Sep 282019
 

Match Report

Highlights

League 1




Brett Pitman went from villain to hero, as Pompey battled to a hard-fought victory over Bolton at Fratton Park.

The striker missed a penalty in the second half, although put that behind him to head home the winning goal.

There was growing frustration from the home fans during a disjointed opening 45 minutes, but their side were much better after the break to seal the three points.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that were beaten in the south coast derby earlier in the week.

It was an enforced switch, with the injured Oli Hawkins replaced in the centre of defence by Sean Raggett.

There was room on the bench for a fit-again Marcus Harness – following a thigh problem – and the previously suspended Ellis Harrison.

Pompey had an early chance when Brandon Haunstrup’s corner was nodded back by John Marquis for Pitman, whose header was claimed under the crossbar by Remi Matthews.

There was then an injury scare when Raggett and Tom Naylor collided, although the Blues skipper was able to continue following some on-field treatment.

Chances for the hosts were at a premium during the first half and there was growing frustration at their play in the final third.

It was Craig MacGillivray who was given more to do, although a weak Will Buckley effort was comfortably dealt with.

Marquis and Ronan Curtis combined well at the other end, with Ryan Williams not quite able to reach the latter’s pass before Matthews gathered.

Curtis then had a decent opportunity when Pitman dummied Marquis’ pass, but took too long to get a shot away, allowing the Wanderers defence to deal with the danger.

And the visitors soon started to pose more of a threat themselves, with MacGillivray doing well to parry clear Adam Chicksen’s drive.

Thibaud Verlinden then lifted in a cross that was just out of reach for Daryl Murphy in the centre of the Blues box.

They should have been ahead just before the break, with an unmarked Will Buckley unable to send Murphy’s delivery on target.

But there was still time for one more chance for the hosts, which came after Jack Hobbs had been booked following a scything challenge on Williams.

Pitman stepped up to take the free-kick from 25 yards out and his goal-bound effort was repelled by a one-handed Matthews save.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Bolton Wanderers 0


There was a long-awaited return for Harness at the start of the second half, with the winger taking Williams’ place on the right.

Pompey had a dangerous attack soon after the restart, when Marquis shrugged off several challenges to bundle his way through the Bolton back-line.

But Matthews came bravely off his line to halt his path to goal and had to receive treatment following a clash between the two.

There was still a lack of fluency on display, however, and it took a Bolton error to provide the hosts with an excellent chance to break the deadlock.

Marquis received a pass from Curtis and was tripped by Hobbs, with referee Darren Drysdale pointing straight to the spot.

Pitman stepped up, but the usually reliable penalty taker saw his fierce effort cannon back off the base of the post.

A second Blues substitution followed just past the hour mark, with Curtis making way for Gareth Evans.

Matthews then flapped at a Haunstrup corner, but got enough on the ball to get it clear, before Harness fizzed a low shot narrowly past the post.

And Pompey finally made that growing pressure count on 67 minutes, with a goal that had been coming.

James Bolton sent a cross into the box from deep on the right and PITMAN hung in the air before guiding home a perfectly-placed header.

With the visitors having to commit men forward to chase an equaliser, it ensured the game became a lot more open.

Some dangerous deliveries from either wing had to be dealt with, while Hobbs’ intervention prevented Pitman from having a clear shot on goal.

And Ben Close almost wrapped things up late on, making space for himself with a neat touch before drilling inches wide.

Thy then looked to keep possession in Bolton’s half as the seconds ticked down, although a display of five additional moments led to some audible groans.

Ali Crawford’s 30-yard free-kick was not too far off target, while Close fired a good chance over at the other end soon after.

But the Blues held on through the closing stages and the final whistle was met by a mixture of relief and jubilation.

