Nov 012018
 

On This Day

01 November 2018


Births


1964

Paul Wood

Age 54
Paul Wood is an English former footballer who played as a right-sided attacking midfielder in the Football League for PortsmouthBrighton & Hove AlbionSheffield Unitedand Bournemouth. He played in Hong Kong for Happy Valley and on his return joined Havant & Waterlooville in September 1998, was the club's Player Of The Year in 2001, and retired at the end of the 2002–03 season.

Wood played 95 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 1983 – 1996
1994

Matty Kennedy

Age 24
Matthew Kennedy is a Scottish footballer who plays as a winger for Scottish Premiership club St Johnstone.

Kennedy played 36 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2017 – 2018


On This DayPaul WoodMatty Kennedy

Oct 312018
 

On This Day

31 October 2018


Births


1946

Norman Lovett

Age 72
Norman Lovett is an English stand-up comedian and actor, best known for the role of Holly in Red Dwarf.
1950

John Candy

(Died: 04 Mar 1994)

Aged 43
John Franklin Candy was a Canadian comedian and actor known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as StripesSplashCool RunningsSummer RentalHome AloneThe Great OutdoorsSpaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
1975

Julia Lee

Age 42
Julia Lee Stander is an American actress. Her roles include Anne Steele in Angel (2001–2004) and the title character in the cult comedy film Ophelia Learns to Swim (2001). She has also appeared in Charmed.
1979

Erica Cerra

Age 39
Erica Cerra is a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Deputy Jo Lupo on the Syfy series Eureka, and artificial intelligence A.L.I.E. and her creator Becca on The 100.
1979

Ricardo Fuller

Age 39
Ricardo Dwayne Fuller is a Jamaican retired professional footballer who played as a striker.

Fuller played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2004 – 2005
1980

Eddie
Kaye Thomas


Age 38
Eddie Kaye Thomas is an actor who rose to prominence as Paul Finch in the American Pie film series. He is also known for his roles as Andy Rosenberg in the Harold & Kumar series and as Jeff Woodcock in 'Til Death. He also starred in the CBS show Scorpion as Dr. Tobias "Toby" Curtis.
1980

Samaire Armstrong

Age 38

Samaire Rhys Armstrong is a Japanese-born American actress, fashion designer and model. She is known for her roles in Stay AliveThe O.C.It's a Boy Girl Thing, and as Juliet Darling in the ABC television series, Dirty Sexy Money. She has most recently appeared on television as Elaine Richards in the ABC fantasy-drama Resurrection. She has also appeared in music videos for "Penny & Me" by Hanson and "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter.
1992

Vanessa Marano

Age 26

   
Vanessa Nicole Marano is an American actress. She has starred in television movies and had recurring roles in such series as Without a TraceGilmore GirlsGhost WhispererScoundrelsGrey's Anatomy and The Young and the Restless. From 2011-2017, she starred as Bay Kennish on the Freeform television series Switched at Birth.
1995

Tareiq
Holmes-Dennis


Age 23
Tareiq Marcus Holmes-Dennis is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One side Bristol Rovers.

Holmes-Dennis played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2017


On This DaySamaire ArmstrongVanessa MaranoRicardo FullerTareiq Holmes-Dennis

Oct 302018
 

On This Day

30 October 2018


Births


1959

Nicky Morgan

Age 59
Nicholas Morgan is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for BournemouthBristol CityExeter CityPortsmouthStoke City and West Ham United.

Morgan played 109 times for Portsmouth scoring 36 goals between 1983 – 1986
1969

Guy Butters

Age 49
Guy Butters is a former football manager and professional footballer, currently assistant manager with Conference South side Eastleigh after leaving his role as manager at Winchester City. Butters took over at Winchester City in the Wessex League, having been appointed to replace Glenn Cockerill in September 2010.

Butters played 187 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1990 – 1996


On This DayNicky MorganGuy Butters

Oct 292018
 

On This Day

29 October 2018


Births


1980

Michelle Boyd

Age 38
Michele Catherine Boyd is an American actress, producer and host. She currently portrays Valerie Rocker on the CBS TV Show S.W.A.T. and co-hosts the online show 'Watching Thrones' on ScreenJunkies.com. She co-founded the geek girl parody group Team Unicorn and played Riley in the popular webseries The Guild.
1986

Italia Ricci

Age 32

Stephanie Italia Ricci is a Canadian actress best known for playing White House Chief of Staff Emily Rhodes in Designated Survivor.
1993

India Eisley

Age 25

 
India Joy Eisley is an American actress. She is known for her role as Ashley Juergens in the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and her roles as Eve in 2012 film Underworld: Awakening, Sawa in the 2014 film Kite, and Audrina in the 2016 television film My Sweet Audrina.


