Month: February 2017

Second half fightback sees Port take all three points

Newport came from behind to complete the double over Hamworthy this season

With one or two players not fully fit, Newport made three changes from the team that started against Andover last week.

Hamworthy kicked off attacking the Shide end and had a clear chance in less than 90 seconds when Mark Ford outpaced the Newport defence but with only Gary Streeter to beat from about ten yards, he shot off target. Newport in response had Liam Newbold burst through the defence, but Tommy Scott was quickly off his line to block the shot.

On 18 minutes, Hamworthy took the lead. A break on the left by Connor Phillips, drew Gary Streeter out of position before the ball was played to an unmarked Edgar Zarin at the far post who smashed it into the roof of the empty net from six yards. Five minutes later, the same player was booked for a foul on Josh Maloney.

Newport were forced into a substitution on 42 minutes when Jared Wetherick left the field with a foot injury to be replaced by TomMcInnes.

Although both sides had produced some good moves, shots on target were at a premium.

Half time Newport 0 Hamworthy 1

Hamworthy made a double substitution at the interval bringing on Nick Swann and Ryan Johnson for Ryan Dovell and Edgar Zarin.

Within a minute, Newport were level when Tom McInnes from the edge of the penalty area lobbed Tommy Scott. Shortly afterwards Tom McInnes saw another shot well saved low down near the post by Tommy Scott

Newport’s second goal on 53 minutes was similar to the first. This time Liam Triggs from the edge of the penalty area lobbed the advancing Tommy Scott.

Newport continued to attack and had a good chance for a third but Connor Kelly blasted over from close range. Liam Newbold was shown a yellow card for disputing a decision then Connor Kelly along with Declan Randall was shown a yellow card following a slight altercation.

With ten minutes remaining Newport replaced Josh Maloney with Joe Butcher. Hamworthy’s final substitution saw George Turner come on for Connor Phillips. The game became stretched as Hamworthy sought an equaliser and Newport a third goal.

Newport should have made the match safe in the 85th minute when Liam Triggs played a long ball through to TomMcInnes who steered it past Tommy Scott and into the net.

However there was a nervous ending to the match as Hamworthy pulled a goal back on 90 minutes when a cross from the right was turned into his own net under pressure from a defender by Aiden Sainsbury.

Fortunately Newport managed to see out stoppage time without any concerns to earn all three points in what had been an entertaining second half. Newport moved up one place to tenth in the table.

Final Score Newport 3 Hamworthy 2

Newport: Streeter, Newbold, K Sainsbury, Taylor, West, Pearce, A Sainsbury, Triggs, Wetherick (McInnes), Maloney (Butcher), Kelly.

Hamworthy United: Scott, O’Sullivan, Dovell (Johnson), Hodge, D Randall, Clarke, B Randall, Ford, Smith, Phillips (Turner), Zarin (Swann),

Referee: B White

Attendance 90

The Port not wanting to be hit by The Hammers

Match day returns to St George’s Park for Newport’s first team as they take on Hamworthy Utd on Saturday 25th February in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division for a 3pm kick off.

Hamworthy Utd who sit 16th in the league come to St George’s Park having only picked up 3 points from their last 4 games. Newport who sit 11th in the Premier Division have picked up 5 points from their last 4 games.
With The Hammers new state of the art 3G pitch at The County Ground they will have to adapt to the grass surface here at Newport which could give The Port a slight advantage but we shouldn’t under estimate Hamworthy as they thrashed Cowes Sports FC 7:1 only a couple of weeks ago. Newport will not want to be hit like that from The Hammers.

The Port will be without suspended Spike Pierce however Andy Sampson should have the rest of his squad available to choose from.

The clubhouse sports bar will be open from 12pm showing live football on the BIG SCREEN in HD. Live from the EFL courtesy of Sky Sports will see Leeds Utd up against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship with a 12:30pm kick off.

Gillette Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports will commence from 3pm as all the action from leagues throughout the country will be covered.

Newport’s first team will also be kicking off from 3pm out in the main ground.

Why not come into the clubhouse sports bar after The Ports game for a drink and the 5:30pm evening kick off on the BIG SCREEN as Watford take on West Ham in the Barclays Premier League.

Dont miss out, come and be part of Newport IW FC’s match day experience at St George’s Park from 12pm.

A day of League and Cup upset

The Ports first team travelled away to Andover Town in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division on Saturday 18th February.

Newport were looking to improve from their 1:1 draw at home to Bournemouth Poppies last Saturday but that seemed a real up hill struggle as The Port found themselves 3:0 down in the first 25 minutes at Andover.

