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Matchday 22/02/20 Whitchurch United

Newport return to action on Saturday as they take on Whitchurch United at Beatrice Avenue. Andy Sampson will be keen to get his team back in action and keep the momentum going with their eight game unbeaten run. There are no injury problems for the Port although Mark Taylor starts a suspension following his yellow card at Follands.

Whitchurch returned to form in their last match beating title chasers Downton a fortnight ago following a run of defeats.

The quick draining Beatrice Avenue pitch was firm and playable on Friday morning and providing there is no more rain, no inspection is expected.

Newport Reserves take on Yarmouth & Calbourne in the Memorial Cup at Northwood Rec with a 2.00pm kick off.

Signed Saints Shirts and Level 42 tickets to be won.

It’s a case of rock ‘n’ goal as Level 42’s Mark King and Southampton Football Club team up in support of Beaulieu House.

Mark has donated four tickets to Level 42’s forthcoming gig at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on November 1 while Southampton FC have given two framed shirts signed by the first team. Both shirts will now be auctioned along with two tickets for the concert to raise funds for Beaulieu House in Newport which provides a home and overnight respite for children and young people with severe and challenging disabilities.

The Saints shirts have been donated by Jonathan Woodhouse who works as a strength and conditioning coach with the club’s under 18 and under 23 teams and his dad Dave, a past captain of the Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club. “Jonathan got the Saints first team to sign the shirts, and both him and Dave agreed that they would like to present them to Beaulieu House so that they can be auctioned to raise some funds for the charity,” said Tony Wake, Beaulieu chairman.

“Added to that. Mark has also given two free tickets for the forthcoming Level 42 gig to go with each shirt. Given the strong ties between the Island and Level 42 and the Saints, I think this is a fantastic lot which I hope will raise lots of money for Beaulieu House.” Jonathan said: “Myself and my dad are delighted to be supporting Beaulieu House – it is a magnificent charity providing a vital service.”

Mark, who is a patron of the charity said: “What a fantastic gesture from Dave and Jonathan for our young ones at Beaulieu House. The least I could do was to donate two pairs of signed tickets for the forthcoming show.” The shirts will be kindly auctioned from Thursday 20th February until the 15th March by Dean Hodges at Starsignings IOW free of charge. Bids will be taken on his Twitter account @ludowhufc in his shop in Newport, and also on the charities Facebook page, Beaulieu Respite Isle of Wight.

The monies raised will go towards day trips on and off island for the children and young people at Beaulieu during school holidays.

The photograph of the home shirt includes back row, Lynn Burford, Mark King, Dave Woodhouse, Lillie Fettes.

Front row Harrison Hutchcraft, cameron Gunton – Bunn, Maggie Feltham.

Away shirt back from left, Jonathan Woodhouse, Cameron Gunton – Bunn, Dave Woodhouse.

Front row, left Chloe Barnaby and Jonathan Thorpe.


Developments at St George’s Park and WightFibre Park

Following the media coverage of the McDonald’s planning application for signage at the new retail park due to be built at St George’s Way, Tony Wake, Director of South Coast Leisure and Chairman of Newport FC has issued the following statement :-

”We are firmly committed to building a fantastic new home for Newport Football Club at WightFibre Park and it is our hope that work on this state-of-the art new stadium can begin in the spring or early summer.

As previously stated, this new stadium is dependent on the creation of a new retail park on Newport FC’s former home at St George Park. This retail development is a complex project but I am pleased to say we are making progress in bringing the scheme – which will create around 200 new jobs – to fruition.

We will continue to keep all those associated with Newport FC – and the wider community – informed of progress as we work towards taking up our new home towards the end of the year.”

Matchday 08/02/20

Newport travel to Folland Sports on Saturday as they attempt to extend their unbeaten run to eight games. The Hamble side sit at the bottom of Sydenhams Wessex 1 and are three points adrift of the nearest team Totton & Eling. Having recently changed their management team they have brought in several new players some with considerable Wessex League experience.
Newport have a full squad apart from Neo Lamb who is out for several weeks. The Port will be keen to come away with all three points as they try to stay in touch with the leading six sides who are dropping very few points.

