All the stats you need to know, ahead of the visit of Carlisle United.
Looking at the visitors
Nobody in the league has played fewer games than Carlisle United so far this season and as a result they find themselves in 12th place in the Sky Bet League 2, four points outside the playoff places however they do have four games in hand over Leyton Orient, the side currently occupying the final playoff spot. After losing to Everton by three goals to nil last Sunday in the fourth round of the FA Cup, the Cumbrians responded well by beating Accrington Stanley 2-0 thanks to first half goals from Charlie Wyke and Alex Gilliead and they are unbeaten in over a month in the league ahead of this weekend’s fixture against the Exiles. Jabo Ibehre is their top goal scorer with 12 in the league and 14 in all competitions, followed by Wyke with 9 and Derek Asamoah with 7.
Newport County - DWLDL LWDLW 12 points
Carlisle United – LDW WDWLD DW 16 points
Scott Barrow – 3 appearances for 175 professional appearances
Ben Davies – 1 appearance for 75 professional appearances
Medy Elito – 1 goal for 25 professional goals
Yan Klukowksi – 1 appearance for 225 professional appearances
Conor Wilkinson – 3 appearances for 50 professional appearances
Scott Boden – 3 appearances for 250 professional appearances
Joe Day – 4 appearances for 125 professional appearances
Carlisle’s record against County
Played 3 Won 0 Drawn 0 Lost 3 Goals For 3 Goals Against 6
Saturday 26th September 2015: Carlisle United 0 – 1 Newport County (Blackwood 68’)
Saturday 3rd January 2015: Newport County 2 – 1 Carlisle United (Chapman 45’(p), Minshull 70’)
Saturday 29th November 2014: Carlisle United 2 – 3 Newport County (Klukowski 9’, Yakubu 47’, Jeffers 90’)
A Tyler Blackwood goal 22 minutes from time gave Newport County their first win of the season when they travelled up to the North of England at the end of September. After coming on as a substitute for Aaron Collins just seven minutes earlier he made an instant impact when he headed home from a Twumasi cross, after only arriving at the club two days before the fixture on an emergency loan from QPR.
Last Time Out
After last weekend’s game against Barnet was postponed it was two week ago when Newport had a fantastic away win at Morecambe with two goals from Scott Boden, the first of which came just a minute into the game. The home side were level when Shaun Miller found the net on the hour mark only for Boden to restore Newport’s goal advantage nine minutes later which they held onto until the end of the match and in turn increased the gap between themselves and the bottom two to seven points. After Dagenham and Redbridge lost to Wycombe in midweek Newport now have a game in hand over them which could potentially increase the gap between themselves and the bottom two to 10 points.
The man in charge
Lee Collins is this weekend’s referee with his assistants Andrew Quin and Daniel Leach. The fourth official is Marvyn Amphlett. Collins handed out 10 yellow cards when Newport travelled to Fratton Park last season in their 1-0 victory over Portsmouth and he also came to Rodney Parade twice in three weeks for Newport’s home fixtures against Cheltenham Town and Hartlepool United. In the 2013/14 season he again made two visits to South Wales when he was in the middle for County’s 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers and their 3-1 win over Southend United. In all he has handed out 22 yellow cards in the 5 games he has taken charge of the Exiles.
The ticket office is open until 7pm on Friday 12th February and will be open from 9am up until kick-off on the day of the game.
The deadline for print at home tickets is 10pm on the day of the game.
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Saturday's game is a 1pm kick-off, due to there being international rugby in Cardiff.
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