NEWPORT COUNTY AFC 2018/19

Formed 1906-07. Founder member of Division 3 (South) in 1920. Not elected to Football League in 1931. Rejoined in 1932. 1938-39 Division 3 (South) Champions. 1947 relegated to Division 3 (South). 1979-80 Division 4 champions. 1980-81 European Cup Winners Cup quarter-finalists. 1987 relegated to Division 4. 1988 relegated to the Conference. 1989 expelled from the Conference in mid-March. In 1989 reformed as Newport AFC and joined the Hellenic League working their way through the Southern League. In 1999 were renamed Newport County AFC. As Newport AFC the team were forced to play in England due to legal action by the Welsh FA in an attempt to force them to join the new League of Wales. This was not resolved until a successful court action in 1995. Now Newport County has been re-born and despite spending most of its life at Somerton Park and some happy years at Newport Stadium, they now play in the centre of the City at Rodney Parade, home of Newport rugby and their home venue since 2012/13. They won the Blue Square Conference South in 2009/10 and now sit proudly in the Football League after winning the Conference play off final against Wrexham at Wembley in May 2013.  For more information http://www.newport-county.co.uk/

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COUNTY BRING CREWE BACK DOWN TO EARTH

Aug 11 - Last week's results were thankfully no guide to the outcome of this match at Rodney Parade. Crewe, who beat Morecambe 6-0, came crashing down to earth against Newport, beaten 3-0 by Mansfield. The Exiles edged a tight encounter to earn their first win of the season in wet conditions. Crewe goalkeeper Dave Richards had already kept out a fierce drive from Padraig Amond, but could not prevent the striker heading home. Harry Pickering had earlier hit the post with a free-kick for the visitors.
Crewe had another big opportunity but Joe Day saved Paul Green's poorly struck penalty.

MANSFIELD 'TOO STRONG' FOR EXILES

Aug 4 - Mike Flynn said Mansfield were too strong for Newport as the Stags eased to a comfortable win. Tyler Walker gave Mansfield the lead on 12 minutes despite a fine double save by Joe Day as the Stags took control. Craig Davies hit the post before the break and the hosts' supremacy was underlined when Walker's cross was headed home by Otis Khan from close range on 56 minutes.
Khan made matters safe on 64 minutes when he curled home from 25 yards.
The contest featured nine minutes of added on time due to an injury to the assistant referee.

DIRECTORS RESIGN

A statement from the Supporters’ Trust, the club’s owners, reads: “The Trust can confirm that both Simon Sadler and Neil Collier have resigned from the board of directors." In addition, Rob Santwris also departed.

COUNTY CAPTAIN ANNOUNCED

Jul 19 - NEWPORT County AFC have confirmed that Wales international Andrew Crofts will captain the side for the 2018-2019 campaign.
Crofts joined County during the summer from Scunthorpe United. Newport County have signed Antoine Semenyo on a season-long loan from Bristol City. County were beaten 1-0 by Swansea City in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Championship club's Fairwood training ground. NEWPORT County AFC will open a new club shop in Newport's Kingsway Centre on Saturday July 21.

FORBES SIGNS

Jun 29 - Newport County have signed Brighton full-back Tyler Forbes on a one-year deal. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at League Two winners Accrington Stanley, making 10 appearances. Forbes began his career at Fleetwood Town where he spent two seasons, scoring on his debut.
"I think Newport County fits the criteria of how I want to play so I'm really looking forward to getting started," said Forbes.

NEWPORT HOPING FOR MATT FINISH

Jun 25 - Newport County have signed striker Jamille Matt on a two-year deal. The 28-year-old has been released by Blackpool after spending last season on loan at Grimsby Town, scoring four goals in 37 appearances. Matt will officially join the Exiles on 1 July, subject to international clearance.
"Newport County have always been a team that stood out to me and it was great to know they were interested in me," Matt said. "The manager [Mike Flynn] made it clear how much he wanted me at the club and that's always a nice feeling. Having played against County a number of times, it's always stood out as the type of club I'd like to play at."

NOUBLE DEPARTS / NEW CHIEF EXEC ARRIVES

Jun 9 - Colchester United have signed out-of-contract Newport County striker Frank Nouble on a two-year deal. Newport County AFC has today announced the appointment of Guy Price as its new Chief Operating Officer. Mr Price is currently Head of Sport at the international charity UNICEF and was formerly Chief Executive of Bristol City FC.
The appointment comes after an exhaustive recruitment process following current Chief Executive Alex Tunbridge’s decision to take up a similar role with Stevenage FC. Mr Price’s previous roles include Director of Performance and Planning at the South West of England Regional Development Agency, and Partnership Director at Active Bristol. He has a Masters degree in International Sports Management.
Mr Price will be joining County in mid-July.
He said: “I am really excited to be joining the team at Newport County AFC. It is a proud football club with a loyal and passionate following, and I am looking forward to helping the Board and the Manager give supporters even more to be proud of. I was brought up in Monmouth, so I have always followed the club’s fortunes and results."

