Month: October 2016

Amesbury Town

Newport were still seeking their first home win of the season as they welcomed newly promoted Amesbury Town to St George’s Park.

Newport made four changes from the side that started against Fawley last week. Martin McDonough was suspended whilst Darren Powell, Keelan Sainsbury and Liam Bennett were all included on the subs bench.

On an overcast day Newport kicked off attacking the allotment end.

The first chance fell to Amesbury on five minutes. The home defence gave the ball away and it was played through to Josh Stockwell who rounded Gary Streeter but was unable to steer the ball into the empty net. Gary Streeter was called into action again shortly afterwards getting down well to turn away a low shot from Curtis Angell. After only eight minutes Amesbury made their first substitution as Cameron George replaced Paul Coventry in attack.

Amesbury Town took the lead on sixteen minutes when the ball was played over the Newport defence and Cameron George raced through to lob it over Gary Streeter.

In a Newport attack, Aiden Salisbury saw his goalbound shot strike Dave Perry and ricochet off for a corner. As Newport continued to attack, Joe Butcher fired a low cross across the face of the goal but nobody was able to turn it home.

The first half finished with Newport displaying some good approach play but seldom testing Paddy Crease whilst at the same time looking vulnerable in defence.

Half Time Newport 0 Amesbury Town 1

Newport started off looking positive as Connor Kelly fired in a shot from the left that struck the crossbar and bounced down in front of goal before being scrambled away by Amesbury.

Newport made a substitution on 62 minutes when they sacrificed a defender, Spike Pearce and brought on Darren Powell, With 15 minutes remaining Tom McInnes was introduced into the attack in place of Aiden Sainsbury and finally Liam Bennett came on for Josh Younie.

Most of the second half was played in the Amesbury half as Newport dominated possession but once again the final touch was lacking as Amesbury held on to their slender lead. Newport slipped to twelfth in the table with a three point gap opening up between them and the clubs above them.

Final Score: Newport 0 Amesbury Town 1

Attendance 117

Newport: Streeter, Newbold, Quigley, Pearce (Powell), Taylor, Sampson, A Sainsbury (McInnes), Triggs, Younie (Bennett), Kelly, Butcher.

Amesbury Town: Crease, Perry, Wheeler, Cook, Elwood, Brown, Stockwell, Angell, Coventry (George), Gavin, Powell.

Referee: Jacob Wright

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.

BuildBase FA Vase 2nd round – Port Fan’s Travel details

The draw for the 2nd Round of the BuildBase FA Vase takes place tomorrow (Monday) 24th October 2016. The Port enter at this stage having received a bye through all previous rounds having reached the last 32 of the competition in 2015/16.

Most supporters will be looking to draw a team from outside the Sydenhams League but Wessex teams have been doing well this year and 8 other local sides are still in the draw. The draw is still regional at this round with Newport expected to be put into Zone 5 containing the following teams;

The draw will be published around lunchtime on Monday (usually 1 o’clock -ish)

2nd round ties will be played on Saturday 12th November 2016. The winning side receive £750, the losing side £250.

********Breaking News********

Newport IW FC have been drawn away from home against Buckland Athletic FC in the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

The game will be played on Saturday 12th November 2016, 3pm kick off.

The club will be taking a coach to Newton Abbot for supporters to the FA Vase game so if you are wishing to book a place on the coach and travel with us please contact by phone on 01983 525027 or email

Suporters Travel details for Sat 12th Nov:

Meet at Wightlink Yarmouth terminal at 8:30am.

Catch the 8:45am ferry as foot passengers to Lymington.

Board the club(s) travel coaches supplied by Destination Coaches at 9:30am.

Expected arrival time at Buckland Athletic FC (Newton Abbott) approx 12:30 to 1pm.

Buckland Athletic FC vs Newport IW FC will kick off at 3pm.

Leave Buckland Athletic FC at approx 5:30pm with an expected arrival time in Lymington for 8:30 to 8:45pm.

