Portsmouth Match Report

Fortunately the promised storm stayed away from St George’s Park as a crowd in excess of two thousand saw a Portsmouth XI hit eight past Newport earlier this evening. Star of the night was Nicke Kabamba who scored five times in thirty minutes either side of half time.

Newport kicked off attacking the Allotment end and it was obvious from the opening minutes that Jamal Lowe on the right would cause the Newport defence problems throughout the evening. Gary Streeter produced a good save from a free kick by Milan Lalkovic on the edge of the penalty area.

Portsmouth took the lead after 14minutes. Milan Lalkovic played the ball down the left before cutting in and driving a low shot into the corner of the net from an acute angle. Gary Streeter produced another good save to deny Ben Close.

Newport’s best move on 29 minutes emulated from a poor clearance from Alex Bass and finished when Mark Taylor’s shot inside the penalty area was blocked. From the resultant corner Scott Sampson forced a fingertip save from Alex Bass.

Portsmouths second goal came on 31 minutes when Jamal Lowe reacted quickest to a Milan Lalkovic shot which struck the post then the keeper.

Gary Streeter continued to frustrate Portsmouth, saving well from Ben Close and Curtis Main before a close range shot from Jemal Lowe rattled the crossbar.

On 38 minutes the home defence was dispossessed by Ben Close who passed to Nicke Kabamba. From 15 yards out he spun and drove the ball into the net.

The crowd was then treated to a spectacular fourth goal by Nicke Kabamba who rifled the ball into the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Newport had defended valiantly during the first half but the pace of the Portsmouth attack was proving difficult.

Half Time: Newport 0 Portsmouth 4

It took Portsmouth less than a minute to score a fifth goal when Jamal Lowe crossed low and Nike Kabamba guided it into the net. The sixth goal two minutes later was a fine individual effort Jamal Lowe who jinxed his way through the defence before slotting the ball past Gary Streeter.

Portsmouth made both their substitutions whilst Newport made four changes.
In a rare sortie into the Portsmouth half Oliver Wilson drove a free kick over the bar.
The scoring resumed on 66 minutes when from a Jamal corner Nicke Kakamba. headed the seventh.
Newport completed their substitutions. The scoring was completed on 78 minutes when from a Milan Lalkovic corner, Nicke Kabamba rose above the defence scoring with a strong downward header.

A comfortable win for Portsmouth however a good experience for the Newport team and good entertainment for the crowd.

Newport 0 Portsmouth 8


Streeter, Ballantyne, Wilson, Pearce, McDonough, Sampson, Sainsbury, Jake Younie, Urry, Josh Younie, Taylor. Subs: (all used) Linnington, Wright, Quigley, Powell, Wetherick, Tattersall, Walsh, Harmer, Gane.


Bass, Talbot, Whatmough, Haunstrup, Bedford (Widdrington), Close, Lalkovic, Casey (Oxlade Chamberlain), Main, Kabamba, Lowe.

Referee: James Linnington

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

Portsmouth Matchday travel arrangements

Please find information below to assist your travel to the Portsmouth match on Tuesday 18th July.


If you are travelling to the Island by ferry you will either be sailing with Wightlink or Red Funnel.

If you are bringing a vehicle to the Island for this match it is strongly recommended that you make a booking as it is unlikely you would board in time to see the match as priority is given to booked travellers.

Foot passengers can also make a booking, this is again strongly recommended if travelling at peak commuter hours.

Wightlink operate two car ferry routes, Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth. They also operate a high speed foot passenger service from Portsmouth to Ryde.
An additional sailing at 22:30 from Ryde Pier Head has been provided for Portsmouth FC fans ONLY for their return journey home.
Foot passengers can also travel on the car ferry services to Yarmouth and Fishbourne.

Make Wightlink Booking

Wightlink Ferry Timetables

Wightlink Foot Passenger Fares

Red Funnel operate a car ferry service from Southampton to East Cowes and a high speed foot passenger service to West Cowes. Foot passengers can also travel on the car ferry to East Cowes.

Make Red Funnel Booking

Red Funnel Timetables

Red Funnel Hi Speed Foot Passenger Fares

Foot passengers requiring buses will require number 9 service from Ryde or Fishbourne, 1 from Cowes, 5 from East Cowes, 7 from Yarmouth



Southern Vectis Route 9 timetable

Southern Vectis Route 1 timetable

Southern Vectis Route 5 timetable

Southern Vectis Route 7 timetable

Passengers should purchase a ticket to Newport Bus Station, St George’s Park is approximately 800 yards level walking in a southerly direction. (Head towards Marks and Spencer).

After the match has concluded Portsmouth FC fans can make the short distance walk from St Georges Park to Newport Bus Station to catch the Number 9 bus to Ryde Bus Station. Buses leave every 15 minutes and will meet the 21:47, 22:30 (extra sailing for Pompey fans only) and the 23:10 Wightlink foot passenger sailings from Ryde Pier Head to Portsmouth Harbour.


