FLYNN LAMBASTS TEAM FOR 'SPINELESS' PERFORMANCE
Sep 17 - "It was very disappointing. That's not
a performance I like to be associated with. It was gutless, it was
spineless and I've told the players that. I'm the first one to give them
credit, but today it was a terrible, terrible performance." Michael
Flynn's words to BBC Wales at the conclusion of Newport's defeat by 2-1
at Morecambe. Flynn watched as County's bete noire Kevin Ellison
produced two goals to beat the Exiles. Kevin Ellison as their familiar
nemesis again proved their downfall. He put the Shrimps in front after
34 minutes although Scott Bennett swiftly equalised for the Port. But
with 10 minutes to play it was Ellison who deflected home Adam
Campbell's shot. County have dropped to ninth in the table.
COUNTY EDGE OUT CHELTENHAM IN MONSOON
Sep 14 - Newport produced the only goal in a match played in relentless heavy rain at Rodney Parade. Padraig Amond's flicked in Matty Dolan's corner in a first half dominated by County. However, Cheltenham almost levelled when Kyle Storer's header was cleared off the line with Joe Day beaten. Day was also in action late in the game to deny the same player.
STALEMATE AT RODNEY PARADE
Sep 10 - Newport and Wycombe played out a frustrating stalemate at Rodney Parade yesterday. The Exiles had a couple of good chances through Padraig Amond but both goalkeepers were on fine form in front of 3752 fans. Newport had 14 shots on goal, five were on target. Mike Flynn told the BBC "I am frustrated because in the first half we had enough chances to win three football matches. We started brightly in the second half as well, but then Wycombe were by far the better team and pinned us in. By the end, we are probably grateful that we didn't lose. We kept a clean sheet and there are some positives... we are moving in the right direction."
COUNTY GO DOWN AT EXETER
Sep 3 - Newport County's unbeaten League start to the season came to an end at League leaders Exeter. The Exiles were dominant in the first half and had a goal disallowed but Lee Holmes' fine strike half way through the second half was all that separated them. Padraig Amond had several chances for Newport before Exeter's Jake Taylor had opportunities of his own. Midfielder Holmes cut in from the right and curled a fine shot into the bottom corner with 57 minutes played at St James Park.
Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "It was a massive decision by the referee (John Brooks) in the first half to disallow a goal, there was nothing wrong with it. Then we go and gift them a goal near enough by not putting the ball out of play, so I'm really frustrated. We took the game to them today and I just feel we missed too many chances first half."
NOUBLE HAT-TRICK MARKS EXILES HOMECOMING
Aug 26 - Newport County turned in a superb second half performance to beat Chesterfield by four goals to one. The homecoming to Rodney Parade was marked by a fantastic hat trick for forward Frank Nouble.
Nouble started his goal surge with a stunning thirty metre strike just before the hour. Within twelve minutes he had completed his hat trick with two headed goals and Chesterfield were out of the game. The period of play was in stark contrast to a first half in which Chesterfield were the better team and took a deserved lead after Scott Wiseman capitalised on a Nouble stumble to send a sharp cross through for Chris O'Grady to score.
Manager Mike Flynn kept Newport in the changing rooms at half time as the Chesterfield team waited to start the second half clearly to get the message across to his players. They responded in kind in front of a good crowd. To cap it all Nouble set up strike partner and debutant Padraig Amond for his first goal on 82 minutes.
1200 SEASON TICKETS FOR EXILES
Aug 26 - Newport start their season at home with over 1200 season ticket holders according to latest information - a 67 per cent increase on last season. They face Chesterfield on the new Rodney Parade surface this afternoon.
COUNTY SIGN POOLS STRIKER
Aug 23 - Newport County have signed Hartlepool United striker Padraig Amond tonight for an undisclosed fee. The striker has scored 45 goals in 90 League Two games and will face Chesterfield on Saturday.
NEWPORT FALL TO LEEDS BUT PLAYERS AND FANS GAIN PLAUDITS
Aug 23 - 631 fans and a hard working, attacking team won Newport enormous credit at Leeds before succumbing to the heavy armoury of their Championship opponents. County came out all guns blazing and thoroughly deserved their lead on 33 minutes when Josh Labadie's shot was parried in to his own net by Leeds keeper Rob Green. A brace of goals from Kemar Roofe either side of half time turned the game before he added a third decisive goal with a 65th minute bicycle kick. Saiz and Veira made it 5-1 with the game won.
EXILES WIN AT RICOH
Aug 19 - Newport County beat unbeaten Coventry City to secure their first win of the season. On their first ever visit to the Ricoh Arena, a second half goal from Reece Cole proved enough for Mike Flynn's side. On-loan Brentford midfielder Cole's speculative effort was spilled by Coventry goalkeeper Liam O'Brien as the hosts conceded for the first time this season after successive wins. 909 away fans watched the game.
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
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
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.