Month: July 2017

Newport overcome conditions to edge out Ringmer

About an hour before kick off the heavens opened and the rain continued until well after the match ended.
Conditions underfoot were slippery and several players from both sides took a little while to adjust to the fast paced game.
Newport opened the brighter with efforts from Mark Taylor and a Charlie Urry header just tipped over by the visiting keeper. Jack Webber the Ringmer centre forward was also causing problems in the home defence shooting just wide and then bringing out a brave save from Gary Streeter.
The match was fairly even for the first 30 mins but was to turn shortly afterwards when the Port were awarded a penalty for shirt pulling. Ringmer argued that both players were equally at fault but Aiden Sainsbury stepped up to drive the ball into the corner of the net.
On 44 mins Newport were forced into a substitution under the referees instruction and Darren Powell replaced Ollie Wilson.

Half Time: Newport 1 Ringmer 0

Newport made a further substitution at half time bringing on Jared Wetherick for Jake Ballantyne
Gary Streeter was called into action straight away when once again he had to dive at the feet of a Ringmer forward to bravely grab the ball.
The Port were given a warning on 63 mins as Alex Saunders wriggled into the box but shot straight at Streeter.
A minute later and the same player was unmarked at the back post and his shot was deflected past Streeter into the net.
Within five minutes Newport were back in front as Jared Wetherick held off three defenders and placed the ball past Hutchins in the Ringmer goal.
Ringmer had one more attack when Will Quigley was required to clear the ball off the line but The Port were able to hold on for a confidence boosting win.

Full Time: Newport 2 Ringmer 1

Newport: Streeter, Sainsbury, Gane (Lacey), Quigley, Pearce, Jake Younie, Wilson (Powell), Ballantyne (Wetherick), Urry, (Drew), Tattersall, Taylor.

Ringmer: Hutchins, Robinson (Saint), Simpson, Tigne, Evans, Kirkpatrick (White), Payne (Knight), Rowe-Hurst, Webber (Newman), Daniel, Saunders.

Referee: Tom Berry

Whitecroft & Barton 2 – 2 Newport

Newport and W&B played out a 2-2 draw at East Cowes Vics on Tuesday night in a hastily arranged replacement for Saturdays called off match.

Newport opened with 5 changes from the side that started against Portsmouth last Tuesday. One of those changes Emerson Tattersall opened the scoring latching on to an underhit back pass in the W&B defence.

W&B equalised with an excellent strike inside the box from former Newport frontman Matt Evans.

Half Time: Whitecroft & Barton 1 Newport 1

Newport were awarded a penalty early into the second half when a mid air collision in the box was deemed to be a foul. Aiden Sainsbury slamming home the spot kick.

Whitecroft and Barton again equalised through Matt Evans as he raced away from the Port defence and cleverly flicked the ball over the advancing Gary Streeter.

Full Time: Whitecroft and Barton 2 Newport 2

Portsmouth Match Report

Fortunately the promised storm stayed away from St George’s Park as a crowd in excess of two thousand saw a Portsmouth XI hit eight past Newport earlier this evening. Star of the night was Nicke Kabamba who scored five times in thirty minutes either side of half time.

Newport kicked off attacking the Allotment end and it was obvious from the opening minutes that Jamal Lowe on the right would cause the Newport defence problems throughout the evening. Gary Streeter produced a good save from a free kick by Milan Lalkovic on the edge of the penalty area.

Portsmouth took the lead after 14minutes. Milan Lalkovic played the ball down the left before cutting in and driving a low shot into the corner of the net from an acute angle. Gary Streeter produced another good save to deny Ben Close.

Newport’s best move on 29 minutes emulated from a poor clearance from Alex Bass and finished when Mark Taylor’s shot inside the penalty area was blocked. From the resultant corner Scott Sampson forced a fingertip save from Alex Bass.

Portsmouths second goal came on 31 minutes when Jamal Lowe reacted quickest to a Milan Lalkovic shot which struck the post then the keeper.

Gary Streeter continued to frustrate Portsmouth, saving well from Ben Close and Curtis Main before a close range shot from Jemal Lowe rattled the crossbar.

On 38 minutes the home defence was dispossessed by Ben Close who passed to Nicke Kabamba. From 15 yards out he spun and drove the ball into the net.

