Feb 102021
 


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Elizabeth Banks 1974 47 . .
Claire Goose 1975 46 . .
Keeley Hawes 1976 45 . .
Holly Willoughby 1981 40 . 106
Emma Roberts 1991 30 41
Chloe Moretz 1997 24 17

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Feb 092021
 


WON (H) League 1
Portsmouth 2
Swindon Town 0


Pompey got their Fratton form back on track by easing to victory against struggling Swindon at a freezing Fratton Park.

It looked as though the floodgates might open once Ronan Curtis gave the hosts an early lead on a bitterly cold night.

But they had to wait until the second half to wrap things up, with substitute Ellis Harrison converting a penalty.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that secured a dramatic draw with Plymouth at the weekend.

Curtis was rewarded for his goal from the bench by being handed a start in place of the injured Michael Jacobs.

Ryan Williams also returned to the team, with Harrison dropping to the bench, where he was joined by fellow forward Jordy Hiwula.

There was a familiar face in the opposition line-up, as prolific striker Brett Pitman led the line for the Robins.

Pompey came charging out of the blocks and their opponents struggled to even make it out of their own half in the opening stages.

The first decent opportunity was a fierce angled effort from Curtis that had to be beaten away by Mark Travers at the keeper’s near post.

But CURTIS did break the deadlock just a few moments later, getting ahead of Dominic Thompson to fire home after Charlie Daniels’ free-kick had been flicked on by John Marquis.

It had been pretty much one-way traffic, but the hosts failed to capitalise on that bright opening, with the contest quickly turning stale.

The chances that did arrive in the remainder of the first half mainly fell the way of the Blues, however, with Craig MacGillivray not having much action to warm him up.

Williams was proving a particular menace and most of the hosts’ good work came through the Australian forward.

But it was Andy Cannon who came close to doubling the lead on 20 minutes, courtesy of a stunning half-volley that Travers tipped over the bar.

Then, when a low delivery from Williams went just behind Curtis, the ball was picked up by Daniels, whose drilled effort was dealt with by the Robins keeper.

There was one moment of Swindon danger, as Pitman’s pass was laid off by Christopher Missilou, but Jack Payne’s strike was deflected behind off James Bolton.

It was the hosts who had the final say before the break, however, as Williams teed-up Curtis for a shot that was diverted narrowly past the post.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Swindon Town 0


Swindon looked bright in the middle of the pitch once the action restarted, but Pitman was cutting a frustrated figure as he was starved of service up front.

And it was still the hosts looking more likely to add to the scoring, with Dion Conroy doing just enough to put off Marquis and stop the striker converting a fine Curtis delivery.

But failure to clear their lines almost cost them just before the hour mark, as Missilou’s placed effort clipped the outside of the post with MacGillivray rooted to the spot.

Jackett quickly made a double change, with Marquis and Marcus Harness withdrawn for Harrison and George Byers.

And both of the newcomers played a key role in Pompey’s second goal on 64 minutes, with Byers slotting a fine pass through to Williams.

He got the wrong side of Thompson, who brought down the Aussie, with referee Christopher Pollard pointing straight to the spot.

HARRISON won the argument with Curtis over who should take the penalty and calmly rolled the ball straight down the middle to double the lead.

Another substitution soon followed for the Blues, with Daniels given a rest and Lee Brown on at left-back.

It was proving to be a useful cameo from Byers and his effort was deflected wide following some good link-up play with Curtis and Harrison.

But that was as close as Pompey came to extending their advantage, as they saw out the closing stages with relative ease to collect a valuable three points.

Pompey (4-4-1-1): MacGillivray; Johnson, Bolton, Raggett, Daniels (Brown 67); Harness (Byers 59), Naylor (c), Cannon (White 90+3), Curtis; Williams; Marquis (Harrison 59)
Goals: Curtis 8, Harrison 64 (pen)
Subs not used: Ward, Mnoga, Hiwula

Swindon (4-1-4-1): Travers; Hunt (Caddis 78), Odimayo, Conroy (c), Thompson; Missilou; Garrick, Palmer, Payne (Twine 83), Hope (Omotoye 78); Pitman
Booked: Payne
Subs not used: Matthews, Curran, Broadbent, Iandolo

Referee: Christopher Pollard

Portsmouth FC Season 20/21

Feb 092021
 


Now I never realised it would be impossible to get into see a doctor in the current environment.

You now phone them up and, eventually, they will phone you back and ask you to tell them what’s wrong and then by the marvels of modern medical science they make a diagnosis over the phone without seeing you or in my case say have a blood test in a weeks time then contact the doctor again a week after that. Hope it’s nothing serious!

Feb 082021
 


H+S Aviation, the wonderful company that in the midst of a global pandemic, decided that we must continue working to keep the “essential” services flying have now decided that we don’t get a pay rise this year.

Does make all that rail painting and tool tray sorting while the upper management “worked from home” seem so worthwhile.

Thank you H+S it has been an honour to serve.