Pompey (4-4-2): MacGillivray; Bolton, Burgess, Raggett, Haunstrup; Williams (Harness 46), Naylor (c), Close, Curtis (Evans 62); Pitman, Marquis
Goals: Pitman 66
Booked: Curtis, Close
Subs not used: Bass, Walkes, McCrorie, Cannon, Harrison

Bolton (4-1-4-1): Matthews; Emmanuel (L.Murphy 67), Hobbs, Zouma, Chicksen; Bridcutt (c); Buckley, Lowe, Crawford, Verlinden (Politic 60); D.Murphy
Booked: Hobbs, Lowe
Subs not used: Alexander, Boon, Senior, Graham, Weir

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Attendance: 18,382 (824 away fans)

Portsmouth FC

Sep 242019
 

Match Report

Highlights

Carabao Cup 3




It was a case of what might have been for Pompey as they exited the Carabao Cup at the hands of rivals Southampton.

They dominated the opening proceedings at a packed Fratton Park, with John Marquis striking the woodwork before a couple of goal-line blocks rescued their opponents.

But the impressive Danny Ings proved the difference between the sides, with two goals before the break.

He then provided an assist for Cedric to ensure a fourth round spot, with Nathan Redmond wrapping things up late on.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that were narrowly beaten at Wycombe in the league on Saturday.

Brett Pitman and Ryan Williams both returned to the starting line-up, with Andy Cannon dropping to the bench and Ellis Harrison serving a one-match ban.

Backed by a vociferous crowd – and with the rain bucketing down – it was the hosts who started stronger against their top-flight opponents.

And they almost broke the deadlock on nine minutes, as John Marquis collected Williams’ pass and bent a shot against the post.

Then, after Tom Naylor had been fouled and the visitors struggled to deal with Brandon Haunstrup’s cross, a fierce Pitman effort was deflected narrowly over.

A corner from Haunstrup led to an excellent chance to break the deadlock midway through the first half.

But Pitman’s glancing header was somehow stopped from crossing the line and Christian Burgess was unable to force the ball home from close range.

It had been one-way traffic for much of the half, but Southampton took the lead against the run of play on 21 minutes.

Craig MacGillivray had done well to keep out an initial effort from Ings, but when the striker received the ball back, he curled a fine shot into the bottom corner.

They almost doubled the advantage moments later, as Ings raced through, only to be denied by MacGillivray.

But the danger was not over and Pierre-Emile Hokbjerg’s sent the loose ball towards the net, with a diving Oli Hawkins getting in the way.

Pompey kept battling, though, and a series of good balls into the box caused Southampton problems before Burgess prodded past the post.

The visitors were causing problems on the break and MacGillivray did well to get behind a skiddy shot from James Ward-Prowse.

Ronan Curtis had an effort deflected narrowly off target, while Pitman’s corner was intercepted before it could reach Naylor at the back stick.

But Southampton grabbed a second goal just before the break, as Ings met Michael Obafemi’s low centre and lifted the ball over MacGillivray.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Southampton 2


Several former players were welcomed on to the pitch at the break, with warm applause given to Benjani, Adam Webster, Greg Halford and derby heroes Joel Ward and David Norris.

But it was up to the current crop of Blues to get back into the tie and Curtis had a shot blocked, before Williams skied another over the bar.

For all the passion displayed on the pitch and in the stands, it had not been a dirty contest, with 53 minutes on the clock before Hawkins collected the first yellow card for a foul on Ward-Prowse.

But he was quickly joined in referee Kevin Friend’s book by Pitman, who was penalised for a trip on Obafemi.

Pompey were seeing a lot of the ball without really testing Alex McCarthy and a dangerous corner from Haustrup somehow flashed through a crowded box and out the other side.

The hosts were dealt a blow just before the hour mark, as Hawkins – who had again impressed at the back – limped off to be replaced by Paul Downing.

They continued to push forward and find gaps in the visitors’ defence, but things were not quite landing right for the blue-shirted players inside the box.

And Southampton wrapped things up on 77 minutes, as the ball was cut back by Ings for Cedric to slot home.

Jackett made a couple of substitutions to try to lift the Blues again, with Gareth Evans and Ross McCrorie both brought on.

The hosts kept pushing for the goal that their spirited play deserved, but it was Southampton who instead added a late fourth.

They broke quickly up the pitch and substitute Redmond curled a fine finish past the grasp of MacGillivray.

