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John Sheridan hails team performance and hat-trick hero Oliver McBurnie

Free Press Series:

7:08pm Saturday 28th November 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager hailed a fantastic team performance as his men sunk Luton Town 3-0 at Rodney Parade but there was no mistaking that super sub Oliver McBurnie was the star of the show.

County impress on the road as they hold high-flying Oxford to a draw

Free Press Series: 24.11.15 - Oxford United vs Newport County - SKY Bet League 2 -
Lenell John-Lewis of Newport goal celebration.


9:54pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

NEWPORT County AFC produced perhaps their best performance of the season to claim a draw in a thoroughly entertaining contest at Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium.

Terrorists won't stop us doing our job, says Dragons star

Free Press Series: New Dragons signing Nick Crosswell (17471981)

3:43pm Friday 20th November 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons lock Nick Crosswell admits some players are apprehensive about travelling to France following the Paris terror attacks but he insists that won't stop them doing their job.

County boss 'let down' in search for striker

Free Press Series: UNLUCKY: Zak Ansah hits the crossbar (Pic, Huw Evans pic agency)

3:35pm Thursday 19th November 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager John Sheridan has revealed how his plans to sign a striker before Saturday’s clash with Yeovil Town fell apart at the last minute.

We saw the game off...eventually, says John Sheridan

Free Press Series:

11:42pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager John Sheridan was pleased to see his side progress in the FA Cup but revealed that he gave the players a half-time rocket after a sloppy end to the first half.

Brackley v County: As it happened

Free Press Series:

1:32pm Sunday 8th November 2015

Follow all the action live from St James Park as Brackley Town host Newport County AFC in the FA Cup first round. Kick-off 2pm

County v Northampton: as it happened

Free Press Series: SCORERS: Jazzi Barnum-Bobb celebrates with goal heroes Tommy O'Sullivan and Zak Ansah. Picture: Huw Evans Agency

2:36pm Saturday 31st October 2015

Follow all the action as Newport County AFC host Northampton Town in League Two looking for their first win at Rodney Parade since March. Kick-off 3pm

County aim to deliver derby day delight for fans

Free Press Series:

5:39pm Thursday 22nd October 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager John Sheridan insists Saturday’s Severnside derby at Bristol Rovers is just another game for him and his players – but they want to win it for the fans.

Top scorer Scott Boden targets starting spot

Free Press Series:

2:55pm Thursday 22nd October 2015

STRIKER Scott Boden is hoping his late goal as a substitute against Wycombe Wanderers is enough to earn him a starting place at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

We fully deserved the win, says Exiles boss

Free Press Series:

10:41pm Tuesday 20th October 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager John Sheridan praised his side for a mature display as they secured a vital three points at Wycombe Wanderers.

VIDEO: County earn vital victory at Wycombe to go level on points with Yeovil and Dagenham

Free Press Series: 20.10.15 - Wycombe Wanderers vs Newport County - SKY Bet League 1 -
Lenell John-Lewis of Newport fires in a shot at goal.


9:48pm Tuesday 20th October 2015

JOHN Sheridan celebrated his first win as Newport County AFC boss as the Exiles completed a hat-trick of successes at Wycombe Wanderers.

I'm not here to replace the boss, says Warren Feeney

Free Press Series: Feeney's urging teammates to be fearless

4:36pm Friday 16th October 2015

NEW assistant manager Warren Feeney insists there is no long-term plan in place for him to succeed John Sheridan as Newport County AFC boss.

County swoop for Bluebirds duo

Free Press Series:

4:19pm Tuesday 13th October 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager John Sheridan has further boosted his squad with the loan signings of Tommy O'Sullivan and Jazzi Barnum-Bobb from Cardiff City.

Richard Herring: Happy Now?, The Riverfront, Newport

9:49am Tuesday 13th October 2015

RICHARD Herring has previously fallen into the grumpy middle aged man category of comedians but the recent birth of his first child Phoebe has led him to examine the ephemeral nature of happiness in his 12th solo stand-up tour.

This Wales squad has no cliques, says captain Ashley Williams

Free Press Series:

4:18pm Monday 12th October 2015

‘TOGETHER stronger’ has been the ethos on which Wales’ successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has been built and captain Ashley Williams says there is real truth behind the marketing slogan.