There was a small amount of hope on 40 mins when Andover conceded a penalty with Connor Kelly stepping up to successfully slot the ball in the net and bring the game back to 3:1.

It was going to be a battle throughout for The Port to get themselves in with a chance to get at least point out of the game. Newport got their second on 85 mins from Josh Maloney however there wasn’t enough time left to produce anything further with the match ending Andover Town 3 Newport IW FC 2.

The defeat see’s Newport drop out of the top 10 in the Wessex League Premier Division to 11th only one point ahead of Andover Town who sit 12th with 39 points.

The Ports reserves faced W&B Sports in the IW County Press Challenge Cup at Sandy Lane. With W&B’s impressive league and cup form this season it was evident early on in the game when John Linnington’s young but talented side saw themselves 2 nil down after the first 15 mins.

This didn’t phase the reserves as they continued to put all they could into it and create themselves chances to get back into the game however W&B’s experience, strength and dominance showed with the game finishing W&B 4 The Port Reserves 0.

Finally Newport A travelled away to Niton Community in the IW Saturday League Division 2 with both sides siting on the same points but goal difference separating their league positions.

Pete Brown scored for Newport with Niton equalising which saw both sides level for almost the duration game however it was Niton who grabbed the winner in the last 10 minutes with Ports substitute keeper Steve Woodward being lobbed having been just off his line. The game drew to a close and finished Niton Community 2 Newport IW FC A 1.

All three Newport’s senior teams had a tough Saturday of football and on reflection will come away knowing there are areas of the game to work and improve on.

Semi final countdown begins for Port reserves

Saturday 18th February will see The Port reserves come up against Whitecroft & Barton Sports at Sandy Lane in the semi final of the IW County Press Challenge Cup.

The young talent of John Linnington’s reserves will be eager to put on a top performance and crash out the IW Saturday League Division 1 leaders from this seasons cup.

Island rivals W&B Sports will also be looking to continue with their impressive form in the league and Hampshire Cup to deny Ports reserves a place in the final.

The atmosphere will be electric at Sandy Lane and tensions during the game will no doubt rise as the pressure builds for both sides.

Best of luck to John Linnington and his reserves side on Saturday.

Come and show your support for The Port reserves in this semi final cup game at Sandy Lane, Whitecroft, Newport for a 2:30pm kick off.

The clubhouse sports bar at St George’s Park will be open from 12pm for all the build up and live coverage on the BIG SCREEN in HD as Burnley take on Non-league Lincoln City in the Emirates FA Cup fifth round. Can the non-league side make further history this season by dumping out the Premier League giants?

From 3pm the BIG SCREEN will cover all the FA Cup and Sky Bet Football League action live courtesy of Sky Sports.

The clubhouse sports bar will then be showing the 5:30pm kick off on the BIG SCREEN as Wolves take on Premier League leaders Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup fifth round.

The Ports first team will travel away Andover Town in the Wessex League Premier Division for a 3pm kick off. Only 4 points separate the two sides as Newport sit 10th and Andover 13th in the league.

Andy Sampson’s side will be hoping to improve from their 1:1 draw at home to Bournemouth Poppies last Saturday as “The Town” also look to secure a victory this weekend following their 1:1 draw away to Horndean on Saturday 11th February.

The Port will be without suspended Spike Pierce but could see the return of Aiden Sainsbury with his suspension having now come to an end. Also not available for the first team this Saturday will be Tom Mcinnes.

Can The Ports first team improve from their 2:1 defeat at home to Andover Town earlier in the season back in October?

Newport’s A team will travel to Niton Community on 18th February for a 2:30pm kick off in the IW Saturday League Division 2. With Niton sitting 6th and Newport 7th in the league table only goal difference separates the two sides. The Ports A Team will be looking to secure a victory and 3 vital points to push themselves ahead of Niton and gain that 6th spot as the season almost comes to an end with only 2 games remaining after Saturday’s fixture.

Newport IW FC will welcome you to St George’s Park from 12pm as we build that Saturday football atmosphere in the clubhouse sports bar.

Newport dominate but draw record edges nearer

With the temperature just nudging above freezing point, the Port welcomed Bournemouth for their first home match in five weeks. Unfortunately despite looking the better side for most of the match, a late goal denied Newport a home victory.

Newport made one change from the side that beat Whitchurch a fortnight ago with Scott Sampson replacing Mark Taylor.

Newport kicked off attacking the Allotment end and looked the livlier team at the start. Their first chance came after five minutes from a corner with Scott Sampson just heading wide. Shortly afterwards the same player was in action at the other end when a last ditch tackle prevented Stepan Neronski from having a clear shot at goal.

