2006–07 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
2006–07 season
Chairman Chris Blight
Manager Peter Beadle
Conference South 6th
FA Cup 1st round
FA Trophy 2nd round
FAW Premier Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League: Hughes (21)
All: Hughes (26)
Highest home attendance 4,616 vs Swansea City (FA Cup, 11 Nov 2006)
Lowest home attendance 655 vs Fisher Athletic (23 Mar 2007)
Average home league attendance 932
Home colours
Away colours

The 2006–07 season was Newport County's third consecutive season in the Conference South and they had been ever-present since the introduction of the Conference North & South in 2004.

Newport County missed out on a place in the promotion play-offs due to a last-day defeat to Cambridge City.[1] The club also missed out on silverware following their second FAW Premier Cup Final defeat.[2]

Season review[edit]

League[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 21 7 14 83 57 +26 70 15 1 5 52 24 +28 6 6 9 31 33 −2

Last updated: 28 Apr 2007.
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 H A H A H H A H A A H A H A A H H H H H A H A A A A H A A H H A H H A A H A
Result D W W L W W W L L L W L W L W W L W W W L D L L W D W L L W D W D W W W D W D L W L
Position 8 5 3 7 5 2 2 5 6 8 5 7 6 11 9 8 11 7 6 4 6 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 9 8 9 8 8 7 8 7 7 6 7 7 5 6

Last updated: 28 Apr 2007.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Cup[edit]

County reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time since the 2001–02 season. The first-round match with Swansea City ended in defeat but set a new record attendance at Newport Stadium.[3] The club also reached their second FAW Premier Cup final but were beaten one-nil at home to The New Saints.[2]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 Jul 2006 Caldicot Town A 2–0 J.Phillips, M.Green
22 Jul 2006 Port Talbot Town A 2–2 T.Toppar, C.Hughes
25 Jul 2006 Almondsbury Town A 4–0 T.Toppar, C.Hughes, M.Prosser 2
29 Jul 2006 Chippenham Town A 1–3 C.Hughes
2 Aug 2006 Yate Town A 1–1 M.Green
3 Aug 2006 Stoke City H 5–0 C.Jones, C.Hartland 2, L.Waite, W.Archer
5 Aug 2006 Gloucester City H 4–1 C.Hughes 2, M.Green, J.Alsop
11 Aug 2006 Rogerstone H 4–1 R.Morgan, L.Toghill, C.Jones, M.Palmer

Conference South[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
12 Aug 2006 Fisher Athletic A 3–3 I.Hillier, J.Alsop, J.Brough 322
16 Aug 2006 Basingstoke Town H 3–0 J.Alsop, C.Hughes 2 928
19 Aug 2006 Havant & Waterlooville H 1–0 J.Alsop 856
22 Aug 2006 Salisbury City A 1–2 D.Searle 1,101
26 Aug 2006 Bedford Town A 2–0 J.Bowen 2 602
28 Aug 2006 Hayes H 2–0 C.Hughes, I.Hillier (P) 1,092
1 Sep 2006 Bishop's Stortford H 4–1 S.O'Sullivan 2, C.Hughes, N.Davies 1,215
9 Sep 2006 Histon A 0–1 1,189
13 Sep 2006 Farnborough Town H 3–4 N.Blake, J.Bowen 2 (1P) 1,030
16 Sep 2006 Lewes A 0–2 494
23 Sep 2006 Eastleigh H 3–1 C.Hughes 2, J.Bowen (P) 828
7 Oct 2006 Cambridge City A 1–2 C.Hughes 416
21 Oct 2006 Sutton United H 3–1 C.Hughes 2, J.Bowen (P) 821
18 Nov 2006 Braintree Town H 0–1 783
2 Dec 2006 Welling United A 3–2 R.Evans, M.Green, P.Cochlin 750
9 Dec 2006 Yeading H 4–1 M.Green 3, R.Evans 715
26 Dec 2006 Dorchester Town H 0–1 1,243
30 Dec 2006 Weston-super-Mare H 1–0 J.Alsop 802
1 Jan 2007 Dorchester Town A 4–0 J.Alsop, J.Bowen 2, C.Hughes 708
6 Jan 2007 Histon H 5–1 J.Alsop, N.Davies, J.Bowen 2 (1P), C.Hughes 1,065
20 Jan 2007 Farnborough Town A 0–1 577
27 Jan 2007 Lewes H 1–1 J.Bowen 803
3 Feb 2007 Thurrock H 1–3 M.Prosser 783
10 Feb 2007 Braintree Town A 1–2 C.Hughes 560
17 Feb 2007 Welling United H 3–1 D.Holdsworth 2, J.Bowen 756
24 Feb 2007 Yeading A 1–1 S.Edwards 310
10 Mar 2007 Bognor Regis Town H 3–1 C.Hughes, OG, D.Holdsworth 755
12 Mar 2007 Eastleigh A 1–3 C.Hughes 623
17 Mar 2007 Havant & Waterlooville A 1–3 J.Bowen (P) 681
23 Mar 2007 Fisher Athletic H 4–2 OG, S.O'Sullivan, C.Hughes, C.Griffin 655
27 Mar 2007 Bognor Regis Town A 1–1 C.Griffin 342
31 Mar 2007 Basingstoke Town A 1–0 C.Griffin 822
3 Apr 2007 Bishop's Stortford A 2–2 D.Searle, C.Hughes 502
7 Apr 2007 Bedford Town H 2–0 C.Griffin, C.Hughes 776
11 Apr 2007 Hayes A 1–0 S.O'Sullivan 403
14 Apr 2007 Salisbury City H 4–3 C.Hughes, C.Griffin 2, J.Bowen (P) 1,014
16 Apr 2007 Thurrock A 2–2 D.Searle, C.Griffin 231
18 Apr 2007 Eastbourne Borough H 4–0 C.Hughes 2, S.O'Sullivan, J.Bowen (P) 1,051
21 Apr 2007 Sutton United A 1–1 J.Bowen (P) 685
24 Apr 2007 Eastbourne Borough A 1–2 OG 522
26 Apr 2007 Weston-super-Mare A 4–3 C.Hughes, J.Alsop, OG, S.O'Sullivan 685
28 Apr 2007 Cambridge City H 1–2 S.Edwards 1,608

