Month: January 2018

Planning Application Closing Date for Comments 02/02/18

The closing date for comments on the Planning Application for our new ground is Friday 02/02/18.

If you have an interest in Newport Football Club please can you visit online and leave your comments.

The way to do this visit the IOW Council Planning website here

In the search box Option 1 enter the TCP number which is TCP/09009/D

From the search results click on the Application number, click on “Comment Online”, agree to accept the terms and then you will be able to write your comments.

Newport 0 Bradford Town 1

A crowd of almost 250 saw Newport exit the Buildbase FA Vase at an eventful 4th round match after conceding a late winner to 10 men Bradford Town.
Newport took to the field after a three week lay off due to the Christmas festivities and two postponed matches. Top striker Charlie Urry was suspended for running up five yellow cards, Jared Wetherick was unavailable as were the cup tied players Liam Triggs and Liam Newbold.
Newport started brightly with a couple of early chances, one from a free kick that just went over and a Mark Taylor lob that did the same.
Bradford got going and by the 11th minute they should have taken the lead. Karim Rendall was found unmarked at the back post and his goal bound downward header was acrobatically tipped away by Gary Streeter.
At the other end a shot from Josh Younie was hit straight at keeper Phillips.
In a midfield collision Darren Powell picked up a knee injury but struggled on.

Newport had a great chance when a mistake in the Bradford defence presented the ball to Josh Younie but he was crowded out from shooting. The Newport striker was able to lay off a pass to the incoming Mark Taylor who’s on target shot was cleared by a Bradford defender in the six yard box.

Darren Powell had to leave the pitch for treatment and on 18 minutes was substituted by Jacob Reynolds. The youngster immediately in action hooking a shot over the bar.

The game turned on its head on 28 minutes. A great ball over the top by Scott Sampson for Younie to chase brought Bradford keeper Charlie Phillips out of his box and as he attempted to chest the ball, it bounced up off the pitch and caught him half chest – half arm. Referee Mr Hughes immediately gave the handball shortly followed by a red card.

It took over three minutes for Bradford to make the decision and substitution where the unfortunate Will Hailston had to go off allowing Bradford manager Danny Greaves to come on and take over in goal. Although many people thought it was a “no choice” move, a quick check of Mr Greaves CV soon identified that he was a goalkeeper and a very experienced one at that, Bristol Rovers and Forest Green Rovers being amongst his former clubs. The free kick flashed the wrong side of the post although the new keeper had it covered.
As the 4th official indicated 5 minutes of added time, Bradford had a great chance when experienced striker Sam Jordan was through one on one with Streeter but once again the big keeper came out on top.
In injury time Will Quigley was shown a yellow card for a late tackle.

Half Time: Newport 0 Bradford Town 0

Bradford started the second half the brighter and another great chance for Sam Jordan saw his header clip the outside of the post before going wide.
Newport pushed forward to make the numerical advantage count, Scott Sampson narrowly missing out with a header.
At the other end Bradford were useful on the break and one attack brought about a free kick just outside the box. Rickie Scott’s resulting effort just being tipped over the bar by Streeter.

Newport brought on Aurele Beya for Lewis Wright as the game started to open up. It was now almost end to end stuff. Dan Cottle weaving his way into the box bringing out another great save from Streeter. At the other end A Conner Kelly free kick was saved down low by Greaves. Another break from Newport saw a dangerous cross from Kelly superbly held at full stretch by Greaves.
Bradford’s Dan Cottle was shown a yellow card in a midfield skirmish.

As the game appeared to be heading for extra time the deadlock was broken on 80 minutes. Karim Rendall switched from the right to the left wing and got behind his marker. Taking the ball to the byeline his low hard cross was half blocked and the loose ball fell to the incoming Mark Wall who slotted it past Streeter. The travelling contingent of 60 or so Bradford fans behind the goal were ecstatic.

Bradford immediately brought on Martin Lenahan for Dan Cottle and Newport brought on George Holmes for Will Quigley. Newport quickly tried to get the ball forward but were frustrated as Bradford sought to run the clock down. This brought yellow cards for Aiden Sainsbury and Jacob Reynolds. On 90 minutes Bradford brought on Alex Monks for Karim Rendall. The fourth official indicated five minutes of added time but Bradford were able to maintain possession and keep the ball away from danger. Amazing scenes at the final whistle as almost the entire Bradford squad rushed to join in with their celebrating supporters behind the Newport goal.

Full Time: Newport 0 Bradford Town 1

Newport: Streeter, Turkington, Quigley (Holmes), Sainsbury, Pearce, Sampson, Powell (Reynolds), Taylor, Younie, Kelly, Wright (Beya).

Bradford Town: Phillips, Moon, Scott, Peck, Fletcher, Chandler, Rendall (Monks), Wall, Jordan, Cottle (Lenahan), Hailston (Greaves).

Referee: Mr S Hughes

Attendance: 249

Newport Man of the Match: Gary Streeter

Wembley dream over for The Port

NEWPORT IOW 0 BRADFORD TOWN 1

‘THE PORT’ CRASH OUT OF THE FOURTH ROUND OF THE F.A. VASE

In a massively disappointing game, the island team found themselves unable to overcome the ten-man Toolstation Western League outfit, going down to a tap in goal in the eightieth minute.

