Month: August 2017

1st team manager steps down

Following Newport’s 2 nil defeat to Cowes Sports FC on Monday (28th Aug) first team manager Andy Sampson has informed the club that he will be standing down from his role with immediate effect.

Andy Sampson was appointed first team manager at Newport IW FC back in 2015 whereby Andy went on to secure two IW Senior Gold Cup’s, runners up in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Cup in the 2015/16 season and secured The Port a place in the last 16 of the FA Vase during the same season.
The Port have picked up 4 points from 5 games so far this season with back to back defeats to Andover and Cowes Sports. They were also knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup Extra Premlinary Round replay away to Guildford City FC with a 3 nil defeat away from home.

Chairman Stuart Ross said “On behalf of Newport IW FC we would like to thank Andy Sampson for his time, dedication and commitment to the club. Andy has been a leader throughout his time as first team manager, I know the whole squad are grateful for the opportunities that Andy has given them. We wish Andy all the very best of luck for the future.”

The club will now look to appoint a new permanent first team manager to succeed Andy Sampson.

Senior players Gary Streeter and Darren Powell will take over the responsibility for the team for the next few matches. First team coach Andy North will continue to work with the squad fitting in with his other coaching committments.

The Port travel away to Brockenhurst FC on Saturday 2nd September for a 3pm kick off.

Spaces are available for Port fans on the team coach for Saturday’s game. If you wish to join us please email to secure yourself a place.
Come and show your support for the team as they continue their campaign in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division.

Cowes 2-0 Newport

For the second time in three days, Newport finished a match with only nine men as they were soundly beaten 2-0 in today’s local derby at Cowes. With Gary Streeter still injured, Andy Payne played in goal while Josh Younie returned in place of Jared Wetherick.

Cowes kicked off attacking the Park Road end and dominated the early passage of play.

It took Newport seven minutes to mount an attack when Emerson Tattersall won the ball in midfield and jinxed through the defence before laying the ball off to Josh Younie but whilst his shot eluded Ed Hatt it was scrambled away.

Andy Payne was swiftly off his line to smother the ball and deny John McKie a scoring opportunity.

Newport had an appeal for handball in the penalty area turned down then in a counterattack a Cowes cross struck the post. Emerson Tattersall was shown a yellow card for a foul on Tom Dye.

Cowes came closest to scoring in the first half when Gareth Bricknell played the ball in from the right but from close range Jimmy Wykes ballooned the ball over the bar.

Half Time: Cowes Sports 0 Newport 0

Newport started the second half brightly and Mark Taylor headed over a cross from Emerson Tattersall who was then replaced by Jared Wetherick. Cowes replaced Tom Dye with Connor Furmidge. Newport continued to attack but Josh Younie shot straight at Ed Hatt.

Cowes came close to taking the lead when Craig Insley headed a Gareth Bricknell free kick over the bar.

A low shot from an acute angle by Mark Taylor across the face of the goal was turned away by Ed Hatt.

Aiden Sainsbury was replaced by Oliver Wilson on 75 minutes but within 3 minutes he was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle. Cowes took off Jimmy Wykes to be replaced by George Turner. Shortly after Cowes took the lead when Connor Furmidge blasted in from about 15 yards.

Newport’s final substitution saw Charlie Urry replaced by Alex Harmer.

Newport were reduced to nine men when Scott Sampson appeared to throw an elbow and was shown a red card. Jared Wetherick was shown a yellow card for kickng the ball away.

Four minutes into stoppage time Cowes made the match safe by scoring a second goal. A shot from Darren Williams struck the post and John McKie following up headed in the rebound.

Throughout the match the Newport defence had appeared strong but all to often midfield were chasing a long high ball out of defence .

