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🏆Match Preview: Newport County

A look ahead to Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie against Michael Flynn

8 November 2019

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6 November 2019

Team News

Max Wright is expected to return to full training next week, while Luke Hendrie is around two-and-a-half weeks away.

County will be without long-term absentees Mickey Demetriou and Ade Azeez for Saturday’s FA Cup tie - although there is a chance the pair could make their respective returns before the end of the year.

Demetriou has been out since August after breaking his right leg, while Azeez suffered Achilles damage during the summer.

Head to Head

Since County were refounded, the two sides have met on 14 occasions - the Mariners have won four times, County six, and there have been four draws.

Last season Town had a comprehensive 3-0 win against The Exiles at Blundell Park, with County snatching a 1-0 victory at their place back in August. 

Here's the last seven meetings between the two sides.  

PO-2 28-Apr-13 A Newport Co L 0 1 6,615
FL-4 27-Sep-16 H Newport Co W 1 0 4,296
FL-4 14-Feb-17 A Newport Co D 0 0 1,868
FL-4 23-Sep-17 A Newport Co L 0 1 3,356
FL-4 13-Jan-18 H Newport Co L 1 2 3,397
FL-4 25-Aug-18 A Newport Co L 0 1 3,288
FL-4 2-Feb-19 H Newport Co W 3 0 3,712

Match Coverage:

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialGTFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick - delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from Town boss, Michael Jolley. 

This game will be broadcast live on iFollow Mariners. Join Rob Staton and former Town boss Alan Buckley for full audio coverage in the UK, and our overseas supporters can watch all of the action from Home Park.  

Betting Odds:

Town to win 1-0 is now 8/1 more>>

Man in the Middle:

Leigh Doughty will take charge of only his second Town game when the Mariners host County.

The Lancashire-based official was the man with the whistle when the Mariners faced Forest Green Rovers earlier in the season - following his promotion to the National List of Referees after one campaign on the National League.


Key Men for Newport - Former Town man Padraig Amond leads the way for County with six goals and two assists to his name.

Pacey frontman Tristan Abrahams is also one to watch, he’s bagged four goals this season and has three assists.

The Managers

Michael Jolley

“We’re at home, we want to attack the game, we want to get the fans off their seats and that’s our plan.

“But we’re playing a team in Newport that has probably had more success than anybody in the lower leagues so they’ll be just as keen as us.

 “And then Newport will have to come on to us but of course they’ll have other ideas.”

 Michael Flynn

“It’s a long journey, and we’re back up there the week after. We’ve got to go up there and try to win the football match.

“I’ll have a look at it in terms of selection, but I want to win the next football match. I don’t want to lose three in a row. I want to win the match.

Weather Watch

The Blundell Park pitch does currently have some surface water on it after Thursday's deluge. 

However, it is currently sunny in Cleethorpes and only light rain is forecast for Friday.   

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