FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round

This Saturday at St. George’s Park , Newport face Alresford Town in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Vase, The winners will receive £725 and progress to the First Round Proper.

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

Newport 4-3 Tadley Calleva

Attention turned to the Wessex League Cup tonight as the visitors were Tadley Calleva, currently second in Wessex Division 1 and the sparse crowd was treated to an entertaining match, only decided in the dying minutes. Jared Wetherick returned to the side having served a suspension.

Newport kicked off attacking the Allotment end with the rain that swept across the ground in their backs. Within two minutes Emerson Tattersall had weaved his way through the defence but he shot straight at Kieron Greene. A free kick from Josh Younie was turned away by Kieron Greene, near the base of the post.

With 17 minutes gone, Aiden Sainsbury cut in from the right but his shot across the face of the goal narrowly missed the far post.

Tadley first serious shot came on 21 minutes when Sam Hamilton found space on the edge of the penalty area but shot straight at Gary Streeter..

Newport took the lead on 29 minutes then scored a second a minute later, both from Jared Wetherick.. The first saw him jinx through the defence before slotting it past Kieron Greene and the second was a curling shot from the edge of the penalty area that found the top corner of the net..

Newport had looked the better team in the first half and deserved their two goal lead but with the rain still sweeping across the pitch could this be a game of two halves.

Half Time Newport 2 Tadley Calleva 0

Newport made a half time substitution with Emerson Tattersall, who had been booked just before half time, replaced by Matt Gane.

In the opening two minutes both sides hit the post from close range.. Tadley pulled a goal back on 51 minutes when a looping cross from Alex Charlick was pushed away from under the bar from Gary Streeter into the path of Brett Denham who scrambled in it at the far post..

Newport’s third goal came on 63 minutes when Charlie Urry sent a high cross to the far post and Jared Wetherick nodded it in to compete his hat trick.

Tadley made a substitution bringing on Mario Nurse. Despite kicking into a gale, Newport continued to attack and brought on Alex Harmer for Josh Younie with 12 mintes remaining.

In the space of a minute Tadley were back in the match scoring twice, the first direct from a corner by Alex Charlick and the second from a penalty. Mario Nurse was brought down by Gary Streeter and although Gary Streeter saved Paul Coventry’s low penalty the Tadley forward reacted quickest to tap in the rebound.

Just when it seemed that the match would be decided on penalties, Jared Wetherick completed a fine individual display by scoring his fourth goal to settle the tie. He gathered the ball on the edge of the penalty area, turned his defender and fired a shot into the net giving Kieron Greene no chance. Newport then had six minutes to hang on to their lead which they managed without many scares to progress to the final sixteen of the competition.

A hard fought victory for Newport in a match played in atrocious conditions

Final Score: Newport 4 Tadley Calleva 3

Gary Streeter, Will Quigley, Jacob Reynolds, Aiden Sainsbury, Spike Pearce, Darren Powell,
Josh Younie (Alex Harmer), Mark Taylor, Charlie Urry, Jared Wetherick (Kyle Drew), Emerson Tattersall (Matt Gane)
Kieron Greene, Charlie Hill, Alex Charlick, Harrison Slade, Daniel Vickers, Connor Thorne, Kallum Thomas, Daryll Phillips, Brett Denham, Paul Coventry, Sam Hamilton

Referee: Paul Sanderson Attendance 47

The Reserves drew 1-1 with East Cowes Vics Res but were beaten 4-3 on penalties in the John Stimpson Memorial Challenge Shield.

Newport 5 -2 Fleet Spurs

Newport returned to winning ways this afternoon as they defeated Fleet Spurs from the Combined Counties League Div 1, 5-2 in the first qualifying round of the F.A.Vase.

It was warm overcast conditions that greeted Fleet Spurs making their first visit to St George’s Park. Newport made four changes from the side that lost to Portchester on Tuesday night. Gary Streeter returned in goal, Darren Powell and Mark Taylor returned in place of Spike Pearce and Lewis Wright and Josh Younie replaced Matt Gane. Fleet Spurs made three changes from the side that lost to league leaders Eversley & California last week.

