Month: March 2017

Tight match ends goalless

Newport obtained their fifteenth league draw of the season tonight as their match with Portchester finished goalless. It was a game that offered few chances to either side. Newport gave a home debut to Alex Harmer who at the end was named as man of the match as he kept a tight rein on the Portchester forwards.

Portchester kicked off attacking the Shide end. In a goalless first half there wasn’t a shot on target that troubled either keeper. Portchester looked the better side in their approach play but were unable to break down a resolute Newport defence. Newport were relying more on the long ball and although Joe Butcher and Connor Kelly were causing problems on the flanks, their crosses were not converted to shots on target.

An injury to Daniel Poynter just before half time forced Portchester into a defensive substitution, being replaced by Harrison Todd.

Half Time: Newport 0 Portchester 0

Portchester’s second substitution saw Reece Tuppen replace Miles Everitt. Dale Mason outpaced the Newport defence but when cutting in, despite a clear run at goal, he shot wide.

Newport made a double substitution on 71 minutes when Jared Wetherick, who had picked up an injury racing through the penalty area, and Keelan Walsh were replaced by Tom McInnes and Mark Taylor.

A free kick on the left for Newport took a deflection in a crowded penalty area and produced a good save from Cameron Scott.

With ten minutes remaining Portchester made their final substitution bringing on Harry Gregory for Dale Mason.

A 20 yard free kick from Aiden Sainsbury was palmed away by Cameron Scott and scrambled clear. Newport finished looking the stronger side forcing a succession of corners but despite their final push the match finished goalless. The point leaves Newport in twelfth place whilst Portchester move up one place to seventh.

Final Score: Newport 0 Portchester 0

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

AFC Portchester: Scott, Evans, Poynter (Todd), Ramsay, Kirby, Stone, Mason (Gregory), Bye, Easter, Lamb, Everett (Tuppen)

Attendance 87

Referee: Sean Jenkins

Penalty shoot out goes The Port way

The Port travelled to Amesbury Town FC today (Sat 25th March) and it was a game of penalties with Newport taking full advantage to take all 3 points.

Amesbury took the lead on 13 minutes with Newport conceding a penalty. 1:0 and The Port were on the back foot early on.

Newport were then awarded a penalty with Connor Kelly adding to his goal tally and bringing the game back level at 1:1.

It wasn’t long before Newport conceded another penalty which Amesbury safely netted to re-take the lead 2:1.

The game was turning out to be a penalty shoot out competition but Newport took advantage on 65 minutes with Liam Triggs getting an equaliser.

Only 10 minutes later The Port got the winner with Joe Butcher finding the net. Newport then saw the game out claiming all 3 points.

Newport move into 12th in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division as they face AFC Porchester on Wednesday 29th March at St Georges Park for a 7:30pm kick off.

Defeat for 1st team but Reserves, A Team and U12’s victorious

The Ports first team travelled to Horndean FC today (Sat 18th March) suffering a heavy defeat losing 3:0.

Spike Pierce, Mark Taylor, Darren Powell, Keelan Sainsbury and Liam Newbold were all missing and didn’t travel to Horndean.

Newport are placed 12th in the Premier Division with 8 games remaining in the league this season.

Newport Reserves were at St Georges Park today for a home fixture against United Services Portsmouth in the Wyvern League.

Ports reserves played United Services Portsmouth in their first game of the 2017/18 season in the Wyvern Combination Football League (East) suffering a defeat however today saw this turned around with a 1:0 victory. Harrison Taylor got the only goal of the game for The Port.

Newport A played a home fixture against Ryde Saints in the IW Saturday Div 2/Combination League Cup. Goals from player manager Nick Richardson, Josh Richardson and Tony Potts secured a well deserved 3:2 victory and a great start to their league cup campaign.

The Ports Saturday was made extra special with Newport IW FC U12’s managed by Wayne Knight securing top spot and concluded their Mid Solent League season as league winners. This was the U12’s first season in the Mid Solent League and what an impressive start it was.

The U12’s youth players along with managers, coaching staff and parents travel to the mainland frequently on a Saturday to compete in the Mid Solent League. Their dedication and commitment to Newport IW FC is outstanding demonstrating the quality and professionalism of Newport’s youth section.

Many congratulations to the U12’s from all at Newport IW FC………UTP!!!



A hard fought contest with The Port coming out on top

Newport opened their I.W.Senior Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory against a battling Ventnor side this evening.

