All the facts you need, ahead of the visit of Notts County to Rodney Parade.
Looking at the visitors
Notts County have had an inconsistent season in their first back in League Two since they won the division in 2010. They look almost certain to finish in the bottom third of the league this season and current manager Mark Cooper is the third different manager since these two sides met in December. Two wins from the last ten games is not the form that the fans of the World’s oldest football league club were hoping for in their run in, but with the Magpies and the Exiles both now safe in the division, two meetings next year are assured. Jon Stead is their top goal scorer with eleven league goals this year with Liam Noble, the player who put home the winner in the 4-3 meeting in December, in second place with 10.
Newport County – WDL L L L L LD D 6 points
Notts County – L L LD DW WL L L 8 points
Yan Klukowski – 2 appearances for 75 appearances for Newport County
Dean Morgan – 3 goals for 75 professional goals
Andrew Hughes v Luton was his 150th appearance for Newport County
Notts County’s record against County
Played 1 Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 0 Goals For 4 Goals Against 3
Saturday 12th December 2015: Notts County 4 – 3 Newport County (Byrne 5’, Rodman 10’, Boden 83’)
In the only meeting between these two sides so far Newport County fell just short in one of the most thrilling games of the season so far. After going 2-0 up inside the first ten minutes thanks to goals from Mark Byrne and Alex Rodman, Newport fell 3-2 behind to the Magpies before Scott Boden levelled with seven minutes to go. The game looked certain to be heading for a draw until Liam Noble found the back of the net in stoppage time to ensure that the Exiles ended up on the wrong end of the thrilling 4-3 score line.
Last time out
A late goal for Souleymane Coulibaly gave County the single point they needed for survival in the football league after their 1-1 draw with Luton Town last Saturday. The point means that York City, who lost to Accrington Stanley, are ten points behind the Exiles with just two games to go. Warren Feeney will now be looking up the table with two fixtures remaining as County could still finish in 17th place.
The Man in Charge
Nicholas Kinseley from Essex is the referee for this fixture with his assistants John Busby and Christopher Husband, the fourth official is Richard Hulme. Kinseley has been in charge of two Newport games already this season, the 2-2 draw with Stevenage in August and the 4-1 away win at Bristol Rovers and in the 2012/13 season, he was also in the middle for Newport’s 3-2 defeat to Kidderminster. So far this season he has been in control of 28 games and handed out 70 yellow cards in the process and 9 red cards.
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