Month: November 2016

Port squander 3 goal lead

Newport are still without a home win this season as they squandered a three goal lead to draw against Horndean. It was a grey overcast afternoon that greeted their opponents to St George Park this afternoon.

Horndean kicked off attacking the Shide end and Benny Read had their first shot after only 38 seconds but it went into the side netting. However it was Newport that got off to a dream start in less than ninety seconds. The ball was worked down the left by Joe Butcher and when Horndean failed to clear the cross the ball broke to Darren Powell who drove it into the net from about fifteen yards.

Horndean began to have plenty of midfield domination but were unable to penetrate the Newport defence. Newport did threaten the Horndean goal with a shot from Connor Kelly passing agonisingly wide of the far post.

Newport extended their lead on 37 minutes when a corner from Joe Butcher eluded everybody and curled in at the far post . Shortly afterwards Joe Butcher again broke down the left and his cross found Tom McInnes but before he was able to fire in a shot he was closed down.

Half Time: Newport 2 Horndean 0

Newport started the second half looking the livelier side and a Tom McInnes chip in the opening minute left Tom Price stranded but passed just wide of the post. With Horndean reduced to long range shots, they made their first substitution after 53 minutes when Connor Duffin replaced Lewis Brailey. Newport’s response was to replace Keelan Walsh with Keelan Sainsbury. Newport were now dominating the midfield so Horndean made a second substition before the hour mark when Sam Smart replaced Benny Read.

Newport were troubling Horndean down the flanks and when Tom Price failed to hold a low cross, Tom McInnes was able to tap the ball into the goal from close range.

Horndean were offered a way back into the match when Martin McDonough upended a forward in the penalty area and Jack Maloney gave Gary Streeter no chance blasting the penalty to his right. This proved to be the defining point in the match as Newport reverted to using the long ball as opposed to playing the ball out of defence.

 Horndean scored a second on 79 minutes when Jack Warren fired in a cross and Mark Smith’s glancing header diverted the ball past Gary Streeter. Newport made a substitution before the restart when Tom McInnes gave way to Aidan Sainsbury. Newport were now defending deeper and four minutes later Horndean were level when Joe Richardson cut in on the right and drove the ball past Gary Streeter. Newport’s final substitution saw defender Oliver West come on for Liam Triggs as they surrendered the midfield to Horndean in the final minutes. At the end it was Newport who were hanging on.

The draw means that Horndean remain ninth and Newport twelfth.

Final Score Newport 3 Horndean 3

Newport: Streeter, Newbold, Walsh (K Sainsbury), Pearce, McDonough, Sampson, Powell, Triggs (West), McInnes (A Sainsbury), Kelly, Butcher.

Horndean: Price, Fancey, Wain, Brailey (Duffin), Taylor, Johnson, Read (Smart), Richardson, Smith, Maloney, Warren.

Attendance 124

Reassurance from the Chairman

Following the recent press release regarding the notice from South Coast Leisure to quit St Georges Park as of August 2017, the club have released the following statement;

“Newport (IW) Football Club Ltd are currently seeking advice in relation to the notice from South Coast Leisure and therefore have no further comment to make at this time. Newport IW FC continues to operate its business as usual.”
The Supporters Trust and Club Chairman Stuart Ross said; “I want to reassure all Staff, Managers, Players, Members, Supporters and those connected to Newport (IW) Football Club that everything is in hand, I urge you not to panic in anyway. I have a fantastic team of professional and experienced people working with me on this matter and will endeavor to provide you all with further information on this as and when I can. Newport IW FC continues to operate its business as usual and I look forward to seeing as many of you at St Georges Park on Saturday 26th November to show your support for the club and our 1st team as we take on Horndean for a 3pm kick off in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division”.

Draw number 10 away to “The Poppies”

Newport IW FC travelled away to Victoria Park in Bournemouth on Saturday 19th November to face The Poppies in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division.

Bournemouth Poppies sat 13th with Newport 11th in the table prior to kick off. Only 3 points separated the sides.

Both sides paid their respects with a minute silence to Andy Dine who sadly passed away in the week having been a former match official.


