Category: Match Report

Newport 2 Ringwood Town 2

Port made four changes to the starting line-up that won at Fawley midweek. Veteran goalkeeper, Gary Streeter, replaced teenage goalkeeper, Ryan Hall; Mark Taylor returned in place of Jake Younie in defence; and, in midfield, teenagers George Holmes and Louie Fleming were replaced by the experienced Darren Powell and Liam Triggs.

The game was played in autumn sunshine on a good pitch, with Newport attacking the Shide End in the first half.
Ringwood began the match the brightest, shooting over the bar in the first minute, and forcing Gary Streeter to punch off the line in the seventh. However, it was Liam TRIGGS who was to open the scoring with a superb individual goal, dribbling through the penalty area to fire a low shot into the right-hand side of the goal to give Port a 1–0 advantage.

Newport continued to press ‘the Peckers’ with Joe Craig breaking through and coming close to scoring in the fifteenth, twenty-fourth and twenty-sixth minutes. In the 33rd minute, Mark Taylor collided with Darren Powell, and had to be carried off the field of play injured, to be replaced by Mitchell Rickets. The first half ended with a period of Peckers pressure, when they forced a succession of corners. Darren Powell was forced to head one Ringwood effort off the line, and Ringwood No 7, Rob Okumu, wasn’t quite tall enough to head a certain goal, had he connected on the Newport line just before half time.

HT Newport (IoW) 1–0 Ringwood Town

‘The Peckers’ continued to pile on the pressure early in the second half, with Jack Ormiston equalizing in the 53rd minute.

In the 63rd minute, Ringwood could have gone into the lead, but for a magnificent one-handed save from Newport veteran keeper, Gary Streeter.

At this point, Newport manager, Andy Sampson, made another of his inspired substitutions, pulling off Harrison Yates to be replaced by the nippy Louie Fleming. The substitution almost paid off within two minutes, when, after a great run, Fleming passed to Joe Craig, who shot narrowly wide. Then, in the 68th minute, Jared Wetherick put Louie FLEMING through, to round the keeper, and give Port a 2–1 advantage.

Unfortunately, Port were unable to hold onto their lead, a defensive blunder gifting the ball to Rob Okumu to score from close range. ‘The Peckers’ were unlucky not to return to Dorset with all three points when one of their players rounded the Newport keeper in injury time, but the referee awarded a foul to the home team, even though Gary Streeter appeared not to have made contact.

Final Score: Newport 2–2 Ringwood Town

Goals: Newport: Triggs 10, Fleming 68 Verwood Town: Ormiston 53, Okumu 87

Newport: Streeter, Harmer, Lamb, Taylor (Mitchell), Barron, Powell, Wright, Triggs, Wetherick (Drew), Craig, Yates (Fleming)

Substitutes not used: Marchbank, Gwilliam

Referee: David Morey

Newport man of the match: Scott Barron

Attendance: 99

Fawley 0-2 Newport Live

Our line up tonight. Ryan Hall, Alex Harmer, Neo Lamb, Scott Barron, Jake Younie, Harrison Yates, Lewis Wright, Joe Craig, Jared Wetherick, George Holmes, Louie Fleming. Subs: Darren Powell, Mitchell Ricketts, Ryan Marchbank, Josh Gwilliam, Ben Snow.

Kicked off 7.45pm

Still no score after 15 minutes. Port facing a strong wind this half. George Holmes came close with a shot on the turn but the home keeper made a good save.

Half Time : Fawley 0 Newport 0

With the wind behind them now, can Newport convert the advantage into goals ?

On the bench for Newport tonight is 16 year old Ben Snow. Ben joined Newport Youth as a 9 year old and has been at the club ever since . Last year he was a member of our all conquering Hampshire under 16 Champions side.

67 mins still no score, yellow card for Harrison Yates.

5 minutes to go, we must hope that it’s not a repeat of Hythe & Dibden.

GOAL ! 86 mins Wetherick volley 1-0 to the Port

GOAL ! 90 mins another Wetherick screamer from outside the box 2-0

Full Time : AFC Fawley 0-2 Newport

Romsey 4 Newport 0

Newport travelled to Romsey with a youthful line up that only included experienced campaigners Gary Streeter, Darren Powell and Mark Taylor. The unavailability of Scott Sampson, Spike Pearce and the injured Martin McDonough meant that no experienced centre half was available so Darren Powell dropped into the back four. No Jared Wetherick or Joe Craig up front meant that Kyle Drew came into the centre forward role and no Liam Triggs allowed Lewis Wright to return from injury in midfield.

