NEWPORT COUNTY AFC 2021/21

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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Aug 7 -42 year old Kevin Ellison clinched victory for Newport County away at Oldham on the opening day of the football league season. The veteran striker glanced in Ryan Haynes' cross to give County a deserved win. Ellison had come on as sub to replace Lewis Collins with seventeen minutes to go and got his goal in the 89 minute. it was his 125th football league goal.

In a close game Mickey Demetriou had a headed goal disallowed for offside. Manager Michael Flynn declared himself delighted with three points after a tough week for the club but said they need to create more.

COUNTY PREPARE FOR NEW SEASON

Aug 1 - Newport County prepared for the new season with a series of friendlies ending in a 2-0 defeat at Cardiff City yesterday. They beat Cinderford 6-1 and Chippenham 2-1 but lost 4-0 to Swansea. Signings for the new season include midfielder Finn Aziz (season long loan from Aston Villa), forward Timmy Abraham (season long loan from Fulham), full back Louis Hall on a one year deal, veteran Kevin Ellison also returns.

Some fixtures are reversed at the start of season to allow the new Rodney Parade surface to settle in following significant close season work. Season ticket prices are adult 315 stand, 263 terrace, under 21's 158/105, under 16's 53/53, under 12's 26/26, seniors 263/263, under 6 free of charge.

DAY REJOINS EXILES

Jun 11 - Goalkeeper Joe Day has rejoined Newport County on a three-year contract. The 30-year-old returns to the League Two club having been released by Championship side Cardiff City, the club he left Rodney Parade for just under two years ago. "It feels great to be back after the time that I spent with the club before," Day said.
Meanwhile, forward Lewis Collins, 20, has signed a new two-year contract with the Exiles and Joss Labadie has joined Walsall.

In addition to negotiating possible additions to the squad Justin has also been finalising pre-season with the remaining dates scheduled for fixtures due to be confirmed early next week. 

Read more at http://www.newport-county.co.uk/news/article/anthony-and-flynn-1556717.aspx#guKczxUJLJVhAdfp.99
 

 

 

 

 

   FIXTURES 2021-22       

       UP THE COUNTY!

Date Opp Comp H/A Score ATT
Aug 7 Oldham L2 A 1-0  
Aug 10 Ipswich EFL H    
Aug 14 Mansfield L2 A    
Aug 17 NORTHAMPTON L2 H    
Aug 21 Tranmre L2 A    
Aug 28 Salford L2 A    
Sept 4 LEYTON O L2 H    
Sept 10 Harrogate L2 A    
Sept 14 PLYMOUTH EFL H    
Sept 18 WALSALL EFL H    
Sept 24 Barrow L2 A    
Oct 2 SCUNTHORPE L2 H