Fleet Spurs kicked off attacking the Shide end. Within six minutes Newport had the lead. Emerson Tattersall chased a long ball which the keeper should have cleared. As Mark Appleby attempted to control it, he was dispossessed by Emerson Tattersall, who then had the simple task of steering the ball into the empty net. Newport had a second goal ruled out because of offside. From a midfield tackle the ball broke to Emerson Tattersall but instead of trying to round the keeper he passed to an offside colleague.

Fleet were having problems with the pace of the Newport attack as the home side began to control midfield however in a rare Fleet Spurs counterattack Sam Knowles blasted across the face of the goal but Peter Lines at the far post found his shot smothered by Gary Streeter.

Newport increased their lead on 35 minutes. Charlie Urry received the ball on the edge of the penalty area, jinxed around a couple of defenders, created space for himself then drove the ball into the corner of the net. Three minutes later a Fleet clearance struck another defender and rebounded to Emerson Tattersall,who raced goalwards and slotted the ball past the advancing Mark Appleby, into the net.

Newport fully deserved their half time advantage


Within three minutes Newport had a fourth goal when Charlie Urry raced on to a through ball, rounded Mark Appleby and tapped the ball into the net from close range. A minute later Emerson Tattersall scored the fifth when he ran on to a low cross from Mark Taylor.

Fleet Spurs were awarded a penalty on 57 minutes following a foul by Aiden Sainsbury. Sam Knowles placed the penalty well out of the reach of Gary Streeter. In a five minute spell both teams made two substitutions. As a result of the substitutions, Newport’s tempo dipped slightly and Fleet Spurs came more into the match but still Newport continued to pepper the Fleet goal with shots. As the match meandered to a conclusion Newport struck the post and crossbar and were frequently denied by good goalkeeping by Mark Appleby.

Fleet created a few chances with Dan Murray producing a good save from Gary Streeter then in the final minute Thomas Chillery scored a consolation goal with a 20 yard shot that gave Gary Streeter no chance.
A excellent performance from Newport and in the next round on September 23rd they are at home to Alresford Town.


Newport: Streeter, Quigley, Reynolds (Turkington), Sainsbury, McDonough (Gane), Powell, Harmer (Drew), Taylor, Urry, Tattersall, Josh Younie.

Referee: Peter Lowe
Attendance 71

Newport 0 AFC Portchester 7

The rain that fell all afternoon finally ceased prior to kick off. Newport made three changes from the side that started at Brockenhurst on Saturday.

Newport kicked off attacking the Shide end but found themselves a goal down inside a minute. Instead of being cleared, the ball was allowed to run loose along the edge of the penalty area and a 20yard shot from Bobby Scott flew over Will O’Connell and into the roof of the net.
The first yellow card came after only 11 minutes when Josh Warren brought down Charlie Urry. Newport began to attack more as the game progressed and Emerson Tattersell twice had good chances as Newport began to look the better side.
Portchester increased their lead on 25 minutes when a free kick near the right touchline by Joe Bye eluded everybody and crept in by the far post.
Aiden Sainsbury was shown a yellow card for a foul tackle. The second goal seemed to deflate Newport as Portchester began to have more of the game and finished the half looking the stronger side.

Half Time: Newport 0 Portchester 2

Portchester started the second half strongly with Will O’Carroll producing a good save to deny Bobby Scott in the first minute. From the resultant corner the ball bounced on to a post before being cleared.

On 52 minutes Bobby Scott outpaced the Newport defence and slotted the ball past Will O’Carroll for Portchester’s third. The fourth goal on 58 minutes was a 20 yard low shot by Steve Ramsey that appeared to take a deflection and effectively took the match beyond Newport. Emerson Tattersell was shown a yellow card for a tackle on Robert Evans and was immediately substituted by Kyle Drew.

