MATCH PREVIEW: Cirencester
Newport County travel to Cirencester Town on Saturday for our second pre-season game following the midweek 4-2 win over Evesham United FC.
CIRENCESTER TOWN FC
The Corinium Stadium is home to Cirencester Town who enjoyed a good start to their pre-season schedule on Tuesday night with an 80th minute equaliser against Conference side Bristol Rovers, man of the match Ed Williams scoring the equaliser, the former Cheltenham Town man linking up well with Brad Hooper. Cirencester were dominant in the first half and keeper Glyn Garner had to wait until the 41st minuted to pull off his first save of the game. No doubt Cirencester will be full of confidence going into Saturday's friendly and will provide a stern test for County.
Cirencester Town XI v Bristol: Garner, Anson, Pritchett, Henry, Prictor, Edge, Wells, Reid, Hooper, Williams, Bennett.
Subs: Wimble, Pitt, Bond, Mortimer-Jones, Bumphrey.
NEWPORT COUNTY AFC
County started their pre-season schedule with a 4-2 win away to Evesham United to retain the Carl Lewis Memorial Trophy. Any County fans travelling to Cirencester are likely to see a few trialist's, such as Mark Byrne who scored in the win over Evesham, taking part at some point during the game. Rene Howe, Yan Klukowski and Chris Zebroski will be looking to provide more pre-season goals after scoring on Tuesday night. With Max Porter picking up an injury on Tuesday night and likely to be out for six weeks, he will miss the remainder of the pre-season games. Danny Crow and Andy Sandell will also be ruled out of the game as a precaution. It is likely that Ismail Yakubu and Joe Parker will come back into the squad to get their first minutes of the pre-season schedule.
Cirencester Town FC v Newport County AFC
Saturday, 12th July 2014 - Kick-off 15:00
Tickets are available on the turnstiles for those fans wishing to travel, the ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £8
Concessions - £5
Under 16's - £3
Due to the RAF Fairford air tattoo being held on the weekend, we recommend any fans wishing to travel to Cirencester use the A417/M5.
For those using Sat Nav you should use the post code GL7 1HS.
Go along the dual carriageway, the Cirencester North-South outer bypass which links the M4 at Junction 15, Swindon, with the M5 at Junction 11a, Gloucester. That road is identified on the road signs and road maps as A419(T) from Swindon or A417(T) from the M5. It is about 20 or so minutes road time from both the M4 and the M5 junctions, traffic permitting.
Come off the bypass at the Burford Road Junction (named on the road signs). There is a big services located there - fuel, food and a Travelodge.
At that junction, go up the slip road to a roundabout. At the roundabout, turn away from Cirencester Town Centre, (If you are coming from the south, go over the bypass and straight over another roundabout) and up to the traffic lights. Turn right at the traffic lights and follow the road to a T-junction. Turn right, the road takes you back over the bypass, and then turn first left into Kingshill Lane. The Ground is half a mile on the right, past Kingshill School and the Council Playing Fields.
NB: "Cirencester Town FC and Arena" is signposted from the bypass.