Ventnor kicked off attacking the Shide end. The opening five minutes saw Newport very much on top.
In Ventnor’s first attack after five minutes, Emerson Tattershall was shown a yellow card for a foul on Jamie Linington as the keeper raced out to smother the ball. After five minutes of treatment, Jamie Linington was unable to carry on so Tom McInnes went in goal and Jared Wetherick came on up front. This altered the whole complexion of the match, making Newport more cautious and Ventnor more determined to test Tom McInnes.

Following a series of corners, Simon Carmichael shot just over the bar from just outside the penalty area. Tom McInnes then produced a good save to push away a swirling shot from Jamie Brenchly.

The rest of the half saw end to end play as both teams seemed evenly matched.

In stoppage time Aidan Sainsbury received a yellow yard following a series of fouls.

Half Time: Newport 0 Ventnor 0

Newport made an interval substitution replacing Liam Newbold with Keelan Sainsbury. Ventnor then made a substitution after 52 minutes bringing on Kyle Brew for Charlie Urry.

An Aidan Sainsbury free kick from twenty yards rattled the crossbar for a foul on Jared Wetherick, Keiron Ford was shown a yellow card.

The deadlock was finally broken on 64 minutes. A surging run into the penalty area by Connor Kelly led to him being fouled and Connor Kelly calmly despatching the penalty into the roof of the net. At this time Newport were down to ten men as Keelan Sainsbury had gone off and he was subsequently replaced by Josh Maloney.

Newport extended their lead on 69 minutes when Connor Kelly dispossessed a defender about thirty yards from goal, then ran at goal and slotted the ball past Dan Russell and into the net. At this point Ventnor made another substitution replacing Robert Gee with Steven Gee.

Ventnor’s best opportunity came when a shot from about 15 yards struck the post and rebounded back into the goal area creating a melee before Newport finally cleared the ball.

Ventnor had shown determination throughout the match but eventually it was Newport who join Cowes Sports in the semi final draw.

Full time: Newport 2 Ventnor 0

Jamie Linington​(Jared Wetherick)​, Oliver West, Liam Newbold​(Keelan Sainsbury)
(Josh Maloney)​​​​, Spike Pearce​​​​, Mark Taylor, Scott Sampson​​​​, Aidan Sainsbury​​​​, Lewis Wright​​​​, Tom McInnes​​​​, Connor Kelly​​​​, Joe Butcher​​​​

Referee: Tom Berry​​​

Attendance: 175

Quarter final Cup action for The Port

Newport IW FC will face Ventnor FC at St George’s Park on Tuesday 14th March for a 7:45pm kick off in the Quarter finals of the IW Senior Gold Cup.

This will be no easy contest for The Port facing Ventnor who sit 3rd in the IW Division 1 and have already secured a place in the Jubilee Cup Final.

The Port go into this fixture following an impressive victory over Bemerton Heath Harlequins on Saturday winning 2:0. This will give Andy Sampson’s team confidence looking to secure a semi final place and a step closer to retaining the IW Senior Gold Cup.

The Ports keeper Gary Streeter could be in doubt having picked up a rib injury from Saturdays game.

Gates open at 7pm. Entrance will be £4 for adults and £2 for concessions. Children U16 are free.

The clubhouse sports bar will be open from 6pm with all the build up to Champions League LIVE action on the BIG SCREEN from 7pm as Leicester City take on Sevilla.


Port back to winning ways at home

At a murky St Georges Park, Newport returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Newport made three changes from the eleven that started against Brockenhurst last week. Oliver West, Josh Maloney and Mark Taylor returned to the side in place of Darren Powell who is recovering from an illness, whilst Liam Newbold and Connor Kelly were rested on the bench.

Bemerton kicked off attacking the Shide end. The opening passage of play was evenly contested with neither side able to create prolonged pressure. The keepers were hardly tested as most moves finished in the side netting rather than on target.

On 35 minutes, Newport were awarded a free kick right on the edge of the penalty area when a surging run by Joe Butcher was brought to an abrupt end. The keeper could only parry Aidan Sainsbury’s low free kick but when Tom McInnes followed in on the rebound he was adjudged to be offside.

As the game ebbed into stoppage time Liam Triggs was upended in the penalty area and Aidan Sainsbury calmly stepped up to steer the ball into the net to give Newport an interval lead.

Half Time Newport 1 Bemerton Heath Harlequins 0

On 56 minutes Bemerton made their first substitution bringing on Jake Rawkins for Elliott Cross on the left.

Newport should have extended their lead on 61 minutes when Josh Maloney appeared to have an open goal but a defender blocked it on the line. Shortly afterwards Jason Collins produced a good save to stop a Tom McInnes header.