It did not stop the Fratton faithful from raising the volume levels, though, as they continued to get behind their team for the closing minutes and after the final whistle.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Bolton, Hawkins (Downing 59), Burgess, Haunstrup; Naylor (c), Close (McCrorie 82); Williams (Evans 78), Pitman, Curtis; Marquis
Booked: Hawkins, Pitman
Subs not used: Bass, Walkes, Cannon, Maloney

Southampton (4-3-3): McCarthy; Cedric, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg; Obafemi (Redmond 72), Adams, Ings (Long 83)
Goals: Ings 21, 44, Cedric 77, Redmond 86
Booked: Bertrand
Subs not used: Gunn, Stephens, Valery, Boufal, Armstrong

Referee: Kevin Friend

Attendance: 18,707 (1,981 away fans)

Portsmouth FC

Sep 212019
 

Match Report

Highlights

League 1




Pompey’s disappointing start to the league season continued as a late penalty saw them slip to defeat at Wycombe.

Adebayo Akinfenwa netted the only goal of a game that was largely lacking in quality and saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Nnamdi Ofoborh was dismissed for a late challenge on Tom Naylor, with Ellis Harrison’s reaction in an ensuing melee earning him a second booking.

Substitute Brett Pitman had the best chance to secure a fourth successive League One stalemate, but headed against the woodwork.

Kenny Jackett made four changes from the side that drew with Burton on home soil earlier in the week.

Oli Hawkins made his first start of the season alongside Christian Burgess in the centre of defence, with skipper Naylor moving back to midfield.

James Bolton came in at right-back, Andy Cannon returned to midfield and Ellis Harrison joined the forward line.

Paul Downing, Ross McCrorie, Ryan Williams and Pitman were the players to make way, all dropping to the bench.

There were a couple of former Fratton loanees in the hosts’ squad, with keeper Ryan Allsop starting and David Wheeler named among the substitutes.

It is fair to say that the opening 45 minutes will not live long in the memory of anyone present in Buckinghamshire.

Neither keeper had any meaningful save to make in a scrappy, attritional contest that was lacking any kind of attacking flair.

Naylor sliced an early attempt wide, while Ronan Curtis also failed to find the target with a shot on the half-volley.

The only scare for the visitors was when Craig MacGillivray failed to hold Allsop’s long punt up the pitch, but the referee quickly blew for a foul on the Blues stopper.

Pompey’s best chance of the half came when Ben Close slipped a pass through to Harrison, with the forward bending a shot into the side netting.

He then picked up the game’s first booking, although it was slightly unfortunate, with a slip sending him careering into the imposing figure of Akinfenwa.

The Chairboys were then forced to make a change when captain Matt Bloomfield – who has already suffered from concussion this term – was replaced by Ofoborh following a clash of heads.

One bright spot was the display from Hawkins, who was looking as natural a defender as anyone on the pitch.

But there was still not much to talk about in terms of attacking, with Close skewing wide from long-range after a poor Allsop clearance had left the net unguarded.

Everyone seemed ready for the interval, but that was delayed by an injury to stand-in Wycombe skipper Joe Jacobson.

Jamie Mascoll replaced him and the armband changed hands yet again, although Akinfenwa struggled to get it around his arm.


Half Time

Wycombe Wanderers 0

Portsmouth 0


Both sides looked more purposeful once the action restarted, but that all-important final ball was still lacking.

The game then exploded into life following a late challenge by Ofoborh that led to both teams being reduced to 10 men.

Referee Sebastian Stockbridge immediately brandished a red card to the Wycombe substitute, who was in tears as he left the pitch.

There was then plenty of pushing and shoving from both sets of players, resulting in bookings for Akinfenwa and Christian Burgess.

And the final yellow was shown to Harrison – and it was his second of the afternoon, resulting in a walk down the tunnel.

Once the football restarted it was Pompey on the attack and a John Marquis cross had to be nodded behind before Curtis could reach it.

A free-kick from the left by Curtis was then parried away by Allsop and Burgess’ follow-up was deflected wide.

