Transfer : Portsmouth – FC Volendam
Transfer : Portsmouth – FC Volendam
|Leon Maloney has joined Dutch side FC Volendam for an undisclosed fee.
The 18-year-old winger progressed through the Blues academy and made five appearances for the first team.
All of those games came in the EFL Trophy, with his debut made in a 2-0 win at Southend last term.
Maloney has also appeared four times in this season's run to the semi-finals, scoring in December's 2-1 victory over Northampton at Fratton Park.
Volendam compete in the Eerste Divisie – the second tier of Dutch football – and are currently sitting inside the play-off positions.
Everyone at Pompey would like to thank Leon for his contribution to the club and wish him well for the future.
Ronan Curtis curled home a free-kick in the last piece of action of an otherwise lacklustre opening half.
And the Imps never really did enough to threaten that lead, with John Marquis wrapping things up from the spot after Neal Eardley had fouled Steve Seddon.
Kenny Jackett stuck with the same side that knocked Barnsley out of the FA Cup on home soil at the weekend.
Cameron McGeehan was ineligible for that game, but returned on the bench and was joined by the fit-again duo of Lee Brown and Ross McCrorie.
The hosts had an early opportunity when Jorge Grant’s cross drifted towards goal and landed on the roof of the net.
But the opening 45 minutes was a largely soporific affair, with neither side able to find any kind of fluidity and possession constantly changing hands.
A quick Lincoln break might have caused a few flutters in the away end of the ground, but Tyreece John-Jules settled any nerves by blazing high over the crossbar.
Pompey had periods of possession, although were lacking penetration in the final third as the contest continued to drift along.
There was pained expressions among every man in the crowd on 30 minutes after Andy Cannon’s shot hit a defender and ricocheted back into his nether regions.
The midfielder was then involved in a neat bit of build-up play involving Ryan Williams and Ben Close, with the latter’s ball glanced wide by Marquis, who had also strayed offside.
It appeared as though the interval would arrive without any meaningful incident, but the Blues suddenly picked up in stoppage-time.
Curtis fired one effort over, while Cian Bolger did well to stop James Bolton’s low delivery reaching Marquis in the box.
A fierce volley from Cannon was then blocked before, with time almost up, Seddon was bundled over just outside the box.
Close stood over the ball and Seddon feigned to take it, seemingly confusing Imps keeper Josh Vickers as CURTIS curled past his desperate grasp.
Lincoln City 0
A long-range attempt from Cannon flew not too far over the bar once the action resumed, as the Blues tried to find a cushion.
But the hosts should have been level soon after, as Tom Hopper beat former Imps defender Sean Raggett and cut back for an unmarked John-Jules to fire wastefully over.
There was still a lack of quality on show, but there was certainly more action than had been on offer prior to the break.
Curtis fizzed a low free-kick into the box and the ball bounced dangerously around before being cleared behind.
The Imps then embarked on a patient passing move up the pitch that ended with Raggett making a crunching – but fair – challenge on Tyler Walker inside the box.
A Grant free-kick was soon partially headed clear, although Conor Coventry’s follow-up was again off target.
Pompey broke quickly to carve out an opportunity of their own on 73 minutes, with Seddon having of acres of space to run into before seeing his low drive beaten away by Vickers.
Jackett made his first substitution moments later, with Cannon making way for McGeehan in the centre.
Raggett then appeared to hurt himself after sticking a foot in to block Walker’s shot, but the centre-back was able to continue after some treatment on the pitch.
Pompey were trying to wrap the match up and when a Curtis corner was only partially cleared, McGeehan curled the loose ball over.
And they had the opportunity to do just that when Seddon’s charge into the box was clumsily halted by Eardley.
Referee Ben Toner had a simple decision to make and immediately pointed to the spot, although spared the Imps defender a second booking.
MARQUIS stepped up to take the penalty and precisely squeezed the ball just inside the post to double the lead in front of the large – and noisy – travelling army.
Curtis might have added some icing to the cake late on, but Vickers made a smart stop to limit the damage for Lincoln.
