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📝 Match Preview: Newport County (A)

Join us on the road as we cross the Severn Bridge

31 March 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Newport County (A)

Join us on the road as we cross the Severn Bridge

31 March 2022

Exeter City make the journey across the Severn Bridge this Saturday as we fellow promotion chasers Newport County at Rodney Parade.

After a 2-1 win over Stevenage last weekend thanks to Sam Stubbs' double, the Grecians sit second in the Sky Bet League Two table, five points ahead of the Welsh side. Matt Taylor's men are currently on a run of one defeat in 16 matches - that coming at Mansfield in early February.

The Exiles last home match was two weeks ago at home to Hartlepool United, losing 3-2 to Pools, but before that had only lost once in ten matches on home turf. Their last match was a 0-0 draw at Bradford City last Saturday. James Rowberry's Welshmen have the firepower of the league's leading marksman Dom Telford up front, with the former Plymouth Argyle striker on 24 goals already this campaign. 


City will be in our red and white home strip for this fixture.


Matt Taylor's Thoughts

Taylor's men head across the border in search of a fifth win in seven matches, but face a Newport side just five points behind them in the Sky Bet League Two table. 

"We know that if we play our very best it will be a good game of football and hopefully a good outcome," Matt said ahead of the clash. 

"I've watched Newport recently and it's hard to take too much detail out of it. But there's a lot of personnel on the pitch that we are familiar with.

"They have a centre-forward who is bang on form and the sign of a good team is their goal return.

"Full credit to Newport for the investment in their pitch - it's a really good surface now."

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Ticket for City's trip are now SOLD OUT.

The full allocation of 1,031 tickets for this fixture of which 422 are covered seating (Bisley Stand) and 609 uncovered seating (PureVans South Stand) sold out on Wednesday, March 9. Thank you for your incredible support.

Please do not travel without a valid ticket for the away end. 

How to Follow

Not heading to Oldham this weekend? Fear not, get the next best thing and listen LIVE on iFollow!

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £2.50 you'll get access to the audio stream which includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary.


The match pass revenue goes directly to the club, so you will be showing your support from home!

Overseas viewers can watch the action with a £10 match pass. 

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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Newport's Last Home Match

Newport County 2 Hartlepool United 3 | 18/3/22 | Sky Bet League Two

Despite taking an early lead, Hartlepool fought back to lead 2-1 before Neill Byrne made it 3-2.

Previous Encounter at Rodney Parade

Newport County 1 Exeter City 1 | 16/02/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Two red cards, 32 shots faced, but City hung on for draw on a crazy evening in South Wales. Ryan Bowman's goal sandwiched by red cards for Alex Hartridge and then himself had City leading the match until the 89th minute, when their resistance was finally broken by Dom Telford. 

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