academy - preview

Our U18’s face Exeter City away from home as they look for their first win of the season.

Last time the U18 side played Exeter, they won 4-3 away from home with the result which contributing to County winning the Merit League 1 last season.  

However, the Young Exiles have endured a tough patch of form since the start of the season; picking up points in one game from four so far.

Exeter City’s U18 side are currently managed by Dan Green, who took up the role in May 2016 after he left Truro City as a player.

His side won the Youth Alliance League South last year but they could only finish 3rd in the Merit League 1, with County and Swindon finishing above them.

Newport lost 2-1 against Oxford United last Saturday at Lliswerry School, with Josh Williams scoring the only goal for the home side as they fell to their third defeat of the season.


Exeter currently are seventh in the Youth Alliance South after picking up five points from their opening four games, with their most recent result being a 1-1 draw against AFC Bournemouth.

County’s U18 side haven’t lost a game against Exeter since September 2015, so Byron Anthony’s team will be looking to continue that record and gain their first win of the season.


In addition to previewing the Exeter game; everyone at Newport County AFC would like to congratulate Academy forward, Lewis Collins, on his international call-up for the Wales U17’s squad for the games against Scotland this month.

You can watch the Young Exiles in action against Exeter at Cliff Hill Training ground EX5 1DP (Kick-off 11am) or follow @youth_county for live twitter updates from the game.