Category: News

Andy Sampson returns to lead the Port

Newport football Club have chosen Andy Sampson to be their new first team manager for the new season. The club received many applications which were of an extremely high calibre.

Following the applications the club held rigorous interviews with candidates. Following interviews, the club deliberated for some time over who would be the best Manager to take the club forward bearing in mind it’s plans to relocate to their new stadium. This included the aim to become highly inclusive of all ages genders and abilities within the community.

Tony Wake, Chairman of NFC said:.”Andy is well known and respected by the players and fans and showed great interest and passion in our plans moving forward. We are very pleased that he has taken on the job.

“We were also impressed to have so many high-quality applicants for the position. Some of the applicants have also offered their help over the next season in other positions which is fantastic.”

Andy Sampson said: “I am pleased to be given another opportunity to manage Newport FC. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead of returning Newport FC back in to the Wessex Premier League.

“With the new ground on the horizon and a strong youth set the future is looking very good for the club.”

Andy will replace Derek Ohren who kindly agreed to manage the club until the end of the current season.

Joe Ellis Charity Team v Arsenal Charity Team

The big Charity match kicks off at 1.00pm today at St. Georges Park.

The Arsenal Charity Team are managed by former Gunner, Brian Hornsby and include players Kenny Sansom, Steve Williams, Paul Wood and others. The team also includes celebrity Arsenal supporters such as Tommy Walsh from Groundforce, actors Giles Anderson and Matt Mansfield.
Gates open 12.00 noon and there will be lots to do as well as the match. There is a bouncy castle, tombola, hot food, ice cream, all designed for everyone to have a good time and raise money for both The Joe Ellis Trust and the Arsenal charities that they support.

The clubhouse will be open from 12.00.

Horndean v Newport – Match Postponed

Tonights match against Horndean has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Programme and Memorabilia Fair – Sat 28th April 11am-5pm

On Saturday 28th April the club are holding a memorabilia sale in the downstairs bar at St. Georges Park.
The club will have for sale approx 1000 football programmes covering many clubs from non league football as well as league clubs. These are not just matches involving Newport. From £1.00

In addition we have 200 ORIGINAL (not copies) autographs of professional sport personalities (mostly from football) including legendary names such as Bobby Charlton, Sir Alex Ferguson, Kevin Keegan, Nat Lofthouse, etc etc

There are also almost 100 match used Newport shirts and kit for sale with about 14 different kits ranging from a couple up shirts up to a full 17 man kit ! Prices from £7 upwards, discount available for bulk purchases.

Doors open 11am until 5pm. Bar open from 12-4. Food available from 12-2pm.

Fareham: GAME ON. 8pm Kick Off

Pitch inspection passed, not really in doubt but better to be safe than sorry.
Don’t forget kick off is at 8pm tonight.



Derek Returns to the Port

Newport Football Club has appointed former player Derek Ohren as its new manager.

Ohren returns to the club in his second spell as manager following the resignation this week of Michael Kelly. Michael, who has been first team manager since 2017, has decided to leave his post due to work commitments which see him based on the mainland for much of the week.

Newport FC chairman Tony Wake said: “I would like to thank Michael and his assistant Andrew Rimmer for their enormous dedication and hard work. The commitment they have shown to the team and the club has been brilliant and on behalf of everyone at Newport FC I would like to place on record our sincere appreciation for their contributions. They leave not only with our thanks but with our very best wishes for the future.

“At the same time I would like to welcome Derek Ohren, who fans will know, as manager for the rest of the season.

“We are entering an exciting new phase for Newport FC and I am delighted that in Derek we have someone on board who already understands the club. We hope to have a bright and sustainable future in a new purpose-built ground.”

Mr Wake said the club was also working to shortly appoint a new vice-chairman who would be responsible for football matters at Newport FC.

Newport v Bashley: Pitch Inspection 1230

The pitch passed a referees inspection at 1230 today and so it’s GAME ON.
Kick off 7.45pm.

Matchday: West Wight

Tonights IOW Senior (Gold) Cup tie away to West Wight has an earlier kick off time of 7.00pm.

This is due to restrictions on the use of West Wight’s floodlights.

March Lottery winners

March Lottery Winners

1st…………….Mr P Woodford……………£50

2nd…………..Mrs T Jarvis…………….£25

3rd……………Mr S Triggs……………£25

Newport 2-4 Amesbury Town

Newport slumped to another home defeat which leaves them deep in the relegation zone with nine games remaining.
Amesbury took the lead mid way through the first half but Charlie Urry scored a fine individual goal to equalise just before half time.

HT Newport 1-1 Amesbury Town

Two catastrophic defending errors allowed Amesbury Town the chance to wrap the game up before Charlie Urry was able to give a glimmer of hope forcing the ball over the goal line.
In the dying minutes Mark Taylor gave away a penalty resulting in a second yellow and subsequent red card allowing Amesbury to score and seal the three vital points.

Not a game for the purists, both teams missed a host of chances and represented their respective league positions.

FT Newport 2-4 Amesbury Town