New Pre-Season friendlies Updated Friday 12/07/19

A new friendly against Northwood St. Johns has been arranged for Tuesday 9th July and this match will be played at St. George’s Park with a 7.00pm kick off. Please note the bar will not be open for this match

Our second pre-season friendly will be on Saturday 13th July against Baffins Milton Rovers and will be played at Beatrice Avenue East Cowes. k.o 3.00pm

Tuesday 16th July we play Cowes Sports at Westwood Park , Cowes ko 7.30pm

The following Saturday, 20th July, we travel to Hampshire Premier League Champions Bush Hill who are based on the outskirts of Southampton at Mansel Park. This will be the first meeting between the clubs. k.o 2.30pm. Anyone fancying an away day can get there by getting red funnel bus up to Southampton Central railway station then a number 18 Bluestar takes 20-25 mins and stops right outside the ground.

Thursday 25th July in the evening we play Shanklin at The County Ground, Shanklin, ko 6.00pm

On Saturday 27th July we travel to Vicarage Lane, Brading, to take on the Romans in a double header, firsts and reserves. ko times F-1.00pm R- 4.00pm

Our new Reserves team also have some friendlies arranged through July and all games below take place at St. George’s Park.

Sat 13th July Home to Adgestone 1.30pm

Tues 16th July Home to Vectis FC 6.30pm

Sat 20th July Home to Northwood Reserves 3.00pm

Wed 31st July Home to Carisbrooke 6.30pm

Tues 6th August Away to Shanklin Reserves 6.30pm

Sat 10th August W & B Reserves (at Steyne Park Bembridge) 2.00pm

PRE-SEASON TRAINING STARTED TUESDAY 18TH JUNE

Newport FC Pre-season training started on Tuesday 18th June on the pitch at St. George’s Park.

There will be some warm up games with first team v reserves prior to official friendlies.

It’s not too late to join in however and we welcome players old and new who are interested in joining the club. Whoever you are you will be given a warm welcome.

Our first pre-season friendly is Tuesday 9th July so don’t leave it too late to start getting fit again !

Clean Up day at East Cowes Vics

East Cowes Vics are having a clean up day at Beatrice Avenue on Saturday from 8.30 in the morning.

A few Newport volunteers are coming along to lend a hand so anyone else who is able to spare some time will be made most welcome.

Under 17’s win Mid Solent Cup Final after sensational comeback

Newport Under 17s won the Mid Solent Junior B cup today, beating Havant & Waterlooville 5-4 on Penalties after the game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes.

Newport found themselves 2-0 down at half time, but came out stronger in the 2nd half and pulled a goal back by substitute Adrian Voigt midway through the half, but with 3 minutes remaining found an equaliser through Harry Cheek after a scramble in the 6 yard box forced the game into a penalty shootout.

In the shootout goalkeeper Fraser Law saved one and Havant missed one, meaning that Harry Cheek had to score to win the cup for Newport and he calmly placed his effort into the corner, to win the penalty shootout 5-4.

Tony Hunt appointed Club President

Tony Hunt has accepted the role of Club President of Newport FC.

A life Vice President, Tony is a former Chairman of Newport FC and takes up the post that has been unfilled since the passing of the late Keith Lacey.

In addition Mike West and Bob Foad have become life Vice Presidents of the club.

Saturday 27/04/19 Gold Cup and Presentation Night

A lot happened on Saturday, starting with the Gold Cup Final followed by the Presentation night, so I have rolled it all into one post to avoid anyone missing anything.

GOLD CUP FINAL

Port were at full strength for the Gold Cup final with the return of captain Martin McDonagh and Scott Sampson being available to play.

Port’s opening goal came after just 30 seconds, when Mark Taylor passed to Connor Kelly, who put in a good cross from the left to the edge of the six-yard box, for Jordan BROWNE to turn his marker and direct the ball into the corner of the net.
Port then doubled their lead in the third minute of the game with a Mark TAYLOR strike from the edge of the penalty area.

W&B then started to come back into the game, and reduced the deficit to one in the 17th minutes, when the ball hit the post to be bundled in by John BILTON.
The Island league side then came close to equalising, after Josh Appell found himself free in the penalty area, only to shoot weakly at Gary Streeter.
However, it was then all one way traffic for Port. First, Joe Craig forced a double save from Gareth True in the W&B goal. Then Connor Kelly had a shot parried by True. However, in the 34th minute, Ryan Hughes floated a free kick into the penalty area for Mark TAYLOR to direct the ball into the corner of the net.

A minute before half-time, Connor KELLY tapped in a Joe Craig cross from a few yards out, to
make the score 4-1 to Port.
Then, in first half stoppage time, Lewis WRIGHT got Port’s fifth with a glancing header from a
corner.

Half time: Newport IW 5-1 Whitecoroft & Barton

The second half began in much the same way as the first when, just two minutes after the restart, Connor KELLY sent a magnificent left-footed curling strike into the W& B goal.

