2008–09 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
2008–09 season
Chairman Chris Blight
Manager Dean Holdsworth
Conference South 10th
FA Cup 2nd qualifying round
FA Trophy 1st round
Top goalscorer League: Reid (16)
All: Reid (21)
Highest home attendance 2,546 vs AFC Wimbledon (9 August 2008)
Lowest home attendance 540 vs Eastleigh (25 February 2009)
Average home league attendance 852
Home colours
Away colours

The 2008–09 season was Newport County's fifth consecutive season in the Conference South and they had been ever-present since the introduction of the Conference North & South in 2004.

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

After the sacking of Peter Beadle following the team's failure to make the play-offs for two consecutive seasons, Dean Holdsworth was announced as manager on 18 May 2008.[1] After a poor first half to the season where County only achieved four wins, the second half was a big improvement, with 12 wins and the beginning an unbeaten streak that would last a third of the way into the next season.

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 16 11 15 50 51 −1 59 10 3 8 31 29 +2 6 8 7 19 22 −3

Last updated: 25 Apr 2009.
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 H A A H A H H A H H A A H A H A A H A A H H A A H H A H H A H A A H H A A H A H H A
Result L L D D L W L D L W L D D D L D W L D L W W W D W W L W L L L L W W L D W W W W D W
Position 20 20 19 17 18 17 17 18 20 17 17 17 16 18 19 19 17 17 18 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 14 10 11 12 14 15 14 12 15 15 14 12 12 10 10 10

Last updated: 25 Apr 2009.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Squad statistics[edit]

(Substitute appearances in brackets)
Pos. Name League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Wales Scott Armitage 4 (10) 0 1 (2) 1 5 (12) 1
DF England Paul Bignot 23 (0) 1 5 (1) 0 28 (1) 1
GK Wales Keiron Blackburn 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 2 (0) 0
FW Wales Josh Brown 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
FW England Steve Butterworth 3 (1) 1 0 (0) 0 3 (1) 1
MF England Anthony Church 6 (1) 0 1 (0) 0 7 (1) 0
GK Wales Nicky Church 0 (1) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (1) 0
DF Wales Paul Cochlin 28 (0) 5 3 (0) 0 31 (0) 5
DF Wales Gary Colborne 0 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 2 (0) 0
DF Republic of Ireland Dave Collins 9 (0) 1 1 (0) 0 10 (0) 1
DF Wales Aaron Cook 22 (2) 2 1 (0) 0 23 (2) 2
MF England Kevin Cooper 19 (9) 1 6 (2) 2 25 (11) 3
MF Wales Nathan Davies 22 (4) 0 0 (2) 0 22 (6) 0
FW Wales Robert Duffy 12 (9) 1 4 (2) 2 16 (11) 3
FW Wales Jamal Easter 1 (4) 1 0 (0) 0 1 (4) 1
DF Wales Ben Evans 0 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 0
MF Wales Richard Evans 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 2 (0) 0
MF Republic of Ireland Sam Foley 14 (0) 4 0 (0) 0 14 (0) 4
DF Wales Martyn Giles 31 (3) 2 5 (1) 0 36 (4) 2
FW Jamaica Paul Hall 11 (2) 0 1 (2) 1 12 (4) 1
FW Wales Jamie Harries 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0
MF Wales Adie Harris 13 (4) 2 7 (0) 1 20 (4) 3
DF Wales Dan Harrison 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
MF Wales Callum Hart 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
FW Wales Chris Hartland 0 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 3 (0) 0
FW Wales Danny Hill 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
DF Wales Ian Hillier 4 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 4 (0) 0
DF Wales Andrew Hughes 0 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 2 (0) 0
MF Wales Craig Hughes 16 (1) 3 4 (1) 1 20 (2) 4
GK Wales Scott James 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
MF Wales Lee Jenkins 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
DF Wales Steve Jenkins 20 (2) 0 4 (0) 0 24 (2) 0
FW England Josh Klein-Davies 0 (3) 0 1 (1) 0 1 (4) 0
MF Wales Kris Leek 15 (10) 0 4 (1) 0 19 (11) 0
FW England Tommy Lyons 0 (2) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (2) 0
MF Wales Ricky Manship 0 (3) 0 2 (0) 0 2 (3) 0
FW Wales Kaid Mohamed 5 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 5 (0) 0
FW England Leon Osei 3 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 3 (4) 0
MF Wales Luke Prosser 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
MF England Craig Reid 25 (2) 16 6 (0) 5 31 (2) 21
DF England Justyn Roberts 4 (0) 1 2 (0) 0 6 (0) 1
MF England Scott Rogers 6 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 6 (0) 0
MF England Danny Rose 40 (1) 8 6 (1) 3 46 (2) 11
GK Poland Erwin Sak 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
DF England Nick Skelton 2 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 2 (1) 0
DF Wales Matt Smith 2 (5) 0 1 (0) 0 3 (5) 0
DF England Kevin Stephens 13 (5) 0 1 (0) 0 14 (5) 0
MF Poland Safian Suplinski 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
GK England Glyn Thompson 39 (0) 0 6 (0) 0 45 (0) 0
GK England Tony Tucker 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
DF England Wayne Turk 25 (0) 1 2 (0) 0 27 (0) 1
DF England Ashley Vickers 17 (4) 0 6 (0) 1 23 (4) 1
FW England Phil Walsh 4 (4) 0 0 (1) 1 4 (5) 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Thu 10 Jul 2008 Cinderford Town A 0–0
Sat 19 Jul 2008 Leamington A 1–1 D.Collins
Tue 22 Jul 2008 Carmarthen Town H 0–1
Thu 14 Jul 2008 Caldicot Town A 4–1 C.Hughes 2, P.Walsh, R.Duffy
Sat 26 Jul 2008 Merthyr Tydfil A 1–1 D.Rose
Wed 30 Jul 2008 Exeter City H 2–1 D.Collins (P), P.Hall
Sat 8 Aug 2008 Leeds United XI H 0–1