Final Score: Cowes Sports 2 Newport 0

Cowes: Ed Hatt, Max Draper, Ewan Cranwell, Aidan Bryan, Craig Insley, Tom Dye (Connor Furmidge), Jimmy Wykes (George Turner) Jason Malcolmson, Darren Williams, John McKie, Gareth Bricknell

Newport: Andy Payne, Martin McDonough, Will Quigley, Spike Pearce, Aiden Sainsbury (Oliver Wilson), Scott Sampson, Mark Taylor, Jake Ballentyne, Charlie Urry (Alex Harmer), Josh Younie, Emerson Tattersall (Jared Wetherick).

Referee: Lee Nowacki

Attendance 260

Bank Holiday Football

Ah Bank Holidays ! Restful calm days , lounging in the garden with a beer or watching James Bond films. Time to chill out because we have work in the morning.

Or you could go to a local derby football match which usually ends up everything bar a football match.

Today the Port make their annual journey to Westwood for a 12.00 kick off (no pun intended), against Steve Hunt’s new look Cowes Sports. Here’s hoping and praying we get some football today in some decent weather.

No injuries , no sending offs and the best side on the day to win, not what all the neutrals want but it would be nice.

P.S. I know you can’t see it Derek, but it was a penalty !

Newport 0-4 Andover Town

Summer returned to Newport today to greet visitors Andover Town who have won all three of their league matches so far.
For Newport Gary Streeter returned in goal, with Martin McDonough going into defence and Jared Wetherick returning into the attack.

Newport kicked off attacking the Shide end. After dominating the early stages, Andover Town took the lead after only six minutes. The ball was worked down the left and Shane Lock shrugged off a Newport challenge before having time to place his shot wide of Gary Streeter.
They extended their lead five minutes later when Reece Rusher shot from an acute angle that went in off the far post.

The third goal came on 23 minutes when the Newport defence was split open by a through pass and Liam Gilbert had plenty of time to bypass Gary Streeter and roll the ball into the net.

By now Andover completely controlled the match and the fourth goal quickly followed. It was a 20 yard shot from Reece Rusher that found its way into the net through a crowded penalty area.
Shortly afterwards the goalscorer was replaced by Craig Blakeman

Newport’s best effort came on 35 minutes when a 35 yard curling shot from Aiden Sainsbury was pushed over the bar by Lloyd Thomas.

Newport had been totally outplayed in the first half and had seldom troubled the Andover Town defence. Each side picked up a booking apiece in the first half. Emerson Tattersall was booked for Newport and Liam Gilbert for Andover.

Half Time: Newport 0 Andover Town 4

Injury forced Gary Streeter off at half time, Martin McDonough taking over in goal and Alex Harmer joined the defence.

Andover waited ten minutes before making their second substitution when Rusher went off and George Farrelly was introduced.

Newport made their second substitution on 63 minutes when Kyle Drew came on for Charlie Urry. Two minutes later Newport were reduced to ten men when Emerson Tattersall was shown a second yellow card for a high tackle.

For the second time this season the match was held up for a fracas as Jared Wetherick threw an elbow at Craig Blakeman who retaliated by pushing him to the ground and both were shown red cards. There was further trouble in the tunnel which had to be sorted out before play could recommence.

Both teams made their final substitutions with 15 minutes remaining. Zach Glasspool came on for Andover replacing Liam Gilbert whilst Darren Powell came on for Newport replacing Aiden Sainsbury.

In the final minutes a 20 yard shot from Zach Glassspool struck the crossbar.

The last action saw Kyle Drew slip the ball through to Jake Ballentyne but he was quickly closed down by Lloyd Thomas. A disappointing match for Newport as they seldom troubled the Andover defence but had managed to play the second half without conceding a goal.

Full Time: Newport 0 Andover Town 4

Newport: Gary Streeter (Alex Harmer), Martin McDonough, Will Quigley, Aiden Sainsbury (Darren Powell), Spike Pearce, Scott Sampson, Mark Taylor, Jake Ballentyne,  Charlie Urry (Kyle Drew), Jared Wetherick, Emerson Tattersall.

