Newport County F.C. NEWPORT COUNTY
Ground: Rodney Parade,
NP19 0UU
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Tel: 01633 670690
Websites: Official
Media: BBC
Getting there
By Car: (approx 122 miles from HW)
Join M4 and travel approx to junction 26 (approx 120 miles from HW). Take 3rd Exit off roundabout onto Malpas Road (A4501). Take 2nd Exit off roundabout (A4042). At next Roundabout take 1st Exit across River Usk bridge (A4596). At next traffic lights bear right onto Chepstow Road (A4237). Take 1st turning right onto Cedar Road. Take 1st right onto Corporation Road. Take 1st left onto Grafton Road. Rodney Parade is on your left hand side.
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Train: Nearest station Newport (South Wales) around 1 mile from the ground. Check for specific times and connections of trains.
Know your history

Wycombe v Newport programme 24th November 1973

Wanderers victory over County on 24th November 1973 in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup, was the first time Wycombe had ever beaten a Football League in the a competitive match. The tie, played before a near 7,000 attendance at Loakes Park, saw Wycombe secure victory thanks to goals from Steve Perrin (on 62 and 67 minutes) and welshman Dylan Evans (71 minutes). Wynne Hooper pulled one back for the Fourth Division pros on 84 minutes but it was too late to prevent the 'giant killing'.

WYCOMBE: J.Maskell; R.Williams (sub A.Brothers 29 mins), P.Wood, D.Bullock, R.Grant; T.Reardon, M.Holifield, L.Pritchard; A.Horseman, D.Evans, S.Perrin
NEWPORT: J.Macey; G.Coldric, M.Hancock, S.Aizlewood. M.Sprague; B.Godfrey, W.Screen (sub W.Hooper 70 mins), L.Hill; W.Brown, R.Jones, H.Jarman

1973 retro special -
Chairboy Connections
Players who have played for both Clubs
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Paul Bodin - Defender and former Wales international who played briefly for Newport County during the early stages of his career after time with the Chelsea youth set-up. Moved to Cardiff City where he made his professional debut on the opening day of the 1982-83 season. After spells with Merthyr Tydfil and Bath City, moved back to County for a 15,000 fee in January 1988 but two months later was sold to Swindon Town where he made more than 100 apps before a 550,000 move to Crystal Palace. Returned to Swindon where he played under Glenn Hoddle and John Gorman before a move to Reading in July 1996. Made five Division Two loan appearances under John Gregory at Wycombe in September 1997 while still at Reading. Finished his playing career at Bath City before moving into coaching.

Neil Davis - Striker who made 13 League appearances for Wanderers during the 1996/97 season while on loan from Aston Villa. Also played on loan at Tranmere Rovers, plus a short spell with Walsall before dropping into non-League football with Hednesford Town. Spent time with Newport County during the 2002/3 and 2003/4 seasons.

Tommy Doherty - Former trainee with Bristol City who spent close to nine years at Ashton Gate before switching to QPR in the summer of 2005. Originally loaned to Wycombe from QPR in September 2006 and went through two further loan spells at Adams Park before making the deal permanent in January 2008 - made close to 100 apps for Wycombe before leaving in January following a fallout with Manager Gary Waddock. Spent time in Hungary before returning to the UK where he spent the 2010/11 season with Bradford City under former Wycombe boss Peter Taylot before moving to County at the start of the following campaign. Left County for Bath City in February 2012 before a move to Exeter City in July 2012 - totalling 30 League apps for The Grecians before his release in 2014.

Janoi Donacien - Defender who made 2 loan appearances at Wycombe from Aston Villa during the early part of the 2015/16 season when aged 21. Had previously been on loan at Tranmere Rovers - making 37 appearances during the 2014/15 season. After his time at Wycombe, went on loan to Newport County and became a regular at Rodney Parade, with the loan being extended to the end of the 2015/16 season. Subsequently joined Accrington Stanley in August 2016, making 80 League appearances in two seasons. Joined Ipswich Town in August 2018 (initially on loan) - making 10 appearances in the Championship before returning on loan to Accrington for the latter stage of the 2018/19 season.

Charlie Griffin - Striker who spent an injury hit spell with the Wanderers between May 2005 and January 2007 - scoring 7 times in 26 appearances. Spent three months on loan at County from Stevange Borough during the 2010/11 season, scoring 3 times in 15 appearances.

Aaron Holloway - Attacking midfielder who was signed by Garerth Ainsworth for Wanderers on a free from County in January 2015 having made just four substitute appearances for the Welsh side.