The Port started brightly and had the first meaningful attack of the game, Louie Fleming getting away from his marker and delivering the ball into the box. Kyle Drew and Mark Taylor both had attempts on goal but were crowded out and the ball eventually went for a goal kick.

Romsey started to gain control of the ball and for the next 15 minutes were camped around the Newport goal. Gary Streeter had a busy period saving a near post header and tipping over a curling strike that was heading for the top corner. The pressure eventually told and Pearce Farren put Romsey ahead on 20 minutes with a back post header from a corner.
Play quickly returned to the Newport penalty area and 3 minutes later following an almighty goalmouth scramble in which The Port had at least two opportunities to clear their lines, Tom Cotillard eventually put the ball in the back of the net to go two ahead.

Skipper Gary Streeter let his team know what he thought and the Port went straight up the end and a foul in the box on Mark Taylor brought the Port a penalty. Lewis Wright stepped up to take the spot kick and although well hit just inside the post, Romsey’s 16 year old keeper Charlie Philpott got down to push it away and the ball was cleared. This was probably the turning point of the game, the Port started to give the ball away too much and although working hard they allowed Romsey to get the upper hand again. If they could have gone in at half time 2-1 down with the wind at their backs in the second half they would have been in with a shout. This wasn’t to be as on 42 mins Tom Cotillard shot from the edge of the box to score.

Half Time: Romsey Town 3 Newport 0

The second half was very much of the same with Gary Streeter the busier of the keepers. On 66 minutes Newport brought on Alex Harmer for the tiring Harrison Yates, the youngster having played two games in 4 days.

On 70 minutes Romsey scored a 4th goal with another Pearce Farren header from a free kick.

Romsey then made a triple substitution and Newport made two substitutions with Ryan Marchbank coming on for Louie Fleming and Mitchell Ricketts coming on for Mark Taylor.

On 86 minutes Josh Gwilliam was booked for an innocuous challenge.

The final minutes still left time for Gary Streeter to make a fine save low down and for George Holmes to have a shot which the young Romsey keeper did well to save with his feet.

Newport MOM was probably Gary Streeter but Lewis Wright made an encouraging return from injury and although his penalty was saved he did well for the full 90 minutes.

Full Time Romsey 4 Newport 0

The Port have had a tough run of games over the last three weeks. It looks like the league will split into three breakaway groups, top 6 , bottom 4 leaving a middle 9. Romsey , US Portsmouth and Hythe & Dibden all look as though they will be in the top 6 along with Amesbury, Stoneham and Verwood. The top 6 are all fielding much more experienced players who have been together a while, physical teams, mostly paying good wages. Against these sides and the higher league teams we have played, our younger players have found it hard but have given everything considering the numbers of teenagers we have fielded in any one team. Realistically it looks like we will finish in the middle group of 9 and we should aim to be as high as possible in that group.

Newport: Streeter, Gwilliam, Lamb, Barron, Powell, Wright, Yates (Harmer), Taylor (Ricketts), Drew, Holmes, Fleming (Marchbank).

Referee: Lewis Ward

Newport 0 US Portsmouth 2

Newport slipped to their first league defeat of the season against a strong US Portsmouth side at St. George’s Park.

Recalled to the side following periods of unavailability were Ryan Hall, Mark Taylor, Scott Sampson and Spike Pearce. Jared Wetherick was unavailable as he was working but was named as substitute in the hope he might make some of the match.

The early periods of the game were tense as both sides were keen to keep their good starts to the season moving forward. Newport’s Mark Taylor had a stern talking to from referee James Byng within the first five minutes following a strong challenge.

There followed a period when both sides managed to create chances but both keepers coming out on top. For Newport George Holmes hit a superb free kick from 25 yards that was heading for the top corner until Joe Hunt got a hand to it to tip it over the bar. At the other end Ryan Hall was on hand to deny Harry Potter low down at the post following a good passing move.

The major talking point towards the end of the first half occurred following a Newport corner. George Holmes was wrestled to the ground in the penalty area, held down and some supporters behind the goal were claiming he was hit whilst trying to free himself.

The referee was prepared to let US Portsmouth restart from a goal kick but the linesman, experienced former referee Rudi Burton was waving his flag vigorously. The referee went over for a discussion and many expected action to be taken but nothing happened and US Portsmouth restarted the game.

