Match Preview: Charlton Athletic (H)

Newport return to Rodney Parade for their first home encounter of the 2023/24 season tonight when they welcome Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup.

We will be looking to bounce back from our opening-day loss to Accrington in a competition where we have excelled in recent seasons. Last year we pulled off a dramatic 3-2 win away at now Premier League Luton Town before another 3-2 victory against League One Portsmouth. We will hope to build on that momentum and go even further in this year’s competition. 


Opposition Form 

Charlton arrive at Rodney Parade on the back of an opening weekend victory at home to Leyton Orient. A goal from captain George Dobson was enough to give the Addicks their first three points of the 23/24 League One campaign. 

Manager Dean Holden is expected to make a few changes to the side that took to the field on Saturday, with several players expected to make their first start of the season. 

Like ourselves, the club was one of the stand-out stories in last season’s EFL Cup, knocking out Premier League Brighton on penalties before ending up on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline against Man United at Old Trafford. 

Ticket Info 

Tickets are available for home fans to purchase online here. You can also purchase them at the ticket office at Rodney Parade between 10 am and 7.45pm.

Can tickets be bought on the day? 

You can find out everything you need to know about what is happening pre-match, our hospitality packages, and more by checking out our Charlton home game guide.

Last Time Out 

Despite both being regulars in the football league, you have to go all the way back to 1980 to find the last time we came face-to-face with Charlton. With Charlton picking up a 3-0 victory. Before that season, we had not played each other since before the Second World War, with our last victory against them coming in 1929.

Head to Head 

Given that we have not played each other in such a long time, the head-to-head records are almost irrelevant. Still, for the statisticians out there - we have played Charlton 21 times since our first encounter in 1922, with the Addicks winning 10 of those matches, us winning five, and six ending in a draw. 

Played for Both 

Omar Bogle is the only player in either the Newport or Charlton squad to have lined up for both teams. Our number 9 made 17 appearances for the South-East London side during the 2020/21 season, hitting the net twice before moving up North to Doncaster Rovers. 

Former players that have worn the shirts of both teams include the likes of Ryan Innis and Connor Washington, the latter of which scored an iconic goal for us in the EFL Cup First Round in our 3-1 win over Brighton in 2013/14.