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📝 Match Preview: Newport County v Exeter City ( Trophy)

A look ahead to the trip to south Wales in the Trophy

7 October 2019

Club News

📝 Match Preview: Newport County v Exeter City ( Trophy)

A look ahead to the trip to south Wales in the Trophy

7 October 2019

Exeter City make the relatively short trip to south Wales to take on Newport County at Rodney Parade in the Trophy on Tuesday, October 8 (7:45pm).

The match is the second of the group stage of the Trophy and City will be looking to build on their opening match, a 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town.

Ahead of the match, defender Pierce Sweeney said: "The Trophy is good for the younger boys and those around the squad to get game time.

"We play decent clubs. We are going back to Newport which isn't an easy place to go and will be more like a league two game, so will be beneficial for the boys coming through."


The Grecians come into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw with Crewe Alexandra thanks to Dean Moxey's early strike. Newport come into the match on the back of 1-0 win over Carlisle United as George Nurse's stoppage time screamer gave the Exiles all three points.


Exeter City kicked-off their Trophy campaign with a 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town at St James Park on September 3 thanks to Nicky Ajose's early strike.

Newport County's first match of the competition saw them play out a 4-5 defeat to West Ham under-21s at Rodney Parade on September 4. The Exiles were 4-1 up a half-time but the young West Ham side stormed back to take the three points.


Newport County 1 Exeter City 1 (21.9.19)

The sides last met just a few weeks ago as the Grecians picked up a 1-1 draw against Newport County at Rodney Parade in Sky Bet League Two.

Despite going ahead after 15 minutes through Lee Martin, City were pegged back by a Tristan Abrahams penalty in the second period and battled to take a point away from south Wales.


Tickets are on sale for City's Trophy match against Newport County AFC at Rodney Parade on Tuesday, October 8.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here or by visiting the club shop until 4pm on Monday, October 7.

Bisley Stand 

  • Adults: £7
  • Under-16: £5
  • Under-6 = £0*

*under-6 must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free

Matchday Purchase available? YES, Tickets will be available from the away end, please be aware that it is cash only.

Away Gate Directions - Please use the NP19 OBH postcode. This will enable supporters to disembark on Corporation Road, where the Away Gate (Gate 6) is situated. This is important as there are many postcodes associated with the Stadium, many of which can take buses down Rodney Road - where they eventually get stuck.

CASHLESS Bars - please be aware that their Away Bars have recently become CASHLESS.

Grecian Travel

The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 4pm for a fare of £20.

Please click here to find out more.


As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor as he reflects on the result. 

Watch live on iFollow!

Unable to make it to Rodney Parade on Tuesday night as City take on Newport County in the Trophy? Don't worry! We've got you covered!


You can purchase a match pass on iFollow in both the UK and overseas at the cost of just £10. The stream includes the score overlay and replays.

Exeter City on social media


The quickest route to get to Rodney Parade from Exeter sees you follow the M5 north before joining the M49 near Bristol which will take you onto the M4. You’ll then cross over the River Severn and into Wales where you need to continue along the M4 before taking the exit for the B4596. Continue along this road before turning left onto Rodney Road and you’ll find the stadium further along that road. There are several public car parks in the city centre within a short walking distance of Rodney Parade. There is also plenty of parking on the streets near the stadium but please be aware of local parking restrictions


You can take the 15:55 traing from Exeter St Davids which will get you to Newport at 17:57 having made one change at Bristol Temple Meads, or the 16:24 train from Exeter St David’s which will get you to Newport for 18:24 having made one change at Bristol Temple Meads.

You can then get the 22:20 train back from Newport which will have you back in Exeter at 01:39, again having changed at Bristol. The station is less than a mile walk from the ground, just over the river.


Season tickets for the 20/21 campaign are now on sale and play a huge part in enabling your club remains financially stable and well prepared

By purchasing a season ticket in the super saver period, you will not only make huge and the best savings on admission for the campaign, but enable the club to operate fully whilst we have a period of no matches and minimal income. Find out more by clicking here.



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