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.
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
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.
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."