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Lawson Cup, 1st Round, Wembley Rovers 3 – 2 Newport Town AFC (Dean Lenihan & Brian O’Sullivan)

Newport travelled to Rathuard last Sunday morning to take on fellow 1A side, Wembley Rovers, in the first round of this season’s Lawson Cup. Unfortunately Newport won’t be in the hat for the second round after suffering a 3-2 defeat in a game that had everything including 4 goals in a nine minute spell, a disallowed goal and plenty of talking points.

Newport started badly after conceding a soft goal in the fourth minute but did not allow this upset them as they began to play all the football and if the first half was decided on possession alone, Newport would have been well in front. However goals win games and despite creating plenty of chances, we just couldn’t put the ball in the net. At one stage, Brian O’Sullivan was one on one with the keeper and looked destined to score but the Wembley keeper pulled off a miracle save with his legs. Despite all the chances, Newport went in at half-time 1-0 down but knew that if they kept playing the same way, the equaliser would come. Continue reading

U11, Div 1, Shelbourne 1 – 0 Newport Town AFC

After a very tough encounter away to Shelbourne in a top of the table clash, we were very unlucky to lose out to an O.G.

It was a game in which Newport dominated for long periods put could not find the equaliser they deserved after going behind to a very early goal. Newport created a couple of good chances but were not able to take them and they restricted Shelbourne to counter attacks.

A tough lesson for these young lads but the management believe it will be a good lesson learned for the remainder of the campaign. Great effort boys, keep it up.

A special thanks to all the parents that showed up to support their own kids and the rest of the team . Please keep it up because it is great for the lads to see their fathers and mothers and other family members on the side-line supporting them.

Keep the training up. Peter, Tom & Eoin.

U15, Div 1, Newport Town AFC 2 – 3 Coonagh Utd (Devlin Courtney & Nathan Hartigan)

Two teams with 100% records before the game and both pushing hard for league honours, locked horns at Derryleigh Park on Saturday morning, unfortunately Newport lost out on a 3-2 scoreline to Coonagh after a pulsating encounter.

Both teams were a little rusty after the extended Christmas break and it was nip & tuck from the start. Coonagh, with a very strong & physical team, began to turn the screw a little and went 1-0 up after a shot from the edge of the box gave Brendan Coffey, in goals, no chance to save. Newport then began to grow into the game and scored a deserved equaliser after Devlin Courtney, who had a good game up front, fired low and hard to the keeper’s right from the right hand side of the box. Continue reading

U12, Div 2, Aisling Annacotty 2 – 4 Newport Town AFC (Johnny Ryan (3) & Sean McNamara)

Town maintained their 100% start to the new league campaign following a hard-fought victory over our neighbours Aisling Annacotty at Kilonan. Quick out of the blocks Johnny Ryan opened the scoring, a neat through ball from Calum Grant was converted by Ryan for his 15th goal of the season. After that goal both teams really settled into the game, Newport were playing some really good football but just couldn’t break the Annacotty defence down and if they did failed to find the target. 1-0 Half-Time. Continue reading

U16, Div 1, Caherdavin Celtic 2 – 5 Newport Town AFC (Nathan Hartigan (3), Aaron O’Neill (2))

This game saw 5th place play 6th place in the under 16, Div 1 league. Our U16’s made a short trip into the Ennis Road to play Caherdavin, who prior to the game were in 5th position, with a narrow lead over Newport Town, with a 1 point advantage. This certainly didn’t deter us, as Newport were coming off their fantastic win over Janesboro only 2 weeks ago. Newport were forced to make one positional change due to Ciaran Braddick out due to illness (the team send a message wishing you a speedy recovery). In his place, came under 15’s star Elliott Slattery.

On a very overcast and heavy pitch, both teams started brightly with both teams having early chances. Newport’s opening chances fell to Nathan Hartigan with a left leg shot and Aaron O Neill’s one on one with their keeper but the Caherdavin keeper was placed well in goal to save easily. With only 5 mins remaining in the first half, a mix up in the Newport defence, allowed Caherdavin’s front man remain unchallenged to shoot right legged into the bottom right side of Newport’s goal. Sean O’Dwyer tried desperately to get his hand to the ball but due to the short distance the ball had to travel, Sean was always going to be second best. Caherdavin went 1 up. Continue reading

Junior B, Div 3A, Newport Town AFC 0 – 0 Murroe

In a local derby, nothing could separate Newport and Murroe and the honours were shared, with both teams taking a point from the game. However Newport could have snuck it at the death when J C Ahern’s shot came off the post but in fairness, Murroe also had chances so a draw was a fair result.

The draw keeps Newport in the top half of the table. Best on the day for Newport were Kalem Harte and the recently returned, Dave Murray. Continue reading

Junior, Div 1A, Cappamore Celtic 1 – 6 Newport Town AFC (Brian O’Sullivan (3), Paul Ryan, Brian Cosgrove & Ross Dunne)

Newport kept up their recent run of good results with a comprehensive 6-1 victory away to Cappamore Celtic, with the goals coming from Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan, with a hat-trick, Paul Ryan, Brian Cosgrove & Ross Dunne. This win maintains our fourth place in the league and keeps us right in the promotion battle.

Played on a soft and sticky surface and given the wintry weather conditions, this game was going to be all about digging in and getting the result and wasn’t going to be one for the purists. Newport finally made the breakthrough when Paul Ryan tucked one away from close range. However the next goal didn’t arrive until the 40th minute, when like the buses, three arrived in quick succession. Two for Newport and one for Charleville. Team captain, Brian O’Sullivan made it 2-0 but Cappamore quickly responded to make it 2-1. Then on the stroke of half time, Clemy made it 3-1 with a cool finish after a superb defence splitting pass from his brother, Pete. Continue reading

U11, Div 1, Janesboro 0 – 5 Newport Town AFC (Adam McEvoy (2), Aaron Coleman, Thomas Hickey & Diarmuid O’Riordan)

Newport have moved joint top of their league with a convincing victory over Janesboro in Pearse Stadium last Saturday morning.

Newport pressed from the off and kept a high line. They made a great start with a well worked move by Thomas Hickey and Aaron Coleman who crossed for Diarmuid O’Riordan to smash the ball into the Janesboro net on 2 minutes. This set the tone for the rest of the game.

Newport had most of the play and flawlessly moved the ball around on the deck. On 16 minutes, another move saw Diarmuid Cantillon hold up a great ball played through to him from Shaun Bonfield. He laid it off brilliantly to Aaron Coleman who set it up for Adam McEvoy to finish it off right footed to the corner of net. Continue reading

U15, Div 1, Newport Town AFC 6 – 4 Aisling Annacotty (Nathan Hartigan (3), Colin Coleman, Devlin Courtney & Jordan Mooney)

Our under 15’s made it 5 wins from 5 league games with a tense 6-4 victory over Aisling Annacotty at Derryleigh Park last Saturday morning. Given the time of year, the pitch was in excellent condition, which in the first half allowed the lads play their free flowing passing game, which has been worked hard on in training.

Despite controlling the game from the start, it was 20 minutes before Newport broke the deadlock after Odhran Brett, who had a fine game at centre half, won a strong challenge at the back and gave a lovely pass to Colin Coleman on the left wing, who made a strong run into the box before rifling his shot past the Aisling keeper.

5 minutes later Nathan Hartigan scored the first goal of his hat-trick with a long range effort which sailed over the keeper’s head. Nathan then made it 3-0 on 28 minutes after the hard working Mikey Ryan Lane slipped him a delightful pass into the penalty area. Continue reading