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A busy weekend

The Port have a busy weekend ahead with matches away to Romsey on Saturday and home to landlords East Cowes Vics on Monday afternoon.

Andy Sampson’sside will welcome back Joe Craig and Scott Sampson although both Jordan Brown and Mark Taylor are suspended for the Romsey match.

Romsey were one of the sides expected to make the running this season after such a good performance last year finishing fourth in the league. They haven’t got the start they wanted and will be looking for improvement as they strive to move up the table.

The match against East Cowes Vics on Monday will be interesting as the Vics are officially the away side. They have had a good seven days getting a point against fancied Bemerton last Saturday and knocking Premier Division side Hamble Club out of the Hampshire Senior Cup on Tuesday, going through on penalties.

Monday’s game is likely to be well attended so if you are coming by car please arrive early so as to get a space.

On Saturday Newport reserves are away to Newchurch in the Island League Division 2 with a 2.00pm kick off.


Saturday Preview

Newport travel to the New Forest on Saturday as they take on Port old boy Richard Morse and his Ringwood side.

The home side currently sit atop the fledgling Wessex Div 1 table with two wins and a draw whilst the Port have been improving and keeping two clean sheets in their last two matches.

Joe Craig returns to the Port squad folllowing suspension and is expected to be joined by others who were unavailable for the previous match at Andover. Jordan Browne starts a two match suspension following his dismissal at Andover last Saturday.

Newport reserves commence their league season with an away match at Seaview, kick off is at 2.00pm. The young side have grown in confidence during pre-season making the transition from Youth to Adult football with some ever improving results.


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The League Season is upon us

Saturday sees the start of the Sydenhams League season for the Port as we start against Verwood Town at Beatrice Avenue. The kick off time has been brought forward to 1300 as the ferries are full from 1000 through to 1600 and Verwood will be sailing very early.

Pre season friendlies have gone well, good wins over Northwood, Cowes and Brading, defeats against Baffins Milton Rovers and Bush Hill and a draw against Shanklin. More importantly the performances have been solid and everybody has got plenty of game time including fringe players and reserves.

Leaving us are Darren Powell who has retired from Wessex League (expected to return to Binstead in the Island League where he started his career) and Jared Wetherick who is planning to move into coaching in the USA.

Rejoining is Charlie Urry who was at Blackfield and Langley last season, goalkeeper Cameron Farley and a number of players dual registered on Wessex and Island League forms should the need arise to bring someone else in.

Our reserve team is up and running and are now starting to find their feet in mens football. Jake Wright, the younger brother of Lewis Wright has featured in most of the first team friendlies and is sure to make his Wessex League debut at some point this season.

Finally we are at home again on Tuesday night against US Portsmouth with a 7.45pm kick off.We then have a big run of 6 Saturday away games only interspersed with home games in Hants Senior Cup on Tues 20th August and against East Cowes Vics on Bank Holiday Monday. That means after tomorrow, the next Saturday we are at home is 21st September !

Early start to the League Season

Saturdays opening league match at home to Verwood now has an earlier kick off time at 1.00pm.

Due to busy ferries, Verwood have to travel earlier than planned and to accomodate their travel plans an earlier kick off time has been agreed.

Two Reserve team matches at St. George’s , Monday (Tonight) they are at home to East Cowes Vics Reserves , k.o 6.30pm and Wednesday night at home to Carisbrooke k.o 7.00pm

Friendlies Round Up – 27th July

On Thursday night both Newport’s teams had friendlies.

Newport drew 3-3 away to Shanklin in a fiery encounter with two players, one from each side, receiving red cards.

The goalscorers were Connor Kelly 2 and Joe Craig. The Shanklin goals were all scored by Iain Seabrook, 2 free kicks and a shot from distance. An excellent young player who we shall keep an eye on.

The reserves won 4-2 at home to Niton, the goalscorers were Danny Mew 2, Zak Sullivan and Harry Cheek.

Saturday Newport play Brading Town in a double header at Vicarage Lane, the first team kicking off at 1.00pm and the reserves follow on straight after.

Cowes v Newport

The Port take on Cowes at Westwood tonight in a pre-season friendly, kick off is at 7.30pm.

Cowes drew 2-2 on Saturday against Little Common (from the Bexhill area) who play in the Southern Combination Football League, whilst Newport went down to Baffins Milton Rovers by a single goal.

Both teams are looking to prepare their squads for the season ahead so will be keen to use a variety of players and avoid injuries.

The reserves match at St. George’s has been called off.


Cup Draws

In the FA Vase, Newport received a bye in the First Qualifying Round and in the Second Qualifying Round they will be away to the winners of Devizes Town and Stockbridge. Tie to be played Saturday 14th September.

In the Hampshire Senior Cup, Newport are drawn at home to Bournemouth Poppies, the winners will be at home to Sholing in the next round. First game to be played w/c 16th September unless there is a Vase replay.

Northwood – First friendly

Tuesday night sees the Port play their first friendly of the season when they take on Northwood St. John in the last first team match scheduled to be played at St. George’s Park.

Kick off is at 7.00pm. Hot drinks will be available but no food or bar.

Season tickets will be on sale for the coming season at East Cowes Vics, we can take cash or cheques on the night but no cards.