2007–08 Newport County A.F.C. season

Newport County
2007–08 season
Chairman Chris Blight
Manager Peter Beadle
Conference South 9th
FA Cup 3rd qualifying round
FA Trophy 2nd round
FAW Premier Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: Griffin (16)
All: Griffin (20)
Highest home attendance 1,889 vs Llanelli (FAWPC, 11 Mar 2008)
Lowest home attendance 726 vs Cambridge City (23 Jan 2008)
Average home league attendance 1,000
Home colours
Away colours

The 2007–08 season was Newport County's fourth consecutive season in the Conference South and they had been ever-present since the introduction of the Conference North & South in 2004.

The first half of the season saw County well in the play-off places, only losing four games. The second half of the season was a different story, with the club losing eight matches and falling out of the play-off zone due to a last-day defeat for the second year running, this time to play-off semi-finalists Fisher Athletic.[1] There was some consolation in winning the FAW Premier Cup after County's second successive final appearance.[2]

Season review

Results summary

42 18 12 12 64 49  +15 66 9 5 7 37 27  +10 9 7 5 27 22  +5

Last updated: 26 Apr 2008.

Results by round

Result D D W L W L D W W W W D L W W D D L D W W D W W D D L L W W W L L L W W L D W D L L
Position 11 14 7 12 8 10 10 9 6 4 4 4 5 3 3 3 3 6 9 8 5 5 6 5 4 5 8 8 8 7 5 7 9 11 9 8 9 9 6 6 6 9

Last updated: 26 Apr 2008.
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results

Pre-season friendlies

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
21 Jul 2007Chippenham TownA 1–2C.Hughes
24 Jul 2007Clevedon TownA 4–1C.Hughes, S.O'Sullivan, C.Griffin 2
1 Aug 2007Bristol RoversH 2–4C.Griffin (P), J.Alsop
4 Aug 2007LlanelliA 2–1C.Hughes 2
6 Aug 2007Yate TownA 5–3C.Griffin, J.Alsop, S.O'Sullivan 2, C.Hughes

Conference South

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Sat 11 Aug 2007Bishop's StortfordA0–0516
Wed 15 Aug 2007Maidenhead UnitedH1–1J.Bowen1,159
Sat 18 Aug 2007St Albans CityH 2–0J.Alsop, J.Bowen1,006
Sat 25 Aug 2007Hampton & Richmond BoroughA 0–1493
Mon 27 Aug 2007Basingstoke TownH2–0J.Bowen, N.Davies1,004
Sun 2 Sep 2007LewesA0–1496
Fri 7 Sep 2007Bath CityA1–1I.Hillier1,619
Sat 15 Sep 2007Sutton UnitedH2–0J.Bowen, C.Griffin853
Tue 18 Sep 2007EastleighA2–0C.Griffin, J.Bowen683
Sat 22 Sep 2007Braintree TownH2–0J.Alsop, C.Hughes866
Sat 6 Oct 2007Maidenhead UnitedA3–2J.Alsop, C.Griffin, C.Hughes638
Sat 20 Oct 2007Bognor Regis TownH2–2C.Hughes, L.Fowler849
Wed 24 Oct 2007Bath CityH2–3R.Evans 2970
Sat 27 Oct 2007Fisher AthleticA3–1C.Griffin, C.Hughes, J.Bowen (P)284
Sat 3 Nov 2007Dorchester TownH3–2C.Hughes, C.Griffin 2928
Sat 17 Nov 2007BromleyA2–2C.Griffin, J.Alsop1,021
Tue 27 Nov 2007Eastbourne BoroughA0–0603
Sat 8 Dec 2007Basingstoke TownA1–3L.Fowler468
Wed 26 Dec 2007Weston-super-MareA2–2C.Hughes, J.Alsop788
Sat 29 Dec 2007Dorchester TownA3–2I.Hillier, C.Griffin, J.Clarke615
Tue 1 Jan 2008Weston-super-MareH5–0I.Hillier, C.Griffin 2, J.Bowen, N.Davies1,030
Sat 5 Jan 2008Hayes & YeadingH1–1J.Clarke902
Wed 23 Jan 2008Cambridge CityH4–1C.Hughes 2, L.Fowler, C.Griffin726
Sat 26 Jan 2008Sutton UnitedA1–0J.Bowen (P)609
Sat 2 Feb 2008Hampton & Richmond BoroughH2–2C.Griffin, C.Hughes890
Sat 9 Feb 2008St Albans CityA0–0496
Sat 16 Feb 2008ThurrockA0–3326
Sun 24 Feb 2008LewesH1–3C.Griffin1,157
Wed 27 Feb 2008Welling UnitedA2–1J.Bowen (P), P.Cochlin506
Sat 1 Mar 2008Bishop's StortfordH1–0J.Bowen1,022
Sat 8 Mar 2008Hayes & YeadingA3–1C.Griffin, A.Gurney, R.Evans362
Wed 19 Mar 2008Welling UnitedH0–1912
Sat 22 Mar 2008EastleighH1–2P.Cochlin926
Mon 24 Mar 2008Havant & WaterloovilleA0–2877
Sat 29 Mar 2008Bognor Regis TownA2–0J.Bowen (P), L.Fowler521
Sat 5 Apr 2008BromleyH3–1A.Gurney 2, C.Griffin1,057
Wed 9 Apr 2008Havant & WaterloovilleH0–1963
Sat 12 Apr 2008Braintree TownA0–01,026
Tue 15 Apr 2008Cambridge CityA2–0C.Griffin, A.Gurney535
Sat 19 Apr 2008Eastbourne BoroughH1–1A.Gurney1,206
Mon 21 Apr 2008ThurrockH1–4A.Gurney1,144
Sat 26 Apr 2008Fisher AthleticH1–2A.Gurney1,427