On This DayItalia RicciIndia Eisley

Oct 282018
 

On This Day

28 October 2018


Births


1944

Ian Marter

(Died: 28 Oct 1986)

Aged 42
Ian Don Marter was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who from December 1974 to September 1975, with a non-regular, one-serial return in November and December 1975. He sometimes used the pseudonym Ian Don.
1963

Lauren Holly

Age 55
Lauren Michael Holly is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the television series Picket Fences, Director Jenny Shepard in the series NCIS, and Dr. Betty Rogers on Canadian series Motive; as well as playing Mary Swanson in Dumb and Dumber, Linda Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Darian Smalls in Beautiful Girls, Cindy Rooney in Any Given Sunday, and Gigi in What Women Want.
1974

Dejan Stefanovic

Age 44
Dejan Stefanović is a retired Serbian football player.

Stefanovic played 125 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2003 – 2007
1981

Milan Baros

Age 37
Milan Baroš is a Czech football striker who currently plays for Baník Ostrava in the Czech First League. In 2005, he was part of the Liverpool team which won the UEFA Champions League. He went on to win Ligue 1 with Lyon in 2007, the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008 and the Süper Lig with Galatasaray in 2012. He has also had spells with Baník Ostrava, where he started his career, and English club Aston Villa.

Baros played 16 times for Portsmouth in 2008
1982

Matt Smith

Age 36
Matthew Robert Smith is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the 11th incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who. He portrayed the physical embodiment of Skynet in Terminator Genisys (2015). From 2016 to 2017, he portrayed Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in Peter Morgan's Netflix biographical drama series The Crown for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
1983

Joe Thomas

Age 35
Joseph Thomas is an English actor. He portrayed Simon Cooper in the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners, and Kingsley Owen in the Channel 4 comedy-drama series Fresh Meat.
1997

Sierra McCormick

Age 21

   
Sierra McCormick is an American actress. She is known for her role as Olive Doyle on the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm and her participation on the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? She also played Lilith on The CW television series Supernatural.


Deaths


1986

Ian Marter

(Born: 28 Oct 1944)

Died Aged 42
Ian Don Marter was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who from December 1974 to September 1975, with a non-regular, one-serial return in November and December 1975. He sometimes used the pseudonym Ian Don.


On This Day Sierra McCormick Dejan Stefanovic Milan Baros

Oct 272018
 

Match Report

League One


Accrington Stanley 1    1 Portsmouth

Pompey maintained their unbeaten record on the road, but failed to hold on to their lead in a 1-1 draw at Accrington.

The visitors had several chances to score before the break, but would have been happy to go in level after Craig MacGillivray conceded and saved a Billy Kee penalty.

Oli Hawkins finally broke the deadlock in the second half, only for Michael Ihiekwe to level seconds later.

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

Gareth Evans returned to skipper the team in place of the injured Dion Donohue, with Ben Close replacing the suspended Tom Naylor.

There were also a couple of alterations at the back, with Anton Walkes and Jack Whatmough dropping to the bench to make way for Nathan Thompson and Christian Burgess.

Pompey dominated the opening stages and created several decent opportunities as they tried to break the deadlock.

Jamal Lowe was a particular thorn in Stanley’s side, but could not beat keeper Connor Ripley after showcasing some tricky footwork in the box.

The resulting corner from Evans found its way to Ben Thompson and his acrobatic effort flew narrowly wide.

It was Evans who was next to try his luck and a fierce effort on the volley from outside the box was palmed wide by the busy Ripley.

There was not much happening at the other end, although a weak effort from Kee was comfortably held by MacGillivray.

But it was soon the Blues back on the attack and Ronan Curtis’ long-range strike flashed past the post.

It was pretty much one-way traffic and Lowe’s first-time shot from the edge of the box was again kept out by Ripley.

The keeper was certainly earning his wage and saved an angled drive from Curtis as the visitors continued to apply pressure.

And the Irish forward went even closer when he rose at the far post to meet Lowe’s cross, only to see his header cannon back off the post.

But Accrington came into the game more as the half progressed and should have broken the deadlock on 33 minutes.

MacGillivray failed to hold on to a corner and in his eagerness to recover the ball, brought down Kee inside the box.

Referee Stephen Martin did not need much convincing that a foul had been committed, immediately pointing to the spot.

But MacGillivray quickly redeemed himself, flinging himself to the right to palm Kee’s penalty to safety.

And the keeper came to the rescue again before the break, denying the same player from converting a corner at the far post.


Half Time

Accrington Stanley 0

Portsmouth 0


The second half started with Nathan Thompson earning a yellow card from Martin for a foul on Offrande Zanzala.

It was the right-back’s fifth League One booking of the season, meaning he will miss next Saturday’s trip to Bradford.

Pompey needed some time to find their feet following the restart, but almost took the lead just before the hour mark.

