Month: January 2017

Saturday’s football round up

Newport secured a valuable 3 points and a well deserved victory today away to 21st place Whitchurch Utd.

Goals from Mark Taylor, Jared Whetherick and an injury time goal from Joe Butcher sealed the win for The Port.

Newport remain 10th in the Wessex League Premier Division only 2 points off the top 8.

Newport Reserves hosted Lisa Athletic in the Wyvern Combination Football League Division 1 (East) with the game finishing 1:1. A goal from Liam Sumpter secured a point for The Port reserves.

Newport A travelled to Northwood St Johns in the IW Saturday League Division 2 where the game ended 4:1 to Northwood. Luke Whyton got the only goal for Newport.

Next Saturday (4th Feb) will see Newport’s1st team travel away again to Team Solent at Test Park in the Wessex League Premier Division for a 3pm Kick Off.


All Saturday’s action from The Port


BIG SCREEN LIVE in the clubhouse Sports Bar

Last Saturday (21st) adverse weather put an end to The Ports 1st team and reserves fixtures however this coming Saturday see’s all 3 Newport teams back in action.

Newport 1st team who sit 10th will travel to 21st place Whitchurch Utd in the Wessex League Premier Division for a 3pm kick off. A victory from this game could see The Port begin to firmly place themselves in the top 10 in the league for the season.

Andy Sampson will be without injured Scott Sampson and suspended Aiden Sainsbury for this game.

Newport reserves host Liss Athletic in the Wyvern Combination Division 1 (East) at St Georges Park for a 3pm kick off. Entry will be £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Newport A will travel to 4th place Northwood St Johns in the IW Saturday League Division 2 for a 2pm kick off. Nick Richardson’s side will be looking to continue with their steady form over the past month to advance themselves up the league table as their season begins to draw to a close.

LIVE and in HD on the BIG SCREEN this Saturday (28th) will feature all the action from the Emirates FA Cup fourth round. The clubhouse sports bar will be open from 12pm for all the build up as Liverpool take on Wolves at 12:30pm.

Enjoy the action out on the main pitch at St Georges Park from 3pm with our Port reserves  v’s Liss Athletic.

From 5pm the BIG SCREEN live coverage continues in the clubhouse sports bar as Southampton host Arsenal at St Mary’s in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Come and enjoy all the football action at St Georges Park from 12pm on Saturday 28th January.

Vice President Morris Barton has died.

Newport IW Football Club are saddened to announce that Vice President Morris Barton OBE passed away at his home last week. Our condolences are with the family at this time.

A life long supporter of The Port, Morris was always willing to offer advice but particularly came to the fore when the club was in need.

A minute silence will be held at St George’s Park for Newport Reserves home game on Saturday 28th January against Liss Athletic, 3pm KO.

The club will provide further details upon receipt of any further information.


The Port v Blackfield & Langley – Match Postponed

A pitch inspection has been carried out this morning (Sat 21st Jan) at St Georges Park and a decision has been made to postpone today’s game against Blackfield & Langley FC due to a frozen pitch.

This fixture will be rescheduled to an alternative date.

The clubhouse sports bar will still be open from 12pm today (21st) showing all live Barclays Premier League football on the big screen.

Today’s 12:30pm kick off will see Liverpool take on Swansea.

The late 5:30pm kick off will see Manchester City play host to Tottenham.


10 man Port slip up to The Oilers

Newport travelled to troubled Fawley AFC on Saturday 14th January with an early kick off at 2pm due to technical issues with electric supply at the Waterside Sports Ground.

Straight from the start The Port looked by far the stronger and better team playing some comfortable football and build up play from the midfield. Young Lewis Wright made the starting 11 and looked impressive and in control every time he took a touch on the ball.

Newport were picking away at chances on goal but it was on 35 mins when The Port broke Fawley’s defence with Connor Kelly receiving the ball out on the right from Lewis Wright in the centre of midfield.

Connor made a one touch perfectly weighted ball through the middle of Fawley’s defence that saw the pace of Joe Butcher run onto. Out came Fawley’s goalkeeper and Joe slotted the ball along the grass to the left of the keeper who had no chance to put The Port into the lead.

