2001–02 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
2001–02 season
Chairman Wallace Brown
Manager Tim Harris
Southern League Premier 5th
FA Cup 1st round
FA Trophy 3rd round
FAW Premier Cup Quarter-final
Top goalscorer League: M.Paul/S.Walker(11)
All: M.Paul (17)
Highest home attendance 3,721 vs Blackpool (FA Cup, 28 Nov 2001)
Lowest home attendance 496 vs Ilkeston Town (6 Apr 2002)
Average home league attendance 714
Home colours
Away colours

The 2001–02 season was Newport County's third consecutive season in the Southern League Premier Division. The club finished the season in 5th place in the league and reached the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time since the 1988–89 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
42 19 9 14 61 48 +13 66 10 6 5 32 20 +12 9 3 9 29 28 +1

Last updated: 27 Apr 2002.
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
Ground A H H A A H A A H A H A A H H H H A H H H H A A H A A H A H A A A A H H A H H A H A
Result L D D D W W L L W W D L L W L L D D W W W D L W L L W W W L W L L W L W W D W D W W
Position 16 18 16 14 7 13 16 14 10 12 12 14 14 14 16 17 18 14 12 12 13 14 13 14 13 11 11 10 11 10 10 10 10 10 11 9 8 7 7 5 5 5

Last updated: 27 Apr 2002.
Source: []
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers
Fri 13 Jul 2001 Bishops Cleeve A 2–0 Paul
Sat 14 Jul 2001 Pill A 6–0 Donovan 2, Edwards, Ryan, OG, Plant
Sat 21 Jul 2001 Newport YMCA A 1–1 Thomas
Mon 23 Jul 2001 Swansea City H 2–1 Ryan, Shephard
Wed 25 Jul 2001 Shrewsbury Town H 0–3
Sat 28 Jul 2001 Evesham United A 2–1 Paul, Eckhardt
Wed 1 Aug 2001 Forest Green Rovers H 1–1 Walker
Wed 8 Aug 2001 Yeovil Town H 2–3 Walker, Paul (P)
Sat 11 Aug 2001 Gloucester United A 4–1 Griffin, Walker, Souter, Shephard (P)

Southern League Premier[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Sat 18 Aug 2001 King's Lynn A 2–4 G.Shephard 2 1,023
Mon 20 Aug 2001 Salisbury City H 0–0 810
Sat 25 Aug 2001 Stafford Rangers H 2–2 S.Walker, J.Eckhardt 774
Mon 27 Aug 2001 Merthyr Tydfil A 1–1 S.James 848
Sat 1 Sep 2001 Kettering Town A 2–1 S.Walker, R.Souter 1,324
Mon 3 Sep 2001 Bath City H 1–0 M.Paul 902
Sat 8 Sep 2001 Chelmsford City A 1–3 J.Eckhardt 602
Tue 11 Sep 2001 Weymouth A 1–2 S.Walker 804
Sat 15 Sep 2001 Welling United H 2–1 G.Shephard, R.Souter 661
Tue 18 Sep 2001 Salisbury City A 2–0 M.Rose, J.Eckhardt 460
Sat 22 Sep 2001 Cambridge City H 2–2 G.Shephard (P), S.Walker 669
Sat 6 Oct 2001 Tamworth A 0–2 812
Tue 9 Oct 2001 Bath City A 1–2 R.Plant 708
Sat 20 Oct 2001 Moor Green H 2–1 M.Paul (P), S.Cowe 702
Mon 22 Oct 2001 Weymouth H 1–2 M.Paul (P) 716
Sat 10 Nov 2001 Hinckley United H 0–2 709
Sat 24 Nov 2001 Tiverton Town H 1–1 M.Rose 807
Sat 8 Dec 2001 Worcester City A 0–0 1,047
Sat 15 Dec 2001 King's Lynn H 2–1 G.Shephard, M.Paul 655
Wed 26 Dec 2001 Merthyr Tydfil H 3–0 A.Carter, S.Cowe, M.Paul 1,059
Sat 29 Dec 2001 Tamworth H 2–1 G.Shephard 2 883
Sat 19 Jan 2002 Newport (IOW) H 0–0 651
Wed 30 Jan 2002 Tiverton Town A 0–2 642
Sat 9 Feb 2002 Hinckley United A 2–0 S.Walker, M.Rose 417
Sat 16 Feb 2002 Kettering Town H 1–2 S.Walker 722
Tue 19 Feb 2002 Stafford Rangers A 1–2 M.Rose 502
Sat 23 Feb 2002 Crawley Town A 1–0 M.Paul 1,146
Sat 2 Mar 2002 Ilkeston Town H 3–0 M.Rose, S.Cowe, OG 610
Tue 5 Mar 2002 Newport (IOW) A 4–0 S.Walker 2, L.Phillips, D.Ryan 443
Sat 16 Mar 2002 Worcester City H 0–2 752
Tue 19 Mar 2002 Cambridge City A 2–1 S.Walker (P), M.Rose 477
Sat 23 Mar 2002 Folkestone Invicta A 1–3 M.Rose 434
Mon 25 Mar 2002 Hednesford Town A 2–3 J.Eckhardt, M.Paul 602
Sat 30 Mar 2002 Havant & Waterlooville A 3–1 M.Paul 2, S.Walker 726
Mon 1 Apr 2002 Hednesford Town H 0–1 722
Sat 6 Apr 2002 Ilkeston Town H 1–0 OG 496
Tue 9 Apr 2002 Moor Green A 2–1 B.Clark, S.Cowe 324
Sat 13 Apr 2002 Crawley Town H 1–1 A.Stevenson 653
Mon 15 Apr 2002 Folkestone Invicta H 4–1 M.Rose, M.Paul, S.Walker, OG 526
Sat 20 Apr 2002 Welling United A 0–0 649
Mon 22 Apr 2002 Havant & Waterlooville H 2–0 L.Phillips 2 525
Sat 27 Apr 2002 Chelmsford City A 3–0 M.Paul, A.Stevenson, L.Phillips 804

