September 26, 2021

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Losing run ends after last minute equaliser

Pompey arrived at Fratton Park to face Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night after a tough period both on the field and off it. Without a win in 5, the on-field performances were being questioned, much like the off-field display by the Portsmouth FC team in regards to match-day logistics at ...
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Table-topping Pompey dispatch The Shrews as the fan-filled stadium dream continues

Danny Cowley fielded an unchanged line-up from Saturday's home victory against Crewe Alexandra, presumably a testament to the confident and convincing performance against Crewe. Such positive words however cannot be spoken of the Shrewsbury squad, who arrived in Portsmouth with 2 losses from 2 games, and only being able to ...
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TRANSFER ROUNDUP: July 2021

Even though Danny and Nicky Cowley have taken charge of 12 Pompey games this calendar year already, August 7th will mark a fresh start and opportunity to show their on-pitch intentions from the commencement of the League One season. In preparation for the season opener against Fleetwood Town, the Cowley’s ...
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Pompey promotion struggles

Pompey promotion hopes in danger as late goal leaves Blues empty handed

Kenny Jackett, albeit from the sidelines whilst recovering from an operation, presented two changes in Pompey's lineup from their disappointing display at Bristol Rovers in midweek. Marcus Harness and Rasmus Nicolaisen replaced George Byers and James Bolton respectively. The latter supposedly out with a knock, with Jack Whatmough replacing him ...
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Pompey celebrate four nil victory

FOURmidable Pompey cruise past Wimbledon

Pompey went into the game with 5 straight clean sheets to their name in their last 5 League One outings. It was therefore not a surprise to see Kenny Jackett field the same 11 as their 1-0 victory over Fleetwood last Saturday. Jackett's newest addition in the form of Spurs' ...
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Portsmouth 4 – 1 Crewe Alexandra

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Portsmouth 0 – 2 Charlton Athletic

Gallery images by Dave Taylor Portsmouth 0 - 2 Charlton Athletic. 31/10/2020. Photos by Dave Taylor ...
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Portsmouth 2 – 1 MK Dons

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Portsmouth loss to Wigan

Empty Fratton Park loudly calls for change as Pompey remain winless in League One

Saturday’s loss to Wigan Athletic saw Pompey’s worst start to a League season since the 2016/17 campaign. In fact, that year, the first 3 games comprised 2 draws and a defeat, totalling a modest 2 points from a possible 9 - the same as this season. The only hint of ...
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brighton vs portsmouth carabao cup

Early Carabao Cup exit at the home of South Coast Neighbours

The “magic of the cup” is an event which every English football fan anticipates each season. Albeit not quite as fascinating an occasion as the FA Cup, the silverware so famously sponsored by the energy drink company Carabao, offers lower tier sides the opportunity to showcase their ability, as well ...
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Jack Whatmought 100 appearances for Portsmouth

Fratton Park League One opener ends in stalemate

Saturday 12th of September saw the initiation of the 2020/21 EFL League One season. For Pompey fans, the occasion was marked by an opening day fixture against Shrewsbury, as well as Jack Whatmough’s 100th appearance in a Portsmouth shirt. The latter perhaps being the more notable feat, as the game ...
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Portsmouth FC 2019/20 roundup

Predictable Outcome of an Unprecedented Season: Portsmouth 2019/20 campaign review, highlights and conclusions

At the end of what was one of the most bizarre football seasons we have ever encountered, we look back on how Portsmouth fared during the highs, the lows and the unprecedented times spun upon the players, the staff and the community throughout the Covid-19 outbreak. Classic 'Jacketball' It didn't ...
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Sean Raggett and Ronan Curtis celebrating

Disappointing evening costs Pompey vital two points

The Tuesday night floodlights welcomed Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town in the originally re-scheduled League One clash. The reverse fixture at Highbury Stadium was only played 3 weeks ago, where Kenny Jackett's Blues lost 1-0. Sean Raggett looping the ball over Cairns to level the scoring Portsmouth started the first 45 ...
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Portsmouth Fratton Park audio description