Conference South[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Sat 9 Aug 2008 AFC Wimbledon H 1–4 D.Collins 2,546
Tue 12 Aug 2008 Eastleigh A 2–3 K.Cooper, D.Rose 787
Sat 16 Aug 2008 Chelmsford City A 0–0 1,093
Sat 23 Aug 2008 Dorchester Town H 4–4 D.Rose, A.Harris, J.Easter, C.Hughes 852
Mon 25 Aug 2008 Team Bath A 0–2 563
Sat 30 Aug 2008 Hampton & Richmond Borough H 1–0 C.Hughes 931
Wed 3 Sep 2008 Havant & Waterlooville H 0–2 859
Sat 13 Sep 2008 Bishop's Stortford A 1–1 R.Duffy (P) 414
Sat 20 Sep 2008 St Albans City H 0–1 886
Sat 4 Oct 2008 Bromley H 3–0 P.Bignot, C.Reid (P), C.Hughes 746
Sat 18 Oct 2008 Braintree Town A 2–3 J.Roberts, C.Reid 626
Mon 20 Oct 2008 Weston-super-Mare A 1–1 D.Rose 528
Sat 25 Oct 2008 Welling United H 0–0 772
Sat 1 Nov 2008 Basingstoke Town A 0–0 419
Sat 8 Nov 2008 Hayes & Yeading H 1–5 C.Reid 679
Sat 15 Nov 2008 Havant & Waterlooville A 1–1 P.Cochlin 601
Tue 18 Nov 2008 Maidenhead United A 1–0 C.Reid 315
Sat 29 Nov 2008 Bishop's Stortford H 0–1 654
Sat 6 Dec 2008 Thurrock A 0–0 309
Sat 20 Dec 2008 AFC Wimbledon A 0–3 2,945
Fri 26 Dec 2008 Worcester City H 1–0 A.Harris 822
Sat 3 Jan 2009 Chelmsford City H 3–1 C.Reid 3 902
Sat 17 Jan 2009 Fisher Athletic A 3–1 S.Butterworth, C.Reid (P), M.Giles 249
Mon 19 Jan 2009 Worcester City A 0–0 759
Sat 24 Jan 2009 Basingstoke Town H 3–0 A.Cook, D.Rose, C.Reid 841
Wed 28 Jan 2009 Weston-super-Mare H 1–0 A.Cook 913
Sat 31 Jan 2009 Bath City A 1–2 C.Reid 1,137
Wed 11 Feb 2009 Bognor Regis Town H 2–1 D.Rose, P.Cochlin 618
Sat 14 Feb 2009 Maidenhead United H 0–1 672
Sat 21 Feb 2009 Bromley A 1–2 D.Rose (P) 561
Wed 25 Feb 2009 Eastleigh H 0–1 540
Sat 28 Feb 2009 Hayes & Yeading A 0–2 311
Tue 3 Mar 2009 Hampton & Richmond Borough A 1–0 P.Cochlin 409
Sat 7 Mar 2009 Braintree Town H 2–1 C.Reid (P), P.Cochlin 712
Wed 18 Mar 2009 Bath City H 0–4 734
Sat 21 Mar 2009 St Albans City A 1–1 S.Foley 494
Sat 28 Mar 2009 Bognor Regis Town A 1–0 C.Reid 362
Sat 4 Apr 2009 Fisher Athletic H 4–0 M.Giles, C.Reid, S.Foley, D.Rose 641
Sat 11 Apr 2009 Dorchester Town A 1–0 C.Reid 519
Mon 13 Apr 2009 Team Bath H 4–2 C.Reid, W.Turk, P.Cochlin, D.Rose 758
Sat 18 Apr 2009 Thurrock H 1–1 C.Reid 809
Sat 25 Apr 2009 Welling United A 2–0 S.Foley 2 724

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2008–09 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
2Q 24 Sep 2008 Dorchester Town A 2–2 R.Duffy (P), D.Rose 396
2Qr 1 Oct 2008 Dorchester Town H 0–1 C.Reid 653

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2008–09 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
3Q 22 Nov 2008 Andover A 3–0 D.Rose, C.Reid, C.Hughes 264
1 13 Dec 2008 Rushden & Diamonds H 1–1 C.Reid 603
1r 13 Dec 2008 Rushden & Diamonds H 1–1 a.e.t. C.Reid 421 Lost 3–5 on penalties

Gwent Senior Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
R1 10 Dec 2008 Cwmbran Town A 4–1 A Harris, K Cooper, S Armitage, A Vickers 200
SF 7 Apr 2009 Newport Civil Service A 0–1 250

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 AFC Wimbledon 42 26 10 6 86 36 +50 88 Champions, promoted
2 Hampton & Richmond Borough 42 25 10 7 74 37 +37 85 Play-offs
3 Eastleigh 42 25 8 9 69 49 +20 83 Play-offs
4 Hayes & Yeading United 42 24 9 9 74 43 +31 81 Play-off winners, promoted
5 Chelmsford City 42 23 8 11 72 52 +20 77 Play-offs
6 Maidenhead United 42 21 8 13 57 46 +11 71
7 Bath City 42 20 8 14 56 45 +11 68
8 Welling United 42 19 11 12 61 44 +17 68
9 Bishop's Stortford 42 17 8 17 60 60 0 59
10 Newport County 42 16 11 15 50 51 −1 59
11 Team Bath 42 16 7 19 62 64 −2 55 Resigned ¹
12 St Albans City 42 14 12 16 56 50 +6 54
13 Bromley 42 15 9 18 60 64 −4 54
14 Braintree Town 42 14 10 18 57 54 +3 52
15 Havant & Waterlooville 42 11 15 16 59 58 +1 48
16 Worcester City 42 12 11 19 38 53 −15 47
17 Weston-super-Mare 42 12 11 19 43 68 −25 47
18 Basingstoke Town 42 10 16 16 36 55 −19 46
19 Dorchester Town 42 10 12 20 39 61 −22 42
20 Thurrock 42 9 13 20 54 60 −6 40
21 Bognor Regis Town 42 7 12 23 33 68 −35 26 7 points deducted, relegated ²
22 Fisher Athletic 42 5 3 34 22 100 −78 18 Relegated

¹ Team Bath resigned from the league[2]

² Bognor Regis Town deducted 7 points[3]

Key
Division Champions
Promoted
Into play-offs
Relegated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holdsworth takes on Newport job". BBC Sport. 18 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Team Bath resign from Conference". BBC Sport. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bognor hit with seven point deduction". The Argus. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 

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