HT: Newport 0 US Portsmouth 0

The second half started with much the same but the breakthrough for US Portsmouth came on 53 mins when the Port lost possession in midfield and the ball was played through to high scoring striker Harry Potter to put the services team ahead.

By now US Portsmouth had their tails up and with a much more experienced side were able to keep the Port at bay. Former Christchurch striker Tom Jeffes now playing at centre half marshalled the RN well and closed down most of the Port’s forward movement.

As the Port pushed forward to try and get an equaliser US Portsmouth then went on to score a breakaway goal on 79 minutes as Lewis Beale ran through one and one with keeper Hall and smashed the ball into the net.

There was no way back for the Port from there.

FT: Newport 0 US Portsmouth 2

Newport: Ryan Hall, Mark Taylor (Scott Barron) , Neo Lamb, Harrison Yates (Tony Potts), Spike Pearce, Scott Sampson, Darren Powell, Liam Triggs, Joe Craig, George Holmes (Reece Wren), Louie Fleming.

Referee: James Byng

Attendance 115

Alresford Town 4 Newport 1

The Port were knocked out of the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup last night at the hands of Premier League Alresford town.

Andy Sampson was required to make a number of changes from Saturdays side that beat Laverstock & Ford due to unavailability and injury. Striker Jared Wetherick had to drop back as an emergency centre back, Tony Potts was brought in from the reserves at right back and Harrison Yates started after being an unused sub on Saturday.

The Port started well enough but on 27 mins they conceded a headed goal from a corner and this was quickly added to 3 minutes later.

HT: Alresford 2 Newport 0

The Port stayed in the game until the 70th minute when they conceded a penalty which was duly converted.

George Holmes pulled a goal back for the Port on 78 minutes

A fourth goal for Alresford was added with 5 minutes left on the clock.

A youthful Port side played the final 30 minutes with 8 players aged 18 or under.

FT: Alresford Town 4 Newport 1

Newport 4 Whitchurch United 0

Newport progressed to the second round of the Sydenhams Wessex League with a second half demolition of Whitchurch United today.

Gary Streeter returned to first team goalkeeping duty as Ryan Hall was appearing for Aldershot Town Reserves. Scott Barron and Harrison Yates retained their starting positions following last weeks win at Andover Town.

The first half was evenly matched with both sides having good chances, Gary Streeter required to make a couple of smart saves as Whitchurch went on the offensive and at the other end the Port went close through George Holmes and Jared Wetherick.

HT: Newport 0 Whitchurch United 0

The second half was to be a different story. The Port pushed forward more and the first goal was not long coming. On 48 minutes Louie Fleming was released and his pace took him away from the defence and he blasted the ball straight through the keepers legs to put the Port ahead. In the process of scoring he must have tweaked something and was immediately withdrawn to be replaced by Joe Craig.

The Port were now on fire and following a game of head tennis Jared Wetherick back headed Liam Triggs original header into the net.

The Port then moved forward and got a corner. Whilst it was being taken an off the ball incident saw Liam Triggs felled and the referee point straight to the penalty spot. Jared Wetherick stepped up and blasted the ball home.

Whitchurch had managed to get the ball forward in between Newport goals but the shooting was wayward and Gary Streeter was rarely troubled.

George Holmes had no trouble with accuracy though as he raced clear along the byeline and scored from an acute angle.

There was still time in the match for controversy as Jared Wetherick was fouled as he held the ball up two feet inside the penalty area. The referee pointed to the spot but was called back by the linesman who persuaded him it was outside the area. The resulting free kick was safely covered by Whitchurch United. Newport finished the match with 6 players on the pitch aged 18 or under.

FT: Newport 4 Whitchurch United 0

Newport :Streeter, Taylor (Harmer), Lamb, Barron, McDonough, Yates, Powell (Wright), Triggs, Wetherick, Holmes, Fleming (Craig)

Attendance 111

Andover 0 Newport 2

A much changed Newport side made the journey to Andover today and came away with three points.

Injury and unavailability meant the Port were without Scott Sampson, Spike Pearce, Lewis Wright, Mark Taylor,Craig Castle, Joe Craig, who had all featured against Wimborne and East Cowes Vics over the Bank Holiday weekend. In from the reserve team came youngsters Mitchell Ricketts, Scott Barron, Josh Gwilliam, Harrison Yates and Reece Wren, 4 of them making their first team debut.

