All the stats and facts you need, ahead of our trip to Yeovil Town.
Looking at the home side
After a season flirting with the relegation zone, Yeovil Town now find themselves in 21st place in the league but are 11 points clear of the bottom two and have a game in hand over York City in the first relegation zone. Ryan Bird is their top scorer this season with eight league goals, Francois Zoko has seven in all competitions and Harry Cornick has five league goals this campaign. Yeovil have seven games remaining after their contest with County and still have Bristol Rovers (4th), Wycombe Wanderers (7th), Northampton Town (1st), and Leyton Orient (8th) to play.
By car: From the M4 take the exit for the M5 and head south until Junction 25 where you exit and head east towards Yeovil on the A358, turn left onto the A303 at the end of the A358. Turn right at the roundabout with the A3088 and then at the first roundabout take the 1st exit into Yeovil. Turn left at the roundabout after the Asda store and follow the road until you reach the stadium.
By train: Some of the trains to Yeovil have been replaced with bus services for Saturday and both stations are a considerable distance from the station but a train leaving Newport at 9:39 will change at Swindon and Salisbury to get to Yeovil Junction at 13:38 and a shuttle bus will take fans to the city centre. On the way back to Newport a train leaves Yeovil Pen Mill at 18:20, changes at Westbury and Swindon, before arriving back at Newport at 21:31.
Newport County – DWLWLWDL L L 11 points
Yeovil Town – DLD DW W W WLD 16 points
Medy Elito – 1 goal for 25 professional goals
Andrew Hughes – 4 appearances for 150 professional appearances
Dean Morgan – 3 goals for 75 professional goals
Tom Meechan – 1 goal for 75 professional goals
Tommy O’Sullivan – 1 appearance for 25 professional appearances
He Played for both
Seth Nana Twumasi – He made 34 appearances for Yeovil before coming to Rodney Parade where, in twelve appearances, he had seven shots and committed nine fouls.
Yeovil’s record against County
Played 1 Won 0 Drawn 1 Lost 0 Goals For 0 Goals Against 0
Saturday 21st November 2015: Newport County 0 – 0 Yeovil Town
A 0-0 draw was played out a Rodney Parade in November the last time these two sides met. At the time Yeovil occupied one of the two relegation spots in League 2, Newport in 21st position with a four point cushion to Yeovil Town.
Last time out
County fell to a third defeat in a row on Easter Monday when Accrington Stanley travelled to Rodney Parade and took all three points after scoring two goals in three minutes towards the end of the first half. Top scorer Billy Kee was the first to find the net when he was left alone at the back post to slot the ball past Joe Day, and Josh Windass got the second a couple of minutes later when he was the first to get to a driven cross from the right hand side, leaving Joe Day unable to get down quickly enough to block the strike.
The Man in charge
Keith Hill is in charge for this fixture with his assistants Brett Huxtable and Steven Plane, the fourth official is Andrew Laver. Last season Hill was in charge of Newport’s home fixture against Southend United which County won thanks to a Mark Byrne goal fifteen minutes from the end. He has been in charge of 30 games so far this season handing out 123 yellow cards and 5 red cards.
County will be in their home strip of Amber shirts and Black shorts.
Around the league (all times 3:00pm)
Accrington Stanley v Cambridge United
Bristol Rovers v Crawley Town
Exeter City v Plymouth Argyle
Hartlepool United v Mansfield Town
Luton Town v Stevenage
Morecambe v Barnet
Northampton Town v Notts County
Portsmouth v Carlisle United
Wycombe Wanderers v A.F.C Wimbledon
York City v Leyton Orient
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