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FA Vase 2nd Round Draw

Newport have been drawn at home to Western Premier League side Cribbs FC in the 2nd Round of the FA Vase.

Cribbs beat Brimscombe & Thrupp 3-2 on Saturday to earn their place in the next round. Newport have yet to play in the Vase this season due to our successful run last year earning us a bye to the 2nd Round.

Cribbs FC are from the Cribbs Causeway area of Bristol.

The tie is scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd November.

Non League Day

Saturday 13th October 2018 is National Non-League football day.

Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.

Always scheduled to coincide with an International football break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.
As well as raising awareness of grass roots football it also aims to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. The football world has supported the “Man of Men” badge worn by players , managers and TV pundits alike, to raise awareness of the disease that kills a man every 45 minutes.

On Saturday Newport Football Club will offer free admission to their Wessex League match against Ringwood Town to anyone from the following groups;

Members of the Armed Services
Members of the Emergency Services including Lifeboat and Coastguard
Employees of the NHS

Instead of paying admission to enter the ground, all these people have to do is show their workplace ID such as badge, warrant card, id card. etc.

In addition the club will be raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK throughout the afternoon.

Fawley away match and other news

Tonight (Wednesday) The Port travel to Fawley for their third consecutive away match in eight days.
Andy Sampson has this week has signed Josh Younie on dual registration with Brading Town as he has already done with Jake Younie who played against Hythe & Dibden last week.

Kick off tonight is 7.45 and we hope to bring you updates from Twitter.

On Monday evening the Supporters Trust held an extraordinary General Meeting and Paul Spreadbury was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Supporters Trust, Tony Wake remains Chairman of Newport FC. Paul is the owner of Pit Stop motorcycle training which hires the club’s car park for his business. Paul has sponsored a reserve team kit for a couple of years and last year bought a new engine for the main pitch lawnmower. He has grown attached to the club and wants to play a part in it’s future.

Sadly I have to inform you that our Reserve Team have withdrawn from the Island League Division 1. A series of events led players to leave for other clubs. We withdrew our A team from the combination league in an effort to keep the reserves going however this has proved unsuccessful and we were unable to field a side last Saturday. We shall use the next few months to get a more stable set up in place that will allow our junior teams to participate successfully next season in whatever league we enter.

This Saturday is National Non League day and the Port are at home to Ringwood Town. National Non League day always coincides with a break in Premier League football and whilst International matches take part. It is designed to raise awareness of grass roots football and also aims to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. Every 45 minutes a man dies somewhere from Prostate Cancer.

On Saturday Newport Football will offer free admission to their match against Ringwood Town to any of the following groups;

Members of the Armed Services
Members of the Emergency Services
Employees of the NHS


Instead of paying admission to enter the ground, all these people have to do is show their workplace ID such as badge, warrant card, id card. etc.

In addition the club will be having a donation collection for Prostate Cancer UK.

Weekend look ahead

The Port continue on the road this weekend as they travel to play Romsey Town on Saturday afternoon.

Anyone interested in travelling, Red Funnel have a special offer on for £9 return and Romsey is a short train ride with the station approx 800 yards from the ground.Return train fare is approx £4.

Newport Reserves match against Binstead COB is now POSTPONED.

Hythe & Dibden 1 Newport 0

Newport brought in Jake Younie at Centre Half and Jared Wetherick returned at centre forward.

Newport were awarded a penalty on 26 mins which Jared took but the home keeper made a save.

Half Time 0-0.

85 mins Hythe and Dibden score from a free kick.

FT: Hythe & Dibden 1 Newport 0

Sholing v Newport

On Tuesday evening the Port travel to Sholing for a Hampshire Senior Cup encounter. As Wessex League sides go they don’t come any more difficult than Sholing so it will be tough but it will be a good marker for our young side to see where we are at.

We will try and up date through Twitter feed on the match but it is unlikely we will be able to get a match report done and that also applies to the Laverstock match on Saturday.

New First Team fixture added

There has been a change of dates with a couple of the first team fixtures.

The Sydenhams League Cup match against Whitchurch United originally arranged for Tuesday 18th September has now been brought forward to Saturday 15th September at 3.00pm.

This allows the Hampshire Senior Cup match away to Sholing to be played on Tuesday 18th September with a 7.45pm kick off.

Reserves take on Champions

Newport Reserves take on last years Harwood IOW Division 1 champions Whitecroft and Barton this Saturday at St. George’s Park.

Kick off is at 2.30pm and a good local crowd is expected.

Newport First Team have no game as they receive a bye in the FA Vase and are exempt until the 2nd Round takes place in November. The Port have no game pencilled in 15th September but is expected they will have a match against a side that gets knocked out of the Vase on Saturday.

FA Cup: Wimborne Town v Newport

The Port travel to East Dorset on Saturday as our FA Cup adventure continues into the Preliminary Round.

Wimborne Town sit three leagues above Newport in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier (South) and are hot favourites to end the Port’s progress, but this is the FA Cup and bigger shocks have happened.

Newport are currently undefeated in competitive matches this season and each game has seen progress for the young side although obviously not against sides playing at the level of the Magpies.

Wimborne however have struggled to get going but did get their first league win of the season last Saturday beating Harrow Borough 5-3.

The match takes place at The Cuthbury, where the Port have visited many times before taking on the notoriously sloping pitch and often coming away with a victory. My last visit here was 2009 when Sam Dye hit a screamer into the top corner to give us victory.

The club is running a coach from Lymington, there are a few seats left. In order to get the coach you must be on the 1205 Wightlink sailing from Yarmouth.

credit: Photo by Pitchside photos.