Fawley didn’t look to add any pressure onto Newport however on 38 mins Fawley were pressing in Newport’s half which saw players from both sides close together on the right just outside of the 18 yrd box.

A Fawley player went down requesting a free kick but the referee allowed play to go on, other challenges were going in to clear the ball away.

A further Fawley player went down from a challenge by The Port which saw Spike Pierce react to this tackle on the Fawley player who was on the ground.

The game was stopped and tensions rose between both teams. The referee consulted both lineman and Spike Pierce saw a straight red card for his challenge on the Fawley player. Newport now down to 10 men and ending the first half leading 1 nil.

HT: Fawley AFC 0:1 Newport IW FC

With The Port down to 10 men from the start of the second half this didn’t seem to have much effect and The Oilers didn’t take full advantage of this.

Newport created chances but were unable to deliver that final ball to finish the game off.

It was the last 20 minutes of the second half that Newport started to get punished for the red card. As Newport fell deeper into their own half Fawley began to continually press.

Newport were inviting Fawley into their half and were struggling to deal with the pressure. The ball would be cleared by The Port but it would come straight back at them.

The Oilers failed to create many good opportunities on goal with their possession to claw back the 1 goal lead.

Newport made a change on 75 minutes bringing on Keelan Walsh for Joe Butchers.

On 80 minutes Newport made another substitute bringing on Jospeh Thumbi for Jared Whetherick and a fresh set of legs up top for The Port.

85 minutes saw the breakthrough for Fawley as a cross came into the back post from out on the left, the ball was scrambling around in the 6 yrd box with Fawley managing to get a touch on it and slip the ball past Gary Streeter just inside of the right hand post. The game now all level at 1:1.

Further pressure from Fawley dominated for the last 5 mins plus injury time. A final change for Newport saw a debut appearance for young Alex Harmer.

The game finally come to an end with both teams settling for a point however Fawley knowing that they could and perhaps should have had more than a point out of the game against 10 man Newport.

Final score; Fawley AFC 1:1 Newport IW FC

Team; Streeter, K Sainsbury, Pierce, West, Newbold, Powell, Triggs, Wright, Butcher, Kelly, Wherherick. Subs; Walsh, Thumbi, Harmer.

Barclays Premier League LIVE from 12pm + The Port

Newport IW FC clubhouse with its fully licensed sports bar will be open from 12pm on Saturday 14th January for all the build up as Tottenham take on West Bromich Albion in the Barclays Premier League followed by the live game on the BIG SCREEN in HD courtesy of Sky Sports.

Come and enjoy our sports bar which also has a pool table and dart boards providing that entertainment for all.

A selection of beers, wines and spirits are available from the bar along with light snacks, tea and coffee.

At 3pm you can see our very own Port reserves play Bosham in the Wyvern Combination (East) Football League out on the main pitch, £2 entry.

5pm will see the build up begin for the evening kick off game Live on the BIG SCREEN in the clubhouse as the champions Leicester City take on Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League courtesy of BT Sports.

Its a packed day full of football at Newport IW FC, St George’s Park on Saturday 14th January from 12pm so don’t miss out.

*****Please note that due to the implementation of a new road network along St George’s Way, Newport a temporary car park entrance is in place at St George’s Park. The entrance can be located just after what was the original entrance turning left into the new ASDA site off St George’s Way. The temporary entrance is signposted to Newport FC*****

Alresford too strong for the Port

Newport were beaten at home by Alresford today after the Magpies turned on the style with a dominant first half display that left the home side reeling.

Newport fielded the same eleven that started against Bashley on Tuesday night and welcomed back Liam Triggs on the substitutes bench.

Newport started brightly and Ryan Thomas hit the Alresford crossbar inside the first minute. The Port continued to enjoy the opening stages and only a brave diving save by Kempson denied Connor Kelly as he was played through the Alresford defence.

That was to be the end of the Port’s dominance as Alresford worked themselves into the game and began to give Newport’s defence a torrid time. On 10minutes, Stephen Hall found himself unmarked in the Newport box and his shot hit the base of a Newport Post before Maloney was able to scramble the ball away. Alresford continued to press the Newport goal , a header from Cole was cleared off the line and a Sam Burt effort brought a point blank save from Gary Streeter. Inevitably the pressure told and on 17 minutes Tom Richards curled a 20 yard free kick over the wall to put Alresford ahead.

