Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Academy Round-Up: January 31

31 January 2023

Club News

Academy Round-Up: January 31

31 January 2023

In the first of a new regular weekly feature, here is a round-up of all the events at Newport County AFC academy in the last seven days.

The Under-18s had two games last week, firstly playing out a 2-2 draw with Cheltenham before being on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline against Oxford on Saturday.

The 18’s dominated the first half at Cheltenham, taking an early 2-0 lead through a Kiban Rai penalty, and a 25-yard Josh Edwards free-kick. The 18s continued to dominate the first half but couldn’t take their chances as the second half saw Cheltenham come back into the game to score two late goals in a 2-2 draw.

On Saturday meanwhile, Oxford scored two early goals, before Newport dominated the second half and scored through Findlay Coleman. The game finished 2-1 despite a competitive and end-to-end finish to the game by a young Newport team including a handful of U16s.

The Under-16s were also involved on Saturday and unfortunately they too were defeated by the U's, losing 3-0 against Oxford.

A young team were competitive but unable to capitalise on the opportunities they had.

The younger ages were also involved in games on Sunday with the U9s - U14s playing Forest Green Rovers.

The 9s, 11s and 13s played at Lliswerry high, with the 10s, 12s and 14s playing away at Forest Green.


Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account