Category: Match Report

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.

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Newport 0 AFC Stoneham 4

In a physical game full of controversy, Port went down to a 0–4 home defeat to probably the strongest team in Wessex League 1.

Newport made three changes to the side that had won 0–1 away to Whitchurch United the previous Saturday: Joe Winchcombe taking the place of the injured Gary Streeter in goal, Ryan Hughes replacing Neo Lamb at the back, and Scott Sampson coming in for Darren Powell in midfield. The home side kicked off towards the allotments end in late winter sunshine on a good pitch.

Port started brightly, but the Purples took a controversial lead as early as the twelfth minute, when Jack BRADY rounded the keeper to slot the ball home from close range, although there had been a strong call for handball against a Stoneham player in the build up to the goal. The physical nature of the game took its toll, with the visitor’s Josh Clark being forced to leave the field on a stretcher after 20 minutes, following a strong tackle, to be replaced by Marcel Laptas.

Stoneham’s Alex Welch was lucky not to have been red-carded, after two dangerous challenges on Martin McDonough and Harrison Yates, the first of which he received a yellow card for. The Stoneham bench then substituted Welch, but should have counted themselves fortunate not to have been playing with ten men.

Jared Cousins broke through on 30 minutes, but shot well wide with only the goalkeeper to beat. Scott Barron was forced to clear off the line in the 36th minute, and the home side reached the half-time break trailing 0–1.

Half time: Newport IW 0–1 AFC Stoneham

The second-half began with further controversy, when Martin McDonough was booked for a foul on the edge of the Newport penalty area, although he did not appear to have made contact with the Stoneham player. The Purples added a second in the 57th minute, again in controversial circumstances, from a Sergio CABALLERO header, after Ryan Hughes had appeared to have been bundled over in the attacking move.

There was no controversy over Stoneham’s third goal, when Eduardo JIMINEZ made the game safe for the away side in the 67th minute, scoring from five yards after a cross from Caballero.

Port then threw on their substitutes: Spike Pearce replacing Martin McDonough, Ben Snow coming on for Joe Craig, and Mark Taylor taking the place of Harrison Yates. However, the home side were unable to change the pattern of the game against a strong and physical Stoneham. The Purples added a fourth in the eighty-fourth minute, after Mark Taylor tripped a Stoneham player in the Newport penalty area (although many in the crowd thought he had not made contact); Sergio CABALLERO converting the penalty for the visitors.

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Final score: Newport IW 0–4 AFC Stoneham

Newport: Joe Winchcombe, Hughes, Yates (Taylor), Barron, McDonough (Pearce), Sampson, Wright, Triggs, Craig (Snow), Cousins, Fleming.

Referee: Robert Linter

Attendance: 118

Whitchurch United 0 Newport IW 1

Newport travelled to Whitchurch United on a wet and wild Saturday and came away with all three points to continue their league winning run.

New signing Jared Cousins started up front alongside Joe Craig.

Newport kicked down the Whitchurch slope and dominated the first half. The Port gained a great start when on 7 minutes Jared Cousins outpaced his marker and pulled the ball back for Liam Triggs to fire home.

Newport continued to break through the Whitchurch defence playing good passing football and should have finished the half by at least 3 goals to the good, but a combination of good saves by home keeper Cotton and a lack of composure on our part kept the score down to 1-0.

Joe Craig picked up a yellow card on 20 minutes.

On 35 minutes Gary Streeter went down to smother a shot and in the process pulled a chest muscle leaving him in great discomfort for the remainder of the half.

Half Time: Whitchurch United 0 Newport IW 1

Streeter was unable to come out for the second half so Lewis Wright volunteered to go in goal. 16 year old Reece Wren came on as the replacement in midfield.

Whitchurch kicking down the slope had more posession in the second half but rarely troubled the Newport goal. Lewis Wright dealt with things comfortably and was only called into serious action once to tip a goalbound shot on to the crossbar.