Andy Sampson travelled with four reserve players with several first team players out through suspension and unavailability. Those missing from the travelling squad to Bournemouth were Aiden Sainsbury (suspension), Spike Pearce (injured/suspension), Keelan Walsh (suspension) and Liam Triggs (unavailable).

Into the squad came Jack Turpinton, Caleb Charlesworth, 16 yr old Lewis Wright and Jimmi Burton.

Both sides got off to a steady start early on with no threats from either team and that was generally the theme throughout the first half.

It was on 36 mins when Sami Makhloufi struck for Bournemouth putting them 1 nil up and Newport now fighting for something out of the game in the poor weather conditions.

HT: Bournemouth Poppies 1:0 Newport IW FC

The second half saw neither side showing real dominance and the heavy rain wasn’t helping the situation.

Attempts on goal from The Poppies and The Port saw nothing challenging with shots off target or comfortably saved.

On 65 mins Newport got a break through with young Jimmi Burton equalising to bring the game level.

The Port were not looking to rack up another draw to their already tally of nine. It was 5 mins before full time when Joe Butcher struck from the right of the goal inside the 18yrd box which went through various Bournemouth players hitting the far left hand post and deflecting away from the goal.

The game drew to an end with both sides picking up a point. Newport remained 11th in the league however Bournemouth dropped to 14th due to Amesbury Town picking up a 5:2 home victory over Horndean.

Team: Streeter, Newbold, Turpinton, McDonough (c), Sampson, Powell, West, Kelly, Butcher, McInnes, Burton. Subs: Wright, Charlesworth.

Newport will play host to defeated Horndean next Saturday (26th) at St Georges Park with The Port looking to secure their first home victory of the 2016/17 season.

In form Streeter saves a point for The Port – Match report

Newport IW FC saw the leagues high flying Team Solent descend on St Georges Park for Tuesday evenings mid-week fixture in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division.

Tom McInnes returned to the squad after Saturdays FA vase game.

It was 5 mins into the game when Newport’s Scott Sampson had a free header inside the 6 yrd box which was saved by Team Solents GK Bradley Banda.

The Port looked the better side early on with Scott Sampson almost striking again on 15 mins with a cross from Joe Butchers into the box. Scott Sampson stretched to get a foot to it but could not direct it on target which saw the ball fly over the cross bar.

Team Solents number 11 – Tyrell Mitford had their first attempt on goal on 18 mins with a wild shot from 18 yrds which went wide to the right post and did not test Gary Streeter in goal for The Port.

Against the run the play on 23 mins Newport were punished with a defensive error seeing Team Solent’s captain Jessie Waller-Lassen one on one with Gary Streeter. Solent’s captain took this opportunity with calm and ease rounding Streeter and slotting the ball home to put Team Solent 1 nil up. It was however only two minutes later when the goal scoring captain saw a yellow card for diving.

Joe Butchers certainly looked dangerous for Solents defence with his pace and ability with the ball at his feet. It was 27 minutes into the game when Joe burst in behind Solent’s right back releasing a shot from the left which traveled across the front of the goal but no Newport player there to finish off what was a superb creative piece of football.

Connor Kelly, Spike Pearce and Joe Butchers displayed some comfortable and confident build up play on 30 mins which saw the ball come from right to the left but was closed down by Team Solent’s defence as Newport drove into their 18 yrd box. The ball went out for a corner but Newport saw nothing further from this set piece.

Joe Butchers was again in the action delivering a quality ball from the right straight across Team Solent’s goal but no Newport player could get a touch on it and put the ball home to bring the game level just before half time.

HT: Newport IW FC  0:1 Team Solent

Newport started the second half as they did the first with a desire to grab a goal back early on and it wasn’t long to wait. On 48 mins Connor Kelly released a rocket from the edge of Team Solent’s box. The ball headed low and straight for Team Solent’s GK where he took it in his hands but the power was to much to hold onto the ball which saw it spilled and through the legs of the keeper rolling into the back of the net. The game now leveled at 1:1.

Team Solent saw their second booking of the game on 56 mins with Patrick Nolan seeing yellow for holding back Connor Kelly that was on bursting run to the right which would have beaten Solent’s left back had he not made the foul. The free kick from 25 yrds out to the right was taken by Connor but provided nothing for Newport from this set piece. Connor was looking sharp and threatening throughout the game getting in behind the defense with his pace.

