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Newport IW 3 Downton 5

In the absence of both first team goalkeepers—Gary Streeter injured and Ryan Hall unavailable—Port squandered a two-nil advantage to lose three-five to the visitors from Wiltshire.

Newport made three changes to the side that had lost 0–4 to Stoneham the previous Saturday: Ashley Wright replacing Joe Winchcombe in goal (after a ten-year break from the team), Neo Lamb returning to replace Harrison Yates at left back and Darren Powell taking the place of Joe Craig.

Newport kicked off towards the allotments end on a slippery pitch in driving rain. It didn’t take long for the home side to open the scoring, with Jared COUSINS getting his first goal for the club in his third start in the third minute, striking the ball low past the Downton keeper from the edge of the penalty area.
By the fourteenth minute, Port were two–nil up, Liam TRIGGS (who had been booked two minutes earlier for a hard challenge) latching onto a beautiful through ball from Neo Lamb to slot it past the Downton keeper at the near post.

The Robins pulled a goal back in the 26th minute with a screamer from the edge of the penalty area by Matt STEER, that left Ashley Wright in the Newport goal flat-footed.
Jared Cousins then had three opportunities to extend Port’s lead: in the 30th minute, he had his shot blocked by the keeper’s legs; in the 32nd minute, he again broke through, but shot high over the crossbar; in the 36th minute, he had a header cleared off the line. However, it was Downton who were to equalize in the 43rd minute, with a magnificent spinning shot from the edge of the penalty area by Tom MOSELEY, to leave the score level at 2–2 at half-time.

HT Newport IW 2–2 Downton

The second half began with a penalty appeal by the Robins, that was turned down by the referee. However, in the 56th minute, Matt Steer got past Ashley Wright in the Newport goal, who raised his arm to bring him down. Wright was yellow-carded, but fortunately remained on the field of play. However, he was unable to block the resulting penalty, struck hard to his right by Tom MOSELEY, which gave the Robins a 2–3 advantage.

Jared Cousins, who had been very influential in the first-half, then came off with what appeared to be a groin strain, to be replaced by sixteen-year-old Ben Snow. In another of Andy Sampson’s inspired substitutions, SNOW promptly scored with his second touch of the game, lobbing the ball over the Downton ‘keeper in the 59th minute, to level the score at 3–3.

Six minutes later, the Robins regained their lead, Louis RENDALL tapping the ball in from five yards, to make the score 3–4.

In the 68th minute, Liam Triggs was tripped on the very edge of the Downton penalty area, with the Downton defender fortunate not to have been red-carded. Spike Pearce shot the resulting free-kick just over the crossbar. Andy Sampson then threw on two more substitutes in the 78th minute: Robbie Shepherd and Alex Harmer replacing Darren Powell and Lewis Wright. Unfortunately, however, there was to be no happy end for Port. In the 89th minute, Tom Moseley was to intercept a poor goal kick to pass the ball to Matt STEER, who then redirected the pass into the back of the Newport net and ensure the Robins returned to Wiltshire with all three points.


Full Time: Newport IW 3–5 Downton

Goals: Newport: Cousins 3, Triggs 14, Snow 59 Downton: Steer 26, 89, Moseley 43, 56 pen, Rendall 65

Newport: A Wright, Hughes, Lamb, Pearce, McDonagh, Sampson, Powell (Shepherd), Triggs, Cousins (Snow), L Wright (Harmer), Fleming.

Subs not used: H Yates, Barron

Referee: Harry Redman

Newport Man-of-the-match: Ryan Hughes

Attendance: 83

Newport 4-2 Bemerton Heath Harlequins

Newport recovered from being two nil down after half an hour to beat Bemerton Heath Harlequins 4-2 and register their first home league win of the season.
Newport included Connor Kelly, who has recently re-signed from Sholing, in their starting line up as Josh Younie was on the substitutes bench along with Darren Powell who was replaced by Martin McDonough.

Newport kicked off attacking the Allotment end and in the first minute Emerson Tattersall managed to get in a shot but it was straight at Lewis Watch.