Stockbridge was drawing ire from both sets of supporters, not helped by some soft free-kick decisions for both sides.

Pitman replaced Bolton as Jackett looked to freshen up his attacking options, with both sides then going close to breaking the deadlock in quick succession.

Wycombe were first to try their luck and MacGillivray made a smart stop to deny Scott Kashket before the ball was hacked to safety.

And Pompey went straight up the other end of the pitch, with a long-range effort from Close deflected inches past the post.

Then, after Pitman was booked for a foul on Dominic Gape, a Mascoll free-kick was turned behind by MacGillivray.

But the Chairboys took the lead on 83 minutes after Naylor had been penalised for handling from a Nick Freeman corner.

Stockbridge pointed to the spot and, although MacGillivray went the right way, Ainfenwa’s penalty nestled in the bottom corner.

Pompey almost levelled soon after when Pitman met Brandon Haunstrup’s delivery, but his header hit the crossbar.

The visitors kept pushing throughout seven minutes of stoppage-time, but they were unable to find a late leveller.

Wycombe (4-2-3-1): Allsop; Grimmer, Stewart, Charles, Jacobson (Mascoll 45+2); Gape, Bloomfield (c) (Ofoborh 22); Kashket, Freeman, Onyedinma (Pattison 72); Akinfenwa
Goals: Akinfenwa 83 (pen)
Sent off: Ofoborh
Booked: Akinfenwa
Subs not used: Yates, Phillips, Wheeler, Jarvis

Pompey (4-3-3): MacGillivray; Bolton (Pitman 70), Hawkins, Burgess, Haunstrup; Close, Naylor (c), Cannon; Harrison, Marquis, Curtis
Sent off: Harrison (two yellow cards)
Booked: Burgess, Pitman
Subs not used: Bass, Walkes, Downing, McCrorie, Evans, Williams

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge

Attendance: 7,688 (2,125 Pompey fans)

Portsmouth FC

Sep 172019
 

Match Report

Highlights

League 1




Pompey salvaged a dramatic point against Burton, courtesy of Brett Pitman’s stoppage-time penalty.

Joe Sbarra and Kieran Wallace – the latter with the help of a huge deflection – struck for the visitors in the opening stages.

But the Brewers had to play much of the contest with just 10 men following two quick bookings for John-Joe O’Toole.

Ronan Curtis pulled a goal back before the interval and Pitman converted from the spot right at the death following a foul on Ellis Harrison.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that drew with Blackpool in the last third tier outing at the end of August.

Pitman and summer signing Ryan Williams were both handed their first league starts, with Andy Cannon dropping to the bench and Marcus Harness out injured.

There was a minute’s applause before kick-off in memory of former Fratton forward Dennis Edwards, who passed away the previous week.

The hosts got off to a dreadful start and found themselves two goals down inside the opening six minutes.

Lucas Akins did well down the right and passed across the box to Wallace. His shot was blocked by Williams, but the ball fell for Sbarra to slot home.

And it soon got even worse for the Blues, with Wallace’s long-range effort taking a wicked deflection off Paul Downing’s knee to leave Craig MacGillivray wrong-footed.

Fratton Park was left stunned and the home side did not immediately look like getting back into the contest.

But there was a lifeline when O’Toole picked up two yellow cards in quick succession to leave Burton with just 10 men.

John Marquis felt it should have been a straight red after getting tugged to the turf by the defender, although referee Craig Hicks decided there was a covering defender.

Ross McCrorie then swung a cross into the box from the left and skipper Tom Naylor rose highest to head narrowly wide.

Marquis tried to wriggle his way through on goal moments later, but again O’Toole clumsily brought him down.

Hicks played the advantage and it almost paid dividends, with Pitman thundering a shot against the crossbar.

But the official then called O’Toole over to send him for an early bath, forcing Sbarra to be sacrificed for an extra defender.

The hosts tried to make their numerical advantage count and a stretching Curtis saw his header held under the crossbar by Albion keeper Kieran O’Hara.

Akins was still causing problems at the other end, though, and saw off both Naylor and MacGillivray from a long clearance, but there was nobody to meet his cut-back.

