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Amesbury Match Postponed

An early morning pitch inspection revealed that large areas of the pitch has standing water and with rain now expected until lunchtime there was no prospect of making the pitch playable by kick off.

The match will be rescheduled for another date.

The clubhouse will therefore not be open at lunchtime.

Weekend Preview

On Saturday , Newport take on league leaders Amesbury Town at St. George’s Park for the second time this season. Newport won the first match in the FA Cup however since then Amesbury have gone on to climb to the top of the Division 1 table.

Andy Sampson has been busy in ther transfer market this week bringing in three new players. Connor Kelly has returned from Horndean, Jamie Linnington has signed Wessex Forms having previously been on Island League forms and incoming from Havant and Waterlooville is Island based goalkeeper Ryan Young.

Kick off is at 3pm but the bar will be open from 1215 to show BT Sport coverage of the FA Cup 2nd round match between Halifax Town and AFC Wimbledon.

Saturday Preview for Downton

The Port are at home for the third week in four as they come up against Downton.

The Robins are on a hat trick following recent wins against Follands and New Milton and the Port will want to get back to winning ways following last week’s defeat against AFC Stoneham

Kick off is on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

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Weekend Preview

On Saturday Newport play the first of three consecutive home league matches. Two of those matches are against top 3 sides, the results of which will surely give an indication of where The Port are likely to finish in the league at the end of the season.

Saturdays match against AFC Stoneham will probably be the sternest test the team have faced in the league so far this season. AFC Stoneham are unbeaten in the league so far and sit in 3rd place with games in hand on the top two.

The other matches on the following Saturdays are against Downton, currently 10th in the league and on 1st December Amesbury Town who are presently at the top of the league.

Newport go in to these matches on the back of a good win away to Whitchurch last Saturday and a win against Totton & Eling in their last home league match.

Kick off on Saturday is 3pm, bar will be open from 1230 showing live football from the Vanarama National League.

Weekend Preview

The Port travel to Whitchurch United on Saturday hoping to resume winning form in the league.

Whitchurch have not scored in their last three matches so will be desperate to get something out of tomorrows game.

The Port are likely to include in their squad new signing, striker Jared Cousins who has arrived from Cowes Sports.

There is a match at St. George’s Park at 11.00am on Saturday as the Under 16’s continue in the Hampshire Cup when they play MFC Popley Youth who come from the Basingstoke area.

FA Vase weekend

Newport make a welcome return to the FA Vase tomorrow as they take on Cribbs FC from the Toolstation Western League. Cribbs are based just off the M5 on the outskirts of Bristol.

Not much is known of the Port’s opponents although the Western League is known to be a strong league comparable to the Sydenhams Wessex Premier. Cribbs are currently 12th in the league and won last Saturday 5-1 at home to Wellington.

Cribbs are bringing a coach for players and supporters so a good attendance is expected. The match will be decided on the day, be it after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties.

The bar will be open from 12 noon showing the BT live matches 1230 kick off for Bournemouth v Manchester United and 5.30 for Arsenal v Liverpool.

Admission is £6 and £3 for concessions.

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Weekend Preview

Newport travel to New Milton on Saturday as they face the Linnets for the first time in a few years.

New Milton are manager by former Cowes player Patrick Wilson so he will not want to lose to the Port and a tough game is envisaged.

The Port will look to get back to winning ways having been held to a draw last Saturday by Ringwood Town when they conceded a late equaliser. Spike Pearce has returned from holiday and so is available for selection.

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.