Both teams made substitutions on 67 minutes, Newport brought on Tony Potts for Alex Harmer and Portchester replaced Jake Morgan with Andrew Todd.
When the match restarted only a timely tackle by Jacob Reynolds prevented Portchester from having a clear shot at goal. Portchester made another substitution with George Wells coming on for Dale Mason

Portchester’s fifth goal came from a corner that was headed in by Andrew Todd.

Darren Powell replaced Lewis Wright for the final ten minutes with Portchester bringing on Harry Birmingham for Josh Warren.
The sixth goal on 86 minutes came from a free kick near the touchline. The ball looked like it was going out of play but Andrew Todd ran round the blind side and scrambled it into the net
Newport’s misery was compounded with the seventh goal on 90 minutes scored by George Wells with 20 yard drive.
This was the first time that Newport had conceded seven goals in the Wessex League and their heaviest defeat since they lost 8-1 at Godalming in March 2008.

Final Score Newport 0 Portchester 7

Newport; Will O’Carroll , Will Quigley, Jacob Reynolds, Aiden Sainsbury, Martin Mcdonough, Spike Pearce, Alex Harmer (Tony Potts), Lewis Wright (Darren Powell), Charlie Urry, Emerson Tattersall (Kyle Drew), Matt Gane.

Referee: Andrew Dunn Attendance 94

Brockenhurst 3-0 Newport

Newport fell to their third successive league defeat against Brockenhurst today. For most of the match play was evenly contested on a pitch bathed in late summer sunshine.
The new managerial team of Gary Streeter and Darren Powell gave debuts to Jacob Reynolds and Tony Potts. As Emerson Tattersall and Jared Wetherick were suspended.
Brockenhurst scored first after only seven minutes from a free kick inside the centre circle. The ball appeared to be going out of play behind the goal but Matt Burt kept it in and as the Newport defence stood still played it back to Aaron Dunne who fired into the net from about 10 yards.
Newport’s best chance of an equaliser came two minutes before half time when from 25 yards Mark Taylor’s shot just flew over the crossbar.

Half Time Brockenhurst 1 Newport 0

Brockenhurst started the second half brightly and Will Tickle had two shots in quick succession although both were off target. As Newport pressed for an equaliser Aiden Sainsbury saw his shot pushed away for a corner by Matt Taylor.
Will O’Carroll produced a good save as Will Tickle fired in a low free kick. Brockenhurst made the game safe on 79 minutes when Will Tickle outpaced the defence to run onto a long through ball and stroked it past Will O’Carroll for the second goal. Two minutes later Newport needlessly conceded a free kick on the edge of the penalty area and Mark Barker gave Will O’Carroll no chance as it flew into the top corner of the net.
A better performance than the previous two matches, but Newport still need to convert possession into chances.
Full Time Brockenhurst 3 Newport 0
Brockenhurst, Matt Taylor, Aaron Dunne, Ben Kelly, Jude Nwachukwu, Matt Burt , Taylor Leonard,
Will Tickle, Noel McCarthy-Gardiner (Oliver Dennett), Mitchell Speechley-Price, Matt Sheedy (Asa Drodge) , Mark Barker (Leon Carbayo-Borges),
Newport, Will O’Carroll, Alex Harmer, Jacob Reynolds, Spike Pearce, Martin McDonough, Scott Sampson, Darren Powell, Aiden Sainsbury, Tony Potts (Kyle Drew), Lewis Wright (Charlie Butt), Mark Taylor

Referee:Andrew Bailey Attendance 87

1st team manager steps down

Following Newport’s 2 nil defeat to Cowes Sports FC on Monday (28th Aug) first team manager Andy Sampson has informed the club that he will be standing down from his role with immediate effect.

Andy Sampson was appointed first team manager at Newport IW FC back in 2015 whereby Andy went on to secure two IW Senior Gold Cup’s, runners up in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Cup in the 2015/16 season and secured The Port a place in the last 16 of the FA Vase during the same season.
The Port have picked up 4 points from 5 games so far this season with back to back defeats to Andover and Cowes Sports. They were also knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup Extra Premlinary Round replay away to Guildford City FC with a 3 nil defeat away from home.

Chairman Stuart Ross said “On behalf of Newport IW FC we would like to thank Andy Sampson for his time, dedication and commitment to the club. Andy has been a leader throughout his time as first team manager, I know the whole squad are grateful for the opportunities that Andy has given them. We wish Andy all the very best of luck for the future.”

The club will now look to appoint a new permanent first team manager to succeed Andy Sampson.

Senior players Gary Streeter and Darren Powell will take over the responsibility for the team for the next few matches. First team coach Andy North will continue to work with the squad fitting in with his other coaching committments.

The Port travel away to Brockenhurst FC on Saturday 2nd September for a 3pm kick off.

Spaces are available for Port fans on the team coach for Saturday’s game. If you wish to join us please email chairman@niowfc.com to secure yourself a place.
Come and show your support for the team as they continue their campaign in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division.

Cowes 2-0 Newport

For the second time in three days, Newport finished a match with only nine men as they were soundly beaten 2-0 in today’s local derby at Cowes. With Gary Streeter still injured, Andy Payne played in goal while Josh Younie returned in place of Jared Wetherick.

Cowes kicked off attacking the Park Road end and dominated the early passage of play.

It took Newport seven minutes to mount an attack when Emerson Tattersall won the ball in midfield and jinxed through the defence before laying the ball off to Josh Younie but whilst his shot eluded Ed Hatt it was scrambled away.

Andy Payne was swiftly off his line to smother the ball and deny John McKie a scoring opportunity.

Newport had an appeal for handball in the penalty area turned down then in a counterattack a Cowes cross struck the post. Emerson Tattersall was shown a yellow card for a foul on Tom Dye.

Cowes came closest to scoring in the first half when Gareth Bricknell played the ball in from the right but from close range Jimmy Wykes ballooned the ball over the bar.

Half Time: Cowes Sports 0 Newport 0

Newport started the second half brightly and Mark Taylor headed over a cross from Emerson Tattersall who was then replaced by Jared Wetherick. Cowes replaced Tom Dye with Connor Furmidge. Newport continued to attack but Josh Younie shot straight at Ed Hatt.

Cowes came close to taking the lead when Craig Insley headed a Gareth Bricknell free kick over the bar.

A low shot from an acute angle by Mark Taylor across the face of the goal was turned away by Ed Hatt.

Aiden Sainsbury was replaced by Oliver Wilson on 75 minutes but within 3 minutes he was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle. Cowes took off Jimmy Wykes to be replaced by George Turner. Shortly after Cowes took the lead when Connor Furmidge blasted in from about 15 yards.

Newport’s final substitution saw Charlie Urry replaced by Alex Harmer.

Newport were reduced to nine men when Scott Sampson appeared to throw an elbow and was shown a red card. Jared Wetherick was shown a yellow card for kickng the ball away.

Four minutes into stoppage time Cowes made the match safe by scoring a second goal. A shot from Darren Williams struck the post and John McKie following up headed in the rebound.

Throughout the match the Newport defence had appeared strong but all to often midfield were chasing a long high ball out of defence .

Final Score: Cowes Sports 2 Newport 0

Cowes: Ed Hatt, Max Draper, Ewan Cranwell, Aidan Bryan, Craig Insley, Tom Dye (Connor Furmidge), Jimmy Wykes (George Turner) Jason Malcolmson, Darren Williams, John McKie, Gareth Bricknell

Newport: Andy Payne, Martin McDonough, Will Quigley, Spike Pearce, Aiden Sainsbury (Oliver Wilson), Scott Sampson, Mark Taylor, Jake Ballentyne, Charlie Urry (Alex Harmer), Josh Younie, Emerson Tattersall (Jared Wetherick).