Lowe won a corner and when it was only partially cleared, a volleyed attempt from Curtis cannoned off the crossbar.

Pompey did forge ahead moments later, however, when Evans whipped a free-kick into the box and HAWKINS stuck out a boot to force the ball home.

But the lead was short-lived and Stanley levelled from a set-piece of their own, as Ihiekwe rose to convert Sean McConville’s delivery.

Those goals aside, however, the second half had not been as incident-packed as the first, with both sides lacking a quality final ball.

Brett Pitman replaced Hawkins for the final 10 minutes in an attempt to inject some fresh attacking impetus.

But neither side particularly looked like scoring in a drab conclusion to a contest that had promised so much more.

Stanley substitute Connor Hall did draw a save from MacGillivray in stoppage-time, but the hosts could not capitalise on the loose ball and the game finished all square.

Accrington (4-4-2): Ripley; Johnson, Ihiekwe, Hughes, Anderton; Mingoia, Barlaser, Finley, McConville (c); Zanzala (Hall 88), Kee
Goals: Ihiekwe 64
Booked: McConville
Subs not used: Maxted, Richards-Everton, Sykes, Conneely, Brown, Mangan

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Brown; Close, B.Thompson; Lowe, Evans (c), Curtis; Hawkins (Pitman 81)
Goals: Hawkins 62
Booked: N.Thompson
Subs not used: McGee, Walkes, Whatmough, Haunstrup, Wheeler, Mason

Referee: Stephen Martin

Attendance: 3,558 (1,163 Pompey fans)

HIGHLIGHTS


Portsmouth FC

Oct 272018
 

On This Day

27 October 2018


Births



1939

John Cleese

Age 79
John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely DifferentMonty Python and the Holy GrailLife of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
1953

Robert Picardo

Age 65
Robert Picardo is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach; the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The Doctor, on Star Trek: Voyager; the Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years (where he received an Emmy nomination); Ben Wheeler in Wagons East; and as Richard Woolsey in the Stargate television franchise.
1984

Emilie Ullerup

Age 34
Emilie Ullerup is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary.
1997

Eden
Taylor-Draper


Age 21

Eden Elenor Taylor-Draper is an English actress. She plays Belle Dingle in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, a role she took over from Emily Mather in 2005.


Deaths



1988

Charles Hawtrey

(Born: 30 Nov 1914)

Died Aged 73
George Frederick Joffre Hartree, known as Charles Hawtrey, was an English comedy actor and musician. Beginning at an early age as a boy soprano, he made several records before moving on to the radio. His later career encompassed the theatre (as both actor and director), the cinema (where he regularly appeared supporting Will Hay in the 1930s and 1940s in films such as The Ghost of St. Michael's), through the Carry On films, and television.


On This Day

Eden Taylor-Draper


Oct 262018
 

On This Day

26 October 2018


Births



1963

Tom Cavanagh

Age 55
Thomas Patrick Cavanagh is a Canadian actor. He is known for a variety of roles on American television, including starring roles in Ed (2000–2004), Love Monkey (2006) and Trust Me (2009), and recurring roles on Providence and Scrubs. Since 2014, Cavanagh has starred on The CW television series The Flash, portraying various versions of Harrison Wells.
1965

Kelly Rowan

Age 53
Kelly Rowan is a Canadian film and television actress and former fashion model. She is best known for portraying Kirsten Cohen in the American television series The O.C.
1984

Sasha Cohen

Age 34
Alexandra Pauline "SashaCohen is an American figure skater. She is the 2006 Olympic silver medallist, a three-time World Championship medalist, the 2003 Grand Prix Final Champion, and the 2006 U.S. Champion. As of 2018, Cohen is the last American woman to medal individually in figure skating at the Olympics.
1996

Brandon Haunstrup

Age 22
Brandon Neil Haunstrup is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a defender.
2000

Ellery Sprayberry

Age 18

Ellery Sprayberry is an American actress and voice over artist best known for WakefieldBasketsThe Bronze, and The Young and the Restless.


On This Day

Ellery Sprayberry

Brandon Haunstrup


Oct 252018
 

On This Day

25 October 2018


Births



1976

Deon Burton

Age 42
Deon John Burton is a former professional footballer who played as a striker. His numerous clubs in English football included PortsmouthDerby County and Sheffield Wednesday. He represented Jamaica internationally, including at the 1998 World Cup, and was named Jamaican Sportsman of the Year in 1997.

Burton played 87 times for Portsmouth scoring 17 goals between 1994 – 2004
1979

Sarah Thompson

Age 39
Sarah Thompson Kane is an American actress best known for her role as Eve in Angel (2003–2004) and Rose in 7th Heaven (2005–2006).
2002

Johnny Sequoyah

Age 16

Johnny Sequoyah Friedenberg is an American child actress, best known for her role as Bo Adams on the NBC television series Believe.