Car Parking

Car Parking at the ground is strictly limited and only if in possession of a Newport FC issued parking permit. Parking is available at Marks and Spencer, Council Car Parks at Coppins Bridge, Medina Avenue, Scarrots Lane.


Shanklin friendly OFF due to expected heavy rain

Tonight’s (11th July) pre-season friendly at St Georges Park against Shanklin FC which was due to kick off at 7:45pm has been called off due to the heavy rain that is expected across the Isle of Wight throughout the evening.

Newport IW FC’s next pre-season friendly will be on at home (St Georges Park) on Saturday 15th July against Michelmersh & Timsbury FC for a 3pm kick off.

Newport 0-0 Moneyfields

For a friendly that ended in a 0-0 draw this was an excellent game to watch. In fact at several times it was far from friendly.

The opening exchanges were fairly even with good chances for both teams number 9’s Charlie Urry and Ryan Pennery but each time defences came out on top.

Mark Taylor hit an excellent shot from distance that went narrowly wide and at the other end Gary Streeter had to be alert to push a shot around the post. Mark Taylor hit an excellent chip over the Moneyfields keeper but also narrowly over the bar. Ryan Pennery looked to have scored as Gary Streeter could only get a hand to it but Spike Pearce was alert to clear it off the line.

Half Time Newport 0 Moneyfields 0

Gary Streeter was called into action early tipping a shop from substitute Cash Kamara just over the bar.

The game became a little niggly in the second half as players were feeling the heat and several players from each side went into the referees notebook.

Newport’s front pairing of Charlie Urry and Emerson Tattersall looked lively all afternoon, working together well and if they can find their shooting boots they will be a handful for any defence in the Wessex League.

Newport’s new back line of three centre backs has worked well in both games against Moneyfield and Havant and Waterlooville and looks promising.

Full Time : Newport 0 Moneyfields 0

Newport 0-2 Havant and Waterlooville

For their opening pre season friendly of the season, Newport welcomed Havant and Waterlooville from the National League Division 1 South, 3 divisions above Newport. Newport welcomed back Darren Powell and Martin McDonough who both returned to the side having had long lay offs.
Havant started this friendly looking the livelier side but a resolute Newport defence denied them a scoring opportunity in the opening ten minutes. Their first good chance came on 14 minutes when Jason Prior nodded the ball down to James Hayter but his close range shot was comfortably saved by Gary Streeter.

Newport’s first chance came on 28 minutes when Emerson Tattersall broke away from Ed Harris but crossed straight into the arms of Ryan Young.
James Hayter came close to opening the scoring on 35 minutes when he headed a cross onto the crossbar.

Newport gained their first corner after 40 minutes which was gathered by Ryan Young.
An excellent first half from Newport, keeping the score goalless but they will be facing a completely different team in the second half.

Half Time Newport 0 Havant 0

Newport made seven changes at half time.

In a rare Newport attack, Josh Younie fired in from 18 yards but Alan Walker-Harris was down quickly to smother.

The goal that Havant had been threatening all match finally came on 63 minutes when Hayoto swooped low to head in a cross from close range.
Jamie Linington who had come on to replace Gary Streeter, did well to push away a shot from Aaron Grimshaw as Havant continued to attack.
On 84 minutes Theo Lewis extended Havant’s lead scoring their second goal by squeezing the ball under Jamie Linington from close range.

To Newport’s credit they did not wilt as the match progressed as often happens when a team is facing opponents from a higher division

Final Score. Newport 0 Havant 2

Referee: Stephen Graham. Attendance 130

Newport v Havant and Waterlooville

Newport IW FC kick off their 2017/18 pre season campaign at St Georges Park on Tuesday 4th July, 7:30pm kick off against newly promoted National League South side Havant & Waterlooville FC.

Islander and manager of Havant & Waterlooville FC, Lee Bradbury will be bringing his squad of players to face Newport IW FC’s first team in what will be a display of top level football.
Lee Bradbury having recently been awarded the Ryman’s League manager of the season for 2016/17 has a long and prestigious professional playing career behind him. Lee has played at the highest of levels with Manchester City, Birmingham City, Portsmouth FC and AFC Bournemouth where he was also their manager during the 2011/12 season.

Chairman Stuart Ross said “This is a great opportunity for people across the Island to watch a top level footballing side. The quality of football will be outstanding with many ex-professional footballers on show for all to see. We look forward to welcoming Havant & Waterloovile FC’s Lee Bradbury and his squad to St Georges Park”.

Spectators can pay on the turnstile gates on Tuesday evening before the game. Ticket prices are Adults – £6, Concessions – £3 and children under 16yrs – £1.

The clubhouse sports bar opens at 5pm with the gates opening at 6:15pm into the main ground.

Ticket office opening times – The Port vs Portsmouth

Tickets for Newport (IW) FC’s pre-season game against Portsmouth FC are on sale from MONDAY 26th JUNE.