Newport got off to a great start when Darren Powell scored on 7 minutes.

HT: Andover Town 0 Newport 1

The score remained the same until the 74th minute when Darren Powell scored his second with a header.

Newport then introduced substitutes Josh Gwilliam coming on for Harrison Yates, Reece Wren for Louie Fleming and finally Gary Streeter coming on as an outfield sub in the 92nd minute for George Holmes.

FT: Andover Town 0 Newport 2

Newport : Hall, Ricketts, Lamb, Barron, McDonough, Yates (Gwilliam), Powell, Triggs, Wetherick, Fleming (Wren), Holmes (Streeter).

A much changed reserve team went down 5-2 to Cowes reserves at St. George’s Park.

Newport 1 – 1 East Cowes Vics

In the first Port-Vics league derby for almost thirty years, Vics held the Port to a one-all draw, after having been reduced to ten men shortly before the interval.

Newport put out a more experienced side than the one that had travelled to Wimborne on Saturday, with Scott Sampson and Darren Powell replacing Alex Harmer and Neo Lamb. The Vics had as many as eight former Newport players in their starting line-up, with the following players all having donned a yellow shirt at some point in their playing careers: Hunt, Ballantyne, Walsh, Przespolewski, Burton, Browne, Butcher and Ahmed.
Newport played the first half towards the allotments, on a green pitch, softened by recent rain, in mild, overcast conditions, in front of a large August bank holiday crowd.

The first half was a feisty, open contest, with plenty of chances for both sides. The first opportunity of the game fell to Jared Wetherick in the third minute, who rose powerfully to meet a Joe Craig cross, forcing the Vics keeper to drop the ball. Then, in the fourth minute, teenage Port ‘keeper Ryan Hall was forced to make an acrobatic save from Jimmi Burton. There then followed a period of sustained Vics pressure, during which they had three corners in three minutes, all ending with the unfortunate Mr Burton being unable to convert the chances coming his way: firstly, having his shot blocked, then shooting wide from five yards, and finally having an effort punched away by Ryan Hall. Then, it was Newport’s turn to apply the pressure, with Jared Wetherick sending a free header wide of the post in the 14th minute, Joe Craig shooting past the left post in the 19th, and Spike Pearce heading over the bar in the 20th.

The first goal came in the 26th minute from a very well-worked move: Joe Craig launching a long cross met by Jared Wetherick’s head at the far post, who dispatched the ball across the goal to be tapped in by the youngster, George Holmes, from five yards, to give the Port a one-goal advantage. It took the Vics all of three minutes to respond, when, in the 29th minute, Jimmi Burton took the ball from outside the area, wrong-footed a defender, and placed the ball into the bottom left-hand corner of Ryan Hall’s net, to equalise for the away side.
Wetherick then came close to restoring Newport’s lead, when—in the 34th minute—he had a powerful shot blocked by Will Hunt. In the 39th minute, came an incident that changed the nature of the game: young Vics striker, Elias Ahmed—who had earlier clashed with the Port’s captain, Martin McDonough—launched a reckless challenge on Newport’s No11, Mark Taylor, earning him a straight red (which some observers thought merited yellow). Shortly before half-time, Vics had a chance to take the lead, when Ryan Hall missed a high cross, but Alex Przespolewski was unable to take advantage, and the two sides reached the half-time break on equal terms.

HT: NEWPORT 1–1 EAST COWES VICS

The second half saw the Port with the lion’s share of the possession and goal chances, but found themselves unable to take advantage of their extra man. The first chance of the second half fell to the Vics, when Jordan Chapman broke free in the 46th minute, forcing a successful intervention from Ryan Hall. Then, chances for the Port to take the lead came thick and fast: Lewis Wright twice shooting wide in the 47th minute, Darren Powell directing a far post header from just five yards out to the Vics’ keeper in the 48th minute. In the 57th minute, a Joe Craig cross found Mark Taylor at the far post, who lobbed it over the keeper, but his effort was saved on the line. In the 62nd minute, Jared Wetherick sent the ball just over the bar from a header five yards out.

