Feb 272022
 

Celebrity Meg Donnelly


Meg Donnelly

Born

25 July 2000

New York City, New York, USA



American singer, dancer, and actress best known for portraying the character of Ash on Netflix’s live-action/animated drama series ‘Team Toon’ and for playing the role of Taylor Otto on ABC’s ‘American Housewife’ since 2016.

She is also popular for appearing in ‘Zombies’, a Disney Channel Original Movie. Born as the only child of her parents, Donnelly was trained in singing, acting and dancing at Annie’s Playhouse School of Performing Arts.

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Feb 262022
 

Portsmouth FC 2021/2022


H League 1
Portsmouth 3
Fleetwood Town 3


FORM GUIDE

DRAWN WON WON WON LOST LOST LOST DRAWN LOST LOST

Pompey produced a Jekyll and Hyde performance as they fought from three goals down to secure a point against Fleetwood at Fratton Park.

They were punished for a poor first half, with goals from Anthony Pilkington, Harrison Biggins and Paddy Lane giving the visitors a commanding lead.

But Ronan Curtis converted a penalty just before the interval and the Blues looked a different side following a talking to from Danny Cowley.

They peppered the opposition goal with crosses and shots, with Marcus Harness scrambling home before Aiden O’Brien came off the bench to grab a stoppage-time equaliser.

Cowley made four changes from the side that dramatically won on the road at Shrewsbury earlier in the week.

Joe Morrell made an immediate return after completing his three-match ban, while there were also starts for Tyler Walker, Reeco Hackett and Harness.

Louis Thompson, O’Brien, George Hirst and Mahlon Romeo were the men to make way, with the quartet dropping to the bench.

There was also a switch of system, with Hayden Carter moving to a right-back role in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

The early signs were positive, with Walker hitting an early shot wide before Curtis’ knock-back flew just behind the striker.

But what followed was a pretty chastening experience for the home faithful, who allowed the visitors to score three times from their four shots on target in the first half.

Former Pompey striker Ellis Harrison provided the first, getting down the right and driving into the box before cutting the ball back for Pilkington to slam home.

A second goal soon followed for the Cod Army, with nobody picking up Biggins to meet Carl Johnston’s pass across the box and fire into the net.

The Blues tried to hit back and Denver Hume drilled a shot wide following a spell of patient passing play.

But the visitors were getting plenty of men behind the ball to protect their lead and it was proving difficult to find a way through.

And instead Pompey went further behind late in the half, as Lane cut inside from the right and hit a left-footed screamer that Gavin Bazunu was unable to keep out.

There was, however, time for a lifeline to arrive just before the break, when Morrell’s pass was handled by Callum Camps.

Referee Alan Young immediately pointed to the spot and CURTIS stepped up to smash the penalty straight down the middle.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Fleetwood Town 3


Curtis was certainly trying to drag Pompey back into the contest and his delivery led to the ball pinging around the Fleetwood box before eventually being cleared behind.

He then did well to get on the end of a deep Morrell pass into the box, with his header landing on the roof of the net.

But the Republic of Ireland international saw penalty appeals turned away when he went down in the box soon after and was instead harshly booked for simulation.

Hackett soon had a great chance to score for the hosts, but got his shot all wrong after being teed-up by Carter.

It looked like a second goal had arrived just before the hour mark, when Curtis sent a superb ball into the area from the left.

But Walker’s header struck Zak Jules on the back and was prevented from crossing the line by Alex Cairns, who then kept out the striker’s follow-up effort.

And the Fratton faithful screamed for a penalty when the ball bounced up and struck Danny Andrew on the arm, but Young deemed it to be accidental.

Walker then thought he had netted his first Pompey goal after turning home a low Curtis cross, only to have his celebrations cut short by an offside flag.

O’Brien was brought on for Hume and went close with his first touch, but Cairns was able to keep out his header from a Ryan Tunnicliffe centre.