The crowd was then treated to a spectacular fourth goal by Nicke Kabamba who rifled the ball into the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Newport had defended valiantly during the first half but the pace of the Portsmouth attack was proving difficult.

Half Time: Newport 0 Portsmouth 4

It took Portsmouth less than a minute to score a fifth goal when Jamal Lowe crossed low and Nike Kabamba guided it into the net. The sixth goal two minutes later was a fine individual effort Jamal Lowe who jinxed his way through the defence before slotting the ball past Gary Streeter.

Portsmouth made both their substitutions whilst Newport made four changes.
In a rare sortie into the Portsmouth half Oliver Wilson drove a free kick over the bar.
The scoring resumed on 66 minutes when from a Jamal corner Nicke Kakamba. headed the seventh.
Newport completed their substitutions. The scoring was completed on 78 minutes when from a Milan Lalkovic corner, Nicke Kabamba rose above the defence scoring with a strong downward header.

A comfortable win for Portsmouth however a good experience for the Newport team and good entertainment for the crowd.

Newport 0 Portsmouth 8


Streeter, Ballantyne, Wilson, Pearce, McDonough, Sampson, Sainsbury, Jake Younie, Urry, Josh Younie, Taylor. Subs: (all used) Linnington, Wright, Quigley, Powell, Wetherick, Tattersall, Walsh, Harmer, Gane.


Bass, Talbot, Whatmough, Haunstrup, Bedford (Widdrington), Close, Lalkovic, Casey (Oxlade Chamberlain), Main, Kabamba, Lowe.

Referee: James Linnington

Newport 6-0 Michelmersh and Timsbury

Newport entertained Hampshire League Division 1 side Michelmersh and Timsbury on a warm humid afternoon at St. George’s Park.
Newport named 19 players and Michelmersh & Timsbury 17.
In the early stages Newport had all the possession and set up camp around the Michelmersh goal.
Early efforts from Josh Younie and Mark Taylor went close and Michelmersh and Timsbury caused problems with a long ball into the Newport box.
It took Newport 24 minutes to break down the Michelmersh and Timsbury defence, Josh Younie curling a free kick around the defensive wall.
10 minutes later the advantage was doubled when Mark Taylor hit a cracking shot into the net from 20 yards.
The rest of the half continued in the same vein, Michelmersh and Timsbury struggling to get an attack in and Newport having a lot of possession but missing the target.

Half Time: Newport 2 Michelmersh and Timsbury 0

Both sides made a number of substitutions at half time, Newport making 8 changes.
One of those changes made a difference inside 3 minutes, Charlie Urry scoring with a shot from outside the box. On 60 minutes Charlie Urry added another when he pounced on a defensive error to make it 4-0.

Charlie Urry completed his 30 minute hat trick on 75 minutes when he took a free kick which rebounded from the wall and promptly lashed it through the defensive melee to increase the Newport lead.
On 80 minutes Emerson Tattersall completed the scoring to round off a good afternoons work for the Port.

Full Time: Newport 6 Michelmersh & Timsbury 0

Portsmouth Matchday travel arrangements

Please find information below to assist your travel to the Portsmouth match on Tuesday 18th July.


If you are travelling to the Island by ferry you will either be sailing with Wightlink or Red Funnel.

If you are bringing a vehicle to the Island for this match it is strongly recommended that you make a booking as it is unlikely you would board in time to see the match as priority is given to booked travellers.

Foot passengers can also make a booking, this is again strongly recommended if travelling at peak commuter hours.

Wightlink operate two car ferry routes, Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth. They also operate a high speed foot passenger service from Portsmouth to Ryde.
An additional sailing at 22:30 from Ryde Pier Head has been provided for Portsmouth FC fans ONLY for their return journey home.
Foot passengers can also travel on the car ferry services to Yarmouth and Fishbourne.

Make Wightlink Booking

Wightlink Ferry Timetables

Wightlink Foot Passenger Fares

Red Funnel operate a car ferry service from Southampton to East Cowes and a high speed foot passenger service to West Cowes. Foot passengers can also travel on the car ferry to East Cowes.