On 70 minutes Jared Cousins picked up an injury and was replaced by Jayden Yates.

Louie Fleming had a great chance to put the game beyond reach when he raced away, rounded the keeper but with the goal at his mercy the ball bobbled and his shot went over the bar.

Neo Lamb picked up a yellow card for a strong challenge.

Full Time: Whitchurch United 0 Newport IW 1

Newport: Streeter (Wren), Barron, Lamb, Powell, McDonough, Harrison Yates, Wright, Triggs, Craig, Cousins (Jayden Yates), Fleming.

Andy Sampson was pleased with the afternoons work. He described it as ” a great team performance, after dominating the first half we showed we can compete to preserve our lead. A great result, all the players deserve praise for the performance and effort.” Andy also said he was pleased with the way Jared Cousins has settled into the squad and that it was a promising debut from the striker.

Newport 0 Cribbs 2

Port were almost at full strength for the visit of Cribbs, with only the unfortunate George Holmes absent through injury. Three changes were made to the side which had beaten Totton & Eling the previous Saturday: veteran Gary Streeter replacing Ryan Hall in goal, Lewis Wright taking the place of Darren Powell in midfield, and Liam Triggs returning in place of Harrison Yates. Andy Sampson kept faith with his young players for this FA Vase match, with sixteen-year-old Ryan Hughes playing his second game at right back, and experienced Scott Sampson and Mark Taylor left on the substitutes bench.

Port began the game, on a chilly but bright November afternoon, kicking off towards the Shide End. Their Western League level 5 opponents had the home side in difficulty as early as the first minute, when Jack McKenna hoofed the ball over the bar from close range after Gary Streeter had difficulty controlling a cross. The away side kept up the pressure: Streeter being forced to punch the ball away in the 3rd minute, shooting narrowly past the post in the fifth, and Streeter again being called into action to save a close range shot in the fifteenth.

In the twentieth minute, key Newport player, Martin McDonough, was forced to leave the pitch for treatment to a bad nose bleed. Meanwhile, Cribbs continued to put Port under pressure: Jason Vincent shooting narrowly wide in the twenty-fifth, and Sol Wanaju-Smith missing an open goal from ten yards in the thirty-fifth. Port had their first clear chance to score in the thirty-eighth minute, when the Cribbs keeper fisted a Lewis Wright free kick over the crossbar. This was followed by a big appeal for handball in the Cribbs penalty area, which was not given. Port ended the half, bloodied but unbowed, having soaked up considerable pressure from a team one level above in the pyramid without conceding a goal.

HT Newport 0–0 Cribbs

The second-half began much the same as the first, with Spike Pearce being forced to clear the ball off the line in the forty-eighth minute. Port then mounted a rare attack, with good control and shot by Louie Fleming. Andy Sampson then threw on his substitutes: Scott Sampson and Mark Taylor replacing Martin McDonough and Liam Triggs (both of whom had received knocks in the first half). Unfortunately, the change of personnel did little to alter the course of the game.

In the sixty-fourth minute, a shot-come-cross eluded Gary Streeter to end up in the top netting. Then, in the sixty-eighth minute, Cribbs finally converted a chance into a goal, when Dan SPICER pounced after Streeter was unable to control a cross.

Cribbs put the game beyond Port’s reach in the eighty-first minute, when Jason VINCENT scored with a low shot from inside the penalty area.

Final score: Newport 0–2 Cribbs

Newport: Streeter, Hughes, Lamb, Pearce, McDonough (Sampson), Barron, Wright (Snow), Triggs (Taylor), Wetherick, Craig, Fleming Sub not used: Powell

Referee: Michael Ryan

Newport Man of the Match: Neo Lamb

Attendance: 155

Newport 3 Totton & Eling 1

Port made five changes to the starting line-up that drew 2–2 with Ringwood Town a fortnight ago: youngster Ryan Hall replacing veteran Gary Streeter in goal, sixteen-year-old Ryan Hughes taking the place of Alex Harmer as right-back, Spike Pearce coming in for Mark Taylor in central defence, Martin McDonough returning from injury to take the place of Lewis Wright in midfield and Louie Fleming replacing Liam Triggs on the wing.