Fratton Park Audio Description Facility

Written by: Andrew Fletcher - partially sighted member and trustee of Losing My Sight UK. I'm a visually impaired photographer, I am blind in my right eye and can see about 6 feet with my left eye. My eye condition has been the same since birth. I enjoy taking photographs ...
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Portsmouth and Arsenal players

Gunners end Pompey’s FA Cup run

In what was one of the biggest games at Fratton Park in almost a decade, Kenny Jackett opted for a surprise alteration to the lineup ahead of the 5th Round Emirates FA Cup clash against Arsenal. Regulars Curtis, Naylor and Raggett were dropped in favour of Harness, Close and Bolton ...
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Pompey storm into 3rd in League Table after comfortable win over The Dale

Kenny Jackett once again surprised the Fratton Faithful by dropping Steve Seddon to the bench in favour of Lee Brown, who has just recovered from injury. The change is supposedly established in light of Monday night's match-up against Arsenal in the FA Cup, where Seddon's ability to go forward and ...
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Portsmouth fans celebrating a visit to Wembley

Double Pompey comeback secures second consecutive Wembley visit in nail-biting semi final

Ronan Curtis with a great attacking display and a key role in Pompey's 3 - 2 win over Exeter. Kenny Jackett's side provided a nail-biting end to the otherwise dull affair on Tuesday night against League 2 Exeter City. The Blue's manager made two changes to the starting line-up from ...
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Christian Burgess tackling

Blues get back to winning ways in testing conditions

Ellis Harrison with the best chance of the first half. Kenny Jackett made 3 changes for Portsmouth's first match since the 9-game winning run ended against Coventry on Tuesday night. Gareth Evans, Marcus Harness and Ellis Harrison replaced Ben Close, Ryan Williams and John Marquis on the team sheets to ...
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James Bolton scoring for Portsmouth

Pompey set pieces stun The Black Cats

Steve Seddon with an impressive run of form Portsmouth came into their League 1 match-up against Sunderland on the back of 7 wins on the bounce. Kenny Jackett's side played The Black Cats 5 times last season, recording 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The latter, arguably the most ...
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Portsmouth FC celebrating

Pompey sail into FA Cup 5th round for the first time since 2008 triumph

Kenny Jackett's side came into the 4th round tie on the back of a record of 5 wins in the last 5. Barnsley meanwhile fighting relegation in the Championship travel to Fratton Park after 3 losses and just 2 wins in their last 5 outings. Marquis preferred up-top over Ellis ...
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Super-sub Marquis aids Pompey to 3 points

Kenny Jackett makes 3 changes from Pompey's last League 1 outing. Steve Seddon comes in at left-back after impressing in the FA Cup tie at Fleetwood. He replaces now-departed Anton Walkes. Debutant loanee Cameron McGeehan is given the chance in the starting lineup ahead of Ben Close, and Cannon preferred ...
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Portsmouth beat Fleetwood in FA Cup

Corners aid Portsmouth to FA Cup 4th round

Kenny Jackett and Joey Barton meet for the third time as the managers of Portsmouth and Fleetwood Town respectively. The Pompey boss came out on top in both of their previous League 1 meetings. The game was also a first test for new loan signing Steve Seddon at left back, ...
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Christmas Round-Up: Portsmouth FC

Accrington Stanley 4 - 1 Portsmouth Portsmouth's first away game of December is one to forget for Kenny Jackett and the 11 on the field. It looked to be a promising afternoon for the blues when Marcus Harness delivered a cross into the box, where it was met by Ronan ...
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Unbeaten home run continues as Pompey hold top 4 Posh to a draw

Pompey fans were delighted to see defensive-midfielder and skipper Tom Naylor return to the starting lineup after a few weeks on the sidelines with injury. In other team news, Brandon Haunstrup keeps his newly discovered right-back position, Williams preferred over Harness, and Harrison remains up front. Ex Pompey men Nathan ...
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Third round of FA Cup secured as Pitman nets a late winner

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett fielded a full strength side on Saturday afternoon for their second-round FA Cup tie against National League North side Altrincham. Marcus Harness replacing Ryan Williams on the right wing was the only change from Pompey's 3-2 win against Rotherham earlier in the week. Both teams came ...
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Invincible home record continues as Pompey put 3 past Rotherham