Updates on Twitter from around 1.15pm

Newport reserves travel to Wootton Rec to take on AFC Wootton with a 2.00pm kick off. The Newport youngsters exited the Hampshire Vase last Saturday at the hands of Mid Solent League side Strawberry FC. The reserves were very unfortunate to lose leading scorer Jayden Yates as early as the 2nd minute with a pulled hamstring. It took 70 minutes before the strong Portsmouth based side could take the lead, eventually running out 3-0 winners.

Matchday 01/02/20

Newport return to Beatrice Avenue on Saturday with the earlier kick off time of 1.45pm. Our opponents are Ringwood Town who are in a mid table position and in their last five games have won one, drawn three and lost one. The Ringwood manager is Richard Morse who played for the Port in their Southern League days. In the past Richard has been very keen to ensure he doesn’t end up on the losing side against his old club. Andy Sampson will have other thoughts in his mind as he aims to keep his side on the winning track as they chase the clubs above them.

Spike Pearce is available following suspension, Neo Lamb is out for several weeks following his injury against East Cowes Vics.

Newport Reserves travel to Portsmouth to face Strawberry FC in the Hampshire Vase. They currently sit in second place in Division 1 of the Mid Solent League .Although likely to be the toughest test so far this season, the Port’s reserves achieved a fine 6-2 win last week, in the IW Memorial Cup against Osborne Coburg.

All updates will be on Twitter from 2.15pm.

Early kick off times for a couple of weeks

East Cowes Vics were due to have new floodlights installed this week so it was decided that Saturday’s match at home to Ringwood would be an early kick off at 1.45pm. Unfortunately the bad weather has delayed the work by a week but this weeks kick off time will remain 1.45pm

The following Saturday we are away to Folland Sports who also have some floodlight issues and they are currently starting all home games at 2.00pm.

Matchday 25/01/2020

Newport travel to Fawley on Saturday as they seek to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

The Port travel without Spike Pearce who is suspended following his sending off last Saturday against Romsey Town. Returning to the squad are students Liam Triggs, Lewis Wright and Scott Barron who were unavailable for the midweek win against East Cowes Vics.

Andy Sampson will be keen to keep the momentum going as the team chase down the teams above them having overtaken Whitchurch in midweek.

Anyone looking to make the trip can get a combined Red Jet/ Hythe Ferry return ticket for £20 from Red Funnel. It is then either a long walk or short bus journey (No. 8 or 9) up to Holbury where the club is based. (Get off opposite the Co-op).

Updates will be on Twitter throughout thafternoon from about 2.15pm onwards.

Newport reserves continue in their quest to get the IOW Memorial Cup match played against Osbourne Coburg. The tie has now been switched across the road to the OC pitch at the IOW Community Club. K.O 2.00pm.

Matchday Tuesday 21/01/19 – East Cowes Vics (a)

Tonight sees the Boxing Day derby re-match between East Cowes Vics and Newport at Beatrice Avenue.

Newport go into the match still stinging from a late late Romsey revival which resulted in a draw on Saturday. East Cowes Vics had Saturday off and most players were in the crowd for the Newport match on Saturday afternoon. It doesn’t look as though there will be any issues with the pitch although if last nights fog is anything to go by, there could be other problems in the air.

Andy Sampson has no squad issues for the midweek game, Spike Pearce’s suspension will not kick in until Saturday. East Cowes Vics will be without Elias Ahmed who is currently suspended. Island based referee Sean Phillips is the man in the middle.

Those travelling by car will need to arrive early as it is expected the car park will be full before 7.30pm. There is ample parking on nearby streets so if you are late, don’t drive past a space. Kick off is at 7.45pm.

Matchday 11/01/20

Newport return to Beatrice Avenue on Saturday in league action against New Milton.

Newport will play 8 of their next 11 consecutive league matches at Beatrice Avenue, in a run that should it go well will bring them back into contention in the promotion race. The Port achieved a fine win away to top 3 side Alton on Saturday and also beating another top 3 side Hythe & Dibden at home in December.

Kick off on Saturday is 3.00pm

Newport Reserves match against Osborne Coburg has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Reserves have been drawn away in the Hampshire Vase to FC Strawberry who play at Waterlooville.