Andover Town: Lloyd Thomas, Aaron Nesbeth, Joe Wright, Liam Hibberd, Luke Dempsey, Connor Cocklin, Reece Rusher (Craig Blakeman), McAuley Stubbs, Shane Lock, Liam Gilbert (Zach Glasspool), Mike Gosney.

Referee : Bruce Waymark

Attendance 105

Newport 3-2 Petersfield

Andy Sampson made three changes to the side that won at Bournemouth on Saturday.
Will Quigley and Jake Ballantyne returned to the side and there was a debut for Emerson Tattersall as his suspension came to an end as well as a home debut for goalkeeper Billy O’Connell. Their opponents Petersfield made five changes from the team that lost 10-0 at Blackfield on Saturday for tonight’s Hampshire Senior Cup tie.

The home side kicked off attacking the Allotment end. Newport applied early pressure but in a Petersfield counterattack only a timely intervention by Jake Ballentyne prevented Luke Kendall having a clear shot at goal.

Newport took the lead on 11 minutes when a corner from the right wasn’t cleared and Emerson Tattersall’s downward header went into the net. Petersfield thought that they had equalised shortly afterwards but the ball was adjudged not to have crossed the line. The Newport lead was short lived as following an innocuous challenge, Petersfield were awarded a penalty which Luke Kendall duly converted. Newport continued to attack and a curling shot from Josh Younie narrowly missed bar and post.
As Newport continued to attack, a long range shot from Charlie Urry was pushed around the post by George Hill for a corner. The goal that Newport had been threatening finally came on 43 minutes when Aiden Sainsbury drove a free kick from 20 yards high into the roof of the net.

In the first half Newport had more possession than Petersfield and deserved their half time lead.

Half Time: Newport 2 Petersfield 1

Emerson Tattersall jinxed through the defence, but George Hill was quickly off his line to smother the ball. The first booking of the match was to Max Elwood for a foul on Charlie Urry. Newport extended their lead on 55 minutes when Emerson Tattersall played the ball across the face of the goal and Scott Sampson stroked it in from close range.
As Petersfield attempted to find a way back into the game, Billy O’Carroll produced a fine save to deny Grant Powell.

Both teams made substitutions on 64 minutes. Petersfield replaced Maurice Bedford with Joe Boxall and Newport brought on Oliver Wilson to replace Matt Gane. Newport had a goal disallowed for offside then Petersfield scored a second when Luke Kendall scored direct from a 20 yard free kick, to set up a nervous last period of play. Newport made further substitutions bringing on Jared Wetherick and Darren Powell for Josh Younie and Jake Ballantyne. Petersfield brought on Bobby Filary for Luke Walker.

Despite sustained pressure from Petersfield, Newport managed to hold on to their lead and even hit the post in the dying minutes. Newport are away in the next round to AFC Bournemouth.

Final Score Newport 3 Petersfield 2

Billy O‘Connell , Mark Taylor, Will Quigley, Aiden Sainsbury, Spike Pearce, Scott Sampson ,
Matthew Gane (Oliver Wilson), Jake Ballentyne (Darren Powell), Charlie Urry, Josh Younie (Jared Wetherick), Emerson Tattersall

George Hill, Michael Johnson, Olly Kershaw, Harry Tremlett, Chris Harvey, Max Elwood, Marcus Bedford (Joe Boxall), Luke Kendall, Luke Walker (Bobby Filary), Grant Powell, Will Essai

Referee: George Kimber Sweatman
Attendance 82

The Port get their first league win

Newport travelled to Bournemouth Poppies on Saturday 19th August looking for their first victory of the 2017/18 season.

The Port made the short journey down the A31 to Bournemouth with the squads confidence on a low having crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup on Wednesday evening’s replay against Guildford City FC.

Captain and goal keeper Gary Streeter travelled but was unable to play due to a slight ankle injury that had been picked up from Wednesday’s game. The experienced and newly signed reserve keeper Billy O’Carroll was called up by Andy Sampson for the starting 11.

Striker Josh Younie opened the scoring on 19 minutes for The Port which saw Newport settle into the game against a young Poppies side.

