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League Two Opponents - Newport County

22 June 2017

We Take a look through the sides that we will come up against in League Two next season.

Who Are They?

Newport County Association Football Club are based in Newport, South Wales, and play at Rodney Parade. Their nickname is “the County”.

The club was reformed in 1989, as a continuation of the Newport County club which was founded in 1912 and was a founder member of the Football League's new Third Division in 1920.

In their trophy cabinet, Newport have the Welsh Cup which they won in 1980. Subsequently, they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winner's Cup in 1981. Their most recent success was back in 2013 when they won promotion back into the English Football League after their relegation in 1988.

 

How Did They Perform Last Year?

It took a win on the final for Newport to secure their safety in League Two as they locked horns with Hartlepool United for the 22nd spot. A late Mark O’Brien volley helped the County survive, and they will be looking to push on during the next campaign to secure their Football League status for another season.

 

Our Last Meeting

The two clubs have not met in a competitive fixture since the 13th of October 1987, 30 years ago in the Sherpa Van Trophy.

On that day it was County who came away with the victory in a 2-0 win in the Southern Section Preliminary round group. Vale would still go on to qualify from the group, following a 2-0 win at Vale Park against Exeter City.

 

How To Get There?

The 2 hour and 26 minute journey will take you onto the M6 via the A500, and once on the M6, stay there for 94 miles before taking the M5 and M50 to get onto the A449. From there, you will take the M4 and take exit 25 after 2 miles.

Then a succession of roundabouts will direct you to Rodney Parade.

 

Odds On Promotion

After their great escape last year, Newport are at odds of 50/1 to win the league, and odds of 10/1 for promotion.

 


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