2004–05 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
2004–05 season
Chairman Chris Blight
Manager Peter Nicholas
(until 13 September)
John Cornforth
(after 29 September)
Conference South 18th
FA Cup 4th qualifying round
FA Trophy 1st round
FAW Premier Cup 2nd round
Top goalscorer League: Bowen (13)
All: Bowen/Moralee (15)
Highest home attendance 1,228 vs Maidenhead United (30 April 2005)
Lowest home attendance 464 vs Redbridge (20 November 2004)
Average home league attendance 722
Home colours
Away colours

The 2004–05 season was Newport County's first season in the newly formed Conference South. The club finished in 18th place.

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

There were high hopes that County could prosper in the newly formed division, but inconsistent early-season results led to the sacking of Peter Nicholas on 13 September.[1] The County board at the time stated that they didn't want to rush a replacement, but they'd rather get the right man. On 29 September John Cornforth was announced as that man.[2] He inherited a side in 14th place in the table, but as the season went on results just got worse. By the end of February 2005 County were just one place above the relegation zone. With just one game remaining County were still not mathematically safe, but a final-day victory against Maidenhead United was enough to keep them in Conference South for another season, and relegate their opponents.[3]

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 13 11 18 56 61 −5 50 8 5 8 36 34 +2 5 6 10 20 27 −7

Last updated: 30 Apr 2005.
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 H A A H A H A H H A H A A H A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H
Result L W W L D L W L L L W D D L D L L W L W W L L L D L D W L W D L W D D D W L W L D W
Position 17 11 6 10 10 12 9 11 14 15 14 15 14 17 16 16 18 16 17 17 15 15 15 16 16 18 16 15 18 15 17 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18

Last updated: 30 Apr 2005.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Notes
Sat 17 Jul 2004 Bristol City H 1–4 C. Wilson-Denis Billy Lucas Memorial Trophy
Thur 22 Jul 2004 Abergavenny Thursdays A 10–1 J.Phillips 4, C.Wilson-Denis 2, S.O'Sullivan 2, K.Aherne-Evans 2
Sat 24 Jul 2004 Newport YMCA A 1–1 A.Williams
Tue 27 Jul 2004 Clevedon Town A 1–0 J.Morallee
Sat 31 Jul 2004 Wimborne Town H 5–1 C. Wilson-Denis 2, S.O'Sullivan, N.Passmore, J.Coates
Fri 6 Aug 2004 Tiverton Town A 0–0

Conference South[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Sat 14 Aug 2004 Havant & Waterlooville A 0–1 696
Wed 18 Aug 2004 Weymouth H 2–0 J.Bowen (P), C. Wilson-Denis 894
Sat 21 Aug 2004 Welling United H 4–1 J.Moralee 2, S.Young 2 860
Tue 24 Aug 2004 Hayes A 1–3 J.Moralee 311
Sat 28 Aug 2004 Thurrock A 2–2 J.Moralee, D.Jones 331
Mon 30 Aug 2004 Sutton United H 2–4 J.Coates, J.Moralee 1,080
Sat 4 Sep 2004 Bognor Regis Town H 1–0 J.Moralee 712
Sat 11 Sep 2004 Basingstoke Town A 0–3 601
Tue 14 Sep 2004 Dorchester Town A 0–1 490
Sat 18 Sep 2004 Cambridge City H 0–1 803
Tue 21 Sep 2004 St Albans City A 1–0 C. Wilson-Denis 337
Sat 25 Sep 2004 Hornchurch H 2–2 J.Bowen, C.Wilson-Denis 797
Sat 9 Oct 2004 Margate A 1–1 J.Bowen (P) 203
Sat 23 Oct 2004 Carshalton Athletic H 0–1 665
Sat 13 Nov 2004 Lewes H 2–2 J.Bowen, S.Morgan 603
Tue 16 Nov 2004 Eastbourne Borough A 0–1 545
Sat 20 Nov 2004 Redbridge H 2–3 J.Bowen (P), L.Phillips 464
Sat 27 Nov 2004 Maidenhead United A 2–0 J.Phillips, J.Moralee 306
Sat 4 Dec 2004 Bishops Stortford A 0–3 381
Wed 8 Dec 2004 Dorchester Town H 3–2 J.Moralee, C. Wilson-Denis, S.O'Sullivan 524
Sat 11 Dec 2004 Bognor Regis Town A 2–0 S.O'Sullivan, C. Wilson-Denis 332
Wed 15 Dec 2004 Grays Athletic H 1–4 C. Wilson-Denis 641
Sat 18 Dec 2004 Basingstoke Town H 0–1 535
Sun 26 Dec 2004 Weston-super-Mare A 1–3 J.Phillips 743
Sat 1 Jan 2005 Weston-super-Mare H 2–2 J.Phillips, A.Williams 708
Sat 8 Jan 2005 Cambridge City A 0–2 430
Sat 22 Jan 2005 Hornchurch A 1–1 J.Phillips 707
Sat 29 Jan 2005 St Albans City H 1–0 J.Bowen 661
Sat 5 Feb 2005 Carshalton Athletic A 0–1 442
Sat 12 Feb 2005 Margate H 2–0 C.Bond, S.O'Sullivan 543
Sat 19 Feb 2005 Grays Athletic A 0–0 610
Sat 26 Feb 2005 Eastbourne Borough H 1–3 OG 526
Sat 19 Mar 2005 Weymouth A 1–0 J.Bowen 1,013
Fri 25 Mar 2005 Hayes H 1–1 N.Davies 968
Mon 28 Mar 2005 Sutton United A 0–0 665
Sat 2 Apr 2005 Havant & Waterlooville H 1–1 J.Bowen 631
Wed 6 Apr 2005 Bishops Stortford H 6–3 C.Belle 2, C.Taylor 2, J.Bowen, A.Corbisiero 608
Sat 9 Apr 2005 Welling United A 1–3 N.Harrhy 608
Tue 12 Apr 2005 Redbridge A 5–0 N.Harrhy, J.Bowen 2, J.Phillips 2 176
Sat 16 Apr 2005 Thurrock H 1–2 J.Moralee 712
Sat 23 Apr 2005 Lewes A 2–2 J.Moralee, J.Bowen (P) 612
Sat 30 Apr 2005 Maidenhead United H 2–1 J.Bowen, J.Moralee 1,228