FA Cup

Main article: 2007–08 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
2Q29 Sep 2007Basingstoke TownA1–0C.Griffin658
3Q12 Oct 2007Bath CityH1–2I.Hillier1,446

FA Trophy

Main article: 2007–08 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
3Q24 Nov 2007Windsor & EtonA2–1C.Hughes, J.Clarke274
115 Dec 2007Bath CityH3–0C.Hughes 2, C.Griffin592
212 Jan 2008Torquay UnitedH1–2M.Dodds1,510

FAW Premier Cup

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
26 Nov 2007Bangor CityH1–0C.Griffin403
QF19 Dec 2007Swansea CityH1–0J.Bowen819
SF19 Feb 2008Cardiff CityA1–1 a.e.tJ.Bowen1,960Won 5–4 on penalties
F11 Mar 2008LlanelliH1–0C.Hughes1,889

Gwent Senior Cup

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
R14 Sep 2007Tredegar TownA2–1C Hughes, M Dodds200
QF26 Sep 2007Cwmbran CelticA0–3450

League table

1Lewes4227878139+4289Champions, promoted
2Eastbourne Borough42231188338+4580Play-off winners, promoted
3Hampton & Richmond Borough42211478749+3877Play-offs
4Fisher Athletic42225156561+471Play-offs
5Braintree Town421912115242+1069Play-offs
7Havant & Waterlooville421910135953+667
8Bath City421715105936+2366
9Newport County421812126449+1566
10Bishop's Stortford421810147260+1264
13Hayes & Yeading United421412166773−654
14Cambridge City421410187172−152Demoted ¹
15Basingstoke Town421214165475−2150
16Welling United42137224164−2346
17Maidenhead United421112195659−345
18Bognor Regis Town421111204967−1844
19St Albans City421012204369−2642
21Dorchester Town42810243670−3434Reprieved from relegation ²
22Sutton United4259283286−5424Relegated
Division Champions
Into play-offs

¹ Cambridge City demoted for failing to comply with stadium regulations.

² Dorchester Town reprieved from relegation due to Nuneaton Borough's liquidation and the Conference's decision to expel Boston United.


  1. "Beadle's final game". South Wales Argus. 27 Apr 2008.
  2. "Newport 1-0 Llanelli". BBC Sport. 11 Mar 2008.

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