Preview of Saturdays Severnside Derby...
Venue:, BristolMemorial Stadium
Looking at the home side
as things stand. They are good at finding the net with 16 league goals as a side already this season, Jermaine Easter and Matty Taylor both with four to their name.th in the table but with a game in hand over everyone else, they do have the potential to climb as high as 6thFollowing on from their 0-0 draw at home to Notts County on Tuesday night, Bristol Rovers are still looking for their first home win in the league since August. Currently sitting in 12
By car:Leave the M4 at junction 20 and head Southbound on the M5. Leave the M5 shortly after joining at Junction 16 (Filton) and join the A38 (South) towards Bristol City centre. Continue along the road past the British Aerospace works, the Wellington pub on your right and bear left into Filton Avenue for the ground. There is street and stadium parking available.
By train:There are direct services between Newport and Filton Abbey Wood that leave at 16 minutes to the hour. The journey takes a little under half an hour and the station is a couple of miles walk from the ground. For the return journey leave Filton Abbey Wood at one minute past six and returns to Newport at twenty five past.
A reminder that this match is an all ticket game.
8 pointsWL LDLWDL L LNewport County –
14 pointsDW W WLDL L LWBristol Rovers –
Matt Taylor and Medy Elito – 2 goals for 25 professional goals
Medy Elito – 1 appearance for 200 professional appearances
Yan Klukowski – 2 goals for 60 professional goals
Lenell John-Lewis – 1 goal for 50 professional goals
Nathan Ralph - 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances
Andrew Hughes – 2 appearances for 125 professional appearances
Scott Boden - 1 goal for 60 professional goals
Matt Partridge – 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances
Bristol Rovers’ record against County
Played 2, Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 1, Goals For 3, Goals Against 2
Bristol Rovers came away from the Memorial Stadium as 3-1 victors the last time these two sides met in January 2014. Goals from Kaid Mohamed, Eliot Richards and John O’Toole were enough to comprehensively cancel out Rene Howe’s effort three minutes before the hour mark.
Last time out
John Sheridan came away with his first win as County manager with a convincing 2-0 win away at Wycombe Wanderers. A Marcus Bean own goal and a late strike by top scorer Scott Boden gave the Exiles the win and Newport are now only in the relegation zone on goal difference, and they will be hoping that they can build upon this strong performance and begin to climb up the League 2 table.
Around the league (all times 3pm)
Accrington Stanley v Dagenham and Redbridge
Exeter City v Notts County
Hartlepool United v Crawley Town
Luton Town v Plymouth Argyle
Morecambe v Leyton Orient
Northampton Town v Stevenage
Oxford United v Barnet
Portsmouth v Mansfield Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Carlisle United
Yeovil Town v Cambridge United
York City v A.F.C Wimbledon