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PREVIEW: A look ahead to the weekend in Wales

United face Newport away on Saturday

22 September 2022

Match Previews

PREVIEW: A look ahead to the weekend in Wales

United face Newport away on Saturday

22 September 2022

United head across the border into South Wales for their return to League Two action this weekend.


Newport were also in Papa Johns Trophy group action on Tuesday night when they hosted Forest Green Rovers, and two goals in the space of 10 minutes proved to be too big a mountain to climb, despite a late strike from Will Evans.

Their previous two home fixtures had ended in 2-0 defeats, at the hands of Barrow and Grimsby, and that was punctuated by a disappointing away reverse at the hands of Stevenage.

The start to the season for the Exiles had been a mixed bag, with three League Two victories and triumphs in the Carabao Cup (over Luton and Portsmouth) and in the Papa Johns to complement that, but three losses and a draw from the first four outings had left them playing catch-up.

There was annoying news off the field when the club reported a break-in at their training facility at Spytty Stadium. Computer equipment, TVs, medical equipment, playing shirts and personal items belonging to staff and players were stolen, as the Exiles became the latest sporting team to report such an incident.

Former-Blue Ozzy Zanzala is set to miss out this weekend as he nurses a torn hamstring tendon, but boss James Rowberry says he is 'probably really fortunate to be here' after undergoing heart surgery on the eve of the season.

The 37-year-old said he had a pacemaker fitted after being diagnosed for third-degree atrioventricular heart block, a potentially fatal condition. This was spotted after a routine check-up by the League Managers' Association (LMA).

who watch

Big forward Omar Bogle has six goals from 12 appearances, a massive impact following his summer arrival from Hartlepool.

He netted five goals in five outings through the latter stages of August, and is a real presence in the box and when linking up the play. 

Not just a target, he can use the ball with quick feet and will provide a constant threat in front of his own fans.


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  Carlisle wins Draws Newport County wins
League 4 4 8
Total 4 4 8

Newport took the points away from Brunton Park in March 2022 as Mickey Demetriou and Finn Azzaz gave the visitors a two-goal cushion. Omari Patrick scored with ten minutes left to play to make things interesting, but the Exiles stood strong to take the spoils.

Watch the highligts from that game here:

The Blues were in South Wales in October 2021 for a very eventful 2-2 draw. Joe Riley opened the scoring inside the first minute, but Dom Telford turned the game on its head with a brace. Zach Clough levelled things up from the spot and the Exiles had two men sent off along the way.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

United were back 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 - Keith Stroud
Assistant Referee 1 - George Byrne
Assistant Referee 2 - Andrew Dallison
Fourth Official - Sunny (Sukhvir) Gill
Observer - Rodger Gifford

Our referee for this fixture is Mr Keith Stroud. Keith has been in charge of eight games so far this season showing 41 yellow cards and two reds.

A very experienced referee, he has worked at the upper levels of the game for most of his career and, therefore, has only been the man in the middle for one game involving United previously.

That was our 2-1 defeat away at Shrewsbury in December 2012, in a League One encounter. Liam Noble scored for the Blues, but Jon Taylor and Paul Parry secured the points for the home team. Lee Miller had his name taken on the day.




Thursday 22 September

10am – 4pm






Senior 60+


Young Adult 16 -21


Student with valid ID Card








*U6 must be purchased with an adult or senior ticket only.

Ambulant disabled and wheelchair info:

Ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant price with the carer free of charge. Wheelchair users pay the relevant price of the south stand.

Methods of purchase:

  • In person – come to the main ticket office at the designated time.
  • Phone – ring the ticket office 03300 945 930 option 1 at the designated times and pay with a credit / debit card.
  • Internet – buy online HERE.


If you wish to purchase bus travel you can organise this by calling CUSAT on 07563 700 987.

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