It was Bemerton who took the lead on eight minutes from a corner on the right. Scott Hassell raced into the goal area and headed in from close range.
After a period of Newport pressure when they created a few chance without seriously testing Lewis Watch, Bemerton had a chance to increase the lead but a close range header from Harry Prisk was well saved by Gary Streeter..

Bemerton Heath increase the lead on 28 minute, following a needless trip by Emerson Tattersall. Jamie Waters penalty low to Gary Streeter’s right was well save by the keeper but the Bemerton player reacted first to the rebound to bundle the ball into the net.

The game swung Newport’s way with three goals in five minutes just prior to half time.
From a free kick, the Bemerton defence failed to clear the ball and in the melee, Jared Wetherick blasted it into the net from close range. Shortly afterwards the ball broke to Emerson Tattersall in the penalty area and he was able to drive in a low shot into the corner of the net. Then Connor Kelly marked his return by running on to a defence splitting pass before slotting the ball past Lewis Watch.

Half Time Newport 3 Bemerton Heath Harlequins 2

Newport started the second half looking lively and both Jared Wetherick and Emerson Tattersall went close before Emerson Tattersall scored the fourth squeezing the ball in by the post in the 55th minute.as the Bemerton defence failed to clear a free kick.

Newport made a substitution bringing on Josh Younie for Connor Kelly then five minutes later Darren Powell came on for Emerson Tattersall. Finally with 15 minutes remaining Jared Wetherick gave way to Lewis Wright.

The fourth goal deflated Bemerton as Newport gained superiority and with a two goal advantage were able to see out the final minutes without any scares to move up two places to seventeenth.

Final Score: Newport 4 Bemerton Heath Harlequins 2

Newport:Gary Streeter, Will Quigley, Jacob Reynolds, Aidan Sainsbury,Martin McDonough, Spike Pearce, Connor Kelly (Josh Younie), Mark Taylor, Charlie Urry, Jared Wetherick (Lewis Wright), Emerson Tattersall (Darren Powell)

Bemerton:Lewis Watch, Charlie Young, George Plank, Jamie Waters, Scott Hassell, Alex Haynes, Tom Farrell, Jake Burgess, Jordan Matthews, Harry Prisk, Jake Rawkins

Referee: Jack Birch Attendance 90

Whitecroft & Barton 2 – 2 Newport

Newport and W&B played out a 2-2 draw at East Cowes Vics on Tuesday night in a hastily arranged replacement for Saturdays called off match.

Newport opened with 5 changes from the side that started against Portsmouth last Tuesday. One of those changes Emerson Tattersall opened the scoring latching on to an underhit back pass in the W&B defence.

W&B equalised with an excellent strike inside the box from former Newport frontman Matt Evans.

Half Time: Whitecroft & Barton 1 Newport 1

Newport were awarded a penalty early into the second half when a mid air collision in the box was deemed to be a foul. Aiden Sainsbury slamming home the spot kick.

Whitecroft and Barton again equalised through Matt Evans as he raced away from the Port defence and cleverly flicked the ball over the advancing Gary Streeter.

Full Time: Whitecroft and Barton 2 Newport 2

Newport 6-0 Michelmersh and Timsbury

Newport entertained Hampshire League Division 1 side Michelmersh and Timsbury on a warm humid afternoon at St. George’s Park.
Newport named 19 players and Michelmersh & Timsbury 17.
In the early stages Newport had all the possession and set up camp around the Michelmersh goal.
Early efforts from Josh Younie and Mark Taylor went close and Michelmersh and Timsbury caused problems with a long ball into the Newport box.
It took Newport 24 minutes to break down the Michelmersh and Timsbury defence, Josh Younie curling a free kick around the defensive wall.
10 minutes later the advantage was doubled when Mark Taylor hit a cracking shot into the net from 20 yards.
The rest of the half continued in the same vein, Michelmersh and Timsbury struggling to get an attack in and Newport having a lot of possession but missing the target.

Half Time: Newport 2 Michelmersh and Timsbury 0

Both sides made a number of substitutions at half time, Newport making 8 changes.
One of those changes made a difference inside 3 minutes, Charlie Urry scoring with a shot from outside the box. On 60 minutes Charlie Urry added another when he pounced on a defensive error to make it 4-0.

