After three blockbuster home ties, it’s time to hit the road again on Saturday when we head to the West Midlands to take on Walsall. Here’s everything you need to know about making the trip to the Poundland Bescot Stadium this Saturday afternoon.
Where is the Poundland Bescot Stadium?
Poundland Bescot Stadium is located at:
Where will Newport fans be during the game?
Newport fans will be placed in the B.A.T Stand behind the goal.
How do I get to Poundland Bescot Stadium?
The following are the best ways to get to Walsall on Saturday:
The Bescot Stadium is around 98 miles from Rodney Parade. The trip should take fans around 2 hours to drive depending on traffic. The stadium is located off exit 9 (Wednesbury) on the M6.
The Bescot Stadium is the only ground in League Two to have its own dedicated train station. Getting there from Newport is relatively straightforward. The trip will involve one or two changes, depending on when you take the train.
If you take the 11:00 from Newport, the trip will take 2 hours 22 minutes and involve one change. You would need to get off at Birmingham New Street at 11:45 and then take the 13:00 to the Bescot Stadium, which will get you there at 13:22.
Alternatively, if you needed extra time, you could take the 11:31 from Newport, swap at Bristol Parkway to Birmingham, and then again to the Bescot Stadium. The 11:31 would arrive at Bristol Parkway at 11:54. You would then need to take the 12:09 to Birmingham New Street, get off at 13:19, and take the 13:45 to the Bescot. This would arrive at 14:01 and take 2 hours 30 minutes. The stadium is next to the station, so it will depend on how much you want to get done pre-match.
If you have any further questions, information is available on the Transport for West Midlands website about reaching the Bescot Stadium.
Of course, if you don’t want to worry about traffic or changing trains, you can always take the official NCAFC Supporter’s Club.
Can I park near the stadium?
Yes. Parking is available at the stadium at the cost of £7 per car, and a dedicated away zone car park. You can find more information about parking options on Walsall’s official site.
How far is the train station to Walsall?
As we’ve already mentioned, the station is dedicated to the Bescot Stadium, so fans will have to walk for about two minutes when they arrive. You can follow the signs to the away end upon exiting the train.
Where to eat and drink locally
Due to the Bescot Stadium's remote location, no pubs or restaurants are nearby. The Bescot Retail Park is the closest option for fans, which is around a ten-minute walk from the stadium. Here, you will find a McDonalds, and a few supermarkets.
Your best bet for food is to eat inside the stadium, with the away end having a kiosk serving food and drinks.
Please note that the Bescot is a cashless stadium, they will only be accepting card.
Last time out
We met Walsall in a six-goal thriller earlier this season. The game took place under the Rodney Parade lights on a cold Friday night in October.
Bryn Morris got the goals underway with a thunderbolt in the fourth minute before Freddie Draper equalised just over 10 minutes later. Will Evans would then grab our second on the stroke of half-time with an excellent effort on the edge of the area.
Draper would grab his second of the match in the 53rd minute before Morris met an Evans pass at the back post to complete his brace and put us 3-2 up.
Unfortunately, Freddie Draper had his eyes on the match-ball, with the on-loan striker tapping home in the 96th minute to ensure the points were shared.
You can watch the match highlights HERE.
How much are tickets for Walsall vs Newport County?
The following are the prices for our clash with Walsall:
Secure your tickets HERE.