NEWPORT COUNTY AFC 2017/18

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 FAIL TO CAPITALISE AGAINST DEPLETED OPPONENTS

Aug 13 - Michael Flynn expressed his frustration as Newport failed to sink 10 man Crewe yesterday . Frank Nouble put Newport ahead when he tapped in after Joss Labadie's shot was saved by Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt.
Perry Ng earned a second yellow for a dangerous tackle. But a minute after the dismissal Crewe got themselves back on level terms, when Chris Dagnall converted George Cooper's low cross from the byline.
County manager Flynn told BBC Wales Sport: "It was very frustrating... we created enough chances to win two or three matches, but also weren't very switched on with the counter-attack against us.

COUNTY TO FACE LEEDS AFTER FINE WIN AT SOUTHEND

Aug 10 - Newport County will face Leeds United at Elland Road in the next round of the EFL Cup after a fine win at Roots Hall. Shawn McCoulsky's brace gave the Exiles a shock EFL Cup first round win over League One side Southend United in front of 130 travelling fans. The summer loan signing from Bristol City's goals came in six second-half minutes. County will receive 45 per cent of the net gate takings, Leeds had a crowd of 15,000 for their opening round fixture against Port Vale.

The only meaningful fixture between Leeds and Newport was on 8 January 1949 when the Ironsides won a Cup tie at Elland Road by 3-1. It even led to Harry Williams a County player transferring to Leeds later that year. This is from the 'Mighty Leeds' website "He first came to the attention of Leeds United when he roasted them in an FA Cup-tie as a Newport player in January 1949. The Welsh minnows pulled off a shock 3-1 win at Elland Road, inspired by Williams, who had been up in the early hours of the day to complete his milkround before travelling to Leeds. Major Buckley paid £12,000 for him in July 1949 which was quite a high fee at the time."

PROMISING BRENTFORD YOUNGSTER AGREES EXILES LOAN DEAL

Aug 9 - Promising Brentford player Reece Cole has signed a loan deal with County. The 19-year old midfielder has learned his craft came through Brentford’s academy and signed a pro-deal in 2016. In 2017, after impressing in Brentford’s B Team getting 6 goals in 24 appearances, he got his place in Brentford’s first team squad and made his debut in the team’s victory over Nottingham Forest. In April 2017, he signed a three-year extension keeping him at the club until 2020.
Reece hopes his loan move will allow him to get “more league football under my belt”.
Reece said “The gaffer really sold Newport County AFC to me. He said he was going to be playing youth and there's obviously a few experienced pro's in here as well so hopefully it will be a good mixture."

DRAMATIC COMEBACK SEALS POINT AT STEVENAGE

Aug 7 - Newport County started the League Two season where they ended the last with a last gasp goal, this time to seal a point in a dramatic 3-3 draw at Stevenage. The Exiles scored twice in the final 15 minutes from 3-1 down, with sub Shawn McCoulsky equalising in the fifth minute of injury time. The hosts held the advantage when Tom Pett scored, but Frank Nouble levelled.
Dale Gorman's penalty and a goal from Danny Newton put Stevenage in charge, but Mickey Demetriou gave the Exiles late hope with a stunning 25-yard strike before McCoulsky's late goal.
 

 

 

 

 

 

   FIXTURES 2017-2018       

       UP THE COUNTY!

          
August     F A Att
5 Stevenage (a) 3 3 2650
8 Southend(Cup) (a) 2 0 2998
12 Crewe A (a)      
19 Coventry (a)      
22 Leeds (Cup) (a)      
26 Chesterfield (h)      
September          
2 Exeter (a)      
9 Wycombe (h)      
12 Cheltenham (h)      
16 Morecambe (a)      
23 Grimsby (h)      
                  26 Crawley (a)      
                  30 Luton (a)      
October          
7 Yeovil (h)      
14 Forest Green (a)      
17 Colchester (h)      
21 Mansfield (h)      
28 Notts County (a)      
November          
FA Cup    4          
11 Port Vale (h)      
18 Accrington (a)      
21 Barnet (h)      
25 Swindon (a)      
December          
FA Cup 2          
9 Carlisle (h)      
16 Cambridge (a)      
23 Lincoln (h)      
26 Wycombe (a)      
30 Cheltenham (a)      
January          
1 Exeter (h)      
    6 Morecambe (h)      
13 Grimsby (a)      
20 Crawley (h)      
27 Lincoln (a)      
February          
3 Colchester (h)      
10 Forest Green (h)      
13 Mansfield (a)      
17 Notts County (h)      
24 Port Vale (a)      
March          
3 Accrington (a)      
10 Yeovil (a)      
17 Luton (h)      
24 Crewe (a)      
31 Coventry (h)      
April          
2 Chesterfield (a)      
7 Stevenage (h)      
14 Swindon (h)      
21 Barnet (a)      
28 Cambridge (h)      
May          
5 Carlisle (a)      

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