Month: December 2018

East Cowes Vics 0 Newport 2

Newport comfortably beat their Island rivals on Saturday in front of a bumper Christmas holiday crowd of 264 – scoring twice as well as twice hitting the crossbar – in what had been hailed as the biggest league match at Beatrice Avenue for close on thirty years.

Newport made one change to the side which drew 2–2 away at Totton and Eling on December 22, Conor Kelly replacing Joe Craig in midfield.

Newport kicked off towards the school, on a soft pitch, in mild winter conditions.
Newport had the first clear chance in the eleventh minute, after striker Jared Wetherick had been bundled over just outside the penalty area, with former Vics striker, Jordan Browne, striking the crossbar from the resulting free kick.

Then, in the 38th minute, a Scott Sampson clearance found Liam TRIGGS clear of a flat-footed Vics defence, the Port midfielder shooting powerfully past the advancing Karl Steinbourne-Busse in the Vics goal to give the away side a 1-0 advantage.

Port did not have a monopoly of the first-half chances: their former player, Vics captain, Joe Butcher, shooting across the face of the goal in the 5th minute and just over the crossbar in the 27th.

HT: East Cowes Vics 0–1 Newport IW

Vics began the second half strongly, but lacked that special something to bring about an equalizing goal. Their best chance came in the 55th minute, when a Jordan Chapman shot had McCormack, in the Newport goal, struggling.
In the 65th minute, Liam Triggs was brought down as he attempted to weave his way through the Vics defence. The excellent Conor Kelly then sent a magnificent, curling free-kick crashing against the Vics crossbar for the second time in the game.

Vics captain, Joe Butcher, was again in the thick of the action in the 55th minute, when he forced Port ‘keeper McCormack to stop his looping shot at full-stretch.
The game was wrapped up for Port in the 75th minute, when Mark TAYLOR placed a well-taken low shot past the Vics ‘keeper, to make the final score 2-0 to Port.

Full time: East Cowes Vics 0–2 Newport IW

After the match, Newport manager, Andy Sampson, declared himself “pleased with the performance.” He added that, “you never know what will happen in derby games.” Sampson was particularly impressed with the performance of the sixteen-year-old full backs, Ryan Hughes and Neo Lamb.
For Vics, manager Steve Brougham said he was “disappointed to lose”, but that he would “take it on the chin”. He had “no complaints about the result”, but was pleased his side “didn’t throw the towel in”. He thought that what had made the difference between the two sides was the influence of some of the more experienced players in the Newport team, such as Scott Sampson, Martin McDonagh and Jared Wetherick.
The victory leaves Newport three points ahead of East Cowes Vics in the Wessex League One table. Port now lie in ninth position, and Vics are thirteenth.

Newport now face a run of five successive home games in the new year, starting with Whitchurch United on January 5.

Newport: McCormack, Hughes, Lamb (Wright 85), Barron, McDonagh, Sampson, Kelly (Craig 79), Triggs, Wetherick, Browne (Snow 88), Taylor

Referee: Nicholas Whittington

Attendance: 264

Totton & Eling 2 Newport 2

The Port came away with a point from Testwood Park having gone behind, taking the lead and then conceding an 81st minute equaliser.

In came new signings Jordan Browne and Joe McCormack, Mark Taylor returned from injury and Scott Sampson returned after being unavailable for the Folland Sports match.

Totton and Eling started the better and on 15 minutes took the lead through Rory Wood.

The Port regrouped and continued to improve throughout the half but were unable to capitalise on a couple of chances to draw level and went in 1-0 down at half time.

HT: Totton & Eling 1 Newport 0

Newport came out the stronger and started to get control of the game although behind. This was to change in the 67th minute when Jordan Browne hit a 30 yard strike which flew into the top left hand corner of the net. 1-1.

Andy Sampson made a substitution bringing on Louie Fleming for Joe Craig and the youngster was booked inside a minute.

The Port pushed forward and gained a corner and Jorden Browne rose to head home his second and put the Port ahead 2-1.

Newport had been in control for most of the second half and looked to be heading for an away victory but Rory Wood had other ideas and tucked away an equaliser with nine minutes remaining.

