Month: October 2017

Portland 1 -0 Newport IW

The Port slipped to a single goal defeat away to Portland on Saturday.
Ryan McKechnie was on hand to finish off a good move for the home side on 30 minutes.
Half time Portland 1-0 Newport
Early in the second half Portland were awarded a penalty only for McKechnie to squander the chance.
Unfortunately the Port were unable to find a way through to get an equaliser as they continue to try and move off the bottom of the Wessex Premier.

Newport 5-0 Bovey Tracey

Newport progressed to the second round of the F.A.Vase with a comfortable 5-0 victory against Bovey Tracey from the South West Peninsula League Div 1 East.
There was a strong wind throughout the match blowing towards the Allotment end with squally showers interspersed with sunny periods.

The visitors kicked off attacking the Shide end. After dominating possession in the opening five minutes Newport took the lead when Charlie Urry drove in a low shot from 20 yards out.
Bovey Tracey’s first serious attack on fourteen minutes produced three good saves from Gary Streeter, firstly blocking a shot from Shane Gill, then charging down the rebound from Joe Bushin and finally pushing the ball away for a corner at the near post.

Newport extended their lead on 20 minutes with a move that started in defence. The ball was worked down the right and Charlie Urry’s low cross found Emerson Tattersall unmarked on the penalty spot who was able to guide it past Mark Bojar.

The third goal came on 31 minutes when the ball was slipped through the Bovey Tracey defence into the path of Connor Kelly who drove it into the net.

Five minutes later Mark Bojar did well to push a long range shot from Connor Kelly over the bar. Just prior to half time Bovey Tracey had two good chances. Firstly a low cross eluded everybody and found Joe Bushin at the far post but he could only knock the ball into Gary Streeter’s hands from close range then a 25 yard free kick from Dean Stevens was blocked by Gary Streeter.


In the second half Bovey Tracey with the wind in their favour had more possession but were restricted to long range shots by a well organised Newport defence. Their best chance came when a free kick from Dean Stevens was knocked onto the bar by Gary Streeter before being scrambled away.

Newport’s fourth goal on 83 minutes came from a cross from Connor Kelly which again found Charlie Urry unmarked in the penalty area for a simple tap in. Charlie Urry was then substituted to give a debut to new signing Aurele Beya. He quickly endeared himself to the home supporters by racing on to a through ball and rounding Mark Bojar before running the ball into an empty net, having been on the pitch only four minutes.

A well deserved win for Newport who now join nine other Wessex League clubs in Mondays draw.


Newport: Streeter, Walsh, Taylor, Sainsbury, Wetherick, Pearce, Wright (Holmes), Sampson (Powell), Urry (Beya), Kelly, Tattersall

Bovey Tracey: Bojar, Tucker (Taylor), Buckmaster, Leach, Head, Gill, Stevens, Fice (Churchill), Livingston, Bushin, Collins.

Referee  Michael Ballard                    Attendance 110

Newport Reserves were defeated 7-2 by the Sholing development team today in the Wyvern Combination. On Monday evening they are at home to W&B Sports in the Isle of Wight Challenge Cup, 7.30pm kick off.


Port through to last 8 in League Cup

Newport revenged their four goal home defeat by Baffins last month by producing an excellent performance to win 2-0 in the Wessex League Cup. It was a good home start for the new managerial team of Mike Kelly and Andrew Rimmer.

Newport kicked off attacking the allotment end. Within a minute Baffins had a free kick on the edge of the penalty area but George Thomas kick was wide of the post.
Newport looked the better team in the first half, having more possession and troubling the defence with some penetrating runs. A superbly floated free kick from Jared Wetherick on the right found Giancarlo Giancovich running into space at the far post but he was unable to get his shot on target. Then on 24 minutes, a free kick from the right found Charlie Urry, whose goalbound volley took a wicked deflection off Sam Willett before being scrambled away.

The half finished goalless but Gary Streeter had yet to be tested as Baffins struggled against a well organised Newport defence.


