtis spun and hit a tame effort that Bonham easily dealt with after the lively Ben Close had headed the ball into the mixer.
There were gaps around the ground when Curtis collected Oli Hawkins’ pass and lifted a shot against the inside of the post, although the linesman’s flag was raised for offside.
Instead it was the visitors who took the lead from the penalty spot on 37 minutes, although it was a controversial decision.
There did not seem to be much of a challenge from Naylor on Clarke-Harris, but referee Neil Hair pointed to the spot and the striker picked himself up to slam the ball home.
Bristol Rovers 1
Jackett made a change at the start of the second half, with Bogle replacing Hawkins as the focal point of Pompey’s attack.
Hair was continuing to make an enemy of the Fratton faithful once the action restarted, with a couple of decisions that went against the hosts.
Bristol Rovers had an opportunity to double their lead when Jakubiak spotted Liam Sercombe inside the area, but the midfielder’s wild effort went out for a throw.
Clarke-Harris then hit a fierce low drive that MacGillivray got his whole body behind in order to make the save.
But the Blues were level just before the hour mark, as Curtis clipped the ball into the box and – under pressure from Bogle – James CLARKE turned the ball into his own net.
That man Clarke was in the action again soon after, however, going down under Jamal Lowe’s challenge and winning another penalty.
It was Clarke-Harris who stepped up to take it once more, but this time blazed his shot high into the Fratton End.
Jackett immediately made his second switch of the night, with James Vaughan adding fresh legs to the forward line and Evans making way.
And his third and final change arrived on 79 minutes, as January arrival Solomon-Otabor came on for Lowe.
There were chances at both ends in the closing stages, with Lee Brown unable to make a connection when Curtis’ shot was deflected into his path.
Rovers substitute Gavin Reilly then sent the ball into the Blues box and Christian Burgess had to clear over his own bar.
But, despite five minutes being added for stoppages and the Fratton faithful roaring their side on, neither team was able to find a late winner.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Brown; Naylor, Close; Lowe (Solomon-Otabor 79), Evans (c) (Vaughan 66), Curtis; Hawkins (Bogle 46)
Goals: J.Clarke 58 (og)
Booked: Lowe, Brown
Subs not used: Bass, Haunstrup, Morris, Donohue
Bristol Rovers (4-4-1-1): Bonham; Partington, Lockyer (c), Craig, J.Clarke; Sercombe, Upson, Ogogo, Holmes-Dennis (Sinclair 85); Jakubiak (Reilly 77); Clarke-Harris
Goals: Clarke-Harris 37 (pen)
Subs not used: Smith, Kelly, Lines, Matthews, Nichols
Referee: Neil Hair
Attendance: 17,880 (803 away fans)
Pompey moved back up to third in the League One table with a 3-3 draw against Southend.
But the visitors were in no mood to celebrate after throwing away a three-goal advantage at Roots Hall.
Bryn Morris, Ben Close – on his 100th appearance for the club – and Oli Hawkins all found the target as the Blues cruised into a commanding advantage.
Simon Cox reduced the deficit before the break, however, then added a penalty before completing his treble late on.
Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that drew at Plymouth the previous weekend.
Viv Solomon-Otabor was handed his debut wide on the left, while Hawkins and Anton Walkes both returned to the starting line-up.
That meant a switch to a 4-4-2 system with Hawkins partnering Omar Bogle, as Matt Clarke claimed the captain’s armband.
Gareth Evans and Ronan Curtis both dropped the bench, while Nathan Thompson missed out with a knock.
There was a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off in memory of World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who passed away earlier in the week.
It was the hosts who had the first effort, but Craig MacGillivray got down to his right to keep out Stephen McLaughlin’s low drive.
Christian Burgess then cleared the danger before Michael Turner could capitalise after Cox’s initial effort had been blocked.
But the Blues soon took control and broke the deadlock on eight minutes, as MORRIS opened his account for the club.
Bogle and Jamal Lowe combined well down the right and when the latter’s cross was pushed out by Nathan Bishop, the midfielder hammered the loose ball into the roof of the net.