67 mins, Connor Kelly was again back in the thick of it attacking Team Solent’s goal releasing a shot from the right hand side of Solent’s goal just outside the 6 yrd box which was tipped over the bar by the GK.

Andy Sampson was forced to make a change on 76 mins with Spike Pearce picking up an injury and being replaced by Ollie West.

The Port’s captain Martin McDonough then brought down Team Solent’s captain in the box conceding a penalty. Up stepped their No 10 Captain Jessie Waller-Lassen for the spot kick. Gary Streeter yet again proved his outstanding recent performance saving the penalty which followed a huge cheer from around the ground by all the attending Port fans. This was another penalty save to add to Streeter’s tally!!!

Andy Sampson made a further substitute on 83 mins swapping like for like with Tom McInnes coming off for Jimmi Burton.

As the game drew to an end Joe Butchers was foulled 30 yrds out on the right to give Newport one final set piece of the game and a chance to get the winner but this was fired straight at the GK and comfortably saved.

Tensions rose on 90 mins with Team Solent’s captain and goal scorer Jessie Waller-Lassen being sent off for a second dive inside Newport’s box which saw him being shown a second yellow card and a lonely walk down the tunnel.

Newport had dominated possession and looking the better side during the majority of the game with the final score ending Newport (IW) FC 1:1 Team Solent.

Team: G Streeter, L Newbold, K Walsh, S Pearce, M McDonough, S Sampson, D Powell, L Triggs, T McInnes, C Kelly, J Butchers. Subs; J Burton, O West, C Charlesworth.

Referee: Ross Murphy

Attendance: 65

Newport travel to Bournemouth on Saturday 19th November for a 3pm KO in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division. Andy Sampson will be looking to continue with the good away form and pick 3 points up against The Poppies who sit 13th in the league. The Port will be without suspended Spike Pearce, Aiden Sainsbury and Keelan Walsh.

FA Vase dream over for The Port

Newport IW FC crashed out of the Buildbase FA Vase following a 1:0 defeat to Buckland Athletic FC.

Newport looked under pressure for the majority of the half struggling to breakdown Buckland and create chances to test their goal keeper.

Buckland were confident with playing the ball around the park and getting in behind Newport’s defence although Gary Streeter was yet again on form stopping anything that was put to him. Gary Streeter made a spectacular save on 40mins when Buckland striker broke in behind Liam Newbold on the left then cutting onto his right releasing a shot which was heading for the top left hand corner of the goal. Streeter leapt to his left tip the ball over the crossbar, this was by far save of the match.


Half time: Buckland Athletic FC 0:0 Newport IW FC

Both teams knew that the last 45 mins of the game would be crucial which looked a game that only one goal would secure a place in the next round.

It was 3 minutes into the second half when Buckland Athletic FC struck. Liam Newbold gave an easy ball away to Buckland which saw them drive to the edge of the 18 yard box and hitting a screamer of a shot towards Gary Streeter. The ball smashed against the crossbar, Gary Streeter turned around to see where the ball had gone when it came back off the bar and hit him in the face deflecting back into the goal putting Buckland 1 nil up.


Newport then pushed on making changes to play a back 3 and utilise an attacking setup.

Liam Triggs had the best chance for Newport with some slick football from Keelan Walsh, Connor Kelly down the left. This gave Liam Triggs space turning Buckland’s defender inside out as Triggs pulled the ball onto his left and firing a shot on goal which was tipped away by Buckland’s keeper.

img_4008Newport then had another chance cleared off the line and unable to pull back that unfortunate early goal at the start of the half.

An outstanding performance from Keelan Walsh playing left back saw Newport dominate possession at times during the half with confidence from such a young player.

Newport were unable to get a goal against a good and confident Buckland setup with the game ending Buckland Athletic FC 1 Newport IW FC 0 and a place in the 3rd round of the Buildbase FA Vase.


Man of the match went to Gary Streeter for his outstanding performance……..well done Gary.

