All the facts and stats you need, ahead of this Saturday's game clash against Cambridge United.
Looking at the visitors
Cambridge United have certainly not had the start they were looking for this season and after eight league games they find themselves at the bottom of the table without a win and a three points behind the Exiles going into this fixture. With only five league goals so far this season they have not been as prominent in the final third as they would have liked, although Piero Mingola has three goals to his name so far this season including one against Sheffield Wednesday in the first round of the league cup. Defensively they have only kept a clean sheet twice in eleven games in all competitions and in the league, have conceded over 1.5 goals per game on average.
Form Guide (league only)
Newport County – LWLD D DL 6 points
Cambridge United – DL LDLDL L 3 points
Joe Day – 3 appearances for 150 career appearances.
Jazzi Barnum-Bobb – 2 appearances for 25 career appearances
Dan Butler – 4 appearances for 125 career appearances
Darren Jones – 4 appearances for 450 career appearances
Jon Parkin – 1 goal for 175 career goals
Lenell John-Lewis – 1 goal for 50 career goals
Tom Owen-Evans – 3 appearances for 25 career appearances
Ben Tozer v Doncaster was his 250th career appearance
Cambridge’s Record against County
Played 10 Won 4 Drawn 4 Lost 2 Goals For 14 Goals Against 10
Saturday 9th April 2016: Newport County 0 – 1 Cambridge United
Saturday 8th August 2015: Cambridge United 3 – 0 Newport County
Saturday 17th January 2015: Cambridge United 4 – 0 Newport County
Monday 8th September 2014: Newport County 1 – 1 Cambridge United (Willmott 90’)
Friday 5th April 2013: Cambridge United 0 – 0 Newport County
Tuesday 6th November 2012: Newport County 6 – 2 Cambridge United (Minshull 16’, Flynn 17’, Sandell 30’, O’Connor 62’, 70’, Smith 90’)
Tuesday 20th March 2012: Cambridge United 1 – 1 Newport County (Sandell 86’(p))
Saturday 3rd September 2011: Newport County 0 – 1 Cambridge United
Tuesday 1st March 2011: Newport County 1 – 1 Cambridge United (Collins 52’(p))
Saturday 25th September 2010: Cambridge United 0 – 1 Newport County (Collins 3’)
Cambridge made it five games unbeaten against Newport County when they won by a goal to nil in April. Despite the loss the result left County one win away from securing their safety in the football league for another year, something that was secured a few games later.
Last Time Out
Newport dropped to 22nd in the League 2 table after a 2-0 away defeat to Doncaster Rovers. Goals from James Coppinger and Andy Williams gave Rovers the victory and they moved up to second place with the win. Newport are now only outside the relegation places on goal difference but still have a game in hand.
The Man in Charge
Nicholas Kinseley is in charge for this fixture with his assistants Matt Eva and Robert Dabbs, the fourth official is Kevin Morris. This is Kinseley’s ninth season on the list and so far this campaign he has handed out 19 yellow cards and 1 red card in the five games he has had the whistle for. Last season he was in charge of three Newport fixtures, the home draw with Stevenage, the away win at Bristol Rovers and the home defeat to Notts County. In 2012 he refereed his first Newport match, County’s away defeat to Kidderminster in the Blue Square Premier division. In his career he has taken charge of 94 games handing out 327 yellow cards at an average of 3.47 per game, he has also dismissed players on 37 occasions.
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Notts County v Leyton Orient
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Portsmouth v Barnet
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