At six-one up, Port then seemed to take their foot of the gas. Substitute, Jared Cousins had a good chance to get Port’s seventh towards the end, but had his shot stopped by True in a one-on-one situation. Finally, defender Neo Lamb found himself unlucky not to get on the scoresheet with two minutes to go, when he curled a shot a few inches wide of the left-hand post.

Final Score: Newport IW 6-1 Whitecoroft & Barton

Goals: Newport: Browne 1; Taylor 3, 34; Kelly 43, 47, Wright 45 W & B Bilton 17

Newport: Streeter, Hughes, Lamb, Barron, McDonagh, Sampson, Kelly (Cousins), Wright
(Powell), Craig, Browne (Wetherick), Taylor

Referee: Liam White

Man-of-the-match: Connor Kelly

PRESENTATION NIGHT

The winners of awards for the 2018/19 season are as follows:-

MANAGERS PLAYER – NEO LAMB

PLAYERS PLAYER – MARTIN MCDONAGH

YOUNG PLAYER – NEO LAMB

SUPPORTERS PLAYER – RYAN HUGHES

TOP GOALSCORER – JORDAN BROWNE

THE HILTON BUNDAY AWARD – THE 1ST TEAM MANAGEMENT

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – ARTHUR DOWNER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – DEAN HODGES

It’s Gold Cup Final day

This afternoon sees the final match of Newport’s season as we compete for the Isle of Wight Senior Cup against Whitecroft and Barton Sports at Beatrce Avenue.

Hopefully Storm Hannah won’t get in the way of what promises to be an entertaining match. The Gold Cup final usually draws a big crowd so Beatrice Avenue should be a busy place this afternoon, come early to ensure you can find parking and get into the ground before kick off.

This evening Newport are holding their end of season presentation night at St. George’s Park, the bar opens at 7.30pm and supporters are welcome to come along and see who the award winners are.

Newport finish the league in 6th position

Following yesterdays postponed match against Alton FC, The Sydenhams League Management Committee have awarded the three points to Newport Fc and the match will not now be played.

This takes the club to 53 points and move up to finish in 6th place and (unless there is a very strange result in the one remaining game) be one of only six sides with a positive goal difference.

This season has been an opportunity to develop our young players and build a new team, with over 250 appearances from players who were under 18 when they signed forms in June 2018. We look forward to the opportunity of working with all of our players again next season.

Tonight we host the semi final of the Isle of Wight Senior (Gold) Cup as Cowes Sports play Whitecroft and Barton Sports for a place in the final. Kick off is 7.30pm but a large crowd is expected so please don’t leave it until the last minute.

Alton Match Off

We have been contacted by Alton FC this morning to inform us that they cannot raise a team for todays match.

This is a disappointing way for our league season to come to an end, particularly as today was a date suggested by Alton themselves following the postponed match in March when they also couldn’t raise a side.

We await the Sydenham League Management’s decision.

Newport 3-1 Andover Town

Port made four changes to the side that had lost by a single goal at Downton the previous
Saturday:
Ryan Hughes replacing Jacob Reynolds at left-back, Jared Wetherick and Scott Barron taking up positions in central defence in place of Caleb Charlesworth and Martin McDonagh, and Scott Sampson coming in for Joe Craig in midfield.
Port kicked off towards the allotment end on a sunny Spring day on a good pitch, although with a cool breeze.

Port started brightly, with Connor Kelly beating the offside trap in the 9th minute to go clear, but lacked the control to take the ball past the Bluebird’s keeper. Then, in the 10th minute, a curlingshot-cum-cross from Mark TAYLOR free kick completely eluded the Andover defence and keeper to land in the opposition goal net.

Andover attempted to strike back, with Gary Streeter having to pull off a great save to deny the Bluebirds at the quarter-hour mark. Then, in the 24th minute, Jordan BROWNE headed just wide, but two minutes later, he was gifted the ball in the penalty area after a mix-up in the Andover penalty area to score from ten yards.

Jared Wetherick then had a couple of opportunities shortly before half-time, first having a shot blocked by the Bluebird’s keeper, then heading just over the bar from the resulting corner. Port were, however, unable to add to their lead, going into halftime with a 2-0 advantage.

HT: Newport IW 2-0 Andover Town

The second half began with Port soaking up pressure from the away side. However, in the 62nd minute, Connor Kelly broke free to cross from the left for Jared COUSINS to slot in from five yards.
Andover continued to press, hitting the bar in the 78th minute. Then, in the 80th minute, Will GREEN stole the ball off Gary Streeter, which he promptly dispatched into the Port goal.
The Bluebirds however never looked likely to return to North Hampshire with a point, and Port finished strongly, with Mark Taylor shooting across the face of the goal in the 82nd minute.

Final score: Newport IW 3-1 Andover Town

Goals: Newport IW: Taylor, Browne, Cousins Andover Town: Green

Newport IW: Streeter, Hughes (Charlesworth 79), Lamb, Wetherick (Yates 67), Barron,
Sampson, Kelly (Snow 79), Wright, Cousins, Browne, Taylor Sub not used: Powell

Referee: Tom Baines

Attendance: 104