Newport 0 Blackfield & Langley 0

Newport moved off the bottom of the table with a point gained by a battling team performance playing with 10 men for over 70 minutes.

Mike Kelly had to reorganise his defence from Saturday’s match as Will Quigley, Jared Wetherick and Keelan Walsh were not available for selection. In came Liam Newbold on his return to the club, Spike Pearce back from suspension and Jacob Reynolds at left back.

The match had a lively start as Aiden Sainsbury received a yellow card in the 2nd minute for a strong challenge in midfield. Shortly afterwards Blackfield should have taken an early lead as Plummer broke down the right wing sending in a cross that the unmarked Robinson headed wide. An early warning for the Port.

On 19 minutes an aerial clash left a Blackfield player down followed by a melee of pushing and shoving players. This resulted in a yellow card for Blackfield’s Connor Doe and a second yellow and sending off for Aiden Sainsbury.

The reduction to 10 men did not stop Newport pushing forward and a great run down the left wing by Tattersall fed Mark Taylor on the edge of the penalty area and his stinging shot was deflected away for a corner.
The Watersiders then had a good spell of play as they sought to open the scoring. Liam Robinson had two great chances on the break, one stopped by a timely interception tackle from Jacob Reynolds and the other resulting in a shot straight at Streeter.
Pressing forward down the left hand side a shot from Ryan Oatley outside the box hit the Newport upright and Plummer was the first to the rebound but hooked his shot over the bar.
Just before half time Emerson Tattersall pulled up with an injury and was replaced by Lewis Wright.

Half Time : Newport 0 Blackfield & Langley 0

The second half started with Newport on the attack and Lewis Wright feeding a 30 yard crossfield pass to Josh Younie who cut inside a defender and unleashed a curling shot that narrowly went the wrong side of the post.
Newport continued to get men forward and Mark Taylor shot narrowly over the bar from 25 yards out.
Blackfield brought on new signing Sami Makhloufi for Connor Hoare as they went in search of a winner.
Chances became fewer and far between as the game became concentrated in midfield with referee Dolbear dishing out a rash of yellow cards for Newport’s Newbold, Sampson and Wright and Blackfield’s Poole. The Watersiders goal efforts were now restricted to shots from outside the box but they were either off target or Streeter was well placed to collect.
Blackfield & Langley brought on Joe Butcher for Lerone Plummer but the former Newport man didn’t have much time to make an impact.
The final chance went to Newport’s Connor Kelly on the break but his shot was wide of the target.

Mike Kelly will be pleased to have got his first league point after several cup wins which moved the Port off the bottom of the table on goal average. Newport now head into a series of matches against teams in a similar league position as themselves starting with Petersfield on Saturday.

Full Time: Newport 0 Blackfield 0

Newport: Streeter, Newbold, Reynolds (Powell), Sainsbury, Pearce, Sampson, Josh Younie, Taylor, Urry, Kelly, Tattersall (Wright).

Blackfield & Langley: Snelling, Costello, Oatley, Byrne, Poole, Hoare (Mahkloufi), Robinson, Clarke, Plummer (Butcher), Doe, Griffin.

Referee: Jon Dolbear

Attendance 88

A new home for The Port

Plans to create a new state-of-the-art home for Newport Football Club are to be submitted shortly.

The plans by South Coast Leisure will provide the football club with a brand new floodlit pitch, main stand and bar/function room facilities on land off The Racecourse on one of the main routes into the town.

The new ground will include adequate parking facilities on site, be fully accessible to the disabled and will provide a designated viewing area for the public with additional needs within the main clubhouse. The new ground would be floodlit using the latest ‘low throw’ lighting systems and will be constructed to meet the Football Association’s Category D ground grading – higher than the current club’s requirements of an F grading. This will enable Newport FC to play up to Step 4 level of the National League System which is Southern Football League Division 1.

South Coast Leisure (SCL) own Newport’s current St George’s Park and have allowed the club to play there free of charge while a long-term sustainable future is decided. The land at St George’s Park is required for future development.

SCL hope that, subject to the planning process, the new football stadium, which would also be on a main bus route, could be built and ready to use for the start of the 2018/19 season. As well as providing a permanent home for Newport FC, the new venture also includes features to encourage wider community use including facilities for disability football and women’s and youth football.

