Month: July 2019

Early start to the League Season

Saturdays opening league match at home to Verwood now has an earlier kick off time at 1.00pm.

Due to busy ferries, Verwood have to travel earlier than planned and to accomodate their travel plans an earlier kick off time has been agreed.

Two Reserve team matches at St. George’s , Monday (Tonight) they are at home to East Cowes Vics Reserves , k.o 6.30pm and Wednesday night at home to Carisbrooke k.o 7.00pm

Saturday Round Up

Both Newport adult teams enjoyed a sunny afternoon at Brading Town on Saturday and both managed to win their friendly matches.

The first team played at 1300 and won 5-2, the goals coming from Charlie Urry 2, Connor Kelly , Jordan Browne and Joe Craig. The Brading scorers were Ollie Wilson and Harris Payne, both former Newport players. The match was played in a great spirit and both teams had plenty to take forward into the season ahead.

The reserves won their game 2-0 and both goals were scored by Jayden Yates.

There were good performances all round and it’s reassuring for Andy Sampson to know that we have a reserve side that play the same passing game of football that the first team are playing. The reserves are mainly 16 year olds and have only had four games in mens football so far but with several friendlies still for them to come they will be ready for the start of their campaign. As we have seen with the first team, young players can be brought in and perform when given their chance and all bodes well for the future.

Friendlies Round Up – 27th July

On Thursday night both Newport’s teams had friendlies.

Newport drew 3-3 away to Shanklin in a fiery encounter with two players, one from each side, receiving red cards.

The goalscorers were Connor Kelly 2 and Joe Craig. The Shanklin goals were all scored by Iain Seabrook, 2 free kicks and a shot from distance. An excellent young player who we shall keep an eye on.

The reserves won 4-2 at home to Niton, the goalscorers were Danny Mew 2, Zak Sullivan and Harry Cheek.

Saturday Newport play Brading Town in a double header at Vicarage Lane, the first team kicking off at 1.00pm and the reserves follow on straight after.

Cowes Sports 1 -5 Newport

Newport were worthy winners of the local derby due to a strong second half performance.

The Port took the lead from a corner when Jacob Reynolds volleyed in at waist height.

Reynolds was back in action shortly after when he was yellow carded after a midfield skirmish involving several players.

Cowes got back in the game before half time with a well worked goal.

HT: Cowes Sports 1-1 Newport

Cowes made a number of substitutions for the second half.

Newport immediately regained the lead from the kick off with Mark Taylor spotting the keeper off his line and scoring from the half way mark.

Port were on top now and Jordan Browne scored the third, shooting across the keeper.

Newport took off Joe Craig and Jake Wright came on to make his first team debut.

It wasnt long before a fourth was added, an excellent cross from Neo Lamb was met full on the volley by Conner Kelly whose shot flew straight into the net.

Andy Sampson made further substitutions with Jacob Reynolds and Gary Streeter coming off to be replaced by Harrison Yates and Fraser Law.

Newport’s young keeper immediately made a top quality save, finger tipping a stinging shot from Mike McEnerey onto the bar and away.

Mark Taylor rounded off a good evenings workout with a shot that crashed into the net off the underside of the bar.

Full Time: Cowes Sports 1-5 Newport


Cowes v Newport

The Port take on Cowes at Westwood tonight in a pre-season friendly, kick off is at 7.30pm.

Cowes drew 2-2 on Saturday against Little Common (from the Bexhill area) who play in the Southern Combination Football League, whilst Newport went down to Baffins Milton Rovers by a single goal.

Both teams are looking to prepare their squads for the season ahead so will be keen to use a variety of players and avoid injuries.

The reserves match at St. George’s has been called off.


Newport 0-1 Baffins Milton Rovers

The Port went down by a single goal in their first match at Beatrice Avenue against Baffins Milton Rovers.

Baffins got off to a good start scoring in the 9th minute through Callum Dart.

The Newport players and crowd got a taste of the new Sin Bin rule just before half time when Jacob Reynolds was yellow carded and sent to the sinners box. It was a shame as Newport were pressing for an equaliser and had several good chances just before the interval but were unable to put the ball in the net.

Half Time: Newport 0 Baffins Milton Rovers 1

At half time Andy Sampson introduced Cameron Farley in goal for Gary Streeter and Harrison Yates came on for George Holmes.

Shortly into the half Newport were awarded a penalty. Liam Triggs took the spot kick but Cameron Scott saved and nobody could put the rebound away.

The Port introduced two more subs Ben Snow and Dexter Malin coming on for Connor Kelly and Jared Cousins.

Towards the end of the game with rolling subs being used both Connor Kelly and Jared Cousins came back on but neither were able to change the score.

Full Time: Newport 0 Baffins Milton Rovers 1

Newport reserves went down 3-1 to Adgestone at St. George’s Park, Jayden Yates the scorer.


Cup Draws

In the FA Vase, Newport received a bye in the First Qualifying Round and in the Second Qualifying Round they will be away to the winners of Devizes Town and Stockbridge. Tie to be played Saturday 14th September.

In the Hampshire Senior Cup, Newport are drawn at home to Bournemouth Poppies, the winners will be at home to Sholing in the next round. First game to be played w/c 16th September unless there is a Vase replay.

Newport 6 Northwood St. Johns 1

The first pre-season friendly for the Port provided a good run out for many players on a warm summers evening at St. George’s Park.

The Newport squad included the returning Spike Pearce, new reserve team keeper Fraser Law and recovered from long term injury, George Holmes.

Newport suffered an early setback when Scott Barron accidentally trod on the ball and lost his footing. The quick thinking Northwood striker spotted Newport’s young keeper off his line and perfectly chipped the ball from all of 35 yards into the back of the net.

It didn’t take too long for the Port to get back on level terms, a challenge in the penalty area was judged a foul by the referee and Connor Kelly safely tucked the spot kick away. 1-1.

Shortly afterwards Jared Cousins received the ball with his back to goal and spun and shot in one move to put the Port in front.

Cousins spurred on by his goal was having some success against the Northwood defence and took the ball down the left hand side before cutting it back to Mark Taylor who calmly slotted it home to make it 3-1.

Half Time: Newport 3 Northwood SJ 1

Andy Sampson made a number of substitutions at half time including bringing on George Holmes who had been out for most of last season due to a knee injury.

The Port were well on top now and most of the action was around the Northwood penalty area. Several chances went begging before Mark Taylor was able to double his goal tally to make it 4-1.

Northwood did have chances in the second half but none that really troubled young keeper Fraser Law. The reserve team keeper came through his first team well showing a good clean pair of hands.

George Holmes was desperate to score and that he did with a crashing shot that took a deflection on it’s way into the net.

Newport’s tally was completed when Joe Craig curled a beautiful shot around the defence and just inside the post to make it 6-1.

Full Time: Newport 6 Northwood SJ 1

Northwood – First friendly

Tuesday night sees the Port play their first friendly of the season when they take on Northwood St. John in the last first team match scheduled to be played at St. George’s Park.

Kick off is at 7.00pm. Hot drinks will be available but no food or bar.

Season tickets will be on sale for the coming season at East Cowes Vics, we can take cash or cheques on the night but no cards.

No FA Cup for the Port this year

For the first time since 1938, Newport will not be taking part in the FA Cup this season.

Although the club have entered the competition, teams at step 6 level (Sydenhams Wessex 1) are limited due to space and entry is based on previous season league performance on a points per match basis.

To qualify we would have needed to finish on 67 points last year and therefore only the top 5 sides from last seasons Sydenhams Wessex 1 will be competing in the competition this year.

Our entry fee will be refunded. FA Vase entry is not affected.