Chris Coleman lays down the gauntlet to the FAW

Free Press Series:

7:00pm Monday 12th October 2015

CHRIS Coleman could be on collision course with the Football Association of Wales over talks about a new contract.

Andrew Hughes nears return for Exiles

Free Press Series: Andrew Hughes of Newport County (10589378)

3:01pm Friday 9th October 2015

NEWPORT County AFC defender Andrew Hughes is a big step closer to playing for the Exiles again after receiving the go-ahead to return to action from the medical experts.

St Joes boxer targets Rio Olympics

Free Press Series: VICTORY: Wales' Joseph Cordina, in blue, on his way to beating Canada's David Gauthier

12:39pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

ST JOSEPH’S boxer Joe Cordina begins his quest to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games tomorrow.

Awards success for Abergavenny Road Club

Free Press Series:

11:08am Tuesday 6th October 2015

ABERGAVENNY Road Club is nominated in three categories at the 2015 USN Welsh Cycling Awards, with member Ffion James also up for junior performance of the year.

Wales v Fiji: As it happened

Free Press Series:

4:03pm Thursday 1st October 2015

UPDATES from the Millennium Stadium as Wales take on Fiji in the Rugby World Cup.

England v Wales: As it happened

Free Press Series:

7:18pm Saturday 26th September 2015

Follow all the action live from Twickenham as England and Wales go head to head in a crucial Pool A clash in the Rugby World Cup. Kick-off 8pm

Josh Laurent stays on Parade as Aaron Hayden is axed

Free Press Series:

4:59pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

NEWPORT County AFC have extended the loan of midfielder Josh Laurent and cut short defender Aaron Hayden’s stay at Rodney Parade.

County v York: As it happened

Free Press Series:

12:48pm Saturday 5th September 2015

Follow all the action live from Rodney Parade as Newport County AFC host York City in League Two. Kick-off 1pm

Exiles beaten by Swindon after penalty shootout drama

Free Press Series:

10:01pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

ON a day dominated by news off the pitch this game was very much an afterthought and another defeat will not unduly concern Newport County AFC manager Terry Butcher.

Kevin Feely leaves Newport County AFC

Free Press Series: REGULAR: Kevin Feely has been a fixture in the County defence this season

12:55pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

NEWPORT County AFC have announced that Kevin Feely has mutually agreed to terminate his contract.

Newport County beaten 1-0 at Hartlepool United

Free Press Series:

9:46pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

IT was a case of so near and yet so far again for Butcher’s Babes on another frustrating night for Newport County AFC.

County lose out to Wolves after second half penalty

Free Press Series:

9:52pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

Wolves 2 County 1

Cambridge 3 County 0

Free Press Series:

4:59pm Saturday 8th August 2015

THINGS can only get better for Newport County AFC after they started their League Two campaign with a dispiriting 3-0 defeat at Cambridge United.

Cambridge v County: As it happened

Free Press Series:

1:23pm Saturday 8th August 2015

FOLLOW all the action live as Terry Butcher takes charge of his first competitive match as Newport County AFC manager - kicking off the new League Two season at Cambridge United at 3pm

No sleepless nights over County's fate for new father Mark Byrne

Free Press Series:

5:00pm Friday 7th August 2015

NEWPORT County AFC captain Mark Byrne has had a busy summer with the arrival of his first baby and he believes the born-again Exiles can upset the odds in League Two this season.

Hockey stars target fifth in European Championships

Free Press Series: CALL-UP: Newport's Sophie Clayton in action against South Africa at last year's London Cup

4:11pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

THE Wales women’s hockey team are targeting fifth place at the EuroHockey Division II Championships after just missing out on a semi-final spot in Prague.

Terry Butcher pleased with professional performance

Free Press Series: CALL FOR PATIENCE: Newport County manager Terry Butcher

9:58pm Saturday 18th July 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager Terry Butcher praised his players for a professional performance as they earned a 3-1 win at Torquay United this afternoon.

County boss confirms backroom staff

Free Press Series:

5:21pm Friday 3rd July 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager Terry Butcher has confirmed the appointments of Russell Osman and Steve Marsella as he continues to build his team on and off the pitch.

I'm proud of my achievements with County, says Mike Flynn

Free Press Series: Newport County AFC versus Wycombe Wanderers
BALL CONTROL Newport County's Mike Flynn (9105102)

5:07pm Friday 26th June 2015

FORMER player and youth development coach Mike Flynn says he is proud of everything he achieved at his home-town club.