Charlie Urry completed his 30 minute hat trick on 75 minutes when he took a free kick which rebounded from the wall and promptly lashed it through the defensive melee to increase the Newport lead.
On 80 minutes Emerson Tattersall completed the scoring to round off a good afternoons work for the Port.

Full Time: Newport 6 Michelmersh & Timsbury 0

Newport v Fareham 3.15pm Kick Off

Today Newport take on Fareham Town in the second of three home matches in a seven day period.

Kick off will be at the unusual time of 3.15pm.

Andy Sampson will be without Jared Wetherick who picked up a knock against AFC Portchester on Wednesday night.

Come along and support the boys on what hopefully will be a bright, warm and sunny afternoon.

Vice President Morris Barton has died.

Newport IW Football Club are saddened to announce that Vice President Morris Barton OBE passed away at his home last week. Our condolences are with the family at this time.

A life long supporter of The Port, Morris was always willing to offer advice but particularly came to the fore when the club was in need.

A minute silence will be held at St George’s Park for Newport Reserves home game on Saturday 28th January against Liss Athletic, 3pm KO.

The club will provide further details upon receipt of any further information.

 

St Georges Park to host evening tournament

On Wednesday evening (26th) St Georges Park will host the first ever evening tournament for the new Isle of Wight girls league that has been sanctioned by Hampshire FA this season.

Newport IW FC introduced girls football last season (2015/16) having now created an U12’s and U14’s girls team, an U10’s team is also soon to be introduced. Our very own Newport girls will be on show tomorrow evening (Wednesday 26th October) for a 6:30pm start.

The Port’s girls will be competing against other Island girls teams such as Brading FC, Ryde Saints, Rew Valley, Oakfield FC and more.

The clubs snack shack will be open throughout the tournament for drinks and hot food to order. 

Come and support Newport IW FC girls in what will be a spectacular event for Island girls football.

Moneyfields Match Report

The top teams seems to get all the luck…………….

Newport were held to a 2-2 draw against league leaders Moneyfields as the Portsmouth side escaped with a 98th minute equaliser.

Moneyfields made the better start and Connor Bailey should have done better but sliced his shot over the bar from a Hutchings cross on 13 minutes.

The visitors went closer on 23 minutes but Nathan Paxton’s header from a free kick crashed against the bar. Moneyfields were having much the better of things and Gary Streeter was called upon to make several smart saves.

On 33 minutes Mark Taylor received a yellow card for scything down Nathan Paxton. Within 2 minutes Moneyfields had taken the lead when Gary Austin broke clear , rounded Gary Streeter and managed to squeeze the ball between two defenders who had got back on the line.

Newport had their best chance just before half time when a Younie cross was deflected just out of the reach of Darren Powell and went out for a corner.

HALF TIME Newport 0 Moneyfields 1

Newport started much brighter in the second half and soon had Moneyfields on the back foot.

On 51 minutes the Port equalised direct from a Josh Younie free kick just outside the box, the ball cannoning in off the post. Gary Streeter was soon back in action pulling off two smart saved in quick succession.

The Port soon pressed forward again and for a spell were camped around the Moneyfields area. It was only a matter of time before they conceded a foul and on 76 minutes the referee awarded Newport a penalty. Connor Kelly took the spot kick, scoring even though keeper Short got a hand to it.

The game turned scrappy and a succession of yellow cards were issued. On 89 minutes Steve Hutchings was shown a second yellow and consequently a red. Two minutes later Mark Taylor was shown a second yellow and a red and it was 10 a side.

Injury time seemed to draw on and on and on 98 minutes a shot from the edge of the box evaded Gary Streeter and allowed Moneyfields to escape with a point.

Attendance 78.

Newport: Streeter, West, Oatley, Pearce, McDonough, Taylor, Powell, Bennett, Younie, Kelly, Butcher. Subs: Wade, K Sainsbury, Burton, A Sainsbury, Newbold.

Moneyfields: Short, Martin, Tigwell, Pitman, Shepherd, Hayes, Bailey, Raine, Austin, Hutchings, Paxton. Subs: Harris, Harding, Bentock, Spurway, Johnson.