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
2Q 30 Sep 2006 Bideford A 3–0 J.Alsop, C.Hughes 2 680
3Q 14 Oct 2006 Bishop's Cleeve H 4–2 C.Hughes 2, J.Bowen 2 (1P) 809
4Q 28 Oct 2006 Tonbridge Angels A 1–0 J.Alsop 1,549
1 11 Nov 2006 Swansea City H 1–3 I.Hillier 4,616

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
3Q 25 Nov 2006 Didcot Town A 3–0 R.Evans, M.Green, J.Alsop 632
1 16 Dec 2006 Sudbury H 2–1 M.Green, I.Hillier 604
2 6 Jan 2007 Histon H 0–0 752
2r 22 Jan 2007 Histon A 1–3 M.Green 485

FAW Premier Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
2 20 Nov 2006 Cefn Druids A 2–1 J.Alsop, S.O'Sullivan 246
QF 28 Feb 2007 Wrexham H 2–1 J.Bowen (P), C.Hughes 733
SF 7 Mar 2007 Port Talbot Town H 2–1 C.Griffin, J.Bowen 904
F 21 Mar 2007 The New Saints H 0–1 1,809

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Histon 42 30 4 8 85 44 +41 94 Champions, promoted
2 Salisbury City 42 21 12 9 65 37 +28 75 Play-off winners, promoted
3 Braintree Town 42 21 11 10 51 38 +13 74 Play-offs
4 Havant & Waterlooville 42 20 13 9 75 46 +29 73 Play-offs
5 Bishop's Stortford 42 21 10 11 72 61 +11 73 Play-offs
6 Newport County 42 21 7 14 83 57 +26 70
7 Eastbourne Borough 42 18 15 9 58 42 +16 69
8 Welling United 42 21 6 15 65 51 +14 69
9 Lewes 42 15 17 10 67 52 +15 62
10 Fisher Athletic 42 15 11 16 77 77 0 56
11 Farnborough Town 42 19 8 15 59 52 +7 55 10 points deducted, folded ¹
12 Bognor Regis Town 42 13 13 16 56 62 −6 52
13 Cambridge City 42 15 7 20 44 52 −8 52
14 Sutton United 42 14 9 19 58 63 −5 51
15 Eastleigh 42 11 15 16 48 53 −5 48
16 Yeading 42 12 9 21 56 78 −22 45 Merged with Hayes to form Hayes & Yeading United
17 Dorchester Town 42 11 12 19 49 77 −28 45
18 Thurrock 42 11 11 20 58 79 −21 44
19 Basingstoke Town 42 9 16 17 46 58 −12 43
20 Hayes 42 11 10 21 47 73 −26 43 Merged with Yeading to form Hayes & Yeading United
21 Weston-super-Mare 42 8 11 23 49 77 −28 35 Reprieved from relegation ²
22 Bedford Town 42 8 7 27 43 82 −39 31 Relegated

¹ Farnborough Town were reformed as Farnborough F.C. in the Southern Football League Division One South & West, two divisions below the Conference South.

² Weston-super-Mare were reprieved from relegation due to Farnborough Town folding and the merger of Hayes and Yeading.

Key
Division Champions
Promoted
Into play-offs
Relegated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County loss ends play-off hopes". BBC Sport. 28 Apr 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Newport County 0-1 The New Saints". BBC Sport. 21 Mar 2007. 
  3. ^ "Newport Co 1-3 Swansea". BBC Sport. 11 Nov 2006. 

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