In the 78th minute, Andy Sampson decided to throw on some fresh legs with a double substitution: Kyle Drew and Louie Fleming coming on for George Holmes and Joe Craig. However, the Vics stayed resolute and the Port continued to labour in vain. In the 80th minute came an extremely promising three-on-one attack for the home side, but neither Wetherick, Taylor nor Drew could make anything of their opportunities. The game became fractious towards the end, with Spike Pearce getting booked for a foul on Keenan Walsh, and two Vics players—Jake Ballantyne and Brandon Hayward booked for time wasting, and an absorbing contest fizzled out to a draw.

FINAL SCORE: NEWPORT IoW 1–1 EAST COWES VICS

The Port remain unbeaten in twelfth position in Wessex League 1, having won one and drawn two of their three games. East Cowes Vics climb to fifth position in the table, but have played two more games.

Newport next play in the Wessex League at Andover Town on 9 September. The next home game, against Stoneham, comes at the end of the month, on 29 September.

The reserves have two home fixtures in close proximity: on 29 August, they play Osborne Coburg, then, on 1 September, Whitecroft and Barton.

Newport: Hall, Pearce, Triggs, McDonough, Powell, Sampson, Wright, Holmes (Fleming 78), Wetherick, Craig (Drew 78), Taylor. Subs (not used): Charlesworth, Fleming, Harmer, Drew, Streeter.

Referee: Jack Birch

Goals: Newport: Holmes 26 East Cowes Vics: Burton 29

Attendance: 242

Wimborne Town 6 Newport 0

Newport crashed out of the FA Cup at the preliminary round stage against Southern Premier League side, Wimborne Town.

A youthful Newport side, unbeaten in all competitive games so far this season, travelled to Wimborne in Dorset, hoping to cause an upset against a side three leagues above them in the non-league pyramid. Given the fact that ‘the Magpies’ had been knocked out of the FA Cup five times in the previous six seasons by Wessex League clubs, the Port had some reason to be optimistic about their prospects of reaching the First Qualifying Round, Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.

Newport began the match kicking uphill on Wimborne’s sloping pitch, on a fine late summer afternoon.
The game began in the worst possible fashion for the islanders, when, after just forty seconds, a masterclass in passing by the home side led to an incisive finish by Wimborne Town marksman, Toby Holmes, his hundredth goal in one hundred full appearances for the club. The Port, however, managed to keep their composure against higher league opponents over the rest of the first half, and even managed to create a few chances for themselves: in the eleventh minute, first Neo Lamb blasted the ball at the Wimborne keeper, then Martin McDonough put a long shot over the crossbar; in the 23rd minute Jared Wetherick shot the ball wide. The Magpies, however, had a hatful of chances themselves, with Luke Burbidge, Jordan Lee and Jack Lovell all breaking through the Port defence, but without adding to the home side’s lead. Then, in the 44th minute, it appeared Wimborne would be going into half-time with a two-goal advantage, after Mark Taylor tussled with Jack Lovell in the penalty area, with Lovell going down in what appeared to be a soft penalty, earning Taylor a yellow card. Lovell took the spot kick himself, hitting the ball low to the right of Ryan Hall in the Newport goal, an effort easily saved by the young keeper.

Half-time: Wimborne Town 1–0 Newport IW

The Port kept the deficit to just one goal for the first hour of the game, before Wimborne—and in particular their prolific striker, Toby Holmes showed their quality by scoring a further five goals in just over fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, at the other end, Jared Wetherick showed his quality with a fine volley in the 53rd minute, saved low-down by the Wimborne keeper.

The Magpies’s and Toby Holmes’s second goal came in the 59th minute, when the in-form striker ended a fine run by dribbling the ball past Ryan Hall and slotting the ball into the net. (2–0) Holmes then scored his hat-trick in the 66th minute with a flying header. (3–0) At this point, Andy Sampson attempted to change the course of the game by throwing on his substitutes: Louie Fleming, Kyle Drew and Craig Castle coming on for Neo Lamb, George Holmes and Joe Craig. However, the flood of goals for the Dorset side could not be stopped. Not content with a hat-trick, in the 74th minute, Holmes added a fourth to his tally by tapping the ball into the net from a Luke Burbidge cross. (4–0) Toby Holmes then created rather than scored a goal, when he set up Luke Burbidge to fire the ball into the Newport net in the 75th minute. (5–0). Finally, in the 77th minute, substitute Lee Francis scored a sixth for the home side, with a low shot from outside the area. (6–0). Matters could have been worse for the Port in the closing stages, but for some goalkeeping heroics from Ryan Hall, saving two further attempts by Lee Francis, in the 80th and 86th minutes.

