Six of the best for Pompey ladies

Posted: September 14, 2014 by leerobertsmedia in Uncategorized

Pompey hit six to beat Keynsham

Pompey ladies put six goals past Keynsham town to record their third straight win.

It took the hosts just four minutes to take the lead, Chloe Dark from midfield, lobbed the ball over two Kenysham defenders to set GEMMA HILLIER away, she ran on to the ball before rounding Elena Pasare to slide the ball into the empty net.

The visitors from Bristol were struggling to get into the game and it was no surprise when Portsmouth doubled there lead with a quarter of an hour on the clock, CHARLY WILSON raced on to a through ball that split the defence wide open, she had to go wide to receive the ball but with a narrow angle Wilson was composed enough to fire the ball past Pasare at her near post and with that Portsmouth were two nil up.

The blues were rampant and had the ball in the net for the third time on twenty minutes Gemma Hillier however was judged offside and her smart finish counted for nothing. With Portsmouth passing well they were able to take the lead into the half time break.

HALF TIME
PORTSMOUTH LADIES 2
KEYNSHAM TOWN LADIES 0

Pompey manager Perry Northeast decided to make a change after fifty three minutes Shannon Seivwright replaced Chloe Dark, Seivwright took five minutes to make an impact her shot from one yard inside the box was saved by Pasare, MOLLY CLARKE didn’t need a second touch as the ball rebounded to her and unmarked she rifled the ball home,
The Hampshire team were showing no mercy and with the Somerset based side being all at sea at the back, another through ball found Wilson, her shot was well saved by Pasare the rebound found LUCY QUINN on the edge of the area made no mistake to hit the ball first time into the roof of the net on.

Thirty five minutes were remaining when Pompey had a free kick twenty two yards from goal, Lucy Quinn swung the ball in towards the far post where SHANNON SEIVERIGHT was waiting to tap the ball in and score her first ever goal for the senior team.

The second half continued with Portsmouth totally dominating possession however they were unable to score more goals until nine minutes from time when Elidgh Currie weighted a perfect ball that totally split the away defence, WILSON took three touches before looking up and hitting the ball into the goal.

FULL TIME
PORTSMOUTH LADIES 6
KEYNSHAM TOWN LADIES 0

Portsmouth ladies team
Sadie Blakley, Tiff Taylor, Nadine Bazan,(Eilidh Currey 65 mins) Ellie Bloomfield, Jodie Goodall, Leeta Rutherford, Chloe Dark (Shannon Seivwright (51 mins), Molly Clark, Gemma Hillier, Charley Wilson, Lucy Quinn (Jess Frampton 73 mins)

SUBS NOT USED
Sarah Kempson
Laura Newsome

Match report by Lee Roberts

Pompey ladies media officer

SOUTHEND vs PORTSMOUTH PREVIEW

Posted: September 12, 2014 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

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The Blues travel to Essex for the league two clash against Southend United.

Andy Awford will be looking to stop Pompey falling for a third successive league defeat following last Sunday`s 2-0 loss away to Burton.

Jack Whatmough is available for selection after serving England U19s on Monday night after making a second half substitute for the young lions. Also fit is Joe Devera and is in contention for a place in the squad.

Patrick Agyemang is pushing for a start after completing 90 minutes in the reserves 3-2 victory over Peterborough United reserves during the week. Michael Poke also played the full 90 minutes. The pair recently returned to the side after being sidelined through injuries.

Long-term abentees Wes Fogden, Danny East, Tom Craddock are still sidelined.  Ben Chorley (Strained Calf) will be out for at least two weeks with his injury, and Nigel Atangana is about a week away from returning for training as he recovers from his injury.

 

Southend will have former Pompey player Conor Clifford, who only made a couple of appearances for the Blues,  in the starting lineup. The midfielder has said he is looking forward to playing against Pompey.

They could see 19-year-old, defender, Jerome Binnom-Williams make his debut for the club after signing a one-month youth loan deal from Crystal Palace on Thursday, following the news that Ben Coker has been ruled out for the next few months.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

The last four away meetings at Roots Hall has seen Pompey win just one game and lost three. Pompey last won their away fixture in 1994 which saw the Blues win 2-1 with Darryl Powell and Gerry Creaney on the score sheet for Pompey, managed under the guidance of the bold eagle himself, Jim Smith.

 

Pompey News Update

Posted: September 11, 2014 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

Pompey boss, Andy Awford was a guest on Express FM on Thursday night.

During the football hour, he said that Wes Fogden won`t be returning to training before the new year as he recovers from his knee injury. Danny East and Tom Craddock are still weeks away from returning to training. Although he gave no time frame for the pair to return, it looks as though it will be November/December before they will be available to play a part in Andy`s team. Ben Chorley (Strained Calf) will be out for at least two weeks with his injury, and Nigel Atangana is about a week away from returning for training as he recovers from his injury.