Lincoln (4-4-2): Vickers; Eardley, Bolger, Shackell (c), Melbourne; Anderson (Walker 60), Morrell, Coventry (Hesketh 74), Grant; Hopper, John-Jules
Booked: Eardley, Grant, Morrell
Subs not used: Smith, Lewis, Edun, Chapman, Elbouzedi
Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bass; Bolton, Burgess, Raggett, Seddon; Naylor (c), Close; Williams, Cannon (McGeehan 76), Curtis; Marquis
Goals: Curtis 45+5, Marquis 87 (pen)
Booked: Close, Marquis, Naylor, Curtis
Subs not used: MacGillivray, McCrorie, Whatmough, Brown, Harness, Harrison
Referee: Ben Toner
Attendance: 8,983 (1,154 Pompey fans)
In Little Haven, England, Anna Shepherd is about to finish school and plans to travel for a year before attending university, much to the displeasure of her widower father Tony. Her friends are dealing with their own issues: her best friend and artist John is secretly in love with her, budding filmmaker Chris is struggling with a class assignment, and transfer student Steph is trying to get her social justice reporting past the tyrannical vice principal Mr. Savage. Nick, Anna’s one night stand, is also making her life difficult. The night of the school Christmas show, in which Chris’s girlfriend Lisa is performing, Anna and John are working in the local bowling alley and Chris and Steph have gone to the homeless shelter to film for Steph’s story. During this time, a zombie infection starts spreading and Lisa, Tony, Savage and Chris’s grandmother are stranded in the school. Anna and John bond over her post-graduation plans after work.
The next morning, Anna and John leave for the school, completely oblivious to the zombie chaos around them. When they encounter a zombie dressed as a snowman, Anna decapitates him with a seesaw. Figuring it will be too dangerous to go home or to the school, they go to the bowling alley where they meet Steph and Chris, who have taken shelter there. Steph finds out that an army evacuation is coming to the school, so the group plans to go there once it is safe. Anna and Steph find the zombified cleaner and Steph kills her, alerting a group of zombified bowlers to break in. The group kills them all after a bloody fight and realize that getting to their loved ones will be difficult.
The next morning Anna, Steph, John, and Chris wake up to find that the army has been zombified and no evacuation is coming. Regardless, they set off to the school to see if their loved ones are still alive. Nick – who is greatly enjoying the carnage – and his friends rescue the group from a horde of zombies and join them on their way to the school. Anna tells John that she still plans to go travelling despite everything that has happened. At the school, Savage fights to maintain authority as the others plan their own evacuation.
The students cut through a Christmas tree emporium in an attempt to save time but are ambushed by zombies, which kill Nick’s friends. Once they escape, John is bitten; he gets Anna to safety but sacrifices himself to distract the zombies. The survivors reach the school, where Savage has let the zombies in as a last-ditch measure of control. Anna and Nick split off to search for Tony while Steph and Chris look for his family and Steph’s car keys. Nick reveals that his father asked Nick to kill him after he was bit, before distracting a group of zombies so that Anna can find her father. Chris finds Lisa but his grandmother had already died of a heart attack. Steph, Chris, and Lisa find the car keys in Savage’s office but Chris and Lisa are bitten while trying to escape, having used Chris’s video footage as a distraction.
Anna finds Savage in the auditorium, where he is using Tony as bait for the zombies. Anna gets to the stage and saves Tony, but he lashes out at Savage and they fight. Savage falls to the zombies but Tony is bitten in the scuffle. Anna says goodbye to her dad as Nick arrives, and the two of them leave the school. They prepare for one last stand before Steph rescues them in her car and Anna finally leaves Little Haven to look for a safe place.
FA Cup 4
They were in charge for most of the contest, but had to wait until late in the first half before Ben Close impressively broke the deadlock.
John Marquis then doubled the advantage in stoppage-time, only for a Cauley Woodrow stunner to ignite hopes of a comeback for the visitors.
They were quickly extinguished by Ronan Curtis, however, and Christian Burgess wrapped up a convincing victory, before Conor Chaplin grabbed a late Tykes consolation.
Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that beat Bolton in the league the previous weekend.
Andy Cannon, Close and Ryan Williams all returned to the starting line-up, with the latter facing his former club.
Ellis Harrison and Marcus Harness both dropped to the bench, while Cameron McGeehan was unable to feature against the side he is on loan from.
Meanwhile, there was a familiar face in the opposition line-up, as ex-Fratton favourite Chaplin played up front.
The contest took a while to get going, but it was Pompey who looked the more threatening side as the first half progressed.
It was the skipper who had the first attempt, with Tom Naylor drilling a low shot narrowly wide when Cannon laid the ball into his path.
Cannon was then not quite able to get on the end of a Williams delivery after Curtis had ridden a challenge in the middle of the pitch and picked out the winger.
The Blues were looking particularly dangerous on the break, although had yet to test Brad Collins between the sticks.
But the keeper might have gifted the hosts an opener midway through the half, with his kick ricocheting off Marquis and rolling just past the post.
Collins then had to get down low to his right to keep out a low effort from Curtis following another pacy counter-attack.
But the deadlock was broken on 37 minutes after Cannon had not been afforded any space to get a shot away.
The midfielder instead laid the ball off for CLOSE to superbly arrow home from the edge of the box, drawing cries of ‘he’s one of our own’ from the Fratton faithful.