Ronan Curtis opening the scoreline in the 33rd second of the game. Kenny Jackett fielded an un-changed side from their Saturday 3-0 win away at Rochdale, and in other team news, Andy Cannon is once again fit enough to be on the bench after his hamstring injury. Ronan Curtis set ...
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Sparks fly on Bonfire Night as Pompey win by 3

Alex Bass replaces Craig MacGillivray who picked up a knock in training A change to a 4-4-2 system saw Pompey's first win in 3 games with top scorer Ellis Harrison getting a brace. First choice keeper Craig MacGillivray suffered a minor knock in training which saw academy product Alex Bass ...
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Set-piece goal gives Pompey first victory in 4

Kenny Jackett's side pulled off a 1 - 0 victory against a mid-table Lincoln City side at Fratton Park. Christian Burgess (6) clearing the ball in the final moments of the game Ross McCrorie stepping into the starting lineup in place of right-back James Bolton was the only change from ...
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Portsmouth’s promotion hopes ends after an exciting goalless draw

Portsmouth v Sunderland16th May 2019Fratton Park (18,077) Portsmouth’s promotion hopes ends after an exciting 0-0 (0-1) draw with Sunderland. Both Portsmouth and Sunderland made changes to their starting line ups. Portsmouth brought in Lee Brown, Viv Soloman-Otabar and Brett Pitman with Anton Walkes, Jamal Lowe and Ronan Curtis taking a ...
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Portsmouth FC 1 – 1 Accrington Stanley

Portsmouth v Accrington Stanley 4th May 2019 Fratton Park (18,439) Portsmouth made five changes going into the last league game of the season with Thompson, Lowe, Pitman, Curtis and Vaughan all being rested ahead of Portsmouth’s potential play-off opponents. Walkes, Evans, Morris, Soloman – Otobar and Hawkins were all given ...
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Pompey takes all Six Easter points

Portsmouth went into the Easter weekend as the form team in the Sky Bet league One and knowing that 5 wins from 5, would be required to gain promotion into the Championship. With both Burton Albion and Coventry City looking to claim the last possible playoff place it was certainly ...
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Checkatrade Champs 2018/19

Portsmouth AET+P (2-2) Sunderland By Matt Eustace Checkatrade Trophy Champions 2018/19Photo Credit: Dave Taylor It took penalties to settle the Checkatrade final last weekend after a 2-2 deadlock after extra time. Hawkins sealed the title after a strong hand from MacGillivray denied Cattermole earlier in the shootout. The lads were ...
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Pompey take advantage of top 2 slip

Portsmouth (2-0) Scunthorpe 16th March 2019 Fratton Park (17,308) By Mike Hurdle Bogle strikes hard and low to put Pompey ahead.Photo Credit: Portsmouth FC Portsmouth took advantage of a rare slip up from Barnsley and Luton Town to gain valuable ground on the automatic promotion places and in the process ...
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Fratton February Round-Up

February has been a real mixed bag for Pompey fans. It seems the boys have really lost their hold on the league slipping to 4th now 11 points off top spot, and with Luton and Barnsley holding strong a playoff scrap is looking likely. More bad news came in the ...
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Eight for Lowe, Six points clear for Pompey

Jamal Lowe converted again this weekend keeping Pompey top, piling pressure on 2nd place Sunderland. An inspired performance from Curtis showed why Ireland are taking note, having given him his first international caps earlier this season. The Irishman put a real a shift in, delivering dangerous crosses all game leading ...
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Pitman Peno Steals a Point

Portsmouth walked into this match unbeaten against a Shrewsbury side who hadn’t won in their opening six. Confidence was high among the Pompey faithful, sadly what many thought would be a rollover turned into a rescue with Pitman converting a late penalty to salvage a point. The blues started positively ...
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Hampshire FA Seeking Equality Champions to Join Inclusion Advisory Group

Hampshire FA is seeking Equality Champions to join our Inclusion Advisory Group and to represent your community in helping shape equitable football delivery across the county. In 2014, Hampshire FA established the group and after three successful years we are looking to refresh our membership to ensure that it continues ...
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The Beautiful Side of the Beautiful Game