On 24 minutes Alresford doubled their lead when a cross was unfortunately diverted into his own goal by Keelan Sainsbury. At this point Alresford had the Port on the ropes and only two minutes later they had effectively put the game to bed when a mix up in the Newport defence allowed Sam Burt to slam home a third.

Newport then started to at least match Alresford but on 39 minutes Stephen Hall picked the ball up in midfield and ran at the Port , he beat several players before he got to the edge of the box where he curled the ball past Gary Streeter to make it 4-0. Newport had been far from their best but Alresford had been impressive in their build up and finishing.

Half Time: Newport 0 Alresford Town 4

Newport had obviously had a strong talking to at half time as they were fired up at the start of the second half. Jared Wetherick getting an early yellow card but on 57 minutes they got on the scoresheet when Connor Kelly burst clear of the Alresford defence, rounded the keeper and scored from a tight angle. Alresford almost scored straight away after Burt broke clear of the Newport defence but he put his shot wide.

On 61 minutes Newport scored from a corner when Jared Wetherick sidefooted in at the back post. Was there a way back into the game for Newport ? Andy Sampson brought on substitutes Darren Powell and Liam Triggs for Ryan Thomas and Josh Maloney followed by Tom McInnes for Aiden Sainsbury.

Newport continued to have the momentum with Wetherick and Butcher both going close but the Alresford defence were holding firm with blocks and tackles. On 84 minutes a skirmish erupted inside the Alresford penalty area following a corner, when the Alresford keeper took out his own centre back. The referee stopped the game and awarded a free kick to Alresford. Kempson, the Alresford goalkeeper received a yellow card for manhandling Tom McInnes in the aftermath.

On 87 minutes in a rare second half Alresford attack, after a goalmouth scramble the ball broke for Scott Munro to place it past Gary Streeter and effectively end the match.

Full Time: Newport 2 Alresford Town 5

Newport: Streeter, Newbold, K Sainsbury, Pearce (c), West, Thomas (Powell), Maloney (Triggs), A Sainsbury (McInnes), Wetherick,  Kelly, Butcher  Unused Subs: Wright, Harmer.

Alresford Town: Kempson, Richards (Ashton), Davies, Everett (Munro), McCartney, Fletcher, Cole, Mason, Sands, Hall, Burt (Blaxall). Unused Subs: Aldeano, Barnett

Referee: S McKee

Attendance 105

LIVE football on the BIG SCREEN with Sky Sports

An exciting new BIG SCREEN has come to Newport IW Football Club.

Newport IW FC are delighted to announce the installation of a new big screen that will be showing all LIVE football on Saturdays, Sundays and Monday night football courtesy of Sky Sports.

LIVE Premier League football, the football league, LA Liga and other sports will be shown in HD in the main clubhouse. The clubhouse has two other large TV’s and surround sound for that LIVE experience and atmosphere watching the very best matches throughout the 2016/17 season.

To add to the excitement on a Saturday you can also enjoy Wessex Premier League football from Newport’s first team out on the main pitch (3pm kick off) and then back into the clubhouse for evening kick off games on the BIG SCREEN with Sky Sports.

Newport IW FC have the ultimate package with many other sports available to watch on the BIG SCREEN. The clubhouse sports bar also has a pool table and dart boards available to play.

The bar will be open throughout with a variety of beers, wines and spirits on offer along with tea/coffee and cold drinks, light snacks are also available. The clubhouse bar will be having happy hour’s and promotional offers on drinks during selected games being shown on the BIG SCREEN.

For all games and sports showing on the BIG SCREEN at Newport IW Football Club, St George’s Park please follow twitter @newport_iwfc or the clubs Facebook page @newportiwfc.

Manchester UTD vs Reading FC in the FA Cup 3rd round will be shown LIVE on the BIG SCREEN at 12pm on Saturday 7th January. The clubhouse and bar will be open from 11:45am.

Be the first in our new sports bar, DONT MISS OUT, come and enjoy the atmosphere of LIVE football on the BIG SCREEN in HD at Newport IW FC, St Georges Park, St George’s Way, Newport, IW.