Collins then stopped his side falling further behind just before the break, superbly parrying Curtis’ shot behind following good work from Williams.
It was only a brief respite for the Tykes, though, as Curtis met the resulting corner from Steve Seddon and his header was touched over the line by MARQUIS.
Barnsley showed more attacking intent once the action restarted, although the Blues soon almost extended their lead further.
Curtis met a cross from Williams and his header hit Marquis, with Collins doing well to stop the ball crossing the line.
The hosts were on top and playing some neat football, as they looked to put the tie out of the Reds’ reach.
But their lead was halved from nowhere on the hour mark, as Woodrow hit a stunning 30-yard strike that left Alex Bass with no chance.
And Barnsley should have soon been level, with Jacob Brown wastefully prodding wide from a few yards out.
He was made to pay his profligacy just a few seconds later, as CURTIS raced onto a long ball over the top by Bass, held off a defender and fired home off the inside of the post.
It had been a quiet return for Chaplin, but he had two opportunities in quick succession to hurt his former club.
His first attempt was bravely blocked by Burgess, while the striker was then unable to beat Bass from an acute angle.
From coming to the rescue at one end, BURGESS then scored the Blues’ fourth goal of the afternoon – just a week after opening his account for the season.
Williams’ effort was deflected behind for a corner, which Seddon whipped into the box for the centre-back to firmly head into the net.
That was Williams’ last contribution, with the winger replaced by Harness, exiting the pitch from the north side and enjoying a standing ovation as he made his way around the pitch.
The newcomer almost added a fifth goal on 82 minutes, but Collins was quickly off his line to prevent him from converting Curtis’ pass.
Pompey fans were certainly enjoying themselves, singing songs about Wembley and paying tribute to Chaplin.
And the Barnsley striker did reduce his side’s deficit in stoppage-time, following up to find the net after Bass had denied Brown.
But the hosts had comfortably done enough to book their place in Monday evening’s fifth round draw – the first time they have reached that stage since getting to the final in 2010.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bass; Bolton, Burgess, Raggett, Seddon; Naylor (c), Close; Williams (Harness 78), Cannon (Evans 90), Curtis; Marquis (Harrison 90+2)
Goals: Close 37, Marquis 45+1, Curtis 62, Burgess 76
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Whatmough, Haunstrup, Hawkins
Barnsley (4-1-2-1-2): Collins; J.Williams, Sollbauer, Andersen, Oduor; Halme (Dougall 69); Thomas (Mowatt 46), Ritzmaier; Woodrow (c); Brown, Chaplin
Goals: Woodrow 60, Chaplin 90+1
Subs not used: Radlinger, Ludewig, B.Williams, Styles, Schmidt
Referee: Graham Scott
Attendance: 13,286 (681 away fans)
John Marquis opened the scoring in the first half and the hosts looked comfortabe going in for the interval.
But their League Two opponents were the better side following the restart and Abo Eisa’s fine finish drew them level.
Cameron McGeehan quickly hit back with his first Blues goal, though, to ensure hopes of becoming the first club to successfully defend the silverware were maintained.
Kenny Jackett made six changes from the side that collected three points in the league at Bolton at the weekend.
Jack Whatmough was the most notable inclusion after almost 12 months out with a serious knee injury.
Gareth Evans returned to skipper the team, while Craig MacGillivray, Brandon Haunstrup, Ben Close and Ryan Williams also started.
The men to keep their place in the line-up were James Bolton, Sean Raggett, Marcus Harness, McGeehan and Marquis.
There was almost a nightmare start for Whatmough, as Eisa’s shot took a wicked deflection off the defender, but thankfully flew straight into MacGillivray’s arms.
Most of the action was taking place at the other end, though, and Evans saw his fierce drive beaten away by Iron keeper Rory Watson.
Raggett was unable to get on the end of a Haunstrup corner, while Harness saw his attempt blocked after Marquis sent the ball across the box.
But it was MARQUIS who broke the deadlock on 13 minutes, despite not being able to take Williams’ pass first time.
The striker instead bought the ball under control, spun sharply and neatly slotted home his ninth goal of the season.
It looked like Marquis was trying to add two points for a conversion moments later, as he blazed another effort high over the bar.
McGeehan did come close to doubling the lead later in the half, being afforded space to drift into the box and hitting a low drive inches past the post.
Evans then lifted a glorious pass over the top for Marquis to race on to and angle in a precise shot that was impressively kept out by Watson.
But it was Scunthorpe who almost added to the scoring just before the break, with MacGillivray diving acrobatically to his left to deny James Perch.
The resulting corner also caused trouble and Williams was grateful to see his clearance ricochet off an opposition player and out for a goal-kick.