Make Red Funnel Booking

Red Funnel Timetables

Red Funnel Hi Speed Foot Passenger Fares

Foot passengers requiring buses will require number 9 service from Ryde or Fishbourne, 1 from Cowes, 5 from East Cowes, 7 from Yarmouth



Southern Vectis Route 9 timetable

Southern Vectis Route 1 timetable

Southern Vectis Route 5 timetable

Southern Vectis Route 7 timetable

Passengers should purchase a ticket to Newport Bus Station, St George’s Park is approximately 800 yards level walking in a southerly direction. (Head towards Marks and Spencer).

After the match has concluded Portsmouth FC fans can make the short distance walk from St Georges Park to Newport Bus Station to catch the Number 9 bus to Ryde Bus Station. Buses leave every 15 minutes and will meet the 21:47, 22:30 (extra sailing for Pompey fans only) and the 23:10 Wightlink foot passenger sailings from Ryde Pier Head to Portsmouth Harbour.


Car Parking

Car Parking at the ground is strictly limited and only if in possession of a Newport FC issued parking permit. Parking is available at Marks and Spencer, Council Car Parks at Coppins Bridge, Medina Avenue, Scarrots Lane.


Shanklin friendly OFF due to expected heavy rain

Tonight’s (11th July) pre-season friendly at St Georges Park against Shanklin FC which was due to kick off at 7:45pm has been called off due to the heavy rain that is expected across the Isle of Wight throughout the evening.

Newport IW FC’s next pre-season friendly will be on at home (St Georges Park) on Saturday 15th July against Michelmersh & Timsbury FC for a 3pm kick off.

Newport 0-0 Moneyfields

For a friendly that ended in a 0-0 draw this was an excellent game to watch. In fact at several times it was far from friendly.

The opening exchanges were fairly even with good chances for both teams number 9’s Charlie Urry and Ryan Pennery but each time defences came out on top.

Mark Taylor hit an excellent shot from distance that went narrowly wide and at the other end Gary Streeter had to be alert to push a shot around the post. Mark Taylor hit an excellent chip over the Moneyfields keeper but also narrowly over the bar. Ryan Pennery looked to have scored as Gary Streeter could only get a hand to it but Spike Pearce was alert to clear it off the line.

Half Time Newport 0 Moneyfields 0

Gary Streeter was called into action early tipping a shop from substitute Cash Kamara just over the bar.

The game became a little niggly in the second half as players were feeling the heat and several players from each side went into the referees notebook.

Newport’s front pairing of Charlie Urry and Emerson Tattersall looked lively all afternoon, working together well and if they can find their shooting boots they will be a handful for any defence in the Wessex League.

Newport’s new back line of three centre backs has worked well in both games against Moneyfield and Havant and Waterlooville and looks promising.

Full Time : Newport 0 Moneyfields 0

Newport 0-2 Havant and Waterlooville

For their opening pre season friendly of the season, Newport welcomed Havant and Waterlooville from the National League Division 1 South, 3 divisions above Newport. Newport welcomed back Darren Powell and Martin McDonough who both returned to the side having had long lay offs.
Havant started this friendly looking the livelier side but a resolute Newport defence denied them a scoring opportunity in the opening ten minutes. Their first good chance came on 14 minutes when Jason Prior nodded the ball down to James Hayter but his close range shot was comfortably saved by Gary Streeter.

Newport’s first chance came on 28 minutes when Emerson Tattersall broke away from Ed Harris but crossed straight into the arms of Ryan Young.
James Hayter came close to opening the scoring on 35 minutes when he headed a cross onto the crossbar.

Newport gained their first corner after 40 minutes which was gathered by Ryan Young.
An excellent first half from Newport, keeping the score goalless but they will be facing a completely different team in the second half.

Half Time Newport 0 Havant 0

Newport made seven changes at half time.

In a rare Newport attack, Josh Younie fired in from 18 yards but Alan Walker-Harris was down quickly to smother.

The goal that Havant had been threatening all match finally came on 63 minutes when Hayoto swooped low to head in a cross from close range.
Jamie Linington who had come on to replace Gary Streeter, did well to push away a shot from Aaron Grimshaw as Havant continued to attack.
On 84 minutes Theo Lewis extended Havant’s lead scoring their second goal by squeezing the ball under Jamie Linington from close range.

To Newport’s credit they did not wilt as the match progressed as often happens when a team is facing opponents from a higher division

Final Score. Newport 0 Havant 2

Referee: Stephen Graham. Attendance 130