The Port take on 10th place Alresford Town in the Wessex League Premier Division this coming Saturday (7th Jan) at St George’s Park for a 3pm kick off.


Into the top 10 following 3rd successive home victory

A stoppage time penalty earned Newport their third consecutive home win against a resilient Bashley side who were making their first visit to St George’s Park since the Southern League in 2006.

The match was played with one floodlight pylon out opposite the grandstand. Bashley kicked off attacking the Shide end. Both teams started brightly with Bashley hitting the post from close range after six minutes.

Newport took the lead on 30 minutes when Joe Butcher run on to a long through ball and brought it down before blasting it past Joe Coombes from about 15 yards.

Both teams had put in a lot of effort in the first half but clear chances were at a premium. Josh Maloney and Joe Butcher had frequently troubled the Bashley defence along the flanks. Although Newport had the lead, Bashley were still in the match.

Half Time: Newport 1 Bashley 0.

In the opening minute Joe Butcher had a shot that struck the crossbar then fell to Liam Newbold but his low shot was straight at Joe Coombes.

On 52 minutes, Bashley equalised when a diagonal ball was played into the penalty area and Harry McGarth reacted quickest to slot the ball into the corner of the net.

Newport continued to attack and Joe Coombes was quickly off his ilne to smother the ball at the feet of Ryan Thomas. Then Joe Butcher had a shot that beat Joe Coombes but was scrambled off the line by Chris Lucas. Newport made a substitution bringing on Darren Powell for Ryan Thomas in midfield.

Newport retook the lead on 70 minutes, just as Bashley appeared to be looking the more likely to score. A surging run from the halfway line by Connor Kelly was only halted when he was upended just outside the penalty area. He took the free kick himself and placed it round the defensive wall and into the corner of the net.

Bashley were awarded a penalty on 75 minutes, following a charge by Spike Pearce, but Connor Hoare ballooned his spot kick onto the bar and the ball was scrambled away.

With ten minutes remaining Bashley made a double substitution introducing Rhys Owen and Harry Slade in place of Connor Hoare and Harry Morgan. For Newport Lewis Wright came on for Joe Butcher.

Bashley’s second goal came on 85 minutes when Gary Streeter did well to block a shot from the right but Harry McGarth was on hand to tap in the loose ball from close range.

As the match ebbed into injury time Jared Wetherick was brought down in the penalty area. Aidan Sainsbury’s initial spot kick was pushed onto the bar by Joe Coombes but he was able to push the rebound into the net to secure all three points.

A good entertaining match and the three points move Newport up one place to ninth in the table.

Newport will next face 10th place Alresford Town on Saturday 7th January at St George’s Park for a 3pm kick off.

Newport: Streeter, Newbold, K Sainsbury, Pearce (c), West, Thomas (Powell), Maloney, A Sainsbury, Wetherick,  Kelly, Butcher (Wright). Unused Subs; McInnes, , Walsh, Payne.

Bashley: Coombes, Dathan, Bada, Morris, Rolls, Lucas, Hoey, Hoare (Owen), McGrath, Morgan (Slade), Gould.

Referee – Andrew Dunn

Attendance – 62

Happy New Year 2017 – The Port v The Bash

Newport IW Football Club wish you all a very happy new year.

The Port begin their 2017 campaign when they face Bashley FC on Tuesday 3rd January at St George’s Park for a 7:30pm kick off.

As Newport look to put their loss against Cowes Sports to one side Bashley will be looking to take advantage of The Ports defeat having drawn to Bournemouth on the 27th Dec.

Bashley sit 12th in the league whilst Newport remain in 10th. The Port are hoping not to have a repeat of their away encounter with Bashley at the beginning of the season having come from behind after the first half to lead 2:1 then conceding two late goals to lose 3:2.

Andy Sampson will be without injured captain Martin McDonough, Spike Pierce and Scott Sampson. Liam Triggs is also unavailable for Tuesdays evening fixture.

Young talent Lewis Wright will come into the squad looking to make his second appearance for the 1st team this season along with new signings Josh Maloney and Ryan Thomas.

The clubhouse bar will be open from 6:30pm for happy hour prior to kick off at 7:30pm.

Come and support The Port as they look to begin the second half of the season with a victory and a chance to push into the top 10 in the Wessex League Premier Division.