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MATCH PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN

31 March 2016

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.


Getting there

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.


Form Guide

Newport County – DWLWLWDL L L     11 points

Yeovil Town – DLD DW W W WLD     16 points


Upcoming Milestones

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


Last meeting

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.


Kit Details 

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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