FT: Wimborne Town 6–0 Newport IoW

Goals: (Wimborne) Holmes 4 (1,59, 66, 74), Burbidge (75), Francis (77)

Newport: Hall, Harmer, Lamb (Fleming 67), Wright, Pearce, McDonough, Craig (Castle 67), Triggs, Wetherick, Holmes (Drew 67), Taylor

Referee: Brian White

Attendance: 214

Newport 2-0 Petersfield Town

The Port maintain their bright start to the 2018/19 campaign by beating Petersfield Town 2–0 in the Wessex League 1 fixture, and remain unbeaten in all competitions after three games.

Newport fielded what is probably their strongest side, making three changes to the one that beat Amesbury in the FA Cup last Saturday. In defence, Scott Sampson returned in place of Alex Harmer; in midfield, George Holmes replaced Kyle Drew; and up front, Joe Craig took the place of Craig Castle. Two experienced players also made a welcome return to the subs bench: Liam Triggs and Gary Streeter. Fortunately, the fine display of youngster Ryan Hall in the Newport goal meant the services of the veteran goalkeeper were not required.

The Port began kicking off towards the allotments end on a good pitch in fine weather.

The Rams had the most opportunities in the early part of the game, forcing the Port’s keeper, Ryan Hall into a number of saves, first from Olly Kershaw in the sixth minute, then from Harry Giles in the seventh. Hall was put under further pressure in the twelfth minute, when made to drop the ball under aerial challenge, with a free kick surprisingly not awarded to the home side. At the other end, Jared Wetherick was again a formidable physical presence in the opposition’s penalty area, with chances coming his way in the thirteenth and thirtieth minutes. Joe Craig and George Holmes also had their opportunities; the latter shooting over the bar in the 35th minute, after a good display of control and skill.

The deadlock between the two sides was broken in the 40th minute by Jared Wetherick, scoring his third goal in three games. First Joe Craig made a fine run down the left, crossing the ball to be picked up by George Holmes on the far side of the penalty area. Holmes’ shot was parried but fell then fell to Wetherick, who blasted a poacher’s goal into the back of the net from about ten yards out. A minute later, the Port nearly added a second, when Mark Taylor appeared to have been fouled in the Petersfield area, but no penalty was awarded.

Half-time: Newport IoW 1–0 Petersfield Town

Petersfield came out onto the pitch in the second half determined to level the score, but the Port successfully weathered the storm, thanks in part to a fine display by, Ryan Hall in the Newport goal.

Petersfield made a couple of substitutions, with Will Essai and Gary Judd coming on early in the half, both causing problems for the Port defence: Essai shooting across the face of the goal in the 62nd minute, and a Judd header forcing another fine save from Hall in the 69th minute. Then, it was time for Newport defender Spike Pearce to make the game safe for the Port, rising high over the Petersfield defence to score a superb headed goal from a Lewis Wright corner in the 70th minute of the game.

Newport made a number of substitutions: Liam Triggs coming on for Lewis Wright, Kyle Drew replacing George Holmes, and Darren Powell taking the place of Martin McDonough. Andy Sampson’s decision to throw on Kyle Drew appeared to be another inspired move (following his successful substitutions of the previous Saturday) when the striker broke through in the 86th minute, only to be brought down in the penalty area. The referee, however, mysteriously decided not to award what appeared to be a clear penalty. Petersfield also had their chances, with Ryan Hall making a fine save to punch the ball over the bar in the 85th minute, and Spike Pearce clearing the off the line in the 90th minute, but the Rams were unable to score a consolation goal.

Final score: Newport IoW 2–0 Petersfield Town

Goals: Jared Wetherick 40, Spike Pearce 70

Newport: Hall, Charlesworth, Lamb, McDonough (82 Powell), Pearce, Sampson, Wright (73 Triggs), Holmes (76 Drew), Wetherick, Craig, Taylor

Referee: Anthony Cross

Newport Man of the match: Ryan Hall

Attendance: 100

On Tuesday, 21 August, the Port play away at Fleet Spurs in the Hampshire Senior Cup.

On Saturday, 25 August, Newport play away at Wimborne Town in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. Coach seats are still available for anyone wishing to make the journey.

Newport Reserves play at home on Wednesday 22nd August (7.30) against Sandown and Saturday 25 August (2.30) against West Wight

The next first team home game is the Wessex League 1 fixture against East Cowes Vics on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August.