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PREVIEW: Another Tuesday night in Newport

We look ahead to the midweek fixture

18 October 2021

Don't forget that Tuesday night's game requires a valid Covid pass.

Following a period of consultation, the Welsh Government have confirmed that the new legislation in Wales will mean that people aged 18 and over who are attending terraced stadiums with more than 4,000 people, such as Newport's Rodney Parade, must present one of the following in order to attend:

+ A digital NHS COVID pass.
+ A paper NHS COVID pass.
+ Proof of a recent negative Lateral Flow Test.

Any United fan attending Newport County v Carlisle United on Tuesday 19 October must be in possession of one of the above.

For details of how to obtain a pass, click HERE.


September brought a reminder that Covid is still very much a threat as four of Newport's squad tested positive, forcing a number of others into isolation.

It was bad news on top of bad news for the Exiles who had just been thumped 8-0 by Southampton in the EFL Cup. That, incidentally, was a record away win for the Saints.

Indifferent results through August brought a flurry of activity on deadline day, with Liverpool's Jake Cain and Swansea's Ollie Cooper joining on-loan for season.


The month started with the news that popular boss Mike Flynn had left his role as manager, with the team on a run of just one win in five outings at the time.

Flynn kept the side in the Football League in his first season in charge and his four years as manager included two play-off finals and some memorable cup runs.

Wayne Hatswell stood up to take temporary charge and the bounce effect was immediate with a 3-0 home win over Scunthorpe. That was backed up by a second clean sheet and 0-0 draw with Bradford.

Last Tuesday brought the disappointment of a defeat to the Arsenal U21 side in the Papa John's Trophy, and that was followed by frustration in Exeter at the weekend as they twice led, only to be pegged back to a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.


Experienced midfielder Robbie Willmott is our pick for this game.

He's a steadying influence and can also pitch in with the odd goal or two along the way.

Over 150 appearances have been notched for the Exiles since he joined in 2017, and he's back to play his part having spent 17 games on-loan with Exeter last season.


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With match commentary provided by BBC Radio Cumbria, this is a fantastic way to follow your team through the season.

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  Carlisle wins Draws Newport County wins
League 4 3 7
Total 4 3 7

United were at Rodney Parade in April 2021 and the teams battled it out for a point each in what was a tense 0-0 draw.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

These teams met in November 2020 with United breezing into a three-goal lead with goals from Lewis Alessandra and Jon Mellish (2). But it was to be a nervy ending as Jamie Devitt and Josh Sheehan bagged late strikes to keep things interesting.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The March 2020 trip to Brunton Park for Newport was the last fixture to be played bfore the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed later that week.

United were ahead with just five minutes on the clock when Omari Patrick nodded the ball into the net. JJ Kayode doubled the lead from the spot, and the night got worse for the visitors when Ryan Innis was sent off on the stroke of half time.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

We were down in Newport in October 2019 when a last-minute goal from George Nurse condemned the Blues to an away defeat.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

Prior to that we came together at Rodney Parade in March 2019 and it turned out to be a day for the home side as Ade Azeez and Padraig Amond netted either side of the break to send the Blues home with nothing to show for their efforts.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

Our meeting with the Exiles in November 2018 looked comfortable as Jamie Devitt netted twice to give the Blues a two-goal cushion. Padraig Amond had something to say about that as he pulled the visitors right back into it just before the break. Dan Butler thought he'd earned his side a point with just three minutes left to play, but Danny Grainger bagged himself a goal of the month award and a victory for his team with almost the last kick of the game.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

Both of the 2017/18 season games were draws, with the December trip to Rodney Parade seeing the sides having to settle for a share of the spoils off the back of a 3-3 stalemate. Luke Joyce sparked a much better second half for United when he scored from very close range immediately after the break, but it was nip and tuck and strikes from Tom Miller and Kelvin Etuhu were needed to make sure Carlisle had something to show for their efforts.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The 17/18 league season ended when these two came together in May right here on our own patch. Mark Ellis put us ahead with less than a quarter of an hour gone, but Padraig Amond restored parity just before the break, and that was just about that as the teams played their way to full time and a well earned summer break.

Watch the highlights from that game here ...


Referee - David Rock
Assistant Referee 1 - Declan O'Shea
Assistant Referee 2 - Grant Taylor
Fourth Official - Ollie Williams
Observer - Craig Cox

David RockThe referee for this game is Mr David Rock. He has taken charge of 13 games so far this showing 45 yellow cards and one red.

He was our referee in November 2020 when Tranmere scored the only goal of the game at Prenton Park. Aaron Hayden had his name taken on the night.

We met up with him for the first time as our man in the middle for the trip to face Orient back in October 2019. Jack Iredale scored the goal which earned us a 1-1 draw and Mo Sagaf, Nathan Thomas and Byron Webster had their names taken on the day.

He was also our man in the middle for our away game at Crawley in February 2020. No goals were scored that day, but Aaron Hayden, Nick Anderton and Byron Webster had their names put into the book.


We have been allocated 221 seated tickets in the Bisley Stand.


Adult £22
Senior 60+ £18
Student  £16
Young adult 16-21 £16
Under 16 £10
Under 12 £8
*Under 6 FOC

*Under 6 must be accompanied by a full paying adult or senior

Disabled info

Wheelchair users pay the relevant concession with the carer free of charge. The wheelchair area is in the south stand.

Dates of sale 

Sun 17 Oct Closed
Mon 18 Oct 10am - 4pm


Methods of purchase:

In person – come to the main ticket office in the Pioneer Stand at the designated time. Ticket sales on home match days will be from the West Stand ticket office. 
Phone – ring the ticket office on 0330 094 5930 at the designated times and pay with a credit / debit card.
Internet – click HERE and follow the online instructions. 

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