Newport took the lead in 49 minutes following a surging run from Tom McInnes into the penalty area. Although he was thwarted, the ball broke to Emerson Tattersall whose drive was only parried by Tom Boyle and he reacted first to bundle in the rebound.
On 61 minutes Emerson Tattersall was upended just outside the penalty area so took the free kick himself, which cannoned off the post.

With ten minutes remaining Newport made their first substitution bringing off Emerson Tattersall to give a home debut to George Holmes.

Baffins were beginning to look more threatening as the minutes ebbed away but their hopes of an equaliser were diminished on 84 minutes when they were reduced to ten men; George Thomas being shown a second yellow card for a foul tackle.

A through ball from the left found Tom McInnes unmarked about 30 yards from goal and he was able to run at Tom Boyle before slotting the ball past him and into the net to make the match safe with three minutes remaining. For the final minute Alex Harmer came on instead of Charlie Urry.

A greatly improved performance from Newport, as they join Andover New Street in the quarter finals of the competition.


Newport: Streeter, Walsh, Turkington, Pearce, Wetherick, Giancovich, Wright, Powell, Urry (Harmer), Tattersall (Holmes), McInnes.

Baffins M R: Boyle, Willett, Williams, Saunders, Seibou, Cornish, White, Thomas, Boam, Jackson, Davies.

Regeree: Graham Matthews

Attendance 58

Shaftsbury 5 Newport 0

For the second match running Newport conceded five goals in defeat, once again conceding heavily in the final third of the match.
Starting the match with a bare twelve players, new manager Mike Kelly would have to conjure up something spectacular to take anything from this match but it was not to be.
Shaftesbury started the stronger creating a lot of chances but their own finishing was woeful with the occasional brilliance of Gary Streeter keeping the away sheet clean.
On 14 minutes the home side were awarded a soft penalty as Darren Powell went to block an expected shot. the striker tumbled over and a penalty was awarded. Justice was delivered as the penalty was placed two yards wide of the post.
Shaftesbury continued to enjoy the bulk of possession and inevitably the majority of efforts on goal but with no progress.
On 25 minutes the deadlock was broken as an attempted back pass was intercepted and played across goal for Malachi Benjamin to find the net.
Although Shaftesbury continued to press for the remainder of the half they were unable to increase the score.

Half Time: Shaftesbury 1-0 Newport IOW

Although the second half started in a similar vein with Shaftesbury on the attack, Newport’s best chance came on 51 minutes as Charlie Urry wriggled his way into the box he was fouled but stayed on his feet in an effort to score but was overpowered and eventually fell to the ground, only to be booked for diving.
On 57 minutes a mix up in the Newport defence allowed Martin Schroeder in with a 1 on 1 against Streeter and he scored.
On 62 minutes Martin Schroeder was in the box to score his second.
Schroeder was to score two more in the final twenty minutes as the Port struggled to deal with the constant attack that was coming down the hill at them.

Full Time: Shaftesbury 5 Newport 0

Newport: Streeter, Quigley, Walsh, Sainsbury, Powell, Pearce, Harmer (Holmes), Wright , Urry, Kelly, Wetherick.

Referee: T Holden

Appointment of Interim 1st team manager

Newport IW FC can this morning confirm the appointment of interim 1st team manager Michael Kelly.

Michael Kelly will be joined by Andrew Rimmer who will take up the role of interim 1st team assistant manager.

Mike Kelly who has agreed to come in and help the club will take charge of The Ports senior team with immediate effect. Mike joins Newport having experience as a professional player with Charlton Athletic and Millwall along with his very successful managerial experience with Newport over the years.

Caretakers Managers Gary Streeter and Darren Powell will continue to help out the first team but will predominantly fall back into a players role. Gary and Darren took over from Andy Sampson who stood down from his 1st team managers role after defeat against Cowes Sports FC at the end of August.

Newport who sit 20th in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division travel away to face Shaftesbury FC this coming Saturday (15th) for a 3pm kick off.

Weekend Preview – Sat / Sun 14th & 15th Oct

No Wessex League Football on the Island this weekend so why not travel to watch the first team or come along and watch our Reserves or A team.

