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MATCH PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN (A)

13 October 2016

All the facts you need, ahead of Saturday's trip to Yeovil Town.

Looking at the home side

Yeovil currently find themselves in 18th place in the table with 13 points from their 12 league games so far this season. They managed to break a run of five straight losses when they played Leyton Orient five games ago and since then they have recorded three wins out of the last five games to re-ignite the season. Tom Eaves is their top scorer with three goals in the league and five in all competitions, they also have three other players with two goals to their name this season. 


Form Guide

Newport County – WLD D DL L LD    7 points

Yeovil Town – L L L L LW WL LW    9 points


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. There are brown directional signs around the town to direct fans to the ground and visiting supporters are split from home supporters at the Asda Roundabout and follow the signs to Gate A to park in the red car park where there is a £2 charge.  

By train: Pen Mill station is closest to the ground but that is still one and a half miles away from the stadium. The trains are slightly tricky due to the engineering work in the tunnel so if you are going by train you need to take a replacement bus service to Bristol Parkway before catching a train down to Yeovil. The best time is leaving Newport at 10:02 which arrives in Bristol at 10:52 before the train leaves there 11:21 and gets to Yeovil at 13:16. This is the latest time you can get a train to arrive at the ground on time. On the return journey you can’t get directly from Yeovil to Bristol Parkway so the simplest way of getting home is to take a train to Westbury, change to get to Bristol Parkway and then the replacement bus service back to Newport which should arrive just after 9pm.


Upcoming Milestones

Jon Parkin – 2 appearances 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


Previous Milestones

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb vs Colchester was his 25th career appearance

Dan Butler vs Colchester was his 125th career appearance


Yeovil’s recent record against County

Played 2 Won 1 Drawn 1 Lost 0 Goals For 1 Goals Against 0

Saturday 2nd April 2016: Yeovil Town 1 – 0 Newport County 

Saturday 21sr November 2015: Newport County 0 – 0 Yeovil Town


Last Time Out

Newport travelled to Colchester United and played out a 0-0 draw to gain a valuable point to keep themselves in touch with the rest of the league with the two games in hand. It was an evenly matched game with County managing three shots on target from their eleven in the match but the defence were perfect in keeping a clean sheet ensuring the point for the Exiles. 


The Man in Charge

Dean Whitestone is the man in the middle for this fixture with his assistants Timothy Wood and Louis Marks, the fourth official is John Flynn. This is Whitestone’s 14th season on the list and last season he took charge of two County fixtures, the 1-1 home draw with Exeter City and the 1-0 away FA Cup victory against Barnet. In the 2014/15 season he sent off Kevin Feely in the 2-0 away defeat to A.F.C Wimbledon and in the season before that he witnessed Lee Minshull’s 90th minute equaliser as County drew 3-3 away at Accrington. In his career he has been in charge of 398 games handing out 1,121 yellow cards at an average of 2.8 cards per game and he has also showed 71 red cards. 


Around the league (all times 3pm)

Accrington Stanley v Blackpool

Barnet v Exeter City

Cambridge United v Grimsby Town

Carlisle United v Hartlepool United

Cheltenham Town v Crawley Town

Doncaster Rovers v Colchester United

Leyton Orient v Luton Town

Mansfield Town v Wycombe Wanderers

Morecambe v Stevenage

Notts County v Crewe Alexandra

Plymouth Argyle v Portsmouth


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