Hammers beaten as Pompey go top

Posted: September 29, 2014 by leerobertsmedia in Uncategorized

A great all round performance against West Ham on Sunday and superb hat-trick by Charley Wilson was enough to give Portsmouth FC Ladies all three points to put them top of the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division

Although Portsmouth dominated possession for the first half it took until the 15th min for the first chance to come but it was worth the wait. Lucy Quinn floated a great corner from the right into the six yard box where CHARLEY WILSON rose above everyone to powerfully head into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Pompey.

A couple of half chances came to Molly Clark and Lucy Quinn but the next real opportunity fell to Gemma Hillier, Lucy Quinn made one of her dazzling runs beating 2 or 3 players before slotting in Hillier who didn’t quite catch it well enough to beat the keeper. Portsmouth limited West Ham to only a couple of chances late on in the half both missing the target.


The 2nd half in contrast to the first was full of goal scoring opportunities as Portsmouth upped the tempo moving the ball quickly and exposing the spaces in the West Ham defence. 10 mins into the half Sarah Kempson received the ball 20 yards out and hit a powerful shot which struck the post and just a minute later Lucy Quinn hit from a similar distance which the GK managed to flick round the post for a corner.
Pompey kept up their relentless pressure with both Quinn and Kempson looking a danger every time they got the ball on the edge of the box. Quinn however turned into provider for the 2nd goal on 62 mins when a fantastic shot from a free kick from all of 30 yards out could only be parried by the West Ham keeper and CHARLEY WILSON fully stretched took advantage of the spill to poke it in for her and Pompey’s 2nd.

Portsmouth continued to pile on the pressure but a counter attack and first real chance of the half for West Ham saw them hit the bar on 75 mins which sparked them into a decent 5 minute spell but the Portsmouth back 5 stood strong and organised to keep the scoreline in tact. Portsmouth finished the game much the stronger side culminating in a really well worked goal on the stroke of full time. Sarah Kempson hit a pin point ball out wide right to Lucy Quinn who travelled well with it before crossing to the nearpost where Ini Umatong, who was making her first team debut from the bench flicked the ball over the GK to the far post where WILSON was again on hand to finish from close range to score her hat trick and secure a well deserved 3-0 win to Portsmouth. After the win Perry northeast spoke saying ” ‘I was pleased today on both the performance and result front. Recently we have beaten teams but not managed to put the game out of oppositions reach when taking the lead. At half time this was the instruction and the players response was excellent in the way they managed the second half.
I was exceptionally happy for Charley as the extra time on the training ground this week has proven to be worthwhile’.

Portsmouth ladies next game is a top of the table clash away at Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday.

Match report by Vanessa Raynbird.

Pompey Preview

Posted: September 26, 2014 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

The Blues travel to struggling side Hartlepool for the League Two clash.

Pompey will have Michael Drennan available for selection after penning an initial one-month loan move from Aston Villa on Wednesday. Awford will also have Nigel Atangana and Ryan Taylor available for selection after returning to the squad from their injuries, but captain Ben Chorley is still out with a calf problem. Atangana scored his first goal for the Blues, mid-week for the Pompey reserves game which also saw Andy Barcham on the score sheet, which ended 2-2 against Luton.

Hartlepool have only won twice so far this season and currently lay second from bottom of the table.

Head to Head

The two sides have met eight times so far and Pompey have only lost once to them. Last season the Blues picked up four points from the two meetings, picking up a goal-less draw in the away fixture.

Pompey Given Green Light

Posted: September 26, 2014 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

Portsmouth Football Club were handed a boost yesterday after the government granted permission to build a Tesco Superstore at Fratton Park.

Although it will upset some local businesses in the surrounding area, it will however, pave the way to help redevelop Fratton Park itself. A seven figure sum will be handed to the club, as part of the deal for the redevelopment of the stadium.

Work will start at the beginning of November for the Tesco store.

Drennan Pens Blues Deal

Posted: September 24, 2014 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized


Michael Drennan has today penned an initial one-month loan deal with Portsmouth from Aston Villa.

The 20-year-old striker who featured for the Blues in the second half of last season, scoring three goals in ten appearances, will be available for selection for the trip away to Hartlepool on Saturday.

Andy Awford said on the official website: “Michael was with us last season, so knows how we work here.

“He also knows where the back of the net is, so we’re delighted to welcome him back to Pompey.”

Quinn at it again as Pompey go second

Posted: September 21, 2014 by leerobertsmedia in Uncategorized

Lucy Quinn scored a twenty five yard volley as Pompey ladies rose to second in the Fa Preimer league Southern division.

On a warm September day Portsmouth were looking to make it four wins in a row, they were however coming up against a tough Charlton side. Pompey took eleven minutes to open the scoring. the ball was moved quickly forward by The hosts until TIFF TAYLOR picked it up ten yards into the opposing half, she found herself five yards infield when Taylor decided to cross the ball towards goal, the ball got closer and closer until Megan Lynch in the away goal got a touch on the ball, however all the keeper could do though was juggle the ball into the goal and the home side had the lead.

Just before the twenty minute mark there was a horrific comming together between Leeta Rutherford and Sarah Kempson in the Charlton penalty area, a corner was swung in from the right and as both players ran in they collided head first, both players did return five minutes later heavily bandaged and Pompey survived a period being down to nine players. With half an hour gone the London team got forward , Kit Graham ran right through the home defence and rounded Sadie Blakley, Jodie Goodall however was there to slide in on the line and deny an almost certain goal. With more and pressure building it was no surprise when the equaliser came. It arrived on forty two minutes, SAM PITTUCK found herself with time and space to fire the ball past Sadie Blakley just inside the penalty area. The scoring however was far from done in the first half, Pompey were getting crosses into the area but Charlton were clearing them, a cross was swung in from the left again the red shirted team cleared but this time LUCY QUINN was poised in just the right place to connect with the ball perfectly to hit a volley from fully thirty yards out into the top right corner of the net



With Cams alders still noisy after the home sides wonder goal, the away team set about trying to even the game up. Kit Graham came close early on when her dipping effort forced Blakley into a save diving to her right fully stretched. Twenty minutes were remaining when Charlton were denied a penalty, Goodall was backing off inside the area when a cross hit her hand, the away side protested but the referee was unmoved and Pompey untroubled, Portsmouth then broke quickly and as Wilson was about to shoot Southgate slid out if nowhere to deny the shot with an inch perfect tackle.

The game continued to ebb away from Charlton until after seven minutes added time the final whistle went and Pimpey could celebrate another hard fought win.

Full time

Pompey ladies
Sadie Blakley, Tiff Taylor, Nadine Bazan, Shannon Seivwright (ELLIE BLOOMFIELD 69 mins) Jodie Goodall, Leeta Rutherford, Sarah Kempson, Molly Clark, Gemma Hillier (JESS FRAMPTON 94 MINS), Charley Wilson (LIZ O’CALLAGHAN 80 mins), Lucy Quinn


Eilidh Currie

Match report by Lee Roberts

Top photo by Jordan Hampton

Bottom photo by Millie Underwood

Lucy Quinn celebrates her goal

Lucy Quinn celebrates her goal

Pompey ladies in a huddle at the end of the game

Pompey ladies in a huddle at the end of the game

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.


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.


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)

Sarah Kempson
Laura Newsome

Match report by Lee Roberts

Pompey ladies media officer


Posted: September 12, 2014 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized


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.



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.