It had been a disjointed display from the Blues, but they found themselves back in the contest on 39 minutes.

Burgess’ cross caught a deflection and looped into the box, where Marquis’ header was saved by O’Hara.

But CURTIS was quickest to the loose ball and lashed it into the roof of the net to reduce Pompey’s deficit.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Burton Albion 2


There was a change of system and personnel at the start of the second half, with Gareth Evans replacing Williams and the Blues playing with three at the back.

And the newcomer almost provided an equaliser on 50 minutes, sending in a cross that was met by Curtis, forcing O’Hara to tip it over the bar.

Ben Close then had an effort blocked by Wallace after Burgess’ delivery had been turned back into the centre by Curtis.

The visitors were briefly down to nine men just past the hour mark when substitute Colin Daniel received a head injury, but the defender returned with a bandage on.

Pompey, meanwhile, were being undone by too many sloppy passes that were halting their momentum in the final third.

And when Evans did whip in a dangerous delivery, Curtis and Pitman got in each other’s way as they both tried to attack the ball.

It had been a difficult evening for McCrorie and the on-loan midfielder made way for Cannon on 70 minutes.

Pompey did start to pick up the pace, however, and when O’Hara palmed away Curtis’ shot, Brandon Haunstrup’s fierce follow-up was blocked.

And the keeper made an even better stop moments later to keep out a goal-bound Curtis header from Haunstrup’s cross.

That was the left-back’s final contribution to the cause, though, as he was withdrawn for Harrison in an attacking move.

Cannon thought he should have won a penalty after going down under Akins’ challenge and Hicks took a moment before deciding there had been no foul.

Some patient build-up play then ended with Close slipping a pass through to Marquis, who spun and fired narrowly wide.

There were four minutes of stoppage-time for the Brewers to survive and they almost held on for the win.

But when Pitman lifted the ball into the box, Harrison was bundled to the turf by Jake Buxton and Hicks pointed to the spot.

It was PITMAN who stepped up to take the penalty and kept his cool, slamming the ball into the roof of the net to rescue a point.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Burgess, Downing, Naylor (c), Haunstrup (Harrison 77); Close, McCrorie (Cannon 70); Williams (Evans 46), Pitman, Curtis; Marquis
Goals: Curtis 39, Pitman 90+5 (pen)
Booked: Downing
Subs not used: Bass, Bolton, Walkes, Hawkins

Burton (4-2-3-1): O’Hara, Brayford (c), O’Toole, Nartey, Wallace; Edwards, Quinn; Sarkic (Boyce 77), Sbarra (Daniel 26), Broadhead (Buxton 83); Akins
Goals: Sbarra 3, Wallace 6
Sent off: O’Toole (two yellow cards)
Booked: Boyce
Subs not used: Bywater, Hutchinson, Anderson, Fraser

Referee: Craig Hicks

Attendance: 16,610 (116 away fans)

Portsmouth FC

Sep 152019
 

Bridesmaids

Trailer


PLOTAnnie Walker is a single woman in her mid-thirties, living in Milwaukee. Following the failure of her bakery due to the recession, her boyfriend left her, and she lost her savings, forcing her to take a job as a sales clerk in a jewelry store and share an apartment with an English immigrant roommate Gil and his sister Brynn. Her business failure was so painful that she has given up baking entirely. Annie has a no-strings-attached sexual relationship with the self-absorbed Ted, but she hopes for something more from him. Her best friend, Lillian, is virtually her only source of happiness.

Lillian becomes engaged to her boyfriend Doug and asks Annie to be her maid of honor. At the engagement party, Annie meets Lillian's bridesmaids: cynical, worldly, long-married cousin Rita; naïve and idealistic newlywed friend from work Becca; the groom's decidedly unfiltered sister Megan; and Helen, the rich, beautiful, and elite wife of the groom's boss. Helen and Annie, who are jealous of each other's friendship with Lillian, take an instant dislike to each other, but Lillian persuades them to spend time together.