 

 

 

 

 

   FIXTURES 2018-2019       

       UP THE COUNTY!

 
goalscorers
FIXTURES
       
           
           
  Mansfield A Sat Aug 4  15:00  0 3
      att  4320
Amond Crewe H Sat Aug 11  15:00  1 0
  Rodney Parade  

att

3243
  Cambridge  H Tues Aug 14  19.45    
  The Abbey Stadium Carabao Cup    
  Exeter City   A Sat Aug 18  15:00     
St James Park    
  Notts County Newport County   - Notts County  H Tue Aug 21  19:45     
Rodney Parade    
  Grimsby Town Newport County   - Grimsby Town  H Sat Aug 25  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
  Port Vale  Newport County   - Port Vale  A Sat Sep 01  15:00     
Vale Park    
  Oldham Athletic  Newport County   - Oldham Athletic  A Sat Sep 08  15:00     
Boundary Park    
  Yeovil Town  Newport County   - Yeovil Town  H Sat Sep 15  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
  Tranmere Rovers  Newport County   - Tranmere Rovers  A Sat Sep 22  15:00     
Prenton Park    
Macclesfield Town
 
Cambridge United  Newport County   - Cambridge United  H Sat Sep 29  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Forest Green Rovers
 
Macclesfield Town  Newport County   - Macclesfield Town  H Tue Oct 02  19:45     
Rodney Parade    
Stevenage
 
Forest Green Rovers  Newport County   - Forest Green Rovers  A Sat Oct 06  15:00     
The New Lawn    
Crawley Town
 
Stevenage  Newport County   - Stevenage  H Sat Oct 13  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Bury
 
Crawley Town  Newport County   - Crawley Town  A Sat Oct 20  15:00     
Broadfield Stadium    
Morecambe
 
Bury  Newport County   - Bury  A Tue Oct 23  19:45     
The Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane    
  Morecambe  Newport County   - Morecambe  H Sat Oct 27  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Carlisle United
November
  Carlisle United  Newport County   - Carlisle United  A Sat Nov 03  15:00     
Brunton Park        
Colchester UnitedCheltenham Town
 
Colchester United  Newport County   - Colchester United  H Sat Nov 17  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Northampton Town
 
Cheltenham Town  Newport County   - Cheltenham Town  A Sat Nov 24  15:00     
Jonny-Rocks Stadium    
  Northampton Town  Newport County   - Northampton Town  H Tue Nov 27  19:45     
Rodney Parade    
Swindon Town
December
MK Dons
 
Swindon Town  Newport County   - Swindon Town  A Sat Dec 08  15:00     
The County Ground        
  MK Dons  Newport County   - MK Dons  H Sat Dec 15  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Lincoln CityForest Green Rovers
 
Lincoln City  Newport County   - Lincoln City  A Sat Dec 22  15:00     
Sincil Bank    
  Forest Green Rovers  Newport County   - Forest Green Rovers  H Wed Dec 26  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Crawley TownStevenage
 
Crawley Town  Newport County   - Crawley Town  H Sat Dec 29  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
  Stevenage  Newport County   - Stevenage  A Tue Jan 01  15:00     
Lamex Stadium    
Port ValeCrewe Alexandra
 
Port Vale  Newport County   - Port Vale  H Sat Jan 05  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Exeter City
 
Crewe Alexandra  Newport County   - Crewe Alexandra  A Sat Jan 12  15:00     
Alexandra Stadium    
Notts County
 
Exeter City  Newport County   - Exeter City  H Sat Jan 19  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
  Notts County  Newport County   - Notts County  A Sat Jan 26  15:00     
Meadow Lane    
Grimsby TownMansfield Town
 
Grimsby Town  Newport County   - Grimsby Town  A Sat Feb 02  15:00     
Blundell Park    
Swindon Town
 
Mansfield Town  Newport County   - Mansfield Town  H Sat Feb 09  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
  Swindon Town  Newport County   - Swindon Town  H Sat Feb 16  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
MK Dons
 
MK Dons  Newport County   - MK Dons  A Sat Feb 23  15:00     
Stadium mk    
Carlisle UnitedColchester United
 
Carlisle United  Newport County   - Carlisle United  H Sat Mar 02  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
  Colchester United  Newport County   - Colchester United  A Sat Mar 09  15:00     
JobServe Community Stadium    
Northampton Town
 
Northampton Town  Newport County   - Northampton Town  A Tue Mar 12  19:45     
PTS Academy Stadium    
Cheltenham TownOldham Athletic
 
Cheltenham Town  Newport County   - Cheltenham Town  H Sat Mar 16  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Yeovil Town
 
Oldham Athletic  Newport County   - Oldham Athletic  H Sat Mar 23  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
  Yeovil Town  Newport County   - Yeovil Town  A Sat Mar 30  15:00     
Huish Park    
Tranmere RoversCambridge United
 
Tranmere Rovers  Newport County   - Tranmere Rovers  H Sat Apr 06  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
Bury
 
Cambridge United  Newport County   - Cambridge United  A Sat Apr 13  15:00     
The Abbey Stadium    
Macclesfield Town
 
Bury  Newport County   - Bury  H Fri Apr 19  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
  Macclesfield Town  Newport County   - Macclesfield Town  A Mon Apr 22  15:00     
Moss Rose    
Lincoln City
 
Lincoln City  Newport County   - Lincoln City  H Sat Apr 27  15:00     
Rodney Parade    
May
Morecambe
 
Morecambe  Newport County   - Morecambe  A Sat May 04  15:00     
Globe Arena        
           
 
         

         

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