Scunthorpe United 0
Pompey were forced to make a change soon after the restart when Bolton went down injured and had to come off.
The right-back did not seem in too much pain as he made his way from the pitch, with Christian Burgess on to replace him.
Scunthorpe then caused problems with a couple of corners that were unconvincingly dealt with by the hosts.
The League Two side were on top without really testing MacGillivray, although a thunderous 30-yard strike from Eisa fizzed narrowly off target.
And it was Eisa who levelled in impressive fashion just past the hour mark, with the winger cutting inside from the left and bending home a fine effort.
The Blues looked in trouble, but it took just four minutes for them to restore the lead with a quick breakaway goal.
A stumbling Harness kept his composure to slip a pass across to McGEEHAN, who was left in space to open his account for the club with a neat finish into the bottom corner.
The advantage was almost increased when Harness’ cut-back found Marquis moments later, but Watson saved well and then leapt on the loose ball.
Scunthorpe brought on Kevin van Veen – voted star man for the last round of the competition – and he sent a dangerous ball across the box that somehow evaded everyone.
The Fratton faithful sung about returning to Wembley, while the visitors tried their best to force another equaliser.
But Pompey held on for the win to take their place in Saturday night’s draw and continue their defence of the trophy.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Bolton (Burgess 49), Whatmough, Raggett, Haunstrup; Close, McGeehan; Harness (Naylor 88), Evans (c), Williams; Marquis
Goals: Marquis 13, McGeehan 66
Subs not used: Bass, Seddon, Cannon, Hackett-Fairchild, Hawkins
Scunthorpe (4-2-3-1): Watson; Sutton (Miller 89), McGahey, Bedeau, Brown; Perch (c), Lund; Gilliead, McAtee (Beestin 79), Eisa; Novak (van Veen 78)
Goals: Eisa 62
Subs not used: Collins, Butler, Rowe, Hornshaw
Referee: Kevin Johnson
Attendance: 5,382 (85 away fans)
Nadine Franklin, a seventeen-year-old high school junior in the suburbs of Portland, has tempestuous relationships with her popular older brother Darian and her image conscious mother Mona, and only felt close to her father Tom. Tom died of a heart attack when Nadine was thirteen, leaving her best friend Krista the only person keeping her buoyed.
At Nadine’s home, Nadine and Krista get drunk while Darian throws a pool party. Nadine falls asleep and Krista goes downstairs and talks to Darian. The next morning Nadine finds Krista giving a handjob to a naked Darian in bed, straining their friendship. The next day they run into each other at school and Darian asks Krista to be his girlfriend. Nadine feels desperately alone and turns to her classmate Erwin Kim, who has a crush on her, though Nadine is attracted to older student Nick Mossman.
Darian invites Krista to a house party, who insists Nadine join. There, Krista is introduced to other students, leaving Nadine on her own. After failed attempts at mingling, Nadine sits outside with another partygoer, who remarks how inferior Nadine seems compared to her brother, and Nadine leaves the party. She invites Erwin to an amusement park, where his attempt to kiss her is rejected. They still finish their date, and at the end of the night Nadine tells him he is a great guy and they become close friends.
At school, Krista confronts Nadine for ignoring her, and Nadine tells her that Darian does not care about her and will soon drop her, to which Krista retorts by saying he asked her to be his girlfriend and to prom, which is months away. Nadine makes her choose between herself and Darian. Krista does not want to choose, and Nadine angrily ends their friendship.
Mr. Bruner becomes Nadine’s source of support at school and he admits that she is his favorite student. Nadine has become lost due to not seeing Krista and one night Erwin calls Nadine who hangs up on him. Nadine calls him back soon after and invites herself to go swimming in his pool, much to his excitement. Nadine learns that he is rich after showing up to his house and that he is an animation filmmaker and accepts his invitation to their school’s short-film festival.
Driving to school, Mona and Nadine have a fight that leads to Mona bringing Nadine with her to work. There, they argue about her father, and Nadine steals Mona’s car and drives away. She writes a sexually explicit text to Nick, and accidentally sends it when trying to delete it.
Nadine confides in Mr. Bruner she is going to kill herself, and he tries to reassure her. She receives a reply from Nick asking her to hang out. Mona calls Darian, telling him that Nadine is missing and Darian leaves to find her. On their date, Nick repeatedly attempts to have sex with Nadine in his car. Embarrassed and heartbroken, Nadine runs away and calls Mr. Bruner, who drives her to his house where they wait with his wife and infant son until Darian arrives. Darian tells Nadine that he has been suffering from the pressures of taking care of the family in their father’s place. Darian confesses that he feels trapped and did not apply to colleges far away because he has to be there for the family. And it upsets him that Nadine doesn’t like his relationship with Krista who is the best person in his life. Nadine confesses her own feelings of self-hatred, intensified by her envy of Darian. They hug, ending their feud.