Cowley made an attacking switch on 78 minutes, taking off Carter and bringing on an extra striker in Hirst.

And the Blues did have a second goal when Cairns made a mess of dealing with a Curtis corner and the ball struck HARNESS before crossing the line.

There was a worrying moment soon after when Sean Raggett disappeared over the advertising boards and into the area of the North Lower currently being redeveloped.

Thankfully he emerged unhurt, with one wag commenting that the concreate had probably come off worse.

Fleetwood’s constant time wasting throughout the second half meant eight minutes were added on by the officials.

And Hirst almost levelled in the first of them, beating his man inside the box before drilling a low shot inches past the post.

Raggett then spun sharply and hit a shot that was gathered by Cairns, as the visitors continued to hold onto their lead by their fingernails.

But Fratton Park erupted soon after when a Curtis pass was helped on by both Walker and Hirst, and O’BRIEN raced clear before coolly slotting past Cairns.

Pompey sensed they could score again, but there was not quite enough time remaining and the spoils were ultimately shared.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bazunu; Carter (Hirst 78), Raggett, Robertson (c), Hume (O’Brien 69); Tunnicliffe, Morrell; Harness, Hackett, Curtis; Walker
Goals: Curtis 45 (pen), Harness 80, O’Brien 90+5
Booked: Curtis
Subs not used: Webber, Ogilvie, Romeo, Thompson, Mingi

Fleetwood (3-5-2): Cairns; Nsiala, Clarke, Jules; Johnston, Camps, Lane (Baggley 90), Biggins, Andrew (c); Pilkington (Butterworth 23), Harrison (Garner 86)
Goals: Pilkington 7, Biggins 15, Lane 41
Booked: Lane, Cairns, Harrison
Subs not used: O’Hara, Morris, Boyle, Hayes

Referee: Alan Young

Attendance: 15,224 (106 away fans)

Feb 222022
 

Portsmouth FC 2021/2022


A League 1
Shrewsbury Town 1
Portsmouth 2


FORM GUIDE

WON WON WON LOST LOST LOST DRAWN LOST LOST WON

Louis Thompson hit a superb late winner as Pompey fought from behind to secure all three points at 10-man Shrewsbury.

They had to recover from Luke Leahy’s early headed opener, with Aiden O’Brien staying alert to divert home an equaliser.

Josh Vela’s late tackle then saw the hosts reduced to 10 men before the interval, but they seemed to be hanging on for a point.

That was until Thompson proved the unlikely goal hero to warm the hearts of the noisy travelling fans on a bitterly cold night in Shropshire.

Danny Cowley made four changes from the side that thrashed Doncaster on home soil in the previous outing.

O’Brien was handed a full debut, while Ryan Tunnicliffe made his first start since hurting his hamstring at the end of October.

Denver Hume and Mahlon Romeo returned to the wing-back roles, as Tyler Walker, Reeco Hackett, Marcus Harness and the injured Michael Jacobs made way.

There was a cagey opening in freezing – but thankfully dry – conditions and Sean Raggett nodded an early Ronan Curtis free-kick wide at the back post.

The first big opportunity arrived with 10 minutes on the clock, as the visitors were almost gifted an opener.

Elliott Bennett played a crazy ball across his own box and Curtis nipped in to flash a low shot narrowly past the post.

Shrewsbury hit back, though, and it took a brave headed clearance from Raggett to stop Matthew Pennington’s fierce effort from finding the net.

That was only a brief respite for the Blues, however, as their opponents went ahead from the resulting corner.

Bennett swung the ball into the box from the left and Leahy was left in far too much space to nod the ball home.

Pompey took a while to recover from that setback and the Shrews applied some pressure, without being able to carve out any further clear chances.

And they found themselves level on 29 minutes after Curtis lifted a dangerous pass into the mixer, where Marko Maroši, under pressure from Raggett, could only punch straight to Hume.

He fired in a shot that was flicked towards the net by O’BRIEN, with the ball just about crossing the line, despite the best attempts of Maroši to hook it clear.

