Exiles fan £400 free contest

A Newport County AFC fan scooped £400 in the first free-to-play Exiles Picks contest of the season.

'JamieNCAFC' became the first winner of the new campaign after finishing at the top of the leaderboard following County's 1-1 draw against Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

He accumulated the most points following his pre-match predictions, and we caught up with him to get his reaction after scooping £400 of the cash prize pool.

Congratulations! You’re our first Exiles Picks winner this season. How did it feel when you first saw you were top of leaderboard?
J: I was in shock! I think I was about 20th with 15 minutes to go, then my mate text me saying he was joint first. I had a quick look with 5 minutes left and saw I was top! I was praying that either County would score or absolutely nothing would happen.  

How did you hear what about the £500 free to enter Exiles Picks contest?
J: I heard about it on the club's Twitter account.
How long have you been a fan of the Exiles?

J: I've been a Newport fan all my life. My dad is a fan, so I had no choice!

What was your general strategy as you made your picks for the contest?

J: I tried to figure out whether certain players would be starting and potentially be subbed for a few of the questions. Then the others were based on guess work!
Where were you when you found out you won?

J: I was over my mate's house watching the game on iFollow Exiles. I celebrated with a chippy for tea!
Who was the first person you told?

J: I had to text my mate Kyle who was previously top, just to rub his nose in it.

What do you plan to do with your winnings?

J: Hopefully I'll be able to spend the winnings on a couple of away days in the future! 

The Exiles Picks app allows supporters - aged 18 and over - to compete on a peer-vs-peer level to predict the outcome of goals, assists, shots on goal, corners, tackles, saves and more to win a share of a cash prize pool every match this season.

You can now test yourself against fellow County supporters by playing for FREE to win a share of a £500 prize pool.

Click to download on the App Store and Google Play.

Click here for full Terms & Conditions and please make sure you always gamble responsibly.