FESTIVE, FOOTBALL, FUTURE – Newport IW FC Christmas Party 2016

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FESTIVE, FOOTBALL, FUTURE. Come and join Newport IW FC at St Georges Park for their Christmas Party spectacular on Saturday 17th December 2016. Enjoy a Christmas dinner and an evening full of entertainment.

Timings: Arrival drinks from 7pm for 7:30pm start till 1am.

Dinner: Carvery buffet + desert

With the Christmas spirit and New Year fast approaching, book now and be part of the amazing future ahead for Newport IW Football Club.

Tickets £25 per person.

Book by emailing – or call 01983 527025.



****PORT FANS ALERT**** Buildbase FA Vase 2nd Round

Newport IW FC will travel to Buckland Athletic FC in Newton Abbot on Saturday 12th November 2016 for their 2nd round fixture in this years Buildbase FA Vase.

There are still places available on the coach for fans to travel with the team and we would like to see as many fans as possible join us and support The Port as they begin their conquest in this years Buildbase FA Vase competition. The club require all fans who are wishing to travel on the team coach on Saturday to confirm their space by no later than midnight on Monday 7th November 2016.

All ferry bookings and coach travel has to be finalised and confirmed by Tuesday morning (8th). Full travel details for the day are outlined below. The cost of travel will be £25 per person.

If you haven’t already confirmed your space with a member of the clubs staff please email urgently or telephone 01983 525027 (leave voicemail if required) to guarantee yourself a place on the day.


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 received by the club no later than midnight on Monday 7th November 2016.

Newport Res v Sholing Dev

Sholing Development visited St George’s Park on Saturday 5th Nov and the 90 minutes was certainly full of fireworks. Both sides fielded young teams and no doubt Sholing looked a well organised set up, However they weren’t prepared for a Newport side that were determined to play as a team and win, and what a win it was.

Early on Keelan Walsh got booked on the edge of Newport’s box. Callum Chase who ended as man of the match came into the centre back position with Caleb Charlesworth after Ollie West was taken by the first team late Friday night.

Newport fielded Mark Taylor who partnered young Alex Harmer in central midfield. The game was end to end and Newport took the lead on 32 minutes after Jacob Reynolds put a free kick into a dangerous position and Jimmi Burton got the slightest of touches to put Newport one up. 5 minutes later Harry Wade hit the crossbar from close range where Newport should have gone 2 up. On 49 minutes the game exploded on the edge of the Sholing’s box when Keelan Walsh was fouled from a very late tackle. Sholing were awarded a free kick and sent Keelan Walsh off for a second caution. 30 seconds later Sholing’s keeper followed Keelan down the tunnel for descent at one of Newport players.

Halftime: Newport IW FC Res 1:0 Sholing Development

The second half started as the first. Sholing piled the pressure on Newport but The Port stayed solid. On 65 minutes Newport should have doubled their lead when 3 separate players had shots at the Sholing goal as the ball ricocheted around Sholings box but Newport just could not get the ball into the net. With the final whistle looming the Sholing centre forward was put through and with just the Newport keeper to beat he shot and Jamie Linington pulled off the save of the match.

The final whistle was welcomed by all and closed a game that Newport deservedly won.

Result: Newport IW FC Res 1:0 Sholing Dev

Jamie Linington, Jacob Reynolds, Keelan Walsh, Caleb Charlesworth, Callum Chase, Lewis Wade, Jimmi Burton, Mark Taylor, Alex Harmer, Joseph Thumbi, Harry Wade, Harrison Yates, Jack Turkington, Liam Sumpter, Harry Green.

Saturday Round Up

A busy weekend for all of our three adult teams as we took on strong opponents in all of our competitions.

Newport first team’s form away from home continued to improve with a 1-0 win at Bemerton Heath Harlequins, who until today were unbeaten in their last 12 games.

Joe Butcher scored the only goal finishing off some good work by Connor Kelly.

Newport Reserves were also winners by a 1-0 scoreline as Jimmi Burton secured all three points in a feisty encounter. Both sides finished with 10 men after the Sholing keeper received a straight red and Newport’s Keelan Walsh received two yellows.

Newport A faced a tall order travelling to Basingstoke Royals in the Hampshire Junior A cup and were beaten 10-0.