Shrewsbury’s mood worsened soon after, as Vela’s reckless challenge on Curtis earned an immediate red card from referee Sebastian Stockbridge.

Pompey tried to make the most of their numerical advantage and threw plenty of players forward in search of the lead.

It almost arrived when George Hirst got on the end of a Curtis cross in stoppage-time, but Maroši made a fine save to deny the striker.


Half Time

Shrewsbury Town 1

Portsmouth 1


Cowley made an attacking switch at the break, with Harness replacing Hayden Carter, as the visitors switched to a back four.

But the Shrews had three corners in quick succession shortly after the restart, with Pompey just about managing to keep them at bay.

At the other end, Romeo swung in a dangerous delivery that was just out of reach for Hirst at the back post.

A cross from Hume was then only partially dealt with and O’Brien’s volleyed effort had to be gathered low down by Maroši.

Pompey’s second change arrived on 65 minutes, as goalscorer O’Brien made way for Walker to add fresh legs to the forward line.

They still had to remain alert at the other end and a fine free-kick from Leahy was glanced narrowly over by Pennington.

It was the Blues quickly back on the attack, though, and Walker’s deft flick from a Tunnicliffe delivery was kept out by Maroši.

Their final throw of the dice saw Hackett replace Romeo wide on the right for the contest’s final 10 minutes.

And he had a hand in the goal that put Pompey ahead, laying the ball off on the edge of the box after not being able to find space to shoot.

The grateful recipient was THOMPSON, who hit a superb strike just underneath the crossbar to open his account for the club.

Shrewsbury picked themselves up and threw everything at the Blues for the final few minutes, but there was to be no late drama.

Shrewsbury (3-5-2): Maroši; Ebanks-Landell (c), Pennington, Flanagan; Bennett (Janneh 87), Vela, Davis (Fornah 22), Leahy, Nurse; Bloxham (Bowman 75), Udoh
Goals: Leahy 14
Sent off: Vela
Subs not used: Burgoyne, Bondswell, Pierre, Daniels

Pompey (3-4-1-2): Bazunu; Carter (Harness 46), Raggett, Robertson (c); Romeo (Hackett 80), Tunnicliffe, Thompson, Hume; Curtis; Hirst, O’Brien (Walker 65)
Goals: O’Brien 29, Thompson 84
Booked: Thompson
Subs not used: Webber, Ogilvie, Jewitt-White, Mingi

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge

Attendance: 5,862 (724 Pompey fans)

Feb 212022
 

Movies IMDb


Winter Castle

DirectorMarita Grabiak

Year2019

Trailer

[Synopsis]

Born and raised in sunny California, Jenny is thrilled when her sister Meg decides to have a destination wedding at an ice hotel. Jenny is immediately entranced by the magical décor of the hotel and also finds herself instantly smitten with Craig, the handsome best man. Will the romance of the gorgeous wintry hotel bring them together?

Feb 212022
 

On This Day February Jennifer Love Hewitt Hayley Orrantia Sophie Turner


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Jennifer Love Hewitt 1979 43
Elize du Toit 1980 42 . .
Katie McGrath 1983 39 .
Charlotte Church 1986 36 . .
Tuppence Middleton 1987 35 . .
Hayley Orrantia 1994 28
Sophie Turner 1996 26

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Feb 202022
 

Celebrity Sarah Hyland


Sarah Hyland

Born

24 November 1990

New York City, USA



Born in Manhattan, she attended the Professional Performing Arts School, then had small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She is best known for playing Haley Dunphy in the ABC sitcom Modern Family (2009–2020), for which she received much acclaim, including four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Hyland is also known for her roles in the films Geek Charming (2011), Struck by Lightning (2012), Scary Movie 5 (2013), Vampire Academy (2014), See You in Valhalla (2015), XOXO (2016), Dirty Dancing (2017), and The Wedding Year (2019).

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