Adrian Mann - Youngest ever player for Northampton Town at 16 years and 297 days in May 1984. Made more than 100 appearances for The Cobblers before time with Torquay United and then Newport County. Made 8 appearances for Wycombe during the 1987/88 season, scoring three times. Subsequently played for Aylesbury United and Barnet.

Alan Mayes - Former Queens Park Rangers trainee who went on to make more than 150 appearances for Watford before two spells at Swindon in the 1980's netting a total of 65 goals in 151 League games either side of a three year stint at Chelsea (66 apps - 19 goals). Also played for Carlisle United and Blackpool and made five loan appearances for County during the 1985/86 season while at Carlisle. His time with Wycombe came during the 1987/88 season where he made ten Conference appearances after being signed by Peter Suddaby.

Dean Morgan - Well travelled striker who signed for Wycombe in September 2012 from Chesterfield in what turned out to be Gary Waddock's last permanent signing as Wanderers Manager. Scored 15 times in 57 League games for Wycombe before switching to Woking at the start of the 2014/15 campaign. Made 13 Football League appearances for Crawley during the 2014/15 season on loan from Woking. Signed for County on 10 February 2016, making his debut the following weekend. Started his senior football with Colchester United in the 2000/2001 season. Other clubs include Reading and Luton Town.

Lawrence Osbourne - Midfielder who made 18 appearances for Wycombe in the Conference between April 1988 and March 1989 under Manager Jim Kelman having signed from Newport County. Went on to play for Redbridge Forest and then Maidstone United before moving to the Gillingham where he made 6 appearances and scored once between 1991 and 1993.

Andy Sandell - Defender who made 48 apperances for Wanderers in a 17 month spell having signed from Aldershot Town in the summer of 2010. Scored 7 times for Wycombe as part of the squad that gained promotion back to 'League One' at the end of the 2010/11 season but became unsettled the following season and was loaned to Forest Green Rovers before leaving with 'mutual consent' in November 2011. Joined County in January 2012 following a short spell with Chippenham Town. Part of the County side that won promotion to the Football League via a Play-off Final at Wembley in May 2013.

Paul Sanderson - Winger who joined Wanderers at the start of the 1989/90 season having played for County during the previous campaign when they went bust. The former Man City youth player also played for Chester City, Halifax Town, Cardiff City and Walsall before his spell with County. Made just six appearances for Wycombe before departing part way through the 1989/90 season.

Chris Zebroski - A prolific scorer for Torquay United in two spells. Originally made his Football League debut for Plymouth Argyle in 2005 before a move to Milwall where he was first loaned to Oxford United and then to Torquay for the whole of the 2007/8 season. Netted 18 Conference goals and prompted then Wycombe Manager Peter Taylor to sign him following his release from Millwall in the summer of 2008. Scored a relatively disappointing 9 goals in 55 apps for Wycombe before returning to The Gulls in November 2009 on loan and then permanently in the January 2010 transfer window. Went on to have spells with Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham Town and Eastliegh before signing for County in the summer of 2013.

Former Wanderers midfielder John Cornforth managed County between September 2004 and was sacked in 2005. Cornforth made 57 First Team apps for Wycombe between December 1996 and May 1999, having previously spent time with Swansea City and Birmingham City. Also gained two full Welsh International caps before his move to Adams Park.
Goalkeeping coach Lee Harrison was Assistant Manager at Newport County between May 2011 and September 2011 - taking charge as Caretaker Manager for one game before the appointment of Justin Edinburgh in October 2011. Joined Wanderers as goalkeeping coach in August 2012, leaving in January 2014 to join West Ham.
Chairboys all-time record against The Exiles
Sat, Nov 24, 1973 FAC1 H W 3-1 6,888
Tue, Sep 27, 1988 GMVC H W 5-0(*) 1,672
Sat, Jan 28, 1989 GMVC A W 5-3(*) 1,382
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 FL3 H L 0-1 3,513
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 FL3 A L 0-2 2,838
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 FL3 A W 2-0 3,736
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 FL3 H L 1-2 3,196
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 FL3 H L 0-2 2,940
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 FL3 A L 0-1 2,375
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 FL3 A W 1-0 2,010
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 FL3 H W 2-1 4,288
FAC = FA Challenge Cup
GMVC = (GM Vauxhall) Conference
FL3 = Football League Two
* = both matches from the 1988/89 season were expunged from the League playing records due to Newport County going out of business on 27 February 1989.
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