Month: December 2016

Cowes get their Christmas wish

The Island’s two top teams will go head to head on Boxing Day for what will be a rival clash and a hard fought contest.

Newport will make the short journey to Westwood Park on Boxing day to face Cowes Sports FC in a Wessex Premier Division league game. It will be an early kick off at 11:30am.

The Port will go into the game with spirits running high having won their last two games against Sholing and Verwood Town whereas Cowes Sports look to be finding recent fixtures tough having only picked up 1 point from their last five games.

History proves that this will be a tough game for either side regardless of recent form but The Port will be looking to continue with their winning ways and walk away with a final 3 points from 2016.

Newport have made another new signing today (21st Dec) with Josh Malony returning to The Port from Horndean. Josh now joins Ryan Thomas who has also recently signed from Horndean.

In form striker and recent signing Jared Wetherick will be returning to his old club looking to add to his goal tally for The Port.

What better to come and watch some Christmas football on Boxing day morning at 11:30am and support The Port as they look to sink The Yachtsman’s boat.


Cowes Sports come away with their Christmas wish beating Newport 1:0 in a Boxing Day derby clash.

The Yachtsman took the lead early on in the first half as Cowes look the dominant team from the whistle.

The Port found it hard to get themselves into the game and keep hold of the ball creating little chances to pull a goal back before half time.

Joe Butchers had the best chance for Newport  in the first half but saw the ball fly over the bar.

Cowes went in at half time 1:0.

Early in the second half Newport made a change for injured Spike Pierce who picked up a knock on the ankle in the first half. Spike was change for new signing Josh Maloney from Horndean.

Josh made an impact straight away in the middle of the park with some quality football at his feet and driving runs deep into Cowes half however Newport were unable to see the back of the net.

History proved itself again as the game became very heated at times between both teams.

A furher substitute for Newport saw Tom McInnes come off for Jared Wetherick who got a unwelcoming reception as he stepped onto the pitch.

Newport looked the better team throughout the second half but were unable to produce the final quality to pull their arch rivals level and bring The Port back into the game.

Aiden Sainsbury then saw a red card bringing Newport down to 10 men in the last 5 mins of the game whilst Martin McDonough came off with an injury giving way to young Lewis Wright to make his debut for Newport’s first team.

As the game drew to a close Newport could not hold onto the years of a victory for Cowes Sports.

The final whistle came with Cowes Sports beating Newport IW FC 1:0 and a long awaited victory since 1976.

Newport’s next game will be at St Georges Park on Tuesday 3rd January as they take on Bashley for a 7:30pm kick off.


Newport 2 – 0 Verwood

Newport registered their second home win in eight days and once again didn’t concede a goal as they defeated Verwood 2-0

With both Gary Streeter and Jamie Linington not available for selection, Andy Payne re signed for the club from East Cowes and was drafted straight into the team. Jared Wetherick who came on a substitute last week and scored the only goal of the match, was included in the starting line up. Scott Sampson was unavailable so Oliver West was drafted into defence whilst Aidan Sainsbury replaced Darren Powell in midfield.

Newport kicked off attacking the allotment end. The opening passage of play was fairly even. The Verwood defence was troubled by Joe Butcher on the left who was laying the ball into the path of Aidan Sainsbury only for his goalbound shots to be well blocked. At the other end Andy Payne was called into action turning away a low shot from Aaron Atkinson after a defensive slip had allowed him a run at goal.

Newport played the ball into the Verwood penalty area on plenty of occasions but were unable to turn the ball into the net leaving the match goalless at the interval.

Half Time: Newport 0 Verwood 0

Aidan Sainsbury had seen a lot of his goalbound shots blocked in the first half but on 49 minutes he finally saw one sail into the back of the net to give Newport the lead. From a corner on the right, the ball broke to him and from 25 yards his shot gave Chris Bennet no chance.

Verwood made their only substitution on 67 minutes bringing on Harrison Harding for Dan Ryan. Almost straightaway Newport introduced Darren Powell in place of Spike Pearce. On 76 minutes defender Keelan Sainsbury gave way to Tom McInnes, then with five minutes remaining Keelan Walsh came on for Connor Kelly.

Newport were being forced to defend deeper and deeper and although Verwood created plenty of opportunities, their shots were often off target. However the match was secured on 89 minutes, Jared Wetherick displayed some good footwork more often seen in the ballroom to create space in the penalty area before blasting the ball in the net from ten yards out.

With a two goal lead, Newport were able to comfortably see out stoppage time and move up one place to tenth in the table while Verwood dropped into the relegation zone.

Full Time: Newport 2 Verwood 0

Newport: Andy Payne, Liam Newbold, Keelan Sainsbury (Tom McInnes), Spike Pearce (Darren Powell), Martin McDonough, Oliver West, Aidan Sainsbury, Liam Triggs, Jared Wetherick, Connor Kelly (Keelan Walsh), Joe Butcher.

Verwood: Chris Bennet, Dean Evans, Ben Kelly, Harvey Elsom, , Liam Donachy, Russell Dyer, Dan Ryan (Harrison Harding), Kris Anderton, Aaron Atkinson, James Bergin, Max Fletcher.

Referee: Kasimir Petrov                                      Attendance 98

Wetherick Winner seals Darren’s Day

It was double celebrations at St George’s Park today as firstly there was a presentation to Darren Powell for achieving 500 appearances for the club then Newport secured their first home win of the season against second place Sholing.