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
2Q Sat 29 Sep 2001 Swindon Supermarine A 1–1 J.Eckhardt 569
2Qr Mon 1 Oct 2001 Swindon Supermarine H 3–1 G.Shephard, M.Paul 2 455
3Q Sat 13 Oct 2001 Andover A 4–0 R.Plant 2, B.Clark, D.Ryan 642
4Q Sat 27 Oct 2001 Woking A 0–0 2,119
4Qr Mon 29 Oct 2001 Woking H 3–1 D.Ryan 2, M.Paul 1,431
1 Sat 17 Nov 2001 Blackpool[1] A 2–2 B.Clark, OG 5,005
1r Wed 28 Nov 2001 Blackpool[2] H 1–4 a.e.t. M.Rose 3,721

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 Sat 3 Nov 2001 Bath City A 3–2 M.Paul, D.Ryan, G.Shephard 877
2 Thu 6 Dec 2001 Walton & Hersham A 3–2 M.Paul, OG, S.Cowe 136
3 Sat 12 Jan 2002 Hampton & Richmond Borough A 0–2 505

Southern League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 Mon 12 Nov 2001 Bath City H 1–3 R.Jones 333

FAW Premier Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Grp B Tue 16 Oct 2001 Carmarthen Town A 1–0 D.Ryan 622
Grp B Mon 5 Nov 2001 Rhyl H 0–0 519
Grp B Mon 19 Nov 2001 Carmarthen Town H 0–0 810
Grp B Tue 11 Dec 2001 Cwmbran Town A 3–2 B.Clark, M.Rose, J.Eckhardt 248
Grp B Mon 17 Dec 2001 Cwmbran Town H 2–0 S.Cowe, M.Paul 409
Grp B Tue 8 Jan 2002 Rhyl A 2–1 L.Sommers, A.Carter 93
QF Tue 15 Jan 2002 Swansea City H 0–3 848

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Kettering Town 42 27 6 9 80 41 +39 87 Promoted to Football Conference
2 Tamworth 42 24 13 5 81 41 +40 85
3 Havant & Waterlooville 42 22 9 11 74 50 +24 75
4 Crawley Town 42 22 9 11 67 47 +20 75
5 Newport County 42 19 9 14 61 48 +13 66
6 Tiverton Town 42 17 10 15 70 63 +13 61
7 Moor Green 42 18 7 17 64 62 +2 61
8 Worcester City 42 16 12 14 65 54 +11 60
9 Stafford Rangers 42 17 9 16 70 62 +8 60
10 Ilkeston Town 42 14 16 12 58 61 −3 58
11 Weymouth 42 15 11 16 59 67 −8 56
12 Hinckley United 42 14 13 15 64 62 +2 55
13 Folkestone Invicta 42 14 12 16 51 61 −10 54
14 Cambridge City 42 12 16 14 60 70 −10 52
15 Welling United 42 13 12 17 69 66 −3 51
16 Hednesford Town 42 15 6 21 59 70 −11 51
17 Bath City 42 13 11 18 56 65 −9 50
18 Chelmsford City 42 13 11 18 63 75 −12 50
19 Newport (IOW) 42 12 12 18 38 61 −23 48 Relegated
20 King's Lynn 42 11 12 19 43 57 −14 45 Relegated
21 Merthyr Tydfil 42 12 8 22 53 71 −18 44 Relegated
22 Salisbury City 42 6 8 28 36 87 −57 26 Relegated
Key
Division Champions
Relegated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackpool 2-2 Newport County". BBC Sport. 17 Nov 2001. 
  2. ^ "Newport County 1-4 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 28 Nov 2001. 

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