Annie takes Lillian and the bridesmaids to a Brazilian steak restaurant in Chicago for lunch before going to a chic bridal shop. Helen uses her influence to gain entry to the shop because Annie didn't make a reservation. While trying on gowns, the whole party—with the exception of Helen, who chose not to eat before the fitting— gets diarrhea from food poisoning. Later, Annie's suggestion of a bachelorette party at Lillian's parents' lake house is overruled in favor of a trip to Las Vegas planned by Helen. Worried about her finances and too proud to accept a ticket paid for by Helen, Annie books a ticket in economy class although the rest of the party flies first-class. The trip is cut short by an outburst from Annie, who had accepted a sedative and liquor from Helen because of her massive fear of flying and begins to hallucinate. The plane makes an emergency landing in Casper, Wyoming, and the party takes a bus back home. Annie apologizes, but Lillian decides that she wants Helen to take over planning the shower and the wedding.

Annie continues to hope for a relationship with Ted, but Irish-American Nathan Rhodes, a friendly State Patrol officer who had earlier let her off without a ticket for broken tail lights, begins flirting with her. Nathan encourages her to open a new bakery, but Annie declines. Following a romantic night together, Nathan buys baking supplies as a surprise, in the hopes that Annie will start baking again. Offended and overwhelmed, Annie leaves. Annie is later fired for being rude to a customer, and kicked out of her apartment by her roommates, forcing her to move in with her mother.

Annie travels to Helen's home in Chicago for the bridal shower, which has become a Parisian-themed event, an idea that Annie previously came up with but Helen turned down. Helen also upstages Annie's heartfelt, handmade shower gift by giving Lillian a trip to Paris, an idea Helen stole from Annie. Enraged that Helen has taken credit for the Parisian theme and jealous of her relationship with Lillian, Annie throws a tantrum. Lillian kicks her out of the shower and the wedding. On her way home, Annie is involved in a car accident due to her still-broken tail lights, but the other driver flees the scene. Officer Rhodes ends up being the responding officer, and he admonishes her for not fixing her tail lights or taking responsibility for her life. When Annie dismisses him by saying she "knows" he didn't want anything but sex from her, Rhodes is upset, and storms off when Ted arrives to give Annie a ride. On the ride home, Ted asks Annie to perform oral sex on him. Frustrated, she breaks off the relationship and walks home.

Annie becomes reclusive, refusing to leave her mother's house and obsessively watching television. Eventually, Megan arrives and gives Annie a pep talk, telling her that she must stop blaming the world for her problems and take control of her life. Annie realizes her errors and begins to repair her life, beginning to bake again and getting her car fixed. She tries to make amends with Nathan, but he is still upset over her previous actions and ignores her. On the day of the wedding, Helen appears at Annie's doorstep distraught; Lillian has disappeared, and Helen begs for Annie's help in finding her. While they drive, Helen apologizes to Annie and opens up to her, revealing that people only involve her in their lives because she is good at planning events, but she does not have any true female friends, leading to something of a reconciliation between them. The two enlist Officer Rhodes to help, and he reluctantly agrees. The group finds Lillian at her own apartment, discovering that she ran from her wedding because of Helen's extravagant planning and from fear of leaving her life in Milwaukee. After reconciling, Annie helps Lillian prepare for her wedding.

Annie resumes her place as maid of honor. After the wedding, which Annie agrees with Helen is "perfect", Helen again apologizes to Annie, and states her hope that they can be friends in the future. Realizing that Annie and Officer Rhodes were falling in love, Helen also arranged for him to pick up Annie after the wedding. Officer Rhodes and Annie reconcile and the pair ride away in his police car.
2011Personal Rating70Rotten Tomatoes Avg83MetaCritic Avg73IMDb Rating68Combined Rating72.8

Movies IMDb

Sep 142019
 

Match Report

Highlights

League 1




Pompey took a giant stride towards the Leasing.com Trophy knockout stages with victory over Norwich U21s at Fratton Park.

Ellis Harrison made the most of fine passes from academy players Eoin Teggart and Josh Flint to bag a brace in the Southern Group B contest.

