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29 February 2016

Club News

We've met before...

29 February 2016

Recent meetings with Tuesday night's visitors Newport County AFC

Tuesday sees the sixth meeting between the clubs, but only the second in the Football League.

The previous game took place last September when two goals from Gwion Edwards and one by Matt Harrold earned Reds a 3-0 win on their first ever visit to Rodney Parade.

Newport had just returned to the Football League when they made their last visit here for a first round tie in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in October 2013.

Reds looked to be in control after Emile Sinclair put us in front before midfielder Mike Jones scored arguably the best goal seen at the Checkatrade Stadium when he spotted County goalkeeper Jamie 

Stephens off his line and lobbed him from inside our half!

minute.stBut County weren’t finished. Goals either side of half-time by Chris Zebroski and Adam Chapman (penalty) made it 2-2 before the comeback was completed when Connor Essam put through his own net in the 61

Our team that night was: P.Jones, Connolly, Hurst, Sadler, Essam, M.Jones (Alexander 68), Simpson, Torres (sub: Bulman 63), Adams, Proctor, Sinclair (Drury 63).

The sides met three times during the 2010-11 Conference winning campaign with honours even.

Reds had only lost two of their first 15 games and were second in the table when County visited on October 16, 2010. A crowd of 2,566 – including a noisy contingent from South Wales – saw the 

visitors triumph 3-2 despite goals from Scott Neilson and Richard Brodie. It was the last time Reds lost at home that season.

A week later we travelled to Newport in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup and gained revenge despite Matt Tubbs missing a penalty. A late goal from Craig McAllister secured a 1-0 win and the most magical Cup run in the club’s history was underway!

By the time we travelled to Newport on Easter Monday 2011 we had already secured the Conference title and were cruising towards a record points tally. Reds dominated throughout and won 1-0 

different Red to score that season as Crawley stretched their unbeaten run to 29 Conference games.ththanks to a superb strike from Dean Howell in front of 2,026. The defender became the 18

Our team was: Shearer, Hunt, Dempster, Wassmer, Howell, Simpson, Wilson, Smith (sub: Neilson 69), Tubbs (McAllister 90), Brodie, Cook. Subs not used: Kuipers, Gibson, Napper.


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