The new training is coming along nicely and the academy side will be testing the new pitches in the next couple of weeks. Awford said it will give the pitches a real good test with the academy side training on them. Andy hopes to move to the new Roko training ground in November.

Blakley unbeatable as Pompey win again

Posted: September 8, 2014 by leerobertsmedia in Uncategorized

Sadie Blakley was the star performer as Portsmouth FC Ladies put in a fantastic all round performance yesterday to record a two nil away win at Brighton and Hove Albion.

The game was being played on the perfect playing surface at Culver road home of Lancing FC and it was the home side the settled the quickest, Amy Green picked the ball up outside the area and quickly took a shot, Sadie Blakley in the away goal had to be alert and at full stretch to her right she diverted the ball away from goal, both sides then exchanged shots at goal but both Blakley and Faye Baker were not to be beaten and the score was being kept at nil nil.

With just after ten minutes on the clock Blakley produced a wonder save, this time Charlotte Owen was the player denied. From the right side of the penalty the shot looked for all the world it was going in until Blakley appeared from nowhere to get two hands behind the ball to deny what looked like a certain goal. Brighton continued to run at the Pompey defence as the half wore on but Jodie Goodall was determined not to be beaten for pace, and made a great tackle to deny a home attack.
With nineteen minutes gone Pompey had a major let off, a mix up in defence allowed Lucy Somes to round Blakley however the resulting shot went wide and it remained goalless.
nine minutes later Portsmouth survived yet again when Yasmin Poole swung in a deep cross from the right, it caught everybody out and hit the crossbar.

Severn minutes remained of the half when the away side, totally against the run of play took the lead, NADINE BAZAN picked the ball up ten yards inside the Brighton half, she was being closely pursued by defenders however after a twenty yards run she shifted the ball onto her right foot before blasting the ball past Baker to spark wild celebrations. The goal was only Bazan’s second for the club.

Half time followed with the visitors leading by one goal to nil.

The second half got underway with Brighton again starting quickly, a bad back pass by the Portsmouth defence had Blakley out quick to scramble the ball away. The first ten minutes saw the home team dominate possession and they again forced Blakley into a save, Green drove the ball towards the right of goal but again the visiting number one was saving everything that was thrown at her and she got a firm hand to the ball thus denying a goal. With the seagulls so dominant the second half was proving a real slog for the blues, everything that was being tried by Brighton was being kept out and with twenty minutes to go the best chances of the half again fell to Somes and Owen, the former found herself one on one with Blakley who saved the shot up close, the ball was cleared as far as Owen who fired high over the bar from thirty yards out

With Brighton pushing on looking to equalise Pompey grabbed a second goal, Lucy Quinn played an inch perfect through ball to GEMMA HILLIER who took a touch and just inside the area hit the ball low out of reach of a Baker. The Hampshire side again celebrated a smash and grab goal. With five minutes remaining there was one final chance for Sadie Blakley to rubber stamp her player of the game award, the home team had the shot which Blakley got finger tips superbly to, the ball was rolling towards the goal when Leeta Rutherford just there in time to clear the ball off the line and preserve a well deserved clean sheet.

FULL TIME
BRIGHTON And Hove Albion women 0 Portsmouth Ladies 2

March report by Lee Roberts

Portsmouth FC ladies media officer.

Mighty Quinn does it again for Pompey ladies.

Posted: September 4, 2014 by leerobertsmedia in Uncategorized

Lucy Quinn scored another wonder goal to help Portsmouth overcome a stubborn Lewes side last night at Love Lane.

A warm summer evening greated both sides in Petersfield, Lewes had the better if the opening exchanges Katie Spice narrowly heading over after a good cross found her running in, Portsmouth had the next chance Sarah Kempson getting her eye in with a low shot that Michelle Beazley got down to well.

Lewes were battling hard and after a quarter of an hour they had the best chance of the game so far, Spice managed to pick the ball up just outside the area and beat the defence, Sadie Blakley came out and Spice kept her feet to round the keeper but Nadine Bazan somehow managed to get back and sliding in she got her boot to the ball and diverted the ball past the post to keep the game scoreless.

With just over 15 minutes to go of the half Lewes felt they should have been given a penalty, Spice again received the ball and started a run at goal, Leeta Rutherford was beaten and as she went to get the ball Spice went to ground, the referee was unmoved and much to Lewes frustration no penalty was given. Both sides continued to trade chances but Beazkey and Blakley keep it as a draw heading into half time.