And it was a debut to remember for Flint, who lashed home a goal of his own in an entertaining fixture.

Thomas Scully came off the bench to reduce the Canaries’ deficit, but it was a mostly comfortable occasion for the Blues.

Kenny Jackett made six changes from the side that beat Crawley in the last group fixture 11 days earlier.

There were debuts for teenage academy players Flint and Teggart, while Joe Hancott – who became the club’s youngest player when fielded in this competition two years ago – also started.

A fit-again Oli Hawkins made his first appearance of the season in the centre of defence, with Andy Cannon and Anton Walkes the others to return.

Alex Bass, James Bolton, Sean Raggett – featuring against his parent club – Leon Maloney and Harrison kept their places in the starting line-up.

It was a bright start in the south coast sunshine, with both sides playing on the front foot and looking to attack.

But the hosts were more threatening and Ciaren Jones – under pressure from Harrison – had to turn behind Teggart’s cross.

The same duo combined again moments later and Canaries keeper Archie Mair kept out Harrison’s header from point-blank range.

So it did not exactly come as a surprise to see the duo play pivotal roles in the hosts’ opening goal on 10 minutes.

Teggart whipped in a delivery from the left that was met by Maloney at the back post. He nodded the ball into the centre, where HARRISON headed home from a couple of yards out.

A clever pass from Cannon was missed by Harrison midway through the first half, but Teggart collected the ball and Jordan Thomas made a key block.

Norwich had opportunities of their own, but were limited to long-range efforts that did not trouble Bass.

The best chance came following a surging run through the centre from Aidan Fitzpatrick, with the resulting shot flashing narrowly past the post.

Teggart was impressing down the left and Saul Milovanovic had to make a crude challenge to halt one charge, earning a yellow card from referee Brett Huxtable.

Harrison tried to double the lead before the break, spotting Mair off his line and attempting an audacious effort from the halfway line, but screwed the ball wide.

A second goal did arrive moments later, however, with Teggart again playing a key role by crossing from out wide

The ball was headed back by Harrison for FLINT and although the Waterlooville youngster saw his first effort saved, he collected the ball, turned and sent a rocket into the roof of the net.


Half Time

Portsmouth 2

Norwich City U21 0


There was a break in play soon after the restart when Raggett required treatment following a clash of heads, but the centre-back was able to carry on.

Another fine cross from Teggart was then just too high for the onrushing Maloney, as the Blues went in search of more goals.

And the hosts did strengthen their advantage on the hour mark, when Flint slipped a neat pass through to HARRISON.

The striker – wearing the captain’s armband for the day – took a neat first touch before slotting the ball into the net.

Pompey appeared to be cruising, but they received a jolt when Norwich pulled a goal back on 67 minutes.

Raggett took a heavy touch and the ball fell for substitute Scully, who hit a fine angled strike into the top corner.

There was a welcome introduction soon after, with Maloney making way for Ryan Williams, giving the Australian winger his second debut for the club.

Ben Close and John Marquis were also brought on for Flint and Teggart, with the youngsters all receiving warm applause as they made their way off.

Harrison should have completed a hat-trick after being left unmarked to meet Cannon’s free-kick on 77 minutes, but directed his header straight at Mair.

And Marquis almost added a fourth goal late on when he raced onto Williams’ pass, only for Mair to stick out a boot and divert the ball to safety.

Mair again used his foot to keep out a goal-bound Marquis shot in stoppage-time, moments after Cannon had flashed an effort past the post.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bass; Bolton, Hawkins, Raggett, Hancott; Walkes, Cannon; Maloney (Williams 71), Flint (Close 72), Teggart (Marquis 77); Harrison (c)
Goals: Harrison 10, 60, Flint 44
Subs not used: McGee, Downing, Burgess, Pitman

Norwich U21 (4-4-1-1): Mair; Thomas, Jones (Omobamidele 73), Famewo (c), Nizet; Fitzpatrick, McAlear, Milovanovic, Adshead; Ahadme (Scully 61); Thorvaldsson (Hondermarck 85)
Goals: Scully 67
Booked: Milovanovic
Subs not used: Johnson, Parsons

