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MATCH PREVIEW: Weston Super Mare FC

14 July 2014

MATCH PREVIEW: Weston Super Mare FC

Newport County travel to Weston Super Mare on Tuesday night to continue their pre-season schedule, following wins over Evesham and Cirencester.

Weston Super Mare FC

Weston Super Mare pulled off an early season shock following their pre-season friendly win over League One side Bristol City last Wednesday. The Conference South side hosted the Robins in front of a record attendance at The Woodspring Stadium (Att 1,465). The Seagulls found themselves 1-0 down following a goal from Aaron Willbraham, but within the space of eight second half minutes Dayle Grubb and Jake Mawford turned the tables on Bristol City, a lead they would hold onto. Tuesday night will see our first meeting for four years with the Seagulls with what looks like an exciting match in prospect.

Weston Super Mare XI v Bristol C: Purnell, Teale, Llewellyn, Mawford, Barnes, Jordan, McClennan, Ash, Harris, Thorne, Fiddes.


County continued their pre-season schedule last Saturday with a convincing win against Cirencester. Newport looked comfortable from start to finish in a game that saw five goals from O'Connor, Howe x 2, Parker and Flynn to round of a good afternoon for the Exiles. Justin Edinburgh will be pleased having seen a total of eight goals scored in two pre-season friendlies. One of those goalscorers, trialist Mark Byrne, impressed in the first two pre-season games earning himself a contract that will see him through until January. County fans will be looking forward to seeing more of Joe Parker in a County shirt, who also performed well against Cirencester with a well crafted individual goal. Max Porter is still out with a groin injury, but Justin Edinburgh will have the opportunity to look at his first team squad in more depth in what should be a competitive friendly against Weston Super Mare.


Weston Super Mare FC v Newport County AFC
Tuesday, 15th July 2014 - Kick-off 19:45


Tickets are available on turnstiles 3 and 4 for Newport County supporters for those fans wishing to travel, the ticket prices are as follows:

Adults - £10
Concessions/Juniors - £5


For those wishing to use Sat Nav please use post code: BS24 9AA

Leave the M5 at J 21 and follow A370 into Weston. Follow the dual carriageway through 3 roundabouts and into a long straight. Looking down the road you should see some large DIY stores in front, keep left. Once at the 4th roundabout turn left by Iceland and go straight (2nd exit) at the small roundabout. Carry on along the road and over the small railway bridge, keep looking right as you are almost there. When entering the ground you will see the offices at the front with adequate free parking for cars and coaches. 

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