Newport came into the match after a three week break imposed by the weather, missing a number of key players: Liam Newbold and Jared Wetherick in defence, and Liam Triggs in midfield. However, by far the biggest loss for the team was the in-form centre-forward, suspended Charlie Urry, who had scored eight times in the previous eight games. Ultimately, it was the lack of firepower up front that prevented the home team from advancing to the final sixteen.

Newport began the game kicking towards the allotment end, with a sizeable contingent of noisy but good-natured ‘Bobcats’ fans in the Shide end. The opening half hour was fairly even. Bradford Town came closest to scoring early on, with the ever-dependable Gary Streeter pulling off an agile one handed save to a diving header in the tenth minute of the game. At the other end, the replacement centre-forward, Josh Younie, Connor Kelly and Mark Taylor all had chances, which they were unfortunately unable to convert into goals.

‘The Port’s’ lack of regular first team players worsened in the nineteenth minute, when experienced midfielder Darren Powell was forced to leave the pitch with a possible hamstring injury, to be replaced by Jack Turkington.

The most dramatic incident of the game was to come in the 27th minute of the game, when the Bradford keeper, Charlie Phillips, appeared to deliberately handle the ball outside the area. As the last man in defence, preventing a clear goalscoring opportunity, the referee had little alternative but to send him from the field of play.

There then followed a five minute delay while Bradford reorganised themselves, ‘the Bobcat’s’ manager, Danny Greaves, coming on as goalkeeper to substitute their No 11, in what appeared to be a desperate situation for the away side. This situation, however, was not as bad as it appeared, as the versatile Mr Greaves is a former professional goalkeeper, who had previously played with Bristol Rovers.

Newport, unfortunately, were unable to take advantage of their extra man, and the first half ended goalless.

Half-time: Newport IoW 0–0 Bradford Town

Again, after the break, Newport appeared unable to make their extra man count, the best chance falling to Bradford in the 57th minute, when Gary Streeter again came to the rescue of the home side, fisting a free kick over the crossbar.

Desperately needing to break the deadlock, the formidable Aurele Beya came on to replace Lewis Wright in the 62nd minute. Surely, the the strength and physical presence of the 6’4’’ ‘Bear’ would be enough to beat the Bradford defence.

Alas, it wasn’t to be. In the eightieth minute, Mark Wall tapped in a soft goal from five yards out, to break Newport spirits.

Bradford saw out the remaining ten minutes of the game feigning injury and taking the ball to the corner flag. Although Scott Sampson narrowly missed connecting with a dangerous cross in injury time, in truth Newport offered little threat towards the end of the game.

If only Charlie Urry hadn’t been suspended …

Full time: Newport IoW 0–1 Bradford Town

Newport IoW

1 Gary Streeter
2 Jack Turkington
3 Will Quigley (78min George Holmes)
4 Aiden Sainsbury
5 Spike Pearce
6 Scott Sampson
7 Darren Powell (19min Jacob Reynolds)
8 Mark Taylor
9 Josh Younie
10 Connor Kelly
11 Lewis Wright (62min Aurele Beya)

Newport Man of the Match: Gary Streeter

Attendance: 249

FA Vase 4th Round Preview

No problems with the pitch this week as Newport line up against their Western League opponents Bradford Town.
Both teams have appeared in the 5th Round of the FA Vase in recent years and will be keen to get through tomorrows match. The draw for the 5th Round has already taken place and the winners of tomorrows match will be away to the winners of Marske United (North Yokshire) and Hinckley AFC (Leicestershire).
A large crowd is expected with many people travelling from Wiltshire so please get to the ground early to ensure you are in before the 3.00pm kick off.

Match Postponed – Rescheduled for Sat 13th January

Following a referees pitch inspection Friday afternoon it was decided that the pitch was unfit for play and with more rain expected overnight and Saturday it would not have time or conditions to recover by kick off.

The match has been rescheduled for Saturday 13th January at 3.00pm.

This means both Newport and Bradford Town will be in the hat for Mondays 5th round draw.

The draw for the Buildbase FA Vase fifth round will be made on Monday afternoon, live on talkSPORT radio.

Fans can tune in to the Ray Stubbs Show on talkSPORT 2 from 1pm, with the draw being made shortly after that.

This weekend sees 16 ties take place in the Vase, with winning clubs picking up £1875 from the prize fund and losing clubs also collecting £625.

The fifth round ties will be staged on Saturday 3 February, with winners in that round collecting £2250 in prize money and losing clubs getting £750

The ball numbers for Monday’s draw can be found below.
1 NEWCASTLE BENFIELD OR COLESHILL TOWN
2 WISBECH TOWN OR BROMSGROVE SPORTING
3 COGENHOE UNITED OR WOLVERHAMPTON SC
4 MARSKE UNITED OR HINCKLEY
5 1874 NORTHWICH OR PONTEFRACT COLLIERIES
6 STOCKTON TOWN OR WEST AUCKLAND TOWN
7 DESBOROUGH TOWN OR STOURPORT SWIFTS
8 MELKSHAM TOWN OR CROWBOROUGH ATHLETIC
9 WESTFIELDS OR HAMBLE CLUB
10 BLACKFIELD & LANGLEY OR BRACKNELL TOWN
11 LEIGHTON TOWN OR NORWICH CBS
12 NEWPORT (IW) OR BRADFORD TOWN
13 EASTBOURNE TOWN OR WINDSOR
14 HORLEY TOWN OR CHICHESTER CITY
15 TRING ATHLETIC OR HULLBRIDGE SPORTS
16 THATCHAM TOWN OR BIGGLESWADE

Taken from thefa.com