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Weekend Round Up

Newport travelled to Downton on Saturday and were unlucky to go down by a single goal.

The Downton shot hitting the post then rebounding to hit Gary Streeter on the back and bounce into the net. In an otherwise equal match it was harsh to lose in that way. Newport slipped to ninth but still have a game in hand.The Port need to get back to winning ways with their final three games against sides in the lower part of the division.

At St. George’s Park, Newport Under 17’s progressed to the final of the Mid Solent Junior B Cup against unlucky East Lodge Mustangs. The Portsmouth side took the lead in the first half only to concede an unfortunate own goal in the second. The score finishing 1-1 at 90 minutes and straight to penalties. Mustangs missed one and Port keeper saved one giving the away side three out of their five spotkicks however Port scored all of their first four to progress 4-3.

On Sunday afternoon a Charity Football Match is took place at St. George’s Park to raise funds for former Prison Officer Ben Rothwell who is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. The game was between HMP Isle of Wight and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

A close match of a reasonable standard resulted in a 1-0 win for the Prison staff who walked off with the trophy.
Several players on the pitch had played Wessex League standard of football so an exciting game was enjoyed by the near 300 supporters. The days events are expected to raise over £1000 which will be used to make much needed adaptions to the Rothwells house and make things less difficult for Ben and his family.

Weekend Preview

Newport travel to the New Forest on Saturday to play Ringwood Town.

The Port will be buoyed by their fine 5-1 win against East Cowes Vics in the IW Gold Cup midweek. Although losing their last two league matches, the results did not reflect the performances which the team produced.

Ringwood have been inconsistent of late, winning, drawing and losing games with equal gusto, although results aganst teams in the top four have been far better than Newport. Ringwood’s manager – the former Newport player – Richard Morse will not want to lose against the Port. It should be an interesting match.

At St. George’s Park Newport under 16’s play in the mid Solent under 17’s league against Stubbington. 2nd against 3rd should also be an interesting match, kick off 10.00am.

Tuesday: Stoneham away

Tonight we travel to AFC Stoneham for a league match against the fourth placed side.

Andy Sampson is looking to take a strong squad for what is a difficult match against one of the front runners this season.

Stoneham need to collect three points if they are to continue their promotion push. Looks like it should be a good match with Newport currently on a three win run and seeking to cement sixth position this season.

We shall be updating twitter throughout this evening. If you don’t already do so, follow us on @newport_iw_fc .

Saturday Preview

Today the Port take on our visitors from Wiltshire, Laverstock and Ford. The men in green travel to the Island for the second weekend running gaining a creditable 2-2 draw at East Cowes Vics last Saturday.
Will Newport continue to make their goals count ( 1 against Shanklin, 2 against Amesbury, 3 against Petersfield, 4 against Follands), either way an exciting match is in store.

The bar is open from 12.00 with live coverage of the Fa Cup match between Watford and Crystal Palace, kicking off at 12.15.

Newport kick off at 3.00pm , admission costs are Full Price Adult £6.00, Concessions £3.00.

Wear a scarf !

Hythe & Dibden OFF

Following a lunchtime pitch inspection, tonights match has been postponed.

Water had started to lay on the pitch and was expected to get worse over the course of the afternoon.

Alton match OFF.

We have today been notified by Alton FC that they are unable to send a team to the Island on Tuesday night.

The match should be considered to be OFF pending a decision by the Wessex League.

Weekend Preview

Newport travel to top of the table Amesbury Town on Saturday in what is the last in the sequence of matches against top four sides. Another tough game in store for Andy Sampson’s men although they will be buoyed by the win midweek in the Isle of Wight Gold Cup against Shanklin.
Amesbury Town showed both physical and mental strength in order to hold on their lead at St. George’s Park, two weeks ago and will be difficult to break down on their own pitch but the Port travel with that knowledge.

On Saturday morning Newport Youth Under 16’s will be playing at St. George’s Park in the Mid Solent League against AFC Bedhampton, kick off 10.00am.

Gold Cup Q/F: Newport 1 Shanklin 0

Port made two changes to the starting line-up that had faced Romsey Town the previous Saturday: Ryan Hughes took the place of Jacob Reynolds as right-back, and Jared Wetherick was given the nod over Jared Cousins as centre-forward. The game began with a presentation and guard of honour for Darren Powell, for setting a club record of 572 appearances, the trophy being presented by former record holder Jeff Austin. The home side (unusually) kicked off towards the allotments end on a relatively mild late winter evening.

Port started the game with plenty of possession, but lacking the cutting edge in the final third of the field. Midway through the half, Shanklin had a strong spell, forcing a succession of corners, after Gary Streeter had inadvertently handled the ball after a back pass, leading to an indirect free kick only a few yards from the Newport goal line.

Towards the end of the first period, Port had a number of chances they were unable to convert into goals. First, in the 29th minute, Jared Wetherick found himself free on the edge of the penalty area, turned, but shot at the Shanklin keeper. Then, in the 35th minute, Jordan Browne shot wide. The next chance fell to Mark Taylor in the 40th minute, who shot just over the crossbar. Finally, in the 45th minute, it was Jared Wetherick who shot over the crossbar from close range.

Half time: Newport IW 0–0 Shanklin

The second half continued in much the same manner as the first; Port had both territorial dominance and the lion’s share of the possession, but somehow lacked the means to break down a stubborn Shanklin defence. In the 47th minute, Jordan Browne found himself clear, but had his shot saved by the Shanklin keeper. In the 60th minute, Joe Craig skilfully juggled the ball, before forcing yet another fine save from Jack Powell in the Shanklin goal. In the 73rd minute, Mark Taylor forced a double save from the overworked Shanklin custodian, then hit the crossbar with a header from the resulting corner.

Andy Sampson then tried to change Port’s luck in front of the goal by juggling the Jareds: Cousins coming on for Wetherick. In the 81st minute, Jordan Browne had a powerful low shot parried for a corner by the formidable Jack Powell. The game now seemed certain to be settled by the lottery of penalties. However, as the game moved into injury time, Mark Taylor was fouled ten yards out from the Shanklin penalty area. Jordan BROWNE then sent a low, powerful strike to the keeper’s left, which he reached, but was unable to hold, prompting jubilant scenes from the Newport team and sending Port into the semi-final of the IW Gold Cup.

Final score: Newport IW 0–0 Shanklin

Newport: Streeter, Hughes (Reynolds), Lamb, Wright, McDonagh ©, Sampson, Kelly (Snow), Craig, Wetherick (Cousins), Browne, Taylor

Attendance: 189

IOW Senior (Gold) Cup – UPDATED

The draw has been made for the Quarter Final of the IOW Gold Cup and we have been drawn at home to Shanklin.

The two clubs and the IOWDFA have now agreed the match will be played on Wednesday 20th February with a 7.30pm kick off at St. George’s Park.

Full draw is as follows;

Cowes Sports v Pan Sports
East Cowes Vics v Northwood St. Johns
Newport v Shanklin
Ventnor v W&B Sports