As Nadine leaves for the film festival, she is met by Darian and Krista; the friends reconcile and agree to catch up later. Realizing that Mona is still worried she has run away, Nadine texts her that she is safe, and Mona decides to trust her word. Erwin’s animated film is revealed to be a story about an alien boy who falls in love with a girl at high school but is rejected. Nadine apologizes to Erwin for taking so long to accept his love. Erwin is congratulated by his colleagues, and introduces Nadine, who greets them with a smile, finally opening up to others.
The centre-back was quickest to the ball after Sean Raggett’s effort had been saved late in the first half.
League One’s basement club offered a stern challenge after the interval, but the Blues held on to give their large travelling army cause to celebrate.
Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that beat AFC Wimbledon on home soil the previous week.
John Marquis was rewarded for netting in three successive games by replacing Andy Cannon in the number 10 role.
The first half was not a thrilling affair, with both sides failing to make the most of promising situations.
Ethan Hamilton fired into the side netting for the hosts, while Raggett was unable to get on the end of a Ronan Curtis free-kick at the other end.
The visitors won a host of corners – many of them delivered by Steve Seddon – but none of them led to anything.
Curtis had the first decent opportunity midway through the first half, with an opportunistic long-range effort that had enough bend to trouble Remi Matthews in the opposition goal.
There was a scare at the other end when Raggett fouled Joe Dodoo as the striker tried to race through on goal.
Home fans and players were baying for a red card, but thankfully for the defender, referee Tom Nield only brandished a yellow one.
That perhaps led to a sense of injustice among the Wanderers faithful, who began appealing for everything.
Ellis Harrison seemed to be the main focus of their ire and there were demands for a red card when Toto Nisala went down – despite the defender being inadvertently tripped by his own keeper.
Nsiala was then called into action to make a timely block on Curtis’ shot after Marcus Harness had pulled the ball back into the box.
But Pompey did take the lead just before the interval, with three members of their back-line playing a key role in the goal.
Seddon whipped in a free-kick from the right and Raggett’s header was pushed clear by Matthews, only for BURGESS to follow up and lash the ball home.
Bolton Wanderers 0
The hosts looked much stronger once the action restarted and Dodoo headed narrowly over from a free-kick.
Dennis Politic’s fierce drive was then beaten away by Alex Bass, with Raggett on hand to nod the loose ball behind.
Pompey were struggling to keep their revived opponents at bay, forcing Jackett into a double switch just before the hour mark.
Harrison and Harness were the men withdrawn, with Cannon and a fit-again Ryan Williams on to replace them.
The latter was involved in a quick Blues break soon after, only to then lose possession and see Bolton launch forward.
Ronan Darcy sent in a cross that was turned towards goal by the lively Dodoo, but Chris O’Grady somehow failed to score from just a couple of yards out.
Pompey tried to threaten themselves and began to see more of the ball, without really troubling Matthews.
The keeper did struggle with another dangerous Seddon corner, although the danger eventually passed.
Bolton kept searching for an equaliser and Bass comfortably kept out Politic’s effort, while Josh Emmanuel fired over from outside the box.
Their best chance came on 83 minutes, with Bass getting down low to his left to push clear a low drive from Politic that was heading for the bottom corner.
But the Blues survived a nervy finale – including four minutes of added time – to celebrate a valuable away victory.
Bolton (4-1-2-1-2): Matthews; Emmanuel, Nsiala, Edwards (O’Grady 46), Fleming; Murphy; Hamilton, Lowe (c); Darcy (Hall 89); Dodoo, Politic
Booked: Edwards, Dodoo
Subs not used: Alexander, Senior, Brockbank, Graham, Thomason
Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bass; Bolton, Burgess, Raggett, Seddon; McGeehan, Naylor (c); Harness (Williams 56), Marquis, Curtis; Harrison (Cannon 56)
Goals: Burgess 42
Booked: Raggett, Harrison
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Whatmough, Haunstrup, Close, Hawkins
Referee: Tom Nield
Attendance: 13,407 (1,846 Pompey fans)
Loan : Portsmouth – Bradford City
|Luke McGee has joined Bradford on loan until the end of the season.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper has linked up with a Bantams side chasing promotion from League Two.
McGee has made 55 appearances for the Blues since signing from Tottenham in the summer of 2016.
He most recently featured in an EFL Trophy victory over Arsenal’s under-21 side midway through last season.
Everyone at Pompey would like to wish Luke all the best during his time at Valley Parade.