They came close to doubling the lead from a corner soon after, with Clarke’s shot blocked and Burgess’ follow-up nervously dealt with by Bishop.
The visitors were well on top, although MacGillivray spilled an effort from Sam Mantom and dived on the loose ball before Michael Kightly could pounce.
And Pompey immediately went up the other end to strengthen their advantage, although the Shrimpers could have dealt with it.
Solomon-Otabor combined well with Lowe, but first Sam Hart and then Mantom made a hash of their clearances and CLOSE sent a neat volley into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
It looked like they had gone even further ahead when Bogle managed to force the ball over the line, although it was controversially ruled out for offside.
But they did have a third goal on 31 minutes when, at the end of a neat passing move, Morris struck the post.
This time it was Taylor Moore’s chance to decline the opportunity to clear the ball and a grateful HAWKINS slotted home.
Southend looked out of the contest, but gave themselves a lifeline when Cox rose in the box to convert Hart’s delivery.
They almost grabbed another before the break when a corner fell for Turner, who curled his shot just past the post.
Southend United 1
The visitors began the second period brightly and a snap-shot from Bogle was saved by Bishop, while a heavy first touch from Lowe allowed the Southend keeper to claim the ball.
But Burgess then made a key challenge inside the box to stop Kightly collecting MacLaughlin’s pass following a quick break.
Pompey immediately created an opening of their own, but Bishop kept out Bogle’s effort and then beat the striker to the loose ball.
It was not as action-packed since the restart, however, and the chances started to dry up as the half progressed.
McLaughlin did try his luck from outside the box, but the ball struck Clarke to divert it wide of the post.
A couple of corners for the hosts also caused problems, although MacGillivray was on hand to deal with them on each occasion.
Solomon-Otabor had faded slightly following a lively start to the contest and was replaced by Curtis on 71 minutes.
And Jackett soon made a second substitution, with Bogle the man to make way as Evans provided fresh legs to the forward line.
The game seemed to be drifting towards a conclusion, but Southend were not done yet and set up a tense finale by pulling another goal back.
Morris caught Kightly in the box and referee Dean Whitestone pointed to the spot, with Cox stepping up to send MacGillivray the wrong way.
Pompey were not just sitting back, though, and Close had a low effort blocked following some patient build-up play.
But Southend completed a remarkable comeback on 88 minutes, as Cox raced onto Timothee Dieng’s fine pass and neatly tucked away his hat-trick goal.
James Vaughan was brought on as the Blues tried to hit back, but they were unable to find another goal before the final whistle blew.
Southend (4-4-2): Bishop; Bwomono, Turner, Moore, Hart; McLaughlin, Mantom (c) (Hutchinson 73), Dieng, Kightly (Wabo 82); Cox, Humphrys (Klass 25)
Goals: Cox 36, 78 (pen), 87
Booked: Klass, Moore
Subs not used: Smith, Kiernan, Lennon, Kelman
Pompey (4-4-2): MacGillivray; Walkes, Burgess, Clarke (c), Brown; Lowe (Vaughan 88), Morris, Close, Solomon-Otabor (Curtis 71); Hawkins, Bogle (Evans 75)
Goals: Morris 8, Close 20, Hawkins 31
Booked: Walkes, Vaughan
Subs not used: Bass, Casey, Haunstrup, May
Referee: Dean Whitestone
Attendance: 7,300 (1,239 Pompey fans)
Born : 29 March 1991 ( 27 )
Hayley McFarland is an American actress.
She is best known for her portrayal of Emily Lightman on the Fox TV series Lie to Me and Brooke Putner on the FX TV series Sons of Anarchy.
In 2008 McFarland and her mother relocated to Los Angeles permanently. Her first major role came in the form of an independent film, An American Crime, starring Ellen Page and Catherine Keener. She has appeared in TV shows including Gilmore Girls, ER, and Criminal Minds, and films including Ring Around the Rosie, and Winged Creatures. She was a series regular on the television series Lie to Me.