Paul Airey, SCL’s Planning Consultant, said: “After an extensive search over a long period of time in which many sites were considered we have now identified and secured a site that offers a really bright future for Newport Football Club.

“We have been in close contact with club officials in developing these proposals. These plans will allow Newport FC to move forward as a community-focussed club playing in a brand new, sustainable, stadium with top quality facilities and pitch.”

“We will continue to work with the club and its supporters and also with the residents who live near the proposed site of the new ground. We want to make sure this opportunity provides Newport and the wider community with the best possible sporting facility.”

Stuart Ross, chairman of Newport Football Club, said: We would like to thank South Coast Leisure for their support over many years. The club has been working closely with SCL to develop these plans to ensure they meet the required Category D ground grading specifications and are fit for purpose for the club.

“On behalf of Newport FC, I will continue my negotiations with SCL in order for this new development to provide the club and the wider Isle of Wight community with a long term sustainable future which is hugely important. We are very close to this which is magnificent. This is a chance for the club to end years of uncertainly and settle into a new home that will offer top class facilities.”

“We have to move quickly for the start of the 2018/19 season, but we have a plan which, if approved, will finally see the club playing in a ground that can thrive both in terms of its football and in developing and strengthening links with the Islands community.”

IW Council leader Dave Stewart, said: “The council knows how important Newport FC is to its supporters and the local community and is very keen to see it find a home in a sustainable and high-quality new ground. South Coast Leisure has shown in the past that it has the best interests of the club at heart, so I look forward to finding out more about these proposals.”

IW Council chief executive John Metcalfe, said: “I know that both the club and SCL have for many years been investigating how the club could move on, so we welcome the submission of these plans for due consideration by the planning process.”

The proposed new ground, which lies in the Newport North electoral ward, is bordered by the Racecourse, Whippingham Road and East Cowes Road off which the access will be provided.

The club welcomes our supporters and the Islands wider community support and feedback for the proposed new home of Newport IW FC.
We would kindly ask you to email your comments to

Thank you.

Away to Christchurch in the 3rd round

Newport IW FC have today (Monday) been drawn away to Christchurch FC in the Buildbase FA Vase 3rd round.

Christchurch who sit top of the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Division 1 beat Fareham Town 3:2 in the last round.

The game will be played on Saturday 2nd December for a 3pm kick off at the Hurn Bridge Sports Ground, Christchurch.

The club will be providing a coach for those supporters who wish to travel away with the team to give them the much needed support on the day.

Please contact our club secretary Lisa Woodward if you wish to book yourself a place on the coach.

Newport Vase run continues.

Despite heavy overnight rain the pitch was playable as Hengrove made their first visit to St Georges Park for the F.A.Vase 2nd Round. Newport made two changes from the side that lost to Alresford last week. Keelan Welsh came in for Jacob Reynolds and Josh Younie returned to replace Spike Pearce who was suspended.
As the rain eased, Newport kicked off attacking the allotment end and in the opening minute, Emerson Tattersall produced a good save from Aaron Greatbanks who palmed the ball away low by the post. Newport took the lead on four minutes through Scott Sampson who from 10 yards out headed in a Josh Younie free kick.

Emerson Tattersall took advantage of a defensive mix up to have a clear run at goal but his low shot was blocked by Aaron Greatbanks.

Hengrove had a great chance to equalise on 21 minutes but from close range Lewis Dunn headed over the bar. Newport counterattacked but Mark Taylor’s shot was pushed onto the post by Aaron Greatbanks. The ball was eventually cleared to the right wing but was played back in and with the Hengrove defence racing out, Scott Sampson was left unmarked in front of goal to head in Newport’s second.

Gary Streeter produced a good save tipping over the bar a header from Ben Crewe. The ball was played out to the left and Josh Younie then managed to keep it in play before laying it off to Emerson Tattersall who curled a 25 yard shot into the corner of the net leaving Aaron Greatbanks motionless.
Newport had most of the possession in the first half and deserved their three goal lead.