By Mat Killeen Losing My Sight Magazine have partnered up with the Hampshire FA to give blind and partially sighted people in the Portsmouth area a chance to socialise through the beautiful game. The idea, which was the brainchild of LMS founder, Dave Taylor, will see ten sessions which are ...
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Hampshire VI Cricket Club Reach the Season’s Halfway House

As we enter July, Hampshire’s blind cricketers have reached the halfway point of their season and it has been a tough one so far. The team has drawn one and lost the other two league games to be played. The side also bowed out of the T20 Cup after a ...
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London Hosted World Para Athletics Championships

London was once again the host of a spectacular sporting event this July by holding the World Para Athletics Championships at The London Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Park Stratford, over the last ten days records were smashed be it personal or world records, even the British weather kind of behaved ...
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British Red Cross the official charity partner of the world para athletics championships

The British Red Cross will celebrate all that is good about the emergency services and the London community in its role as the official charity partner of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017. The charity has been on the ground in response to the terrible events of recent weeks, ...
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Biggest opening weekend of world para athletics championships ever as fans #FillTheStadium

World Para Athletics Championships kick off the Summer of World Athletics today with ten days of action at the London Stadium Record crowds expected throughout opening weekend, culminating in record schools attendance on Monday and Tuesday morning sessions Prince Harry and Dave Henson join forces to urge fans to #FillTheStadium ...
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Fill The Stadium

OVER 100 COMMUNITY GROUPS HELP TO #FILLTHESTADIUM FOR THE WORLD PARA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In excess of 100 community groups from across the country take advantage of offer to attend the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 Guide and Scout groups, sports clubs, youth clubs and charities join Prince Harry, celebrities ...
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Statement on UAE athlete Abdullah Hayayei

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is deeply saddened to announce the death of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Para athlete Abdullah Hayayei following a training ground incident this evening (11 July) in London, Great Britain. Hayayei, 36, a thrower in the F34 class, was training at Newham Leisure Centre in preparation ...
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watersports

Being visually impaired or blind should not prevent you from enjoying sports like canoeing or kayaking! With LMS Water Sports, we give you the opportunity to get out onto the water. You can experience canoeing, kayaking, and even water boarding — all under professional supervision. Come along this summer, have ...
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Promotion Explained

As Pompey push for promotion from League Two, the structure of promotion and relegation in the Football League can sometimes cause confusion. This is for those who may not be clear on how teams move throughout the leagues. Relegation and promotion between the Premier League and Championship is relatively straight ...
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Blind Cricket iPhone Game Review.

Many of our readers will be familiar with the sport of blind cricket. It is a game that is enjoyed across the country and around the world by blind people of all ages and abilities. Auckland University in New Zealand, in partnership with an audio game developer called Sonar and ...
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Quayle stars as Pompey hit Reds for six to win Hampshire Cup Final

Portsmouth FC Ladies 6 Southampton Women 3 (Hampshire Women’s Challenge Cup Final) Sammy Quayle was the shining star in the south-coast fog as Portsmouth Ladies lifted the Hampshire Challenge Cup after a 6-3 win against Southampton Women. The Pompey striker netted five, including four in the second half, as the ...
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Pompey suffer set-back in promotion push

Portsmouth 0 Crewe Alexandra 1 Crewe’s George Ray scored 13 minutes from time to deal a blow to Portsmouth’s automatic promotion hopes as the Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat at Fratton Park. Paul Cook’s side went into the game knowing a win could leave them in the top three. However, ...
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Press Release

Embargo: Wednesday 1 February 2017, 10am. £1.5m funding boost for grassroots football Grow the Game scheme opens for applications on February 1st Grants available for three target groups Underrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in. The FA are investing £1.5m into the Grow the ...
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CHRISTIAN BURGESS STILL HOPEFUL FOR PROMOTION TO LEAGUE ONE

The journey into life as a professional footballer is different for different players. For Portsmouth centre-back, Christian Burgess, this root has been slightly more unorthodox than most. Now 25, Burgess has been at the south-coast side since 2015 and was part of the team which lost out in the play-off ...
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ABU DHABI F1 GRAND PRIX 2016 DAY 2 and 3