Medy Elito third signing of the day for County

Free Press Series:

8:04pm Thursday 25th June 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager Terry Butcher has completed his third signing of the day with the capture of Zaire-born winger Medy Elito from Dutch second tier side VVV Venlo.

County appoint new academy manager

Free Press Series:

5:02pm Thursday 25th June 2015

NEWPORT County have today appointed Grant Kalahar as academy manager.

Ex-Yeovil duo agree to join County

Free Press Series:

4:49pm Thursday 25th June 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager Terry Butcher has further boosted his squad with the addition of former Yeovil Town duo Nathan Ralph and Seth Nana Twumasi.

County Supporters Trust in takeover talks with Les Scadding

Free Press Series:

3:15pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

SOURCES at the Newport County AFC Supporters Trust and Supporters Direct have confirmed that the Trust is in talks with former chairman Les Scadding about a potential takeover of the club.

Exiles snap up Tranmere defender

Free Press Series:

12:14pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

TRANMERE Rovers defender Danny Holmes has agreed to sign for Newport County AFC, subject to a medical.

Alex Rodman backed to be a star for the Exiles

Free Press Series:

5:00pm Sunday 21st June 2015

FORMER Newport County AFC manager Dean Holdsworth has backed Alex Rodman to become a firm fans’ favourite at Rodney Parade.

Exiles boss urges birthday boy Regan Poole to stay at Rodney Parade

Free Press Series: Scott Vernon of Shrewsbury Town and Regan Poole of Newport County (10622895)

6:00am Thursday 18th June 2015

TEENAGE star Regan Poole turns 17 today with Newport County AFC manager Terry Butcher urging him to reject a Premier League move and sign his first pro contract with the Exiles.

Andrew Hughes agrees new County contract

Free Press Series: Andrew Hughes of Newport County (10589378)

3:59pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

DEFENDER Andrew Hughes has agreed a new one-year deal to remain at Newport County AFC, says manager Terry Butcher.

See who Newport County will play in 2015/16

Free Press Series:

8:36am Wednesday 17th June 2015

NEWPORT County AFC full 2015/16 League Two fixture list revealed

Aaron O'Connor joins former County teammate Darren Jones at Forest Green

Free Press Series: Newport v Portsmouth.  Aaron O'Connor lines up for a shot on goal (15911801)

2:15pm Friday 12th June 2015

FORMER Newport County AFC striker Aaron O'Connor has signed a one-year deal at Conference club Forest Green Rovers.

Dean Holdsworth lands job in Ryman Premier League

Free Press Series: GOOD TIMES: Dean Holdsworth’s County celebrate promotion in 2010

12:14pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

FORMER Newport County AFC manager Dean Holdsworth has landed a new job as director of football at Brentwood Town in the Ryman Premier League.

County to host QPR in pre-season friendly

Free Press Series:

4:02pm Friday 29th May 2015

QUEENS Park Rangers have announced that they will travel to Rodney Parade to take on Newport County AFC in a pre-season friendly on Sunday, July 26 (kick-off 2pm).

Dragons sign up Newport skipper Ollie Griffiths

Free Press Series: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. Ollie Griffiths powers for the line. (8633312)

2:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have confirmed the signings of Newport RFC captain Ollie Griffiths and Ebbw Vale star Carl Meyer on professional contracts at Rodney Parade.

World cup dream over for Gavin Henson

Free Press Series: CONTROVERSIAL: Gavin Henson

12:51pm Thursday 21st May 2015

GAVIN Henson’s world cup jinx struck again last night as he suffered a broken shin to end his slim hopes of a return to Warren Gatland’s Wales squad.

Newport's Ellis Harrison delighted to be back in Football League

Free Press Series:

11:56am Thursday 21st May 2015

NEWPORT’S Ellis Harrison is still on cloud nine after his Wembley goal helped Bristol Rovers bounce back to the Football League at the first attempt.

We tried our best to keep Darren Jones, says Exiles boss

Free Press Series:

1:17pm Friday 15th May 2015

NEWPORT County AFC manager Terry Butcher says the club tried their best to keep captain Darren Jones but could not match Forest Green Rovers' financial strength.

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