The first half was dominated by the away team with The Poppies limited on chances to pull back the game before half time however Bournemouth took their only chance levelling not long before the whistle which unsettled The Port going in at the break.

Half time: Bournemouth Poppies 1:1 Newport IW FC

Newport started the stronger side in the second half.
On 65 minutes an advance into Bournemouth’s 18 yard box saw The Port brought down in the box. Penalty awarded.

Josh Younie again stepped up to the mark comfortably striking the ball into the top right hand corner of the goal putting The Port back in front, 1:2. The Poppies goal keeper had no chance of saving the penalty by being wrong footed by Younie.

Newport held on for the remainder of the second half looking the better side throughout taking their first 3 points of the season.

Final score: Bournemouth Poppies 1:2 Newport IW FC

Newport move up to 14th in the league and the only Island Wessex League side to get 3 points this weekend.

The Port face Petersfield Town FC on Tuesday 22nd August at St Georges Park in the Hampshire Senior Cup, 7:30pm kick off.

Petersfield Town FC will come into the game feeling defeated having been well beaten by Blackfield & Langley FC 10 nil in the league. A victory for The Port against Petersfield on Tuesday evening will see an away draw and a memorable moment in the club’s history to be hosted by AFC Bournemouth Development Side at the Vitality Stadium.

Come along to support and cheer on The Port to see us progress into the next round with that trip to the Vitality Stadium.

The Port crash out of the FA Cup

The Port crash out of the Emirates FA Cup following a replay against Guildford City FC which was hosted at Goldalming Town FC.

Guildford took the lead 4 minutes into the game when striker Dan Stewart found his way easily behind The Ports defence. Stewart closed in on goal chipping the ball perfectly into the 6 yard box which found the head of his team mate. An easy header saw Guildford 1:0 up.

Guildford looked more dominant than Newport playing the ball easily around the park which Newport were at times chasing shadows.

The Port could not find a way through the strong defence of Guildford and unable to create any chances on goal to test Guildford’s keeper and captain Luke Badiali.

Guildford settled a comfortable lead 7 minutes before half time with a second which was saw Newport having to climb a mountain going into the second half.

Half time: Guildford City FC 2:0 Newport (IW) FC

The start of the second half didn’t look any easier for Newport to stay in the game or even pull back a goal as Guildford settled back into the game.

Newport were unable to create anything or test their opponents goal keeper however the game started to get heated with players from both sides flaring up at each other.

Guildford’s striker Dan Stewart took hold of the ball on 75 minutes hitting a perfect left foot curling shot from the edge of The Ports 18 yard box. It was inch perfect floating the ball into the top left hand corner of the goal leaving Gary Streeter no chance of keeping the ball out. Guildford 3:0.

The last 15 minutes saw Newport unable to build up any play or keep a sustained period of possession. Guildford continued to press right up until the final whistle comfortably knocking Newport out of the 2017/18 Emirates FA Cup.

Final score: Guildford City FC 3:0 Newport (IW) FC

Newport’s next home game is away to Bournemouth Poppies on Saturday 19th August in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division where The Port will be wanting a much needed victory to boost the squads confidence.

Hamworthy Utd 4 – 1 Newport

The Port slumped to a 4-1 defeat in Dorset this afternoon.
Conceding an early couple of goals, the Port pulled one back through Josh Younie.
Unfortunately they conceded another before half time to go in 3-1 down
In the second half Aiden Sainsbury was dismissed for a second yellow card and a fourth goal was conceded.

GAME OFF – Emirates FA Cup replay vs Guildford

This evening’s Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round replay against Guildford City FC has been called OFF following a pitch inspection.

The game was to be hosted at Godalming Town FC whereby the pitch has begun to gather water already, with the heavy rain due throughout the evening a decision has been made to call the game off.

This will mean the replay will be re-scheduled for Wednesday 16th August for a 7:15pm kick off.

Newport IW FC will continue their league campaign on Saturday (12th) away to Hamworthy Utd.