Referee: Lee Nowacki

Attendance 260

Bank Holiday Football

Ah Bank Holidays ! Restful calm days , lounging in the garden with a beer or watching James Bond films. Time to chill out because we have work in the morning.

Or you could go to a local derby football match which usually ends up everything bar a football match.

Today the Port make their annual journey to Westwood for a 12.00 kick off (no pun intended), against Steve Hunt’s new look Cowes Sports. Here’s hoping and praying we get some football today in some decent weather.

No injuries , no sending offs and the best side on the day to win, not what all the neutrals want but it would be nice.

P.S. I know you can’t see it Derek, but it was a penalty !

Newport 0-4 Andover Town

Summer returned to Newport today to greet visitors Andover Town who have won all three of their league matches so far.
For Newport Gary Streeter returned in goal, with Martin McDonough going into defence and Jared Wetherick returning into the attack.

Newport kicked off attacking the Shide end. After dominating the early stages, Andover Town took the lead after only six minutes. The ball was worked down the left and Shane Lock shrugged off a Newport challenge before having time to place his shot wide of Gary Streeter.
They extended their lead five minutes later when Reece Rusher shot from an acute angle that went in off the far post.

The third goal came on 23 minutes when the Newport defence was split open by a through pass and Liam Gilbert had plenty of time to bypass Gary Streeter and roll the ball into the net.

By now Andover completely controlled the match and the fourth goal quickly followed. It was a 20 yard shot from Reece Rusher that found its way into the net through a crowded penalty area.
Shortly afterwards the goalscorer was replaced by Craig Blakeman

Newport’s best effort came on 35 minutes when a 35 yard curling shot from Aiden Sainsbury was pushed over the bar by Lloyd Thomas.

Newport had been totally outplayed in the first half and had seldom troubled the Andover Town defence. Each side picked up a booking apiece in the first half. Emerson Tattersall was booked for Newport and Liam Gilbert for Andover.

Half Time: Newport 0 Andover Town 4

Injury forced Gary Streeter off at half time, Martin McDonough taking over in goal and Alex Harmer joined the defence.

Andover waited ten minutes before making their second substitution when Rusher went off and George Farrelly was introduced.

Newport made their second substitution on 63 minutes when Kyle Drew came on for Charlie Urry. Two minutes later Newport were reduced to ten men when Emerson Tattersall was shown a second yellow card for a high tackle.

For the second time this season the match was held up for a fracas as Jared Wetherick threw an elbow at Craig Blakeman who retaliated by pushing him to the ground and both were shown red cards. There was further trouble in the tunnel which had to be sorted out before play could recommence.

Both teams made their final substitutions with 15 minutes remaining. Zach Glasspool came on for Andover replacing Liam Gilbert whilst Darren Powell came on for Newport replacing Aiden Sainsbury.

In the final minutes a 20 yard shot from Zach Glassspool struck the crossbar.

The last action saw Kyle Drew slip the ball through to Jake Ballentyne but he was quickly closed down by Lloyd Thomas. A disappointing match for Newport as they seldom troubled the Andover defence but had managed to play the second half without conceding a goal.

Full Time: Newport 0 Andover Town 4

Newport: Gary Streeter (Alex Harmer), Martin McDonough, Will Quigley, Aiden Sainsbury (Darren Powell), Spike Pearce, Scott Sampson, Mark Taylor, Jake Ballentyne,  Charlie Urry (Kyle Drew), Jared Wetherick, Emerson Tattersall.

Andover Town: Lloyd Thomas, Aaron Nesbeth, Joe Wright, Liam Hibberd, Luke Dempsey, Connor Cocklin, Reece Rusher (Craig Blakeman), McAuley Stubbs, Shane Lock, Liam Gilbert (Zach Glasspool), Mike Gosney.

Referee : Bruce Waymark

Attendance 105