Prior to the match both teams formed a guard of honour as Darren Powell was presented with an award to commemorate becoming only the fourth Newport player to play 500 matches for the club.

Newport kicked off attacking the allotment end.

The first chance fell to Sholing within three minutes when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the penalty area. Kevin Brewster’s kick cleared the defence but dipped and struck the crossbar.

Newport applied early pressure to the Sholing goal and twice within a minute, Joe Butcher fired over the crossbar.

The first half was end to end but neither team was able to create any positive chances. Newport were having trouble defending as Sholing were crowding out Gary Streeter at corners, but a goalless half was a fair reflection of play.

Half Time: Newport 0 Sholing 0

Newport started the second half keenly with Liam Newbold having a shot blocked then Darren Powell latched on to the loose ball but his shot was also blocked by Marvin McLean. Newport made a substitution within a couple of minutes of the restart when Connor Kelly replaced Keelan Sainsbury.

Sholing made their first substitution on 70 minutes when Zac Mouland replaced Barry Mason. Newport then replaced Tom McInnes with Jared Wetherick playing his first match since re signing from Cowes. Within a couple of minutes, the substitution had played dividends as he started a move in the middle before playing it out to the left and then when the cross came in to the goal area he headed into the net from close range for the only goal of the match.

Another player who has recently re signed for the club, Ryan Thomas then came on for Joe Butcher.

Sholing pushed forward in search of the equaliser and Gary Streeter produced as fine low save from Lee Wort then blocked the rebound. A free kick from Kevin Brewster from about 25 yards was headed on to the crossbar by Byron Mason. This was the last action for Kevin Brewster who was substituted by Nick Yeomans.

Ryan Thomas showed his potential with a 25 yard shot that was tipped over by Ryan Gosney. Newport were able to see the match out and earn their first home win moving up to tenth in the league.

NEWPORT : Gary Streeter ,Liam Newbold , Keelan Sainsbury (Connor Kelly) , Spike Pearce ,Martin McDonough ,Scott Sampson ,Darren Powell,Liam Triggs , Tom McInnes (Jared Wetherick) , Aidan Sainsbury, Joe Butcher (Ryan Thomas).

SHOLING: Ryan Gosney, Corey Cherrett, Marvin McLean, Owen Randall, Dan Miller, Kevin Brewster (Nick Yeomans),Barry Mason (Zac Mouland), Byron Mason, Dan Mason,  Lee Wort, Jamie Bulpitt.

Referee: Anthony Smith        Attendance 103

500th appearance for the captain

Darren Powell was given the captains armband today (3rd Dec) in Newport’s away game to Brockenhurst. This appearance makes it 500 for Darren as the club and team honour his dedication and commitment to Newport (IW) FC.

Darren has been an integral part in the development of Newport’s first team over many years and has led the team to success during his playing career at the club. Darren now joins a select few legends that have made 500+ appearances for Newport.

The club’s Chairman Stuart Ross said “I am delighted for Darren to have made his 500th appearance for the club today and to have had the honour to lead the team out as we took on Brockenhurst. This just demonstrates how much commitment and heart he has for Newport (IW) FC. Darren is an inspiration to all our up and coming young players at the club. Many congratulations to him and I look forward to meeting up with Darren next week at home to Sholing”.

Newport (IW) FC are wishing for all our supporters across the Island and further a field to join us at our home game next Saturday (10th Dec) at St Georges Park where the club will look to honour and congratulate Darren Powell for his 500th appearance for Newport.



No win in 9 adds to a tough day

The Port saw themselves travel to Brockenhurst to take on The Badgers at Grigg Lane in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division. Brockenhurst were lying 7th in the table while Newport sat 12th.

Due to an unexpected late illness Connor Kelly was unable to travel with the team.

It was The Badgers that dominated the game going in at the end of the first half 2 nil up with Newport having to fight to stay in the game at the start of the second half.

Newport pulled a goal back on 57 minutes but it wasn’t long until Brockenhurst extended their lead on 77 minutes to make it 3:1.

The Port battled hard with Joe Butchers netting the second for Newport in injury time however there wasn’t enough time left for Newport to claw back a 3rd with the game ending Brockenhurst 3 Newport (IW) FC 1.

This sees Newport without a win in their last 9 games picking up 5 points from a possible 24.

The Ports last victory was away to Portland Utd on 15th October.

Newport remain 12th in the league table where they face 2nd place Sholing next Saturday (10th Dec) at St Georges Park for a 3pm kick off.

It was a tough day all round for Newport (IW) FC as the reserves came up against an experienced Alton Town side in the Wyvern Combination Football League East at St Georges Park. The game ended Newport (IW) FC Res 0 Alton Town 4.

Newport (IW) FC A also lost to AFC Wootton 3:1 in the IW Saturday League Division 2.

Port make new signing

The Port have signed 19yr old and experienced midfielder Ryan Thomas from Horndean.

Newport secured the signing of Ryan on Friday (2nd) in preparation for Saturdays games away to Brockenhurst in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division.

Ryan Thomas who developed through the youth section at Newport and moving onto Portsmouth FC will provide Andy Sampson options within his midfield setup.

Ryan has seen himself playing regularly for Horndean in the Wessex League so his experience will prove valuable to The Port throughout the rest of the season.

Newport will face The Badgers at Griggs Lane for a 3pm kick off. The Port will be looking to continue their good away form as Newport sit 12th and Brockenhurst 7th in the league table.