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
2Q Sat 2 Oct 2004 Corsham Town A 2–0 J.Moralee, A.Williams 550
3Q Sat 16 Oct 2004 North Leigh A 0–0 426
3Qr Sat 16 Oct 2004 North Leigh H 6–2 J.Moralee 3, J.Bowen, J.Coates, J.Phillips 634
4Q Sat 30 Oct 2004 Tiverton Town H 1–4 J.Bowen 1,007

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 Sat 6 Nov 2004 Kettering Town H 0–4 528

FAW Premier Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
2 Wed 10 Nov 2004 Caernarfon Town A 0–1

Conference Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 Tue 2 Nov 2004 Weymouth A 2–0 D.Jones, J.Phillips 454
2 Tue 30 Nov 2004 Dorchester Town A 1–0 D.Jones 202
3 Tue 25 Jan 2005 Forest Green Rovers A 3–4 (a.e.t) J.Phillips (2), D.Jones 223

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Grays Athletic 42 30 8 4 118 31 87 98 Promoted
2 Cambridge City 42 23 6 13 60 44 16 75 Play-offs
3 Thurrock 42 21 6 15 61 56 5 69 Play-offs
4 Lewes 42 18 11 13 73 64 9 65 Could not participate in the play-offs due to ground issues
5 Eastbourne Borough 42 18 10 14 65 47 18 64 Play-off winner; Lost North/South play-off
6 Basingstoke Town 42 19 6 17 57 52 5 63
7 Weymouth 42 17 11 14 62 59 3 62
8 Dorchester Town 42 17 11 14 77 81 −4 62
9 Bognor Regis Town 42 17 9 16 70 65 5 60
10 Bishop's Stortford 42 17 8 17 70 66 4 59
11 Weston-super-Mare 42 15 13 14 55 60 −5 58
12 Hayes 42 15 11 16 55 57 −2 56
13 Havant & Waterlooville 42 16 7 19 64 69 −5 55
14 St Albans City 42 16 6 20 64 76 −12 54
15 Sutton United 42 14 11 17 60 71 −11 53
16 Welling United 42 15 7 20 64 68 −4 52
17 Hornchurch 42 17 10 15 71 63 8 51 Club folded at end of season
18 Newport County 42 13 11 18 56 61 -5 50
19 Carshalton Athletic 42 13 9 20 44 72 −28 48
20 Maidenhead United 42 12 10 20 54 81 −27 46 Reprieved due to Hornchurch folding
21 Margate 42 12 8 22 54 75 −21 34 Relegated
22 Redbridge 42 11 3 28 50 86 −36 33 Relegated
Key
Division Champions
Into play-offs
Relegated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time runs out for Nicholas". South Wales Argus. 13 Sep 2004. 
  2. ^ "Newport appoint Cornforth". BBC Sport. 29 Sep 2004. 
  3. ^ "Sheer joy". South Wales Argus. 2 May 2005. 

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