Port kicked off facing the allotments end on a cold afternoon on a good pitch.

Totton & Eling started the brightest, Ryan Hall being forced to punch the ball away twice in the first five minutes. However, it was Port who were to score first, after Jared Wetherick had been fouled in the penalty area, for which the referee awarded a corner (the first of a series of confusing decisions by referee, Tim Godfray). Justice was served, when—in the 19th minute—after a goalmouth scramble, the ball fell to Joe CRAIG, who dispatched the ball into the back of the net from ten yards.

Jared Wetherick was then involved in a number of physical incidents with the Totton players—including one in which he was hit in the face by both feet of an opponent—all of which went unpunished, before he himself was booked for a seemingly innocuous challenge.

It was the Millers who were now having the lion’s share of the chances, with Sam Vidler missing a sitter in the 25th minute, and Neo Lamb stopping a powerful shot on the line from Joe Selby in the 40th minute, before the away side inevitably equalized on the stroke of half-time, Luca Cordeddu sending a low shot past Ryan Hall in the 45th minute.

HT Newport (IoW) 1–1 Totton & Eling

The Millers were to apply further pressure in the second half: Cordeddu shooting narrowly past the post in the 51st minute and Hall pulling off stunning save in the 59th minute. However, it was Port—largely against the run of play—who were to take the lead, Jared Wetherick directing a header across the face of the goal for Joe CRAIG to divert into the back of the net with a bullet header in the 62nd minute. Andy Sampson then threw on his substitutes: Mark Taylor and Lewis Wright replacing Darren Powell and Harrison Yates. Taylor was only on for a couple of minutes before being booked for another seemingly innocuous challenge. Totton then hit the crossbar with a shot many of their players believed had crossed the line. However, now it was Port applying most of the pressure, having two shots stopped on the line, and Louie Fleming almost scoring when he won the ball off the Totton keeper with an aerial challenge.

Eventually, Newport scored a third after a goalmouth scramble, when Jared WETHERICK—in the thick of the action throughout the afternoon—pounced in the 77th minute to make the score 3–1 to Port. Newport then received their third mystery booking of the game—this time the victim being Spike Pearce—Totton hit the post from a free kick, and full back Ryan Hughes almost scored, shooting the ball just over the bar.

Final Score: Newport (IoW) 3–1 Totton & Eling

Scorers: Newport: Craig 19,62, Wetherick 77 Totton & Eling Cordeddu 45

Newport: Hall, Hughes, Lamb, Pearce, McDonough, Barron, Powell (Taylor), Harrison Yates (Wright), Wetherick, Craig, Fleming (Jayden Yates)

Referee: Tim Godfray

Newport man of the match: Ryan Hughes

Attendance: 90

New Milton Match

Saturdays match against New Milton was abandoned following a serious injury to Newport winger George Holmes and will have to be replayed.

Newport had started the match looking dangerous but on 10 minutes New Milton were first to score when a shot came back off the post and was slotted into the net past the wrong footed Gary Streeter. New Milton doubled their lead 15 minutes later when their Island based player Dan Radford was on hand to score.

On 40 minutes things took a turn for the worse when George Holmes was breaking away with the ball but went down in obvious distress. Physio Matt Ohren was quick on the scene but it was clear that the knee injury required more treatment than could be delivered on the pitch. An ambulance was called and the game halted for half time .

after 1 hour of the injured player being on the ground the referee had no option but to abandon the match.

The ambulance arrived 20 minutes later and George was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

Everybody at the club wish George well and would like to thank Matt Ohren, the New Milton staff and the Newport players and Management who assisted George whilst he was injured on the pitch.

No date has been set for the match to be replayed.

UPDATE: George was released from Hospital on crutches late Saturday night. He will continue his treatment on the Island.

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