This is the place to find all match results and match reports for Newport Town AFC. Managers are asked to send in results & match reports to Club P.R.O. Vivienne Keane as soon as possible after games. Please include photos taken on match day and we’ll include them on our Facebook page. Thank You!

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U17 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 4-3 Aisling Annacotty

Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jay Ryan 3 & Karl Kelly

A top Vs bottom of the table clash took place at Derryleigh Park on a sunny, wintery day, perfect for a game of football. Newport fielded a weakened team with several players out injured and more on the field at less than 100%. It showed in the early stages as Annacotty looked the stronger team, scoring after 5 minutes with a long-range effort that skimmed off the surface, and creating several chances early. Annacotty doubled their advantage after some scrappy play around the box, the ball broke kindly for the Annacotty forward who finished deftly.

But Newport were not without their chances, Jack Foley forced a good save, Gavin Denihan headed off the post and Jack O’Carroll shot narrowly over the bar. With ten remaining in the half Jay Ryan picked the ball up 20 yards out with two men to beat and surprised everyone with a quick toe-poke into the bottom corner of the Annacotty goal. The half time whistle came with Annacotty leading 2-1.

The second half started slowly with Newport slowly gaining control and the advantage in possession, and duly Karl Kelly steered the ball home from close range after several ricochets, deflections and saves in the Annacotty 18-yard box. Continue reading

Junior A, Div 1B, Kilfrush 3-1 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Elton)

Scorer: Brian O’Sullivan

The Junior A side suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat away to league leaders Kilfrush on Sunday morning in a top-of-the-table league clash. Missing some regulars, Newport knew this was going to a tough game and so it proved to be. Newport started well, and Elliott Slattery was denied a goal from a 25 yard-free kick when the Kilrush keeper did very well to tip the ball over the bar. The first half was a very close affair with both sides cancelling each other out and neither creating any real clear-cut chances. The game remained scoreless up to half-time.

In the 55th minute, Jimmy Fyffe in the Newport goal pulled-off a spectacular save from a shot that was destined for the top-corner. Just 1 minute later Newport opened the scoring when Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan picked up a loose ball and from 30 yards out, drilled a low strike which beat the keeper low to his right. Definitely a contender for goal of the season. This goal sparked Kilfrush into life and in the 63rd minute, their player latched onto a cross into the box, when left unopposed at the backpost and despite Jimmy Fyffe’s best efforts, he slid the ball under the keeper to level the game.

Just 5 minutes later, Kilfrush took the lead when Newport failed to deal with another ball into the box. The home side then began to exert more pressure on the Newport rear-guard and ensured the 3 points would be theirs when they scored their third in the 87th minute to make it 3-1 and despite Newport’s best efforts we were unable to pull a goal back.

This defeat leaves Newport 5 points behind Kilfrush but we have a game-in-hand with half the games played so lots of football to be played and lots of twists & turns before the season is over.

Match Day Squad: Jimmy Fyffe, Kevin O’Brien, Mark McGuire, Sean Ryan, Elliott Slattery, Peter O’Sullivan, Kevin Connolly, Darren Collins, Dave Kennedy, Brian O’Sullivan (Capt.), Christy Doyle, Nathan Hartigan, Kalem Harte, Jack Noble, Brendan Coffey, Ciaran Flynn & Colin Coleman

U15 Girls, Birdhill 1-4 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, November 24 2018 (Dublin Road)

Scorers: Caragh Flynn 2, Emily Hurley & Abbie Lenihan

Any game against our neighbours is always a tough fixture and this game was no different. In the first half, both defences were working hard but it was Newport’s star player, Abbie Lenihan who on a run into the penalty box was fouled and scored the resulting penalty. Birdhill then equalised from a corner just before the break. In the 2nd half the girls increased the tempo and it paid off with Caragh scoring twice, with 2 well taken shots. Our final goal came courtesy of Emily from a scramble in the box.

Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Abi Rainsford, Mollie O’Hora, Leah Moran, Abbie Lenihan, Robyn McNamara, Caragh Flynn, Ciara Mackey, Neve Clements & Emily Hurley.

Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman