1978–79 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1978–79 season
Chairman Richard Ford
Manager Len Ashurst
Stadium Somerton Park
Fourth Division 8th
FA Cup 4th round
League Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup 4th round
Top goalscorer League: Goddard (18)
All: Goddard (22)
Highest home attendance 14,124 vs West Ham United (FA Cup, 9 Jan 1979)
Lowest home attendance 2,235 vs Bournemouth (1 May 1979)
Average home league attendance 3,731
Home colours
Away colours

The 1978–79 season was Newport County's 17th consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division and their 51st season overall in the Football League.

Season review[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Note: Two points for a win

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 21 10 15 66 55 +11 52 12 5 6 39 28 +11 9 5 9 27 27 0

Last updated: 5 May 1979.
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 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H H H A A H H A A A H A A H A H A H H A A H H A
Result L L L W L L L W D D W W D D D L W D W L W D W W W L W L W D L W W W W W L W L L W D L D W W
Position 23 24 24 18 21 21 22 22 18 21 20 17 16 17 17 18 15 15 15 17 12 10 8 9 7 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7

Last updated: 5 May 1979.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Fourth Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
19 Aug 1978 Bournemouth A 1–3 Goddard 3,083
22 Aug 1978 Aldershot H 1–2 Williams 3,374
26 Aug 1978 Stockport County H 1–2 Goddard 2,659
2 Sep 1978 Wigan Athletic A 3–2 Sinclair, Goddard, Woods 5,319
9 Sep 1978 Reading A 1–2 Vaughan 5,089
12 Sep 1978 Crewe Alexandra H 1–2 Woods 3,176
16 Sep 1978 Wimbledon H 1–3 Clark 2,903
23 Sep 1978 Bradford City A 3–1 Lowndes 2, Sinclair 4,471
25 Sep 1978 Hartlepool United A 0–0 5,491
30 Sep 1978 York City H 1–1 Sinclair 3,021
7 Oct 1978 Scunthorpe United A 3–2 Bailey, Lowndes, Sinclair 2,453
14 Oct 1978 Huddersfield Town H 2–1 Goddard 2 3,624
17 Oct 1978 Rochdale H 0–0 3,472
21 Oct 1978 Doncaster Rovers A 0–0 2,008
28 Oct 1978 Barnsley H 1–1 Lowndes 4,570
4 Nov 1978 Northampton Town A 1–3 Bruton 3,065
10 Nov 1978 Wigan Athletic H 2–1 Goddard, Vaughan 4,142
17 Nov 1978 Stockport County A 1–1 Warriner 4,009
2 Dec 1978 Darlington H 2–1 Walden 2 3,450
9 Dec 1978 Grimsby Town A 0–1 3,667
22 Dec 1978 Hereford United A 3–0 Bruton, Goddard, Oakes 2,834
26 Dec 1978 Torquay United H 1–1 OG 6,930
30 Dec 1978 Port Vale H 1–0 Goddard 4,104
13 Jan 1979 Reading H 3–2 Goddard 2, Davies 5,968
2 Feb 1979 Hartlepool United H 3–2 Goddard 2, Lowndes 3,659
20 Feb 1979 Portsmouth A 1–2 Moore 8,206
24 Feb 1979 Huddersfield Town A 1–0 Bruton 3,361
27 Feb 1979 Bradford City H 2–4 Oakes, Tynan 4,225
3 Mar 1979 Doncaster Rovers H 3–0 Moore, Tynan, Lowndes 2,550
6 Mar 1979 Wimbledon A 0–0 2,980
10 Mar 1979 Barnsley A 0–1 9,428
13 Mar 1979 Crewe Alexandra A 1–0 Tynan 1,459
16 Mar 1979 Northampton Town H 2–1 Goddard, Bruton 3,018
20 Mar 1979 York City A 2–1 Tynan, Goddard 2,156
24 Mar 1979 Aldershot A 3–2 Tynan, Moore, Lowndes 5,243
31 Mar 1979 Halifax Town H 2–0 Bruton, Vaughan 3,927
7 Apr 1979 Darlington A 0–1 1,518
11 Apr 1979 Hereford United H 4–1 Goddard, Moore, Oakes, Lowndes 3,771
14 Apr 1979 Torquay United A 0–2 3,181
16 Apr 1979 Portsmouth H 1–2 Goddard 5,421
18 Apr 1979 Scunthorpe United H 2–0 Thompson, Oakes 2,572
21 Apr 1979 Port Vale A 1–1 Tynan 2,444
23 Apr 1979 Rochdale A 0–1 1,457
28 Apr 1979 Grimsby Town H 1–1 Oakes 3,049
1 May 1979 Bournemouth H 2–0 Tynan, Vaughan 2,235
5 May 1979 Halifax Town A 2–1 Goddard 2 1,007

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1978–79 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 25 Nov 1978 Hereford United A 1–0 Goddard 6,939
2 16 Dec 1978 Worcester City H 0–0 7,196
2r 18 Dec 1978 Worcester City A 2–1 Goddard 2 10,233
3 9 Jan 1979 West Ham United H 2–1 Woods, Goddard 14,124
4 30 Jan 1979 Colchester United H 0–0 10,329
4r 5 Feb 1979 Colchester United A 0–1 7,029

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
1–1 12 Aug 1978 Swansea City H 2–1 Woods, M.Williams 5,572
1–2 15 Aug 1978 Swansea City A 0–5 7,834 2–6 agg

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
4 15 Jan 1979 Ton Pentre H 0–2 1,447

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Reading 46 26 13 7 76 35 +41 65
2 Grimsby Town 46 26 9 11 82 49 +33 61
3 Wimbledon 46 25 11 10 78 46 +32 61
4 Barnsley 46 24 13 9 73 42 +31 61
5 Aldershot 46 20 17 9 63 47 +16 57
6 Wigan Athletic 46 21 13 12 63 48 +15 55
7 Portsmouth 46 20 12 14 62 48 +14 52
8 Newport County 46 21 10 15 66 55 +11 52
9 Huddersfield Town 46 18 11 17 57 53 +4 47
10 York City 46 18 11 17 51 55 −4 47
11 Torquay United 46 19 8 19 58 65 −7 46
12 Scunthorpe United 46 17 11 18 54 60 −6 45
13 Hartlepool United 46 13 18 15 57 66 −9 44
14 Hereford United 46 15 13 18 53 53 +0 43
15 Bradford City 46 17 9 20 62 68 −6 43
16 Port Vale 46 14 14 18 57 70 −13 42
17 Stockport County 46 14 12 20 58 60 −2 40
18 Bournemouth 46 14 11 21 47 48 −1 39
19 Northampton Town 46 15 9 22 64 76 −12 39
20 Rochdale 46 15 9 22 47 64 −17 39
21 Darlington 46 11 15 20 49 66 −17 37
22 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 11 22 50 73 −23 37
23 Halifax Town 46 9 8 29 39 72 −33 26
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 6 14 26 43 90 −47 26
Key
Division Champions
Promoted
Re-elected
Failed re-election

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

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