So day two had arrived. I’m at my desk checking my list of events and the first practice race started at 1pm so I had a chance for a light lunch before finding the photographers’ shuttle car. It was now 12.30pm so I went to get the shuttle car. This ...
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Double Delight for the Baker

Portsmouth 4-0 Mansfield Town Jake Smith 12.11.2016 Paul Cook’s Pompey played host to League Two strugglers Mansfield Town on Saturday, during the club’s dedicated Remembrance Weekend fixture. Neither side really started the game on the front foot, although it was Portsmouth who found the back of the net first, on ...
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Focus on: Linvoy, Faith & Football

By Mat Killeen For many footballers, one of the hardest decisions following retirement is what to do next. However, this does not seem to have been a problem for ex-Portsmouth defender Linvoy Primus who’s faith and love of football made this transition easier. Primus, who played for Pompey for nine ...
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HAMPSHIRE FA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PORTSMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Hampshire FA Enters Into Partnership with University of Portsmouth for Refereeing Hampshire FA is delighted to have entered into a partnership with the University of Portsmouth, Department for Sport & Exercise Science (DSES) as the official partners for refereeing for the 2016/17 season. Without Referees there is no game, they ...
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Rosberg rules the world!

By Mat Killeen Mercedes Nico Rosberg has won the 2016 Formula One World Championship despite team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, taking victory at the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. The 31-year old German needed a podium finish if Hamilton finished first and, despite the best efforts of the defending ...
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ABU DHABI F1 GRAND PRIX 2016 FINALE

The finale day had arrived. The fans who were excited about it and I was also buzzing. In the first part of my afternoon I hunted for celebrities and I was not disappointed! At first I felt awkward as I believe in asking someone for a photo rather than acting ...
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ABU DHABI F1 GRAND PRIX 2016 DAY ONE

It was a very busy four days at the Abu Dhabi 2016 F1 Grand Prix. Anticipation was in the air. The only question that matters: would Lewis Hamilton win another Abu Dhabi race and take the world title? With Nico Rosberg only a few points in front, Hamilton needed Rosberg ...
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Hampshire FA Enters Into Partnership With Rising Phoenix Cheer

Hampshire FA has entered into a 1 year partnership with the Rising Phoenix Cheerleading programme based in Basingstoke. Rising Phoenix are based in Aldworth School in Basingstoke; the programme provides first class training by coaches that are highly qualified, experienced, knowledgeable and infectious in their passion for Cheerleading, offering athletes ...
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Baker cooks up debut to remember

By Mat Killeen Portsmouth 1 Carlisle United 1 New signing Carl Baker netted his first goal for Portsmouth as they kicked off the new season with a 1-1 draw at home to Carlisle United. The 33-year old midfielder who signed during the summer from now League 1 side Milton Keynes ...
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Focus on: Neil Allen

By Mat Killeen As Chief Sports Writer for the Portsmouth News, Neil Allen is usually the one asking the questions. On this occasion however, he was in the unfamiliar position of being the interviewee. Allen has been his current role for the past nine years. During this time, he has ...
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Patterson hat-trick sees Hawks through to next round of FA Cup

By Mat Killeen Havant & Waterlooville 5 Highworth Town 1 Matt Patterson’s hat-trick ensured Havant and Waterlooville progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup as they defeated Highworth Town 5-1 at Westleigh Park. The 26-year old striker more than doubled his season’s tally having already scored two ...
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Hawks maintain unbeaten record after four-star win over Islanders.

By Mat Killeen Havant & Waterlooville 4 Canvey Island 0 Havant and Waterlooville maintained their unbeaten home record this season following a 4-0 victory over Canvey Island in the Ryman Premier Division. The game began in driving rain but this was not enough to dampen the early Hawks fire as ...
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BEN AINSLIE WINS PORTSMOUTH LEG – AMERICA’S WORLD CUP SERIES

It was another exciting summer in Portsmouth when the America’s World Cup Series took over our city for a weekend in July and for once the weather was perfect for the three day event. Tens of thousands of fans swamped Southsea beach to watch Sir Ben Ainslie race on the ...
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