Newport changed their defensive line up on 71 minutes replacing Keelan Sainsbury with Lewis Wright . He set up Connor Kelly for a run down the left, leading to a teasing low cross and although Joe Butcher managed to get his foot to the ball, it rolled against the post.

Newport’s second goal came on 84 minutes when the ball broke to Connor Kelly who ran at goal before chipping the advancing keeper and planting the ball into the net. Straightaway, before the restart, Jared Wetherick came on for Tom McInnes. With the comfort of a two goal lead, Newport were able to see out the final minutes without any worries.

Midway through the second half, Gary Streeter suffered a rib injury in a collision but played on after treatment. Although in obvious discomfort, so well did the defence play, that Bemerton were unable to test him. This was Newport’s first clean sheet in five matches and enabled them to leapfrog Bemerton into eleventh place.

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

Bemerton: Collins, Doe, Cole, Biles, Horlock, Blake, Griffin, Burgess, Slade, Burden, Cross, (Rawkins)

Full Time. Newport 2 Bemerton Heath Harlequins 0

Referee: Andrew Dunn                                                        Attendance 100

Late Sampson equaliser scrambles a point

A late goal earned Newport their fourteenth draw of the season at St George’s Park this afternoon.

Newport made three changes from the side that started last Saturday. In came Darren Powell, Scott Sampson and Tom McInnes. Whilst Ollie West and Mark Taylor were on the subs bench and Jared Wetherick was still injured.

Newport kicked off attacking the Allotment end.

Brockenhurst should have taken the lead after six minutes when from a free kick the ball was headed down towards the far post but Gary Streeter was quickly down to turn it around the post. A minute later, Brockenhurst took the lead from a move on the left. Gary Streeter could only push a shot away but it fell to Mitchell Speechley-Price who had a simple close range tap in.

Newport applied considerable pressure on the Brockenhurst goal and on the half hour a terrific 25 yard shot from Liam Triggs was superbly pushed over the bar by Callum Maher. The equaliser came from Connor Kelly on 35 minutes. He picked the ball up on the edge of the penalty area, dribbled past a few defenders then fired in a low shot that squeezed in at the near post just beyond the reach of Callum Maher.

Again an excellent shot from Liam Triggs was well saved by Callum Maher and when he was beaten by a lob, Greg King was available to head off the line. The same defender received the match’s first yellow card for pulling back Tom McInnes.

Half Time: Newport 1 Brockenhurst 1

A foul by Will Tickle on Tom McInnes, for which he required treatment, earned the Brockenhurst defender a yellow card.

Brockenhurst had started the second half looking the better side and took the lead again on 63 minutes. The ball was played out of defence and Mitchell Speechley Price, who had been booked earlier, slipped the ball through to Mark Barker who raced towards goal before slotting the ball past Gary Streeter. Brockenhurst made a substitution before the restart bringing on Matthew Burt for Matthew Casey.

After Liam Newbold hab been booked, Newport made their first substitution replacing Darren Powell with Josh Maloney. Brockenhurst simultaneously brought off Will Tickle to be replaced by Noel McCarthy- Gardiner.

Brockenhurst continued to attack and Gary Streeter produced a fine save with his legs to deny Jude Nwachukule.

For the final ten minutes, Newport brought on Oliver West in place of Liam Newbold. Scott Sampson picked up a yellow card for a tackle on Mitchell Speechley-Price. It was only in the final ten minutes that Newport began to show any urgency

Deep into stoppage time, Brad Magookin was booked for a foul and from the resultant free kick, Newport equalised with only five seconds remaining. The ball was played high into the penalty area and from the melee the ball dropped to Scott Sampson who shot past Calum Maher from eight yards.

Despite the draw, Newport slipped to twelfth place with Brockenhurst one place beneath them.

Final Score: Newport 2 Brockenhurst 2

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

Brockenhurst: Maher, Dunne, Moore, King, Chamberlain, Magookin, Tickle (McCarthy-Gardiner), Casey (Burt), Nwachukule, M Speechley-Price, Barker

Referee: Derek Pratt                                                                                                 Attendance 98

Newport A thwarted Pan Sports promotion push with a 3-2 victory at Pan this afternoon. Tony Potts gave Newport the lead before Pan took a 2-1 lead. However Mark Burrows equalised and Jake Winchcombe scored the winner.

Club lottery draw winners – February

The trusts club lottery draw for February took place on Thursday evening (2nd) at St George’s Park.

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

1st – S Prince

2nd – Mr A Downer

3rd – Mr D S Turner

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