1988–89 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1988–89 season
Chairman Jerry Sherman
Manager Eddie May
(until August 1988)
John Mahoney
(after August 1988)
Football Conference did not finish
FA Cup 1st round
FA Trophy 1st round
Conference League Cup 3rd round
Welsh Cup 5th round
Top goalscorer Sanderson (5)
Highest home attendance 2,148 vs Maidstone United (FA Cup, 19 Nov 1988)
Lowest home attendance 943 vs Maidstone United (1 Oct 1988)
Average home league attendance 1,340
Home colours
Away colours

The 1988–89 season was the first season played in the Football Conference by Newport County since their relegation from the Football League at the end of the 1987–88 season. The club failed to fulfil their fixtures and were expelled from the Conference mid-way through the season.

Season review[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
29 4 7 18 31 62 −31 19 3 3 7 18 26 −8 1 4 11 13 36 −23

Last updated: 11 Feb 1989.
Source: []

Fixtures and results[edit]

Football Conference[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 Aug 1988 Stafford Rangers A 0–3 1,654
23 Aug 1988 Kettering Town H 1–2 Millett 1,871
27 Aug 1988 Telford United A 1–3 Withers 1,443
29 Aug 1988 Macclesfield Town A 0–3 1,172
3 Sep 1988 Aylesbury United H 2–2 Ford, Withers 1,175
5 Sep 1988 Fisher Athletic A 2–3 Evans, Sanderson 843
10 Sep 1988 Barnet H 1–7 Evans 1,397
13 Sep 1988 Yeovil Town H 1–1 Williams 1,262
17 Sep 1988 Welling United H 0–1 1,092
24 Sep 1988 Kidderminster Harriers A 1–1 Sanderson 1,419
27 Sep 1988 Wycombe Wanderers A 0–5 1,672
1 Oct 1988 Maidstone United H 2–1 Andrews, Williams 943
8 Oct 1988 Boston United H 1–1 Marustik 1,131
15 Oct 1988 Altrincham A 0–1 1,359
22 Oct 1988 Chorley H 2–0 Brignull, Withers 1,149
5 Nov 1988 Enfield A 0–3 692
8 Nov 1988 Sutton United A 1–1 Sugrue 924
12 Nov 1988 Weymouth H 4–0 Withers, Sanderson, Foley, Ford 1,238
26 Nov 1988 Runcorn A 0–0 821
3 Dec 1988 Kidderminster Harriers H 1–2 Marustik 1,560
10 Dec 1988 Chorley A 2–0 Sanderson, Marustik 610
17 Dec 1988 Telford United H 0–3 1,536
26 Dec 1988 Cheltenham Town A 2–3 Banks, Sanderson 2,288
31 Dec 1988 Northwich Victoria A 1–3 Nuttell 830
2 Jan 1989 Cheltenham Town H 0–1 1,686
7 Jan 1989 Boston United A 1–1 Richards 1,810
28 Jan 1989 Wycombe Wanderers H 3–5 Sugrue (P), Giles 2 1,382
4 Feb 1989 Barnet A 1–4 I Thompson 2,526
11 Feb 1989 Maidstone United A 1–2 Richards 857

These results were expunged from the records and the league table was amended as if they had never taken place.

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1988–89 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
4Q 29 Oct 1988 Weymouth H 2–1 Sanderson, Brignull 1,641
1 19 Nov 1988 Maidstone United H 1–2 Sugrue 2,148

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 1988–89 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 14 Jan 1989 Weymouth A 1–2 Marustik 1,119

Conference League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 5 Oct 1988 Yeovil Town A 5–4 Banks 2, Sanderson 2, Abbruzzese 1,838
2 24 Jan 1989 Buxton A 4–3 Sugrue 3, Sanderson 429
3 21 Feb 1989 Kidderminster Harriers A 5–6 a.e.t. Sugrue 2, Thomson 2, Sanderson 895

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
3 15 Nov 1988 Bridgend Town H 6–0 Sugrue 3, Foley, Marustik, Richards 817
4 21 Jan 1989 Caernarfon Town H 3–0 Sugrue 3 763
5 7 Feb 1989 Hereford United H 0–1 1,666

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