Return to the Isle of Wight via the Wightlink Lymington ferry at 9:05pm as foot passengers.

Expected arrival time back on the Island will be 9:40pm.

The cost of return travel which includes the ferry and coach will be £25 per person.

Confirmation of all spectators travelling to Buckland Athletic FC for the Buildbase FA Vase 2nd round need to be recieved by the club no later than Saturday 5th November 2016.

Port draw double blank , home and away

Newport have now gone eight home league matches without a win as they were held to a draw by Fawley. It was a match that Newport dominated but their inability to score proved costly

With several players unavailable, it was a much changed Newport side that started.

Fawley kicked off attacking the Shide end. Newport had the better of the opening passage of play with Fawley penned in their own half for long spells. Although scoring opportunities were scarce both Ryan Hill and Aidan Sainsbury saw their goalbound shots strike defenders.

Gary Streeter was called into action on 36 minutes, tipping a 20 yard shot from Lewis Ross over the crossbar. This was to be Fawley’s best chance of a half that Newport had dominated but despite all the pressure Fawley keeper Lee Burch had yet to be tested.

Half Time: Newport 0 Fawley 0

Newport started the second half as they finished the first half by keeping Fawley in their own half. They consistently played the ball into the penalty area only to see a move come to nothing.

In a rare Fawley attack, Newport survived a melee in the goal area, but that was the closest that Fawley came to threatening in the second half.

Fawley made the first substitution after 65 minutes when Harrison Fay was replaced by Steven Green. Ten minutes later they made their second change with Conor Whitely replacing Den Semmens.

Newport made two substitutions in quick succession. Jimmi Burton was first to be replaced by Mark Taylor then Liam Bennett came on for Liam Triggs. Both teams made their final substitutions with less than five minutes remaining, Newport bringing on Oliver West for Harry Wade and Fawley introduced Mitch Hunt in place of Matt Spencer.

The draw means that Newport remain eleventh but Fawley drop one place to seventeenth


Gary Streeter , Liam Newbold , Will Quigley , Spike Pearce, Ryan Hills , Scott Sampson, Aidan Sainsbury , Liam Triggs (Liam Bennett) , Harry Wade (Oliver West) , Jimmi Burton (Mark Taylor), Joe Butcher.


Lee Burch, Peter Keating, Matt Hawkins, Dan Semmens (Conor Whitely), Aaron Lucas, Dane Sayce, Matt Spencer (Mitch Hunt), Dylan Gain, Zac Willis, Lewis Ross, Harrison Fay (Steven Green)

Referee: Conor Malone

Attendance: 98

The Reserves were also playing Fawley in the John Stimpson Memorial Shield and that too finished goalless. The only goal of the afternoon came from the A team but they lost 2-1 at home to Osborne Coburg.

A game of two halves ? – Unbelievable Jeff

If ever the saying “A game of two halves” was true it was at Portland United on Saturday.

A long away day will go down in the memory of a fantastic fightback and three points from a match that had seemed unwinnable.

Portland United started strongly, great passing and movement which had the Port on the backfoot from the beginning. On 10 mins Newport conceded a rash penalty, a lone striker going nowhere was tackled from behind in the box, penalty duly despatched 1-0.

The Port then had a reasonable spell as they tried to get back in the game, Joe Butcher broke through and his angled chip just went the wrong side of the post. It wasnt to be for long as Portland got back on the pass/move game and Newport were once again struggling to get close, conceding some yellow cards for late challenges through McDonough and Quigley. Sure enough the second goal for Portland came from a slick passing move into the box and a shot across goal into the corner of the net 2-0.

How Portland didn’t go in at half time with a bigger lead only they will know, missed chances, over, wide and some desperate defending kept it at 2-0.

