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PREVIEW | Newport County v Yeovil Town

Glovers looking for back-to-back away wins for the first time since 2016

6 October 2017

Sam Surridge in action against Colchester PPAUK

Town recorded their first win on the road since March in their last away outing.

Darren Way’s side overcame Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium thanks to a last-gasp winner from skipper James Bailey.

The last time the Glovers picked up back-to-back three points away from Huish Park was in 2016 with victories at Crewe Alexandra (1-0) and Reading Under-21s (Checkatrade Trophy – 2-0).

Otis Khan and Olufela Olomola both scored against Chesterfield to take their tally for the season to five – the same as Francois Zoko.

The trio will continue to battle it out for Town’s golden boost against Newport County this weekend.

Rodney Parade has a new surface which the Exiles are thriving on.

They have won three out of their five home games (D1 L1) and sit 10th in Sky Bet League Two as a result.

Manager Michael Flynn has urged his fans to be ‘realistic’ about the club’s position and not get carried away.

Newport’s strike force have been in good form with Frank Nouble – August’s player of the month – netting five times while Padraig Armond (3 goals) and Shawn McCoulsky (3) are also a threat.

Former Glovers Matty Dolan and Ben Tozer are in the Welsh outfit’s squad.

Head-to-head
Town have faced Newport four times in the EFL, coming out on top twice (D1 L1).

Both those victories were 1-0 scorelines, the last coming in 2016/17 courtesy of a late own goal.

Last term at Rodney Parade, the Glovers suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Welsh side with Mickey Demetriou netting from a direct free kick.

Officials
Nicholas Kinseley will be the man in the middle this weekend. 

The Essex-born official is in his 10th season of refereeing and officiated Town’s 1-1 draw against Luton Town in August 2016.

This term, Kinseley has refereed eight matches – mostly in League One – and has issued 35 yellows and three reds.

He will be assisted by Robert Dabbs (Dorset) and Christopher Kidd (Oxfordshire) with John Farries (Oxfordshire) acting as fourth official. 

Coverage
Darren Way and James Bailey’s pre-match interviews can be watched in full for free on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

If you’re unable to attend the game, live audio commentary is available via the iFollow Glovers service, with the monthly and season subscriptions offering full-match replays from Sunday. 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full-time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after. 

Tickets
Tickets for the match can be purchased in advance from the Huish Park ticket office, online, or by phone on 01935 847888. Fans can pay on the day.


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