1985–86 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1985–86 season
Chairman Archie Menzies
Manager Bobby Smith
(until 25 March 1986)
John Relish
(from 25 March 1986)
Third Division 19th
FA Cup 3rd round
League Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup 4th round
Top goalscorer League: Staniforth (9)
All: Mardenborough (11)
Highest home attendance 6,449 vs Reading (12 Oct 1985)
Lowest home attendance 1,508 vs Brentford (11 Mar 1986)
Average home league attendance 2,536
Home colours
Away colours

The 1985–86 season was Newport County's sixth consecutive season in the Third Division and their 58th season overall in the Football League.

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Note: Three points for a win

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 11 18 17 52 65 −13 51 7 8 8 35 33 +2 4 10 9 17 32 −15

Last updated: 3 May 1986.
Source: [1]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H H H A A H A H A A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H H A A
Result D W L W W L D L L D D L D D D D D L L D W D D W D W L D W L L L L L L L L D W L D W D W W D
Position 10 6 13 8 2 7 9 12 14 16 16 18 19 19 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 14 18 17 15 17 17 18 18 18 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 19 19

Last updated: 3 May 1986.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Third Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
17 Aug 1985 Doncaster Rovers H 2–2 Boyle, Carter 2,375
24 Aug 1985 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–1 Miles 2 6,073
26 Aug 1985 Cardiff City H 1–2 Carter 5,027
31 Aug 1985 Bournemouth A 1–0 Carter 3,381
7 Sep 1985 Bristol Rovers H 3–0 James, Staniforth, Dowman 2,775
14 Sep 1985 Plymouth Argyle A 0–2 3,686
17 Sep 1985 Swansea City A 1–1 Boyle 5,534
21 Sep 1985 Bolton Wanderers H 0–1 2,212
28 Sep 1985 Walsall A 0–2 4,586
1 Oct 1985 Bristol City H 1–1 Lewis 3,776
5 Oct 1985 Lincoln City A 1–1 Staniforth 1,989
12 Oct 1985 Reading H 0–2 6,449
19 Oct 1985 Brentford A 0–0 3,646
22 Oct 1985 Rotherham United H 0–0 1,817
26 Oct 1985 Wigan Athletic A 0–0 3,719
2 Nov 1985 Gillingham H 1–1 P.Jones 1,970
6 Nov 1985 York City H 1–1 OG 1,529
9 Nov 1985 Chesterfield A 1–3 Gill 2,420
23 Nov 1985 Notts County H 1–2 Carter 1,946
14 Dec 1985 Blackpool H 1–1 Berry 1,991
21 Dec 1985 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3–1 Mardernborough 2, Boyle 2,222
26 Dec 1985 Bury A 1–1 Mardenborough 3,013
28 Dec 1985 Cardiff City A 1–1 Staniforth 7,450
11 Jan 1986 Bournemouth H 2–1 Boyle, Staniforth 2,333
18 Jan 1986 Doncaster Rovers A 1–1 Relish 2,336
25 Jan 1986 Plymouth Argyle H 3–1 Staniforth, Berry, OG 3,007
1 Feb 1986 Bristol Rovers A 0–2 3,284
4 Feb 1986 Rotherham United A 0–0 2,975
16 Feb 1986 Swansea City H 2–0 Relish, Mayes 2,805
22 Feb 1986 Bolton Wanderers A 0–4 4,063
28 Feb 1986 Walsall H 1–5 Boyle 1,530
4 Mar 1986 Bristol City A 1–3 Mardenborough 4,395
8 Mar 1986 Lincoln City H 1–2 James 1,540
11 Mar 1986 Brentford H 1–2 Berry 1,508
15 Mar 1986 Reading A 0–2 4,783
18 Mar 1986 Darlington A 2–3 Carter, Latchford 2,508
22 Mar 1986 Wigan Athletic H 3–4 Latchford 2, Mardenborough 1,700
29 Mar 1986 Derby County A 1–1 Carter 11,251
31 Mar 1986 Bury H 1–0 Staniforth 1,983
5 Apr 1986 York City A 1–3 Lewis 3,038
12 Apr 1986 Chesterfield H 3–3 Carter, Latchford, Staniforth 1,940
19 Apr 1986 Notts County A 2–1 Staniforth, Mardenborough 3,279
22 Apr 1986 Derby County H 1–1 Boyle 3,049
26 Apr 1986 Darlington H 3–0 Mardenborough, Latchford, Staniforth 2,848
29 Apr 1986 Gillingham A 1–0 L.Jones 2,566
3 May 1986 Blackpool A 0–0 3,407

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1985–86 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 16 Nov 1985 Southend United A 1–0 Mardenborough 3,343
2 7 Dec 1985 Torquay United H 1–1 Berry 2,386
2r 10 Dec 1985 Torquay United A 3–2 a.e.t. P.Jones, Boyle, James 1,937
3 4 Jan 1986 Sunderland A 0–2 12,352

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
1–1 20 Aug 1985 Bristol Rovers A 0–2 2,777
1–2 3 Sep 1985 Bristol Rovers H 1–0 Reck 2,012 1–2 agg

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
3 26 Nov 1985 Ton Pentre A 4–2 Mardenborough 2, L.Jones, OG 1,200
4 14 Jan 1986 Kidderminster Harriers H 3–3 Gill 2, L.Jones 1,138
4r 3 Feb 1986 Kidderminster Harriers A 1–2 Gill 1,008

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Reading 46 29 7 10 67 51 +16 94
2 Plymouth Argyle 46 26 9 11 88 53 +35 87
3 Derby County 46 23 15 8 80 41 +39 84
4 Wigan Athletic 46 23 14 9 82 48 +34 83
5 Gillingham 46 22 13 11 81 54 +27 79
6 Walsall 46 22 9 15 90 64 +26 75
7 York City 46 20 11 15 77 58 +19 71
8 Notts County 46 19 14 13 71 60 +11 71
9 Bristol City 46 18 14 14 69 60 +9 68
10 Brentford 46 18 12 16 58 61 −3 66
11 Doncaster Rovers 46 16 16 14 45 52 −7 64
12 Blackpool 46 17 12 17 66 55 +11 63
13 Darlington 46 15 13 18 61 78 −17 58
14 Rotherham United 46 15 12 19 61 59 +2 57
15 Bournemouth 46 15 9 22 65 72 −7 54
16 Bristol Rovers 46 14 12 20 51 75 −24 54
17 Chesterfield 46 13 14 19 61 64 −3 53
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 15 8 23 54 68 −14 53
19 Newport County 46 11 18 17 52 65 −13 51
20 Bury 46 12 13 21 63 67 −4 49
21 Lincoln City 46 10 16 20 55 77 −22 46
22 Cardiff City 46 12 9 25 53 83 −30 45
23 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 11 10 25 57 98 −41 43
24 Swansea City 46 11 10 25 43 87 −44 43
Key
Division Champions
Promoted
Relegated

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