Georgia Nicholson is a 14-year-old girl from Eastbourne who worries about her breasts, fears she will never have a boyfriend and is constantly embarrassed by her mother Connie, father Bob, and little sister Libby. On the first day of the new school term, Georgia and her friends—Jas, Ellen and Rosie, known as her “Ace Gang”—spot two fraternal twin brothers, Robbie and Tom, who have just moved to Eastbourne from London. The girls follow the boys, who are exploring town with their friend Dave “the Laugh”.
Georgia and Jas decide to approach the brothers in their mother’s organic foodshop, where they work. Jas is quickly enamored with Tom and Georgia strikes up a conversation with Robbie. However, they soon discover that Robbie is dating Lindsay, the most popular girl in school. After learning that Robbie likes cats, Georgia pretends that her cat Angus has gone missing and asks Robbie for help finding him. Jas has Angus on a leash in the park, but he escapes and Tom rescues him just as Georgia and Robbie arrive. Robbie leaves to spend time with Lindsay and Tom asks Jas on a date, after which they become a couple.
Meanwhile, Bob moves to New Zealand for a job, while his family stays behind. During his absence, Connie hires a handsome builder, Jem, to redo the living room, and begins to spend increasingly longer periods of time with him, even going to dance classes with him. Georgia worries about the state of her parents’ marriage.
In an attempt to impress Robbie, Georgia takes “snogging lessons” with Peter Dyer. He becomes infatuated with her, and when he tries to kiss her at a party the following night, he ends up embarrassing her in front of Robbie, Lindsay, Jas and Tom. In order to evade Peter, Georgia lies to him about being a lesbian. When Tom invites Jas to go swimming with him and Robbie, Georgia tags along. While in the pool, Robbie and Georgia kiss. Robbie then leaves, but promises to call Georgia later.
After not hearing from Robbie in a while, Georgia is heartbroken. She reads Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus and decides to make Robbie jealous so that he realises his feelings for her. She invites Dave to see Robbie’s band, the Stiff Dylans, perform. Upon seeing Georgia and Dave dancing and laughing, Robbie tries to talk to her but is stopped by Lindsay.
At school, Dave confronts Georgia about using him to make Robbie jealous, and so stops talking to her. When Dave tells Robbie that Georgia was using him, he stops talking to her as well. Georgia discovers it was Jas that accidentally leaked this information. After Georgia kicks Jas in the shin during an argument, they vow never to speak to each other again. Shortly afterwards, Robbie tells Georgia he wanted to break up with Lindsay before anything else happened between them, but now he is disappointed with her behaviour.
Feeling like there is no point in staying in England, Georgia decides that she would like to move to New Zealand. She goes to her father’s workplace and breaks down with a woman who works with him, telling her she does not want her family to be apart from each other. Later on, she goes to the beach, knowing Robbie would be there, and apologises to him. Robbie reveals he dumped Lindsay and admits that he still likes her.
On Georgia’s 15th birthday, Connie takes her to a club for the first time. The place initially seems empty, but it turns out to be a surprise birthday party which Jas had secretly organised with Connie. She is greeted by all her friends and family, with Jas and Georgia making amends. Bob returns from New Zealand, deciding to stay in Eastbourne for a better job opportunity, after his boss told him about Georgia’s breakdown. It is also revealed that Jem is gay and his boyfriend is the owner of the nightclub. The Stiff Dylans are performing the song “Ultraviolet” which Robbie had written about Georgia, when they are interrupted by Lindsay who comes from her own party (to which no one had turned up) and tells Robbie that he would either have to take her back or lose her forever. He tells her that Georgia is the one he wants, and he kisses Georgia onstage. Jas then pulls out Lindsay’s breast pads and tosses them into the crowd, prompting a furious Lindsay to storm off the stage.
In the final scene, Georgia is content with how she looks and with her crazy family. As she meets Robbie to walk to school together, she also comments that she found a boyfriend who thinks she is perfect.
The film stars Jewel Staite as Cassie Cranston, a newspaper sex columnist returning to her hometown for her mother’s funeral, for the first time since being slut-shamed by her high school classmates who caught her trying to lose her virginity. In trouble with her publisher because many of the sex stories she has written about were actually fictional, and with her former friends and neighbours because she has often written about them as yokels and rubes, she tries to square the circle by challenging the town to plan an orgy to prove that they are not as provincial as she has depicted them, in turn giving her the opportunity to write a new true story.
They dominated for much of the contest and Marcus Harness’ fine finish ensured the Blues deservedly led at the break.
Joe Pigott levelled in the second half, but John Marquis came off the bench to put the hosts back into the lead.
And the Dons had to see out the closing stages with just 10 men after substitute Scott Wagstaff was dismissed for two bookable offences in quick succession.
Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that drew at Gillingham in the last League One outing.
Cameron McGeehan came straight into the starting line-up after completing his loan switch from Barnsley earlier in the week.
Fellow January arrival Steve Seddon also made his Fratton bow, while Andy Cannon was the other player to return.
Ben Close and Gareth Evans both dropped to the bench, with Anton Walkes having departed for America.
There was also a welcome return to the bench for Jack Whatmough after almost a year out with a knee injury.
The first half was a pretty one-sided affair – in favour of the hosts – although it did take a bit of time to get going.
And it was actually the Dons who were first to threaten when a corner found its way through to Rod McDonald, with the defender turning sharply and firing just past the post.
Pompey soon began to hit their stride, however, and debutant McGeehan drilled a low-range effort narrowly wide.
There was concern among the Fratton faithful when Harness went down with a knock and had to receive treatment on the pitch.
But the winger was soon back up on his feet and, just a few moments later, gave the Blues a deserved lead.
It was a quick move through the middle that began with Sean Raggett stepping up confidently to win the ball.
He slipped a neat pass through to Cannon, who burst forward and laid the ball off for HARNESS to lash into the net.
Pompey continued to dominate possession and enjoy territorial advantage as the action progressed, although more clear-cut chances were eluding them.
Harness was looking the most dangerous attacking player and dragged one effort wide, then hit a dipping long-range shot over the bar.
AFC Wimbledon, meanwhile, lost one of their key men, as striker Marcus Forss pulled up while chasing the ball and limped down the tunnel.
It was the hosts still looking more likely to add to the scoring and Terell Thomas bravely blocked strikes from McGeehan and Harness in quick succession.
A Ronan Curtis corner was then weakly punched by Nathan Trott and there was panic in the Dons defence before the ball was finally cleared.
The Republic of Ireland international also delivered a free-kick from the left that was headed back across goal by Raggett, with a stretching Harness not quite able to make a firm connection.
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It was the Blues who had the first opening once the action restarted, as Harrison fed the ball to Curtis.
He took the ball into space and hit a fierce effort that Trott did well to divert over the bar, with the keeper then getting to Seddon’s corner before Christian Burgess could connect.
There was also a flag-kick for the Dons that a sliding McDonald could only turn into the side netting at the far post.
But it had been a quiet afternoon for Alex Bass between the sticks, so it was somewhat of a surprise when the visitors levelled just past the hour mark.
Pompey were caught out at the back by a quick break and Mitch Pinnock delivered a fine cross for Pigott to convert from close range.
That gave the Londoners a lift and Bass had to claim Pigott’s looping header from Nesta Guinness-Walker’s centre.
Jackett responded with a double switch, as Marquis and a fit-again Brandon Haunstrup replaced Cannon and James Bolton.
And it was the former who restored the home side’s lead on 79 minutes to get Fratton rocking once more.
Harness picked out Curtis with a cross-field pass and the winger’s superb cross was deftly headed home by MARQUIS.
It soon got even worse for the Dons, as Wagstaff – who had only been on the pitch for 13 minutes – fouled Seddon to collect his second booking.
They still tried to apply some late pressure in the search of another equaliser, but Pompey saw out five minutes of stoppage-time.
And they probably should have given the scoreline a gloss, but Marquis could not beat Trott after being sent racing clear.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bass; Bolton (Haunstrup 71), Burgess, Raggett, Seddon; McGeehan, Naylor (c); Harness, Cannon (Marquis 71), Curtis; Harrison
Goals: Harness 20, Marquis 79
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Whatmough, Close, Evans, Hawkins
AFC Wimbledon (3-5-2): Trott; O’Neill, Thomas, McDonald; McLoughlin (Wagstaff 71), Hartigan, Sanders, Reilly, Guinness-Walker; Pigott (c), Forss (Pinnock 36)
Goals: Pigott 62
Sent off: Wagstaff (two yellow cards)
Booked: Reilly, O’Neill
Subs not used: McDonnell, Sorensen, Biler, Osew, Wood
Referee: Trevor Kettle
Attendance: 18,417 (836 away fans)
Transfer : Portsmouth – Atlanta
|Anton Walkes has left Fratton Park to sign for Major League Soccer side Atlanta United for an undisclosed fee.
The versatile 22-year-old scored three goals in 66 appearances for Pompey after arriving, initially on loan, from Tottenham in January 2018.
Walkes had a previous loan spell with Atlanta during the 2017 American season, shortly before joining Pompey.
He appeared 19 times this term – in a variety of roles – and scored in the Leasing.com Trophy draw at Oxford back in October.
Marquis opened the scoring in the first half with a goal that was remarkably similar to the one netted at Fleetwood on Saturday.
Elijah Adebayo should have levelled from the spot just before the interval, but saw his penalty well saved by Craig MacGillivray.