Half Time Newport 3 Hengrove Athletic 0

Newport started the second half by scoring in the opening minute when Josh Younie played a ball in from the byline and Emerson Tattersall slotted the ball past the keeper. Four minutes later and Newport had a fifth when Aaron Greatbanks was unable to hold a 20 yard curling shot from Mark Taylor.

On 57 minutes Newport made a double substitution bringing on Darren Powell and Lewis Wright for Scott Sampson and Keelan Walsh. Hengrove then responded by introducing James Boyle and Rhys Hickory in place of Craig White and Billy Vaughan.

Newport’s sixth goal on 66 minutes came when Emerson Tattersall raced to the by line before squaring the ball back to Charlie Urry who drove the ball past Aaron Greatbanks. Immediately Newport made their final substitution as Martin McDonough returned from injury to replace Jared Wetherick. Hengrove brought on Giorgio Mancini instead of Scott Lewis.

Hengrove pulled a goal back on 77 minutes. Gary Streeter pushed the ball on to the crossbar and in the melee following the rebound Jack Fillingham laying on the goal line scrambled the ball into the net. Their second goal in the final minute came when Jack Fillingham drove in a shot that Gary Streeter blocked with his feet but the ball rebounded back to Jack Fillingham whose second shot deflected off of Darren Powell’s head and completely wrong footed Gary Streeter.

An excellent performance from Newport and Monday’s third round draw is eagerly anticipated

Final Score Newport 6 Hengrove Athletic 2

Newport: Streeter, Quigley, Walsh (Wright), Sainsbury, Wetherick (McDonough), Sampson (Powell), Younie, Taylor, Urry, Kelly, Tattersall.
Hengrove Athletic: Greatbanks, Luke Crewe, Fear, Lewis (Mancini), Brimble, White (Boyle), Parsons, Dunn, Ben Crewe, Fillingham, Vaughan (Hickory).

Referee: Dan Austin

Attendance : 122

Late goal wins it for Alresford

For the third match running Newport lost out by a single goal to a top ten side.
In a match where both sides seemed to cancel each other out a late winner was enough to secure all three points for the visitors.

Newport were bolstered by the return of Emerson Tattersall who had recovered from a calf injury and Mark Taylor who had been unavailable for the last two matches.
Alresford started lively and in the first minute shot across goal which was deflected away for a corner.
Newport started steadily and a good move down the left hand side provided a shooting opportunity for Connor Kelly who’s effort went the wrong side of the post.
Both sides settled into a rhythm and were cancelling each other out. The best effort for Newport was from Mark Taylor shooting narrowly over the bar from distance. For Alresford the lively Geoff Dunn was providing problems for the Port’s defenders.

On 20 minutes Newport had a big shout for a penalty but the linesman’s flag had been raised for offside fractionally before the incident.
A dangerous moment for Newport came when Spike Pearce attempted a back pass which just lobbed over his own crossbar sparking premature celebrations in the Alresford camp who thought it had gone in the net.

On 39 minutes Scott Sampson had to be replaced by Darren Powell after his hamstring issues continued to plague him.
The remainder of the first half continuing with the stalemate and efforts on goal were all from some distance out.

Half Time : Newport 0 Alresford Town 0

Newport started the second half brightly and Aiden Sainsbury had an early shot which went narrowly over the bar.
Alresford were forced into a substitution on 51 minutes when captain Chris Mason had to be replaced by Ben White. The substitute was quickly in the action turning sharply in the box and shooting narrowly over the bar.
An innocuous challenge in the middle of the park caused a clash of heads and Newport’s Darren Powell came of the worst receiving a cut above his eye.This caused the Newport player to be off the pitch for some time as the flow of blood was stemmed. When he returned to the pitch he was sporting a Terry Butcher style bandage across his forehead albeit without the stains as the bleeding had been stopped.
Emerson Tattersall was causing problems for the Alresford defence with his direct runs at goal, one effort resulting a shot that went narrowly wide.

On 70 minutes Mark Taylor received a yellow card for pulling back an Alresford player breaking from midfield. The resulting free kick being driven straight at Gary Streeter.
It was very much end to end stuff now as the game opened up with both sides creating chances but just lacking a precise finish. A Tattersall cross for Newport provided Charlie Urry with a headed chance but he couldn’t quite get enough contact with the ball and went wide. At the other end Ben White shot across goal the effort narrowly missing the far post.
Newport brought on Aurele Beya for the tiring Emerson Tattersall.