Portsmouth FC will be travelling to the St Georges Park on Tuesday 18th July, 7pm kick off for a 10 year anniversary friendly against The Port’s first team. The Islands Pompey fans will be given the opportunity to see their stars in action on home soil with the game expected to draw a large crowd.

Newport (IW) FC played Portsmouth FC in the summer of 2007 in a pre-season friendly which saw a crowd of 3200 in St Georges Park.

How to purchase Newport (IW) v Portsmouth FC match day tickets:

Fans from both Newport IW FC and Portsmouth FC are advised to purchase match day tickets in advance of the day so as to avoid delays or disappointment with the limited number of tickets on sale.
Match day tickets for both Newport and Portsmouth fans can be purchased direct from Newport Football Club, St Georges Park, St Georges Way, Newport, IW.
Tickets will be available within the main clubhouse at Newport FC on;

Saturday 15th July – 2pm till 5.30pm

Monday 17th July – 10:30am till 3pm & 7:45pm till 9:00pm

Tuesday 18th July – 3pm till 6.30pm
Match day tickets on sale if still available on this date. Tickets can be purchased from the clubs ticket office, CASH ONLY, and not on the main turnstile gates.

Match day tickets can also be purchased over the phone at the above times.
Further dates and times to purchase tickets will be announced very soon.

Call Newport (IW) FC’s ticket line on 01983 525027 or 07944334669.

Card payment will be taken over the phone and your match day tickets will either be posted to you by recorded delivery (additional cost) or retained for your collection on match day from the clubs ticket office. Email conformation of your purchase will be sent to you.

The cut off date for postage of match day tickets will be Thursday 13th July. All tickets purchased over the phone after this date will need to be collected from Newport IW FC prior or on match day.

For all ticket enquires please email tickets@niowfc.com

Be the first to purchase your match day tickets direct from Newport FC or by calling the clubs ticket line on 01983 525027 or 07944334669.

Ticket Prices:

Main stand seating – £12.00 ******SOLD OUT******
Adult (Over 16yrs) – £10.00
Concession (65yrs +) – £7.00
Child (16yrs & under) – £5.00 Child under 13yrs MUST be accompanied by an adult

Postage – £2.00 (recorded delivery)

Match Day information:

Opening Times:

Newport FC’s clubhouse sports bar will be open from 3pm on Tuesday 18th July. Promotions on a variety of beers, wines and spirits will be on offer between 3pm and 5pm. Further drinks promotions will start from 9pm till 10pm after the game.

The turnstile gates into the main ground for all spectators will be open from 5pm. No entry into the ground will be allowed without a valid ticket. Tickets cannot be purchased at the turnstile gates on the day.

Car Parking:

There will be NO parking available at St Georges Park on match day unless you have a parking pass. Spectators are advised to walk to the ground or use car parks situated in Newport near to the ground. Please car share where possible for ease of traffic congestion and availability of parking nearby.

Car Park passes will only be available for disabled spectators and can be obtained in advance direct from Newport Football Club. Car park passes will not be posted with any purchased match day tickets.

Important match day information of note:

• NO flash photography
• NO food or drink allowed into the ground
• Security bag searches will be conducted on the gate upon entry
• NO entry into the ground without a valid ticket
• NO alcohol will be allowed in, or consumed within the ground
• Children Under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times
• NO entering onto the playing area of the pitch at any time
• NO parking on site without a parking pass (available in advance)
• All spectators are to be respectful at all times, disorder or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated


Newport (IW) Football Club look forward to welcoming you all at the game. We hope you have a wonderful match day experience at St Georges Park.

The Port will play Portsmouth FC in a 10 year anniversary friendly

St Georges Park will host newly promoted League 1 club Portsmouth FC in a 10 year anniversary pre-season friendly on Tuesday 18th July for a 7pm kick off.

Newport IW FC’s first team will be given the honour to play Portsmouth FC XI in what will be a spectacular game for the club and provide many Portsmouth FC fans on the Isle of Wight the opportunity to see their stars in action.

Newport IW FC played Portsmouth FC in the summer of 2007 in a pre-season friendly which saw a record attendance at St Georges Park of 3,112.

Chairman Stuart Ross said “I am delighted to announce this pre-season fixture with Portsmouth FC on July 18th. This will be a memorable day for Newport FC and we look forward to hosting such a huge club like Portsmouth FC in our last season at St Georges Park. I would like to thank Portsmouth FC’s CEO Mark Catlin, manager Kenny Jacket and their clubs back room staff for securing this pre-season game with us. This will be an exciting day for football here on the Isle of Wight.”

Ticket sales for the Portsmouth game will be announced soon via the clubs official website, Facebook and Twitter pages.


May Lottery Winners

The winners in the club lottery for May are;

1st        Mrs P Woodford        £50

2nd       Mrs A Westhorpe      £25

3rd        Mr K Able                 £25