Feb 082021
 


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Feb 062021
 


DRAWN (H) League 1
Portsmouth 2
Plymouth Argyle 2


Pompey scored two goals in as many minutes to battle from behind and secure an unlikely draw against Plymouth at Fratton Park.

They dominated the first half, but could not make the most of their territorial advantage and it looked as though the Blues would be made to pay.

Luke Jephcott took advantage of some sloppy play to fire the visitors ahead and then doubled their lead following a quick break.

But substitute Ronan Curtis pulled one back late on and James Bolton found the net just seconds later to ensure the spoils would be shared.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that was so impressive in victory at Charlton earlier in the week.

Marcus Harness – who came off the bench to provide an assist at The Valley – replaced Ryan Williams, who dropped to the bench.

There was a minute’s applause before kick-off to pay tribute to national hero Captain Sir Tom Moore, as well as former Pompey boss John Mortimore and forward Ron Rafferty.

After making a bright start, the visitors were on the back foot for pretty much the entirety of the first half.

The Blues were looking to apply plenty of pressure, but the ball would not quite land for them in the final third.

They were almost gifted a goal on 20 minutes, though, when Panutche Camara played a loose pass straight to Harness.

The winger got away a clean strike, but Michael Cooper was able to get down to turn the ball around the post.

That led to a series of five corners in quick succession that Argyle struggled to deal with, particularly the first.

Skipper Tom Naylor attacked the delivery from Michael Jacobs and the ball was heading for the net, but Kell Watts was able to clear from the line.

Cooper was looking nervy with the ball at his feet and was almost charged down by John Marquis on one occasion, while a later pass came close to being intercepted by Ellis Harrison.

And the keeper then struggled to deal with a fierce Harrison effort that was straight at him, fumbling it behind for yet another corner.

He did better just before the break, however, getting down to deal with a skidding long-range Harrison strike.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Plymouth Argyle 0


The hosts continued where they left off once the action restarted by winning a couple more early corners.

But it was a relatively flat opening to the second half, with plenty of scrappy play and little attacking inspiration at either end of the pitch.

Plymouth had a chance with a corner of their own just before the hour mark, but an unmarked Will Aimson could only nod Danny Mayor’s cross straight at Craig MacGillivray.

Jackett was then forced to make his first change of the afternoon, as Jacobs limped off to be replaced by Curtis.

There was a moment of concern when Jephcott cut the ball back for Ryan Hardie, only for Sean Raggett to make a perfectly-timed sliding challenge inside the box.

But Pompey was soon on the attack themselves and there was an almighty scramble, with white-shirted players throwing themselves in the path of the shot.

The action quickly switched up the other end of the pitch, with the ball pinging around before Jephcott’s effort was deflected behind.

Harvey White was brought on for Harrison on 69 minutes, as the Blues searched for some fresh impetus.

But Argyle broke the deadlock soon after, with Camara stealing the ball from Andy Cannon and receiving a pass back from Niall Ennis.

Three players dived in on the midfielder, who calmly teed-up Jephcott to poke home. The scorer immediately looked across to the linesman, whose flag stayed down.

Pompey tried to hit back and there was controversy when Charlie Daniels’ shot appeared to strike the arm of Aimson.

But referee Will Finnie waved away penalty appeals and Plymouth went straight up the other end to double their lead, with Ennis squaring for Jephcott to convert.

It looked like game over for the hosts, but they kept their heads high to launch an incredible fightback.

They reduced their deficit when CURTIS stole the ball from Watts, cut onto his left foot, and impressively found the net from a tight angle.

And, just seconds later, Harness swung in a fine cross that was attacked by the heads of both Raggett and Bolton.

It was difficult to see who got the final touch, but BOLTON wheeled away to celebrate and Pompey suddenly sensed they could claim all three points.

Their hopes were raised by a display of five additional minutes, but Plymouth held on to at least take something back with them to Devon.

Pompey (4-4-2): MacGillivray; Johnson, Bolton, Raggett, Daniels; Harness, Naylor (c), Cannon, Jacobs (Curtis 60); Marquis, Harrison (White 69)
Goals: Curtis 86, Bolton 87
Booked: Cannon, Naylor
Subs not used: Ward, Mnoga, Brown, Byers, Williams

Plymouth (3-5-2): Cooper; Aimson, Opoku, Watts; Moore, Camara (Lewis 90), Fornah, Mayor (c), Grant; Hardie (Ennis 69), Jephcott (Woods 84)
Goals: Jephcott 71, 82
Subs not used: McCormick, Law, Reeves, Lolos

Referee: Will Finnie

Portsmouth FC Season 20/21

Feb 042021
 


Portsmouth finally has a date for their long-overdue final appearance against Salford FC. The game will now be played, behind closed doors, live on Sky Sports, on March 13.

Unfortunately, I don’t have Sky Sports so probably won’t be watching that game.

Now as we made the final when it was called the Leasong.com Trophy and it is now the Papa Johns Trophy I am not sure what we will be calling it, as this year’s final is the day after we won’t be holding it long even if we do win.

A large number of the players that got us there no longer play for the cup so it’s going to be a slightly damp affair but can’t complain about a Wembley appearance.

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