Referee: Brett Huxtable

Attendance: 2,855 (7 away fans)

Portsmouth FC

Sep 082019
 

Avengers: Endgame

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PLOTTwenty-three days after Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to disintegrate half of all life in the universe, Carol Danvers rescues Tony Stark and Nebula from deep space and returns them to Earth, where they reunite with the remaining Avengers—Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, and James Rhodes—and Rocket. Locating Thanos on an uninhabited planet, they plan to use the Infinity Stones to reverse "the Snap", but Thanos reveals he destroyed the Stones to prevent further use. Enraged, Thor decapitates Thanos.

Five years later, Scott Lang escapes from the quantum realm. At the Avengers compound, he explains to Romanoff and Rogers he experienced only five hours, not years, while trapped. Theorizing the quantum realm could allow time travel, the three ask Stark to help them retrieve the Stones from the past to reverse Thanos' actions in the present. Stark refuses, thinking of his wife, Pepper Potts, and daughter, Morgan, but relents after musing on the death of Peter Parker. Stark and Banner, who has since merged his intelligence with the Hulk's strength, build a time machine. Banner notes changing the past does not affect their present; any changes instead create branched alternate realities. He and Rocket visit the Asgardian refugees' new home in Norway—New Asgard—to recruit Thor, now overweight and drinking heavily, despondent over his failure to stop Thanos. In Tokyo, Romanoff recruits Clint Barton, now a vigilante following Thanos's disintegration of his family.

Banner, Lang, Rogers, and Stark travel to New York City in 2012. Banner visits the Sanctum Sanctorum and convinces the Ancient One to give him the Time Stone. At Stark Tower, Rogers retrieves the Mind Stone, but Stark and Lang's attempt to steal the Space Stone fails, allowing 2012 Loki to escape with it. Rogers and Stark travel to S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in 1970, where Stark obtains an earlier version of the Space Stone and encounters his father, Howard. Rogers steals Pym Particles from Hank Pym to use in returning to the present, and spies lost love Peggy Carter. Meanwhile, Rocket and Thor travel to Asgard in 2013, extracting the Reality Stone from Jane Foster and retrieving Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Nebula and Rhodes travel to Morag in 2014 and steal the Power Stone before Peter Quill can.

Rhodes returns to the present with the Power Stone, but Nebula becomes incapacitated when her cybernetic implants link with those of her past self, allowing 2014 Thanos to learn of his future success and the Avengers' attempts to thwart it. Determined to rebuild the whole universe so no one will remember what he has done, Thanos replaces present-day Nebula with 2014 Nebula. Barton and Romanoff travel to Vormir in 2014, where the Soul Stone's keeper, the Red Skull, reveals it can only be acquired by sacrificing someone they love. Romanoff sacrifices herself, allowing Barton to obtain the Soul Stone.

Reuniting in the present, the Avengers place the Stones into a gauntlet Stark has created. Banner, the most resistant to the Stones' gamma radiation, is chosen to wield the gauntlet and reverses the disintegrations. Meanwhile, 2014 Nebula uses the time machine to transport 2014 Thanos and his warship to the present, where he attacks the Avengers' compound looking for the Stones. Present Nebula convinces 2014 Gamora to betray Thanos but fails to convince 2014 Nebula and is forced to kill her. Confronted by Stark, Thor, and a Mjolnir-wielding Rogers, Thanos outmatches them and summons his army from his warship. Stephen Strange arrives with other sorcerers, the restored Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, the Ravagers, and the armies of Wakanda and Asgard to fight Thanos and his army. Danvers arrives and destroys Thanos' warship, but Thanos overpowers her and seizes the gauntlet. Stark steals the Stones and uses them to disintegrate Thanos and his army, at the cost of his own life.

Following Stark's funeral, Thor appoints Valkyrie as the new ruler of New Asgard and joins the Guardians. Rogers returns the Infinity Stones and Mjolnir to their original timelines and remains in the past to live with Carter. In the present, an elderly Rogers passes his shield and mantle to Sam Wilson.
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