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📝Emirates FA Cup Replay: Newport County Preview

We look ahead to tonight's Emirates FA Cup first round replay at Rodney Parade.

20 November 2019

Ryan Petterson
Anthony Limbrick
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Team News

Max Wright and Luke Hendrie are both set to miss out again through injury. 

Moses Ogbu will also miss this second round replay with a knee injury.

Harry Clifton was an unused substitute in Wales U21's Euro qualifier win against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday night.   

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

Grimsby Town 1 – 1 Newport County AFC

Saturday 9th November 2019

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 Anthony Limbrick

This game will be broadcast live on iFollow Mariners. Join Matt Dean and former Town striker Chris Hargreaves for full audio coverage. Book your audio match pass. 

Betting Odds:

Town are 7/4 to book a place in round two. more >>

Man in the Middle:

Darren Handley will take charge of this first round replay. 

Darren Handley is currently embarking on his fifth full season as a Football League referee having taken charge of his first League Two fixture midway through the 2013/14 campaign when York City and Cheltenham Town drew 0-0 at Bootham Crescent.


Key Men for Newport - Former Town man Padraig Amond leads the way for County with seven 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

Anthony Limbrick

“Earlier in the season we were passing the ball, getting it wide, getting crosses in the box, and really being a threat and aggressive, and taking the game to other teams.

“So we really want to try and get back to that and do those things, and I think if we can find those basics, and some consistency in our performances, then we’ll be able to get that level again.

“So a little bit more positivity in the way that we perform, train, and work every day, and we’ve looked to start with that today and hopefully we can carry that on.”

Michael Flynn

Flynn admits County must be wary of a managerial change and can’t necessarily look at it as a reason to be optimistic.

He told the County official Website: “It’s going to be a difficult game – no two games are the same, it doesn’t matter if it’s against the same team.

“Grimsby have lots of strengths. They’re aggressive on set plays, they’ve got James Hanson who is probably the best player in the league in the air. We know Matt Green can score goals, Jake Hessenthaler in midfield can control a game if given space. They can cause problems.

“The manager’s gone so a couple of the players will feel like they have a fresh start. That can be a bad thing for us, I can’t affect what happened at Grimsby Town, I just want to concentrate on what we do, and I want to get the win."

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