FT: Totton & Eling 2 Newport 2

Newport: McCormack, Hughes, Lamb, Barron, McDonagh, Sampson, Craig (Fleming)((Wright)), Triggs, Wetherick (Snow), Browne, Taylor. Unused Subs: Powell, Yates.

Folland Sports 4 Newport 0

Newport travelled to Follands Park on a dull blustery wet day and came unstuck as the Planemakers notched up their second consecutive win to move them up the table.

The Port brought in new signings Ryan Young in goal and Connor Kelly wide on the left. Jared Wetherick has returned from his travels and took a place on the bench.

Newport started the brighter of the two teams and were quickly on the attack but Follands were well organised at the back and easily dealt with any threat.

On 7 minutes Follands were awarded a free kick 30 yards out. A superb effort curled over the wall and keeper but crashed against the bar, an early warning of what was to come.

Newport were struggling to stay on their feet and both sides were making mistakes in the difficult conditions. In the early stages of the match both sides were hitting the ball long but it was just zipping through out of play.
On 16 minutes Mansell broke away for Folland and slotted the ball past Ryan Young cleverly.

10 minutes later The Planemakers doubled their lead, moving the ball across goal effectively before Oliver hitting a shot that deflected off a Newport leg into the net.

Newport then started to put together some good moves, a Jared Cousins header that just got touched wide for a corner. This was followed by another two corners in short succession as The Port fought to get back in the game but the Folland defence stayed firm. Just before half time Newport had their best chance to score when Connor Kelly broke into the box but the Folland keeper got down low at the post to push the ball away for a corner.

HT: Folland Sports 2 Newport 0

Had one of the late Newport efforts gone in it might have been a different story in the second half but the game quickly resumed into a similar pattern, with Newport all hustle and bustle but unable to create scoring chances.
Lewis Wright did go close with a free kick from just outside the area that brought a good save from the Folland keeper.
Andy Sampson tried to change things around in the 66th minute by bringing on Jared Wetherick for Lewis Wright but within 5 minutes Folland had extended their league. A corner was met with a firm header by Ryman to put the game beyond doubt.

Folland were really on top now and a shot from outside the box was well saved at full stretch by Ryan Young.

On 75 mins Andy Sampson made a double substitution Joe Craig and Ben Snow coming on for Louie Fleming and Harrison Yates. Newport had a good chance from a corner but Martin McDonough’s header skidded wide.

There was a delay for a skirmish after a Folland defender lost his footing and slid in two footed on Neo Lamb.It looked worse than it was, there didn’t seem to be intent and the Port player was uninjured.

There was just time for Mansell to finish off a move and score Folland’s fourth goal in the 93rd minute.

Full Time: Folland Sports 4 Newport 0

Newport: Young, Hughes, Lamb, Barron, McDonough, Pearce, Wright (Wetherick), Yates (Craig), Fleming (Snow), Cousins, Kelly. Subs unused: Powell

Referee: S Hawkes

Attendance: 22

Folland Sports Away

Today The Port travel to Folland Sports at Hamble for the first of two consecutive matches against The Planemakers, the second game to follow at St. George’s Park next Saturday.

Newport will be bolstered by recent signings Ryan Young, Connor Kelly and Jamie Linnington with a full bench of subs expected. Andy Sampson will be keen to get some game time into his squad following last Saturdays postponement of the match against Amesbury.

Folland Sports have had a mixed bag of results over the last few weeks, having a string of heavy defeats away from home but finishing with a good 3-2 win at home against Whitchurch United last Friday.

The weather over the past few days has been quite wet so a pitch inspection was required but the drier windy weather has helped and it’s GAME ON.

Match Updates will be available on Twitter @Newport_IW_FC which should also in the right hand column of the main web page.

Amesbury Match Postponed

An early morning pitch inspection revealed that large areas of the pitch has standing water and with rain now expected until lunchtime there was no prospect of making the pitch playable by kick off.

The match will be rescheduled for another date.

The clubhouse will therefore not be open at lunchtime.