Ellis Harrison came off the bench to give the Blues a late cushion against their League Two opponents.
But the Saddlers were awarded another penalty that was converted by Caolan Lavery to ensure a nervy finale for the competition holders.
Kenny Jackett made seven changes from the side that progressed in the FA Cup with victory at Highbury Stadium.
Reeco Hackett-Fairchild came straight into the starting line-up after completing his transfer from Bromley the previous day.
Teenage defender Haji Mnoga made his first appearance of the season, while MacGillivray returned between the sticks.
Gareth Evans was handed the captain’s armband, with Paul Downing, Ben Close and Oli Hawkins also recalled.
The only players to keep their spot from the Highbury success were Christian Burgess – moved to left-back – Sean Raggett, Marcus Harness and Marquis.
It was a slow start to the contest played at a sparsely-populated Bescot Stadium, although there were eventually opportunities at both ends.
Marquis dragged an early effort wide, while counterpart Adebayo saw a header comfortably dealt with by MacGillivray.
The first decent chance fell to the Pompey forward, who swapped passes with Hawkins and saw a low drive kept out by Liam Roberts.
Adebayo was looking particularly dangerous for the hosts, but was unable to convert crosses from Cameron Norman and Cameron Pring
Roberts then denied Marquis again midway through the first half after Hawkins had provided a neat pass.
But the deadlock was broken from the resulting corner, which was whipped menacingly into the box by Evans.
Burgess met the ball at the far post and sent it arrowing towards the net, with MARQUIS on hand to slam it over the line from a few yards out.
There was an opportunity for Hawkins to double the lead, although he fired over after Marquis had laid off a fine Evans delivery.
It looked as though Hackett-Fairchild’s debut was going to come to a premature end on 36 minutes when he went down clutching his ankle.
The forward received treatment on the side of the pitch, but was eventually able to rejoin the action – and soon collected the first booking of the evening.
Walsall were handed an excellent chance to get back on level terms in stoppage-time when Raggett challenged Rory Gaffney in the box
Referee Anthony Backhouse had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, although the Blues defender was adamant he had won the ball.
It mattered not, though, as MacGillivray got down low to his left to palm Adebayo’s penalty to safety.
The Saddlers also went close from the resulting corner, which saw James Clarke’s header cleared from the line and Backhouse ignoring handball appeals.
There was not a lot of goalmouth action to excite the crowd once the action restarted, with dangerous forays from both sides breaking down.
Long-range attempts from both Rory Holden and Burgess flew well off target, as the game drifted along.
But Mnoga showed good awareness to nip in and halt one Walsall attack, then embarked on a surging run that drew a foul.
The hosts made a double change on 56 minutes, with former Fratton loanee Lavery one of the men to make an entrance.
He soon tired his luck with an attempt from the edge of the area, only to see the ball bend out of play.
Jackett then made two changes of his own, as Hackett-Fairchild and Mnoga made way for Steve Seddon and Tom Naylor.
Clear-cut chances were still at a premium, although Roberts kept out a neat Hawkins flick from Seddon’s cross.
That was the striker’s last meaningful contribution to the contest, as he was replaced by Harrison for the final 20 minutes.
Some last-gasp defending saw Marquis and Evans denied in quick succession and from the resulting corner, Burgess thudded a header over.
The flag then stayed down when Lavery was sent racing through at the other end, but the striker blazed over the bar.
Pompey were looking the more threatening side as the game neared its conclusion, though, and the win was seemingly wrapped up on 82 minutes.
Seddon delivered a fine cross from the right and fellow substitute HARRISON nodded home to double the advantage.
But Walsall soon had a route back into the tie when Holden went down under Downing’s challenge and Backhouse again pointed to the spot.
This time it was Lavery who stepped up to take the penalty and he sent MacGillivray the wrong way to reduce the home side’s deficit.
That audibly lifted the home supporters, who sensed a comeback was on the cards, but the Blues held on to book their place in Thursday’s quarter-final draw.
Walsall (3-5-2): Roberts; Clarke (c), Scarr (McDonald 56), Jules; Norman, Holden, Perry, Kinsella, Pring; Gaffney (Lavery 56), Adebayo (Willis 73)
Goals: Lavery 86 (pen)
Subs not used: Rose, Roberts, Foulkes, Bates
Pompey (4-4-1-1): MacGillivray; Mnoga (Seddon 63), Downing, Raggett, Burgess; Harness, Evans (c), Close, Hackett-Fairchild (Naylor 63); Marquis; Hawkins (Harrison 71)
Goals: Marquis 23, Harrison 82
Subs not used: Bass, Bolton, Casey, Cannon
Referee: Anthony Backhouse
Attendance: 1,082 (226 away fans)