Newport first team travel to Shaftesbury, both teams finding it difficult to get a win each having won one of their last six.

Action at St. George’s Park as Newport Reserves taken on Alton Reserves at 3pm. Entry £2 and £1.

The A team are away to Osborn Coburg at the IOW Community Club, k/o 2.30pm.

County Darts also takes place in the clubhouse over both Saturday and Sunday with the upstairs bar open. This is darts of a high standard with top quality presentation and an international flavour as The Isle of Wight men and women take on Breconshire from Wales. Starts approx noon each day.

On Sunday two Newport Youth under 16’s teams have Hampshire Cup matches at St George’s Park, one morning one afternoon (kick off times tbc).


Newport 1 Horndean 5

A much changed Newport side slipped to another home defeat against in form Horndean on Tuesday night.

Suspensions, injury and illness meant the Port had to make a number of changes, particularly in defence.
Gary Streeter had picked up a knock on Saturday at Bashley and was replaced by Connor Brady, Caleb Charlesworth came in from the reserves to replace the suspended Spike Pearce, Jack Turkington started at left back replacing the injured Jacob Reynolds, Charlie Urry was also missing due to illness.

Both sides started off playing good football playing the ball around but disaster hit the Port on 10 mins. A high ball played in to the box dropped out of the floodlights and caught a defender on the arm, huge shout from Horndean and the referee pointed to the spot. A harsh decision considering it was accidental and clearly no intent. Jack Maloney finishing the penalty clinically giving Brady no chance in goal.

This unnerved the Port a little and was swiftly followed by a chance for Horndean’s Miles Evereritt who shot wide when the goal was at his mercy.
The Port continued to be under pressure and only a superb point blank save from Brady kept the defecit at 1-0. Shortly afterwards in the 28th minute the Port were further behind when a defender was drawn in to a rash challenge just inside the box bringing the striker down, this time a dead cert penalty. Jack Maloney again putting it away with precision.

The Port still continued to try and play football and despite getting the ball into dangerous areas there weren’t players able to get on the end of it .

Half Time: Newport 0 Horndean 2

The second half continued where the first had ended with the Port enjoying more of the ball and looking for chances to get back in the game. This happened in the 62nd minute when Aiden Sainsbury curled a free kick over the wall and into the top corner from 20 yards. Now with the score at 2-1 , it was game on.

Unfortunately it was only for 6 minutes as Harry Jackson hit a 25 yarder just inside the post to restore Hondean’s two goal lead.

Newport made a double substitution to try and get back in the game Kyle Drew coming on for Darren Powell and Lewis Wright coming on for Alex Harmer.

Sadly it was not to be and on 76 minutes Mark Smith scored with a strike from the edge of the box. On 81 minutes Dan Sackman scored a fifth with a bullet header from a corner.

Newport were always up against it with so many players missing and for two thirds of the match they were well in it but fell away tamely towards the end.

Full Time: Newport 1 Horndean 5

Newport: Brady, Quigley, Turkington, Sainsbury (Yates), Charlesworth, Sampson, Powell (Drew), Harmer (Wright), Wetherick, Taylor, Kelly.

Attendance 90


Bottom of the table clash see’s Port defeated

The Port who sat 18th in the league were defeated 3:1 by 17th place Bashley FC this afternoon in a Premier Division League fixture.

Newport without players through suspensions, unavailability and injuries cost them a vitally needed 3 points going into a tough fixture on Tuesday against top of the table contenders Horndean.

Charlie Urry opened the scoring for Newport but it wasn’t enough going into half time with Bashley levelling the score at 1:1 just before the break.

HT: Bashley FC 1:1 Newport IW FC

With Bashley FC needing a home victory and the 3 points saw them net a further 2 goals in the second half and a keeper change for The Port as Gary Streeter was injured being replaced by Martin McDonough.

Newport were unable to claw back the two goals with the game ending Bashley FC 3, Newport IW FC 1.

This was the second consecutive league defeat for Newport in a week where they face Horndean FC on Tuesday evening (10th Oct) at St Georges Park for a 7:30pm Ko.