On 85 minutes a great chance for Alresford was thwarted by some determined Newport defending. Geoff Dunn broke clear but shot straight at Gary Streeter who parried the ball and in the ensuing melee Newport were somehow able to scramble the ball to safety.
On 89 minutes, Newport hearts were broken as an Alresford move down the left hand side provided a cross that allowed Ben White the opportunity to head back across Gary Streeter and into the net.

Newport pushed forward Jared Wetherick in an effort to get the equaliser but Alresford managed to hold on and take the three points back to the mainland.

Full Time : Newport 0 Alresford Town 1

Newport: Streeter, Quigley, Reynolds, Sainsbury, Wetherick, Pearce, Sampson (Powell), Taylor, Urry, Kelly, Tattersall (Beya).

Alresford: Kempson, Burt, Davies, Clarke, McCartney, Doswell, Munro, Mason (White), Parry (Richards), Dunn, Blaxall (Cripps).

Referee: Declan Hellyer

Attendance 103

Newport 1-2 Lymington Town

Newport were beaten by Lymington tonight despite playing well enough to earn a point. The visitors were managed by former Newport player Dave Lewis

Newport kicked off attacking the Shide end but found themselves two goals down in eleven minutes, both scored by Sam House. The first goal came from a low shot through the defence and for the second he outpaced a defender before driving the ball into the net.

Newport responded well and forced a succession of corners but the Lymington defence held firm as neither team was able to seize control of the match.

Half Time: Newport 0 Lymington 2.

Newport started the second half brightly and were awarded a penalty within three minutes of the restart when Jared Wetherick was upended just inside the penalty area. Aiden Sainsbury drilled the spot kick low into the net.
However any chance of staging a comeback was jeopardized on 53 minutes when Spike Pearce received a second yellow card leaving Newport to play over 30 minutes with ten men.
Ashley Jarvis should have increased the visitors lead on 58 minutes when Gary Streeter lost possession outside the penalty but with an open goal he was unable to steer the ball into the net.
Despite being a man short Newport finished the match strongly and created three good chances in the final ten minutes but either the ball was scrambled away or rolled agonizingly the wrong side of the post.

Final Score: Newport 1 Lymington 2

Newport: Gary Streeter, Will Quigley, Jacob Reynolds (Lewis Wright), Aiden Sainsbury, Spike Pearce, Scott Sampson (Aurele Beya), Darren Powell, Keelan Walsh, Charlie Urry, Connor Kelly, Jared Wetherick.

Referee: Krasimir Petrov

Attendance 88

Portland 1 -0 Newport IW

The Port slipped to a single goal defeat away to Portland on Saturday.
Ryan McKechnie was on hand to finish off a good move for the home side on 30 minutes.
Half time Portland 1-0 Newport
Early in the second half Portland were awarded a penalty only for McKechnie to squander the chance.
Unfortunately the Port were unable to find a way through to get an equaliser as they continue to try and move off the bottom of the Wessex Premier.

FA Vase 2nd Round: Port drawn at home to Hengrove Athletic

In the draw for the FA Vase 2nd Round ties, Newport have been drawn at home to Hengrove Athletic of the Western League.
Hengrove Athletic are from Bristol and currently sit 15th in the Western League Premier Division.
On Saturday Hengrove won 4-2 at home against Wessex 1 side Alton Town.
Tie to be played Saturday 11th November 2017

Newport 5-0 Bovey Tracey

Newport progressed to the second round of the F.A.Vase with a comfortable 5-0 victory against Bovey Tracey from the South West Peninsula League Div 1 East.
There was a strong wind throughout the match blowing towards the Allotment end with squally showers interspersed with sunny periods.

The visitors kicked off attacking the Shide end. After dominating possession in the opening five minutes Newport took the lead when Charlie Urry drove in a low shot from 20 yards out.
Bovey Tracey’s first serious attack on fourteen minutes produced three good saves from Gary Streeter, firstly blocking a shot from Shane Gill, then charging down the rebound from Joe Bushin and finally pushing the ball away for a corner at the near post.