Deaths



1993

Vincent Price

(Born: 27 May 1911)

Died Aged 82
Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was an American actor, known for his performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and more than one hundred films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television. Born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri, Price also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.


On This Day

Johnny Sequoyah

Deon Burton


Oct 232018
 

Match Report

League One


Portsmouth 2    2 Burton Albion

Pompey were forced to settle for a draw in an often breathless encounter with Burton at Fratton Park.

They looked stronger before the break and appeared comfortable after Oli Hawkins’ header had secured an interval advantage.

But Devante Cole and Jake Hesketh both netted at the start of the second half to leave the League One leaders stunned.

Matt Clarke soon nodded in an equaliser in a hectic period, although neither side was able to score again and snatch all three points.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that had beaten Fleetwood on home soil a few days earlier.

With Nathan Thompson’s wife having just given birth to a baby boy, Anton Walkes replaced him at right-back.

David Wheeler was named among the substitutes after recovering from an ankle problem that has kept him sidelined for the past three games.

A couple of Lee Brown crosses showed Pompey’s mentality in the opening stages, as they looked to get at their visitors.

Goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov was then called into action for the first time, getting his fingertips to a rasping Ronan Curtis drive.

The hosts were on top and when Tom Naylor stole possession in the middle of the pitch, the midfielder picked out Ben Thompson.

His fierce drive was kept out by Evtimov and the stopper dived on the loose ball before Jamal Lowe could capitalise.

But Naylor collected a booking soon after following a late challenge on Stephen Quinn. It was his fifth league caution of the season, earning a one-match suspension.

It was a fairly quiet time for Craig MacGillivray in the Blues goal, although he came off his line to deny Jamie Allen.

Will Miller then wasted a decent opportunity by hitting a tame effort straight at the keeper after being picked out by Ben Fox.

And there was a blow for Pompey when Dion Donohue limped off with an injury, with Gareth Evans on to replace him.

It was generally proving to be a positive evening for the hosts, though, with Jack Whatmough and Evans both having half-chances.

And the Blues broke the deadlock on 36 minutes when Thompson swung in a fine cross from the right and HAWKINS charged in to head home from close range.

The closest that Albion came to levelling before the break was a shot from Kyle McFadzean, although that went out for a throw.

There was still time for another Pompey opportunity, however, and Evtimov did well to stop Lowe’s cross reaching Curtis.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Burton Albion 0


But the Brewers started the second half strongly and Naylor had to slide bravely in to block Hesketh’s attempt.

The loose ball fell for Liam Boyce, however, and his shot was saved low to his left by a full-stretch MacGillivray.

An equaliser did arrive moments later, though, when Allen found Cole, who – having been brought on at the break – sent a neat finish nestling in the bottom corner.

And the Blues were left stunned on 52 minutes when Hesketh wriggled his way past a couple of challenges and hit a thunderous shot into the roof of the net.

The Fratton faithful raised the decibels to try to roar their side back into action and it seemed to have an effect.

Evans saw an effort blocked a few yards from the line, while Evtimov did well to keep out Lowe’s angled strike.

But the hosts were back on level terms on 57 minutes, with CLARKE rising highest in the box to convert an Evans corner.

Brett Pitman replaced Hawkins just past the hour mark, as Jackett opted to freshen up his forward line.

But it was Brown who had a chance to score when Lowe was brought down by Reece Hutchinson 20 yards out.

The left-back managed to send his free-kick through the wall, only for it to fly safely into the arms of Evtimov.

Pitman was then unable to make a connection with an attempted over-head kick after Whatmough’s long throw had been flicked on by Clarke.

A shot from Quinn at the other end lacked pace, but took a deflection and almost wrong-footed MacGillivray.

Both sides looked capable of scoring again, but it was Burton who almost grabbed a late winner following a quick break.

Cole tried to pick out an unmarked Lucas Akins in the box, with Naylor just about managing to intercept and MacGillivray diving on the loose ball.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; Naylor (c), Donohue (Evans 28); Lowe, B.Tompson, Curtis; Hawkins (Pitman 64)
Goals: Hawkins 36, Clarke 57
Booked: Naylor
Subs not used: McGee, Burgess, Close, Wheeler, Mason

Burton (4-2-3-1): Evtimov; Akins (c), Brayford, McFadzean, Hutchinson; Quinn, Allen (Beardsley 90+3); Hesketh, Fox (Cole 46), Miller (Buxton 77); Boyce
Goals: Cole 48, Hesketh 52
Subs not used: Collins, Hodge, Harness, Sbarra

Referee: Andrew Madley

Attendance: 18,200 (156 away fans)

HIGHLIGHTS


Portsmouth FC