HT Portland United 2 Newport 0

Strong words in the Newport dressing Room obviously, looking for a way back into the game. The half started much better for the men in yellow, more energy saw them take the game to Portland. Having looked a yard off the pace in the first half Newport were now on the front foot, pressing Portland and pegging them back in their own half. The Port ran up a series of corners and from the third one Daz Powell got his head up to steer the ball in off the post and pull one back.

There was then a setback for Newport when a Portland striker was caught by a trailing arm from Martin McDonough and the referee produced a second yellow to send the Newport captain to the changing room. Newport then started a series of substitutions bringing on Liam Triggs for Liam Bennett, Aiden Sainsbury for his brother Keelan and this meant Daz Powell dropped back as an emergency defender.

The Port weren’t overawed by this setback and continued to press and put the Portland goal under pressure. The Blues were unable to clear their lines and from the edge of the box Josh Younie drilled the ball through a crowded goalmouth to make it all square.

Newport continued to catch Portland out on the break as they went in search of the winner with Joe Butcher setting up Liam Triggs  but the Portland keeper just got down in time to make the save. A final substitution for the Port saw Jimmi Burton come on for Joe Butcher.  Smelling blood, the Port continued on the offensive and once again got men into the box and on 72 mins Liam Triggs received the ball just inside the penalty area and steered it past the keeper to put the Port in front. This brought unbelievable scenes from the dozen or so travelling Port fans.

Portland pushed forward for the final 10 or so minutes and apart from having to make one forceful punching save Gary Streeter was rarely troubled as the Port held out for a fantastic win.

FT: Portland United 2 Newport 3

Portland:Lillington, Smith, McKechnie, Carmichael, Whyton, Doidge, Buckler, Halloran, Richardson, Bastick, Beasley. Subs: Godfrey, Watts, Bessant.

Newport: Streeter, Newbold, Quigley, Pearce, McDonough, K Sainsbury, Powell, Bennett, Younie, Kelly, Butcher. Subs: West, A Sainsbury, Triggs, Burton.


The Port spoil “The Royals” outing

Josh Younie, Joe Butcher and Jimmi Burton got on the score sheet for The Port to take 3 points away to AFC Porchester this evening (11th Oct).

Newport took the lead in the first half with a goal from striker Josh Younie however AFC Porchester came back strong firing two goals in the first half to go in 2:1 up.

At the start of the second half Newport came out strong drawing level with a shot from Joe Butcher through the legs of the Porchester’s defence and in off the far post to make it 2:2.

Newport made a substitute putting Jimmi Burton on. A fresh set legs and Burton fired home Newport’s 3rd goal at close range after a low cross from the left wing.

The Port saw the game out with it finishing AFC Porchester 2, Newport IW FC 3.

A superb effort and a valuable 3 points for Newport this evening. This win see’s Newport move up to 13th in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division.

AFC Porchester team: Thomas, Evans, Wells, Pottage, Warren, Cain, Everet, Clarke, Parrish, Kirby, Easter. Subs: Birmingham, Scott, Gristci.

Newport IW FC team: Streeter, Newbold, Quigley, Pearce, McDonough (c), K Sainsbury, Powell, Bennett, Younie, Kelly, Butchers. Subs: West, Hills, Burton.

Portland Utd – Supporters Travel Details

Newport IW FC will travel to Portland Utd on Saturday 15th October for a 2pm kick off.

All supporters travelling away with the team on Saturday will require the following timings for the day;

Meet at the Red Funnel Red Jet passenger terminal in Cowes at 9:30am

The team and all supporters will catch the 9:45am Red Jet to Southampton arriving at approx 10:10am.

Destination coaches (Team Coach) will then take everyone to Portland Utd arriving at approx 12:30pm.

Portland Utd v Newport IW FC will kick off at 2pm

The team and all supporters will leave Portland Utd at around 4pm arriving back in Southampton at approx 6pm dependent on any traffic delays.

Depart from Southampton’s Red Jet passenger ferry terminal at 6:15pm or 6:45pm.

For those who wish to travel but have not yet informed the club please ensure you contact us by email or telephone asap – or 01983 525027.