Newport took the lead on 31 minutes when Darren Powell from midfield slipped the ball through to Jared Wetherick who jinxed by a few defenders before slotting the ball past Nick Thomas from about 12 yards.

Newport had looked the better side in the first half and although Bournemouth had some good moves up to the penalty area, the home defence was looking comfortable.

Half Time Newport 1 Bournemouth 0

Early in the half, Bournemouth came close to equalising when a shot from Dave Ewin struck the underside of the crossbar before being scrambled clear for a corner. From the corner the ball went directly into the net but the referee disallowed the goal for holding.

Both teams made substitutions on 64 minutes. Newport brought on Josh Maloney for Joe Butcher whilst Bournemouth replaced Ali Fakhal with Taylor Leonard. Bournemouth’s second substitution saw Pablo Martinez give way to Rob Head.

The Bournemouth equaliser came on 76 minutes when Dave Ewin scored with a glancing header from a corner that was needlessly given away.

As Jared Wetherick raced towards goal he was fouled by Ryan Reeves, the decision being given by the assistant referee. For his protestations towards both officials, Ryan Reeves was shown a red card leaving Bournemouth to play the last ten minutes a man short. For the final few minutes, Newport sacrificed defender Liam Newbold for Tom McInnes as they sought a winner but to no avail.

Newport remain tenth and Bournemouth remain eighteenth.

Full Time: Newport 1 Bournemouth 1

NEWPORT: Gary Streeter, Liam Newbold (Tom McInnes), Keelan Sainbury, Lewis Wright, Ollie West, Scott Sampson, Darren Powell, Liam Triggs, Jared Wetherick, Connor Kelly, Joe Butcher (Josh Maloney).

BOURNEMOUTH: Nick Thomas, Pablo Martinez (Rob Head), Kevin Foreman, Chris Spears, Ryan Reeves, Chia Khider, Dave Ewin, Ali Fakhal (Taylor Leonard), Sami Makhloufi, Stepan Neronski, Manny Ohameje

Referee: Michel Fogt                         Attendance 82


Club lottery draw winners – January

The trusts new club lottery draw for January took place this evening at St George’s Park.

Many congratulations go to the following winners who have all picked up cash prizes;

Mr P Cotton

Mr S Groundsell

Mrs L Hibberd

The winners will be contacted by the Supporters Trust committee in order to claim their cash prize.

If you wish to join the clubs lottery to be in with a chance of winning monthly cash prizes make sure you click on the supporters trust menu on the homepage and select “The 200 Club”. A bank mandate form can be printed off, completed and handed in on match days or posted to the Supporters Trust committee at Newport IW FC, St George’s Park, St George’s Way, Newport, IW, PO30 2QH.

Good luck.

Double tops for The Port

A busy weekend lies ahead at St George’s Park as it’s hosts the Isle of Wight County Darts tournament against Pembrokeshire. The top bar in the clubhouse will be transformed into a mini “Lakeside” as the Islands top darts players put on a show and build that competitive darts atmosphere.

The Port will be putting on a performance looking to secure a double victory as they face Bournemouth Poppies in the Wessex League Premier Division on Saturday 11th February.

The clubhouse sports bar also opens from 11:30am on Saturday for all the build up on the BIG SCREEN and live courage of Arsenal vs Hull in the Barclays Premier League. A lunch menu and light snacks will be available to order from the bar. This will be followed by a 5:30pm kick off live on the BIG SCREEN as Liverpool take on Tottenham.

Newport’s 1st team will kick off at 3pm out on pitch as they face 18th place Bournemouth Poppies who have picked up only 4 points from their last 8 games in the Premier Division.

As The Port return to St George’s Park following a long spell without a home fixture Andy Sampson will be determined to secure a double successive victory and a chance to push into the top ten in the league if others results go in favour for Newport.

Absent from squad will be suspended Aiden Sainsbury and Spike Pierce. A return for Scott Sampson could be likely.

Come and experience the fun, family and friendly atmosphere at Newport Football Club with a weekend full of live sport.

It’s a washout ! All three teams games called off due to waterlogged pitches


First team match away to Team Solent has been called off this morning. No game for any of our teams today

Newport reserves game against Petersfield Town in the Wyvern Combination Football League has been called off today (3rd Feb) due to a waterlogged pitch at St Georges Park. A pitch inspection today has resulted in the pitch being unplayable due to the heavy rain this week. This fixture will be rescheduled for a later date.

A team away to Niton has also been called off.