Newport extended their lead on 20 minutes with a move that started in defence. The ball was worked down the right and Charlie Urry’s low cross found Emerson Tattersall unmarked on the penalty spot who was able to guide it past Mark Bojar.

The third goal came on 31 minutes when the ball was slipped through the Bovey Tracey defence into the path of Connor Kelly who drove it into the net.

Five minutes later Mark Bojar did well to push a long range shot from Connor Kelly over the bar. Just prior to half time Bovey Tracey had two good chances. Firstly a low cross eluded everybody and found Joe Bushin at the far post but he could only knock the ball into Gary Streeter’s hands from close range then a 25 yard free kick from Dean Stevens was blocked by Gary Streeter.


In the second half Bovey Tracey with the wind in their favour had more possession but were restricted to long range shots by a well organised Newport defence. Their best chance came when a free kick from Dean Stevens was knocked onto the bar by Gary Streeter before being scrambled away.

Newport’s fourth goal on 83 minutes came from a cross from Connor Kelly which again found Charlie Urry unmarked in the penalty area for a simple tap in. Charlie Urry was then substituted to give a debut to new signing Aurele Beya. He quickly endeared himself to the home supporters by racing on to a through ball and rounding Mark Bojar before running the ball into an empty net, having been on the pitch only four minutes.

A well deserved win for Newport who now join nine other Wessex League clubs in Mondays draw.


Newport: Streeter, Walsh, Taylor, Sainsbury, Wetherick, Pearce, Wright (Holmes), Sampson (Powell), Urry (Beya), Kelly, Tattersall

Bovey Tracey: Bojar, Tucker (Taylor), Buckmaster, Leach, Head, Gill, Stevens, Fice (Churchill), Livingston, Bushin, Collins.

Referee  Michael Ballard                    Attendance 110

Newport Reserves were defeated 7-2 by the Sholing development team today in the Wyvern Combination. On Monday evening they are at home to W&B Sports in the Isle of Wight Challenge Cup, 7.30pm kick off.


Port through to last 8 in League Cup

Newport revenged their four goal home defeat by Baffins last month by producing an excellent performance to win 2-0 in the Wessex League Cup. It was a good home start for the new managerial team of Mike Kelly and Andrew Rimmer.

Newport kicked off attacking the allotment end. Within a minute Baffins had a free kick on the edge of the penalty area but George Thomas kick was wide of the post.
Newport looked the better team in the first half, having more possession and troubling the defence with some penetrating runs. A superbly floated free kick from Jared Wetherick on the right found Giancarlo Giancovich running into space at the far post but he was unable to get his shot on target. Then on 24 minutes, a free kick from the right found Charlie Urry, whose goalbound volley took a wicked deflection off Sam Willett before being scrambled away.

The half finished goalless but Gary Streeter had yet to be tested as Baffins struggled against a well organised Newport defence.


Newport took the lead in 49 minutes following a surging run from Tom McInnes into the penalty area. Although he was thwarted, the ball broke to Emerson Tattersall whose drive was only parried by Tom Boyle and he reacted first to bundle in the rebound.
On 61 minutes Emerson Tattersall was upended just outside the penalty area so took the free kick himself, which cannoned off the post.

With ten minutes remaining Newport made their first substitution bringing off Emerson Tattersall to give a home debut to George Holmes.

Baffins were beginning to look more threatening as the minutes ebbed away but their hopes of an equaliser were diminished on 84 minutes when they were reduced to ten men; George Thomas being shown a second yellow card for a foul tackle.

A through ball from the left found Tom McInnes unmarked about 30 yards from goal and he was able to run at Tom Boyle before slotting the ball past him and into the net to make the match safe with three minutes remaining. For the final minute Alex Harmer came on instead of Charlie Urry.

A greatly improved performance from Newport, as they join Andover New Street in the quarter finals of the competition.


Newport: Streeter, Walsh, Turkington, Pearce, Wetherick, Giancovich, Wright, Powell, Urry (Harmer), Tattersall (Holmes), McInnes.

Baffins M R: Boyle, Willett, Williams, Saunders, Seibou, Cornish, White, Thomas, Boam, Jackson, Davies.

Regeree: Graham Matthews

Attendance 58