We look forward to seeing you all on the day……….UTP!!!

Port rue missed chances

On a fine afternoon a good sized crowd attended hoping to see the Port return to winning ways.Newport lined up without Martin McDonagh who was suspended for one match due to yellow cards, Ollie West taking his place in the centre of the defence. Josh Younie returned from injury after missing the game against Verwood.

Former Port player Jamie Bray returned to St. George’s in goal for Andover.

The Newport players themselves were straight out of the traps out on and Josh Younie tested Bray inside a couple of minutes with a shot that the veteran keeper just manager to get a hand to and turn over the bar. Shortly afterwards the game was halted following a solid 50/50 challenge and Andover defender Stubbs needed extensive treatment.

As the game restarted both teams settled and began to cancel each other out until just after a quarter of an hour when following a good run by Kelly , Liam Triggs had a shot that once again Bray got a hand to turn over.

On 24 minutes the lively Charlie Gunson got clear of the Newport defence and this time Gary Streeter was called upon to tip the ball over. It was beginning to look like a keepers exhibition match.

Both teams had good chances leading up to half time but neither were able to rind the net.

Right on half time the referee Mr McKee booked both Josh Younie and Andover’s Stubbs over a disagreement which seemed harsh to both players.

HALF TIME: Newport 0 Andover Town 0

Newport once again came out of the blocks fired up, Joe Butcher bringing out another good save from Bray and Connor Kelly firing over.

The deadlock was broken on the hour when a header at the back post was parried by Streeter and fell nicely for Charlie Gunson to steer into the net.

Newport came back for more ans a stinging shot from Kelly was well held by Bray as it was heading inside the post.

With time evaporating Newport committed more to attack bringing on substitutes Jimmi Burton, Keelan Sainsbury and Liam Bennett. As the 90 minutes were up Andover’s Shane Lock found himself with time and space in the box to slot the ball home and put the game out of reach of Newport.

In injury time Newport pulled a goal back when Jimmi Burton’s shot took a deflection and looped over Bray into the net but by then it was too late to get the Port back in the game.

FULL TIME : Newport 1 Andover Town 2

Attendance 125

Newport: Streeter, Newbold, Quigley, Pearce, West, Taylor, Powell, Triggs, Younie, Kelly, Butcher. Subs: Burton, K Sainsbury, Bennett.

Andover Town: Bray, Stubbs, Blakeman, Santa Fe Vigo, Gregory, Demsey, Plummer, Onoufrio, Glasspool, Gunson, Grange. Subs: Dockree, Lock, Sweeney, Nesbeth, Blackwell.

Referee: S McKee

13th meet’s 14th in the Premier Division

14th place Andover Town FC will descend on St Georges Park tomorrow (Saturday 8th) to play Newport who currently sit 13th in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division.

This will no doubt be a hard fought contest as two very evenly matched teams this season battle it out for 90 minutes looking to gain 3 points and move into the top half of the table.

Newport will be wanting to extend their lead away from Andover in the league and push themselves up the table. The Port go into the game following last weeks goalless draw against bottom of the league Verwood Town whilst Andover again come in following a  2:2 draw at home to Brockenhurst.

Andy Sampson will be looking for his team to dominate the game from the start and finish their chances on goal with injured striker Josh Younie likely to return.

Newport have drawn 6 out of the 10 games played this season so Andy will be wanting a result and a valuable 3 points.

The Port will be without new captain Martin McDonough through suspension.

Gates open at 2pm with kick off at 3pm.

The clubhouse bar will be open from 2pm along with the snack shack within the ground at 2:30pm.

Follow the game live on Twitter @Newport_iwfc

This Saturday (8th) also see’s Newport IW FC reserves travel to face Peterfield Town in the Wyvern Combination League East, 3pm KO whilst Newport IW FC A host Carisbrooke Utd in the IW Saturday League Div 2, 2:30pm KO.