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MATCH PREVIEW: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

19 October 2016

Brush up on your facts, ahead of Saturday's visit of Plymouth Argyle.

Looking at the visitors

Plymouth could have barely had a better start to the season, they currently find themselves top of the league, unbeaten in their last eleven league games and they are already three points clear of Doncaster Rovers in second and seven points clear of the playoff places. Graham Carey is their top scorer so far this season with five goals to his league tally, Jake Jervis has four and Sonny Bradley has three. County’s defence is going to get extremely tested in this fixture as Plymouth have scored in every game since August 13th, and they have kept five clean sheets so far this season. 


Form Guide

Newport County – LD D DL L LDL     4 points

Plymouth Argyle – W W W W WDW W WD     26 points


Upcoming Milestones

Jon Parkin – 1 appearance for 575 career appearances and 1 goal for 175 career goals

Lenell John-Lewis – 1 goal for 50 career goals

Kyle Cameron – 5 appearances for 25 career appearances


Plymouth’s record against County

Played 7 Won 4 Drawn 2 Lost 1 Goals For 9 Goals Against 5

Tuesday 30th August 2016: Plymouth Argyle 4 – 1 Newport County (Green 19’)

Monday 28th December 2015: Newport County 1 – 2 Plymouth Argyle (Boden 24’)

Saturday 29th August 2015: Plymouth Argyle 1 – 0 Newport County

Saturday 21st March 2015: Plymouth Argyle 0 – 0 Newport County 

Friday 26th December 2014: Newport County 2 – 0 Plymouth Argyle (Zebroski 9’, Byrne 82’)

Tuesday 8th April 2014: Newport County 1 – 2 Plymouth Argyle (Zebroski 27’)

Tuesday 22nd October 2013: Plymouth Argyle 0 – 0 Newport County


Last Meeting

Newport fell by four goals to one in the opening game of the group stage of the Checkatrade Trophy when they travelled to Plymouth at the end of August. After Jordan Green put Newport ahead on 19 minutes the home side scored four second half goals to take all three points. 


Last Time Out

A Tom Eaves goal ten minutes from time was the only goal of the game when the Exiles travelled down to Yeovil. The result has left Newport five points adrift of the rest of the league at the bottom but with a game in hand against Barnet, the other side currently in the bottom two, County have the opportunity to pull themselves back over the coming weeks. 


The Man in Charge

Michael Salisbury is in charge for this fixture with his assistants Wayne Barratt and Andrew Hendley, the fourth official is Adam Matthews. This is Salisbury’s second season on the list after taking charge of National League games last year and he has taken charge of one Newport game before, the victory over Leyton Orient in August. In his career he has taken charge of 30 games handing out 56 yellow cards and 6 red cards.  


Around the league (all times 3pm)

Blackpool v Doncaster Rovers

Colchester United v Morecambe

Crawley Town v Accrington Stanley

Crewe Alexandra v Yeovil Town

Exeter City v Cambridge United

Grimsby Town v Cheltenham Town

Hartlepool United v Leyton Orient

Luton Town v Mansfield Town

Portsmouth v Notts County

Stevenage v Carlisle United

Wycombe Wanderers v Barnet


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