The second half took a while to get going with both teams looking scared to make a mistake, Charley Wildon had the first chance of the second 45, She had a shot from 20 yards out , it looked like it was going in until Beaxley again saved her side by diving to her right to extend a hand and get fingers to the ball diverting it over the bar, the game was becoming increasingly nervous utill 15 minutes from time, Pompey were awarded a free kick 30 yards from goal, LUCY QUINNtook the kick and curled in towards goal , Beazley this time could get nowhere the ball and Quinn had her third goal in three games and Portsmouth had the lead.

Lewes threw everything at the hosts looking for an equaliser but every shot or through ball the played was easily felt with by the home defence and Sadie Blakley in goal.

The game was put out of reach of Leweson the stroke of flu lime, with. 30 seconds of normal time remaining, SARAH KEMPSON found room in midfield as she did on Sunday against Coventry Copeswood , she let fly with a shot from 35 yards out and with Beazley flying through the sir the ball hit the net to spark celebrations to match the amazing strike.

The final whistle blew moments later and Portsmouth could celebrate getting their season up and running.

The blues next game is on Sunday as they Travel to Sussex to take on a tough Brighton side, Kick off is 2pm at Lancing FC.

Match report by Lee Roberts
Portsmouth FC ladies media officer

Stoke vs Portsmouth Preview

Posted: August 26, 2014 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

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Portsmouth face a very tough challenge in the Capital One Cup, when they take on Premiership side, Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

The Blues caused an upset in the first round, by knocking out Peterborough United. It`s been nearly 15 years since Pompey have knocked out a higher League club out of a cup game.

We could see former Pompey players Asmir Begovic, Marc Wilson and Peter Crouch in the Stoke lineup.

Awford said on the official website ” We’ll just go about our business, give it everything we’ve got and try to get another positive result.”

Team News

Awford is likely to make changes to the squad, with the likes of Andy Barcham, Jed Wallace and Jack Whatmough all pushing for recalls. The Pompey boss has been rotating the squad with good effect so far this season.

Webster looks set to fill the right-back position, who was rested on Saturday`s 1-0 victory over Oxford. Alex Wynter will miss the Cup game due to a head injury he picked up during the Peterborough win, in the first round of the Cup.

Agyemang, East, Pope, Craddock and Fogden are still sidelined.

Stoke will be without Stephen Ireland and Glenn Whelan. Ireland has a rib injury, and although Whelan has recovered from a foot injury, he looks set to be rested ahead of their Premiership game away to Manchester City on Saturday.

Bojan Krkic (rib) and Phil Bardsley (Knee) both face late fitness tests.

Mark Hughes has confirmed that Victor Moses will make his debut for the Potters after recently joining on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD

It will be the first time the two sides have played in a competitive match since February 2010, in the Premiership. Pompey did play them in the Football League Cup at Fratton Park in October 2009 in the fourth round and won 4-0

 

Ticket News

Tickets are available to buy on the turnstiles at the Britannia Stadium: Tickets are priced £15 for adults and £5 for seniors (65+) and juniors (under 17).

 

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Oxford vs Portsmouth Preview

Posted: August 22, 2014 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

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The Blues travel to the Kassam stadium for this weekend`s League Two fixture. When they take on Michael Appleton`s side, Oxford United. And will be backed by more than 2,000 Pompey fans.

Pompey travel on the back of two League wins and a draw in the opening game, and will be in a confident mood when they take on Appleton`s side. Portsmouth have picked up seven points from a possible nine, where as Oxford have yet to pick up a single point.

Craig Westcarr opened his goal account for the Blues on Tuesday night, scoring  minutes before the half time whistle.

It will be a tough test for Andy Awford`s men, but a win would see Pompey match their opening run of results not seen since 2006/7 season.

Andy Awford could make some changes to the starting line-up to accommodate his planned formation.

Adam Webster is in contention for Pompey, after serving his one match ban on Tuesday night. No new injury news, but Patrick Agyemang (hamstring), Danny East (groin), Michael Pope (Achilles), Tom Craddock and Wes Fogden (both knee) are still on the sidelines.

Oxford have no new injuries and both, Andy Whing and Ryan Clarke, who are five to six weeks away from returning to full fitness, are both ahead of schedule and doing well, according to Appleton.

The former Pompey boss said this on their website: “It’s a game I am really looking forward to. I enjoyed my time at Portsmouth although it was in very difficult circumstances. The fans are great down there and there are some good people behind the scenes. The team have started well so we know it won’t be easy but we have played some good stuff ourselves this season without getting our reward. Provided everyone stays positive then the results will come, hopefully on Saturday.”

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Last season Pompey picked up a point in the away fixture, but they did beat them 2-1  in the JPT round 2, which was also played at the Kassam stadium. But the Blues lost the opening League home fixture 4-1

TRAVEL INFO: 

For those of you travelling by car etc,  here is the address for your Sat Navs: Grenoble Rd, Oxford OX4 4XP