MATCH PREVIEW: Basingstoke
Newport County travel to the Soccer AM stadium on Tuesday evening for a trip to Conference South side Basingstoke Town FC. This will be County's fifth away trip of pre-season following away wins over Evesham, Cirencester, Weston Super Mare and Gloucester City.
BASINGSTOKE TOWN FC
This will be Basingstoke's fifth pre-season friendly as they prepare for the Conference South season. Pre-season started with two draws against Winchester City (2-2) and Yeovil Town (1-1) respectively, those results were followed up with two wins against a Reading Development side (1-0) and Hungerford Town (3-1). Basingstoke had a mixture of first team players and trialists on show against Hungerford Town as Basingstoke forward Manny Williams scored alongside Lloyd Macklin and Sam Argent to give Basingstoke a 3-1 win over the Southern Premier outfit. One of the trialists on show was Basingstoke's latest signing Chris Flood who is likely to play apart in Tuesday nights friendly.
NEWPORT COUNTY AFC
County continued their unbeaten pre-season run against Gloucester City on Saturday afternoon, after a slow start to the game a late double from Rene Howe gave County a 2-0 win in Cinderford. A number of chances fell to Gloucester City in the first half as County's defence held up well under pressure for a third consecutive clean sheet. County head to Basingstoke with a near fully fit squad as Max Porter (Groin) and Danny Crow (Back) are still unavailable along with Jamie Stephens, Aaron O'Connor will be available after missing the friendly with Gloucester City through personal reasons.
Basingstoke Town FC v Newport County AFC
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 - Kick-off 19:30
Tickets are available on the turnstiles for those fans wishing to travel, the ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £6
Concessions - £3
For those wishing to use Sat Nav, please use the post code RG22 6EZ.
Exit M4 Junction 13 and head for Newbury A339. Follow single carriageway as you enter Basingstoke and straight across the mini roundabout. Follow the dual-carriageway up to a large roundabout and take the second exit (A30) up to the next roundabout. Take the second exit and continue on the A30. You will then reach Winchester Road Roundabout. Take the third exit onto the A30 (Winchester Road). As you drive up the carriageway you’ll see the ground and Main Stand on the right. At the next roundabout (Brighton Hill Roundabout), take the fifth exit onto Western Way and the Camrose car park is 100 yards on your right at the mini-roundabout. There is a car parking fee of £1.
For alternative parking, take a left turn into the Retail Park (Next to McDonalds) before reaching Brighton Hill Roundabout. Car Parking is free.