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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Newport County visit in Season Opener

4 August 2017

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Boro face The Exiles in first game of the new season...

This Saturday, we see the return of the Sky Bet League 2 back at The Lamex Stadium. Newport County are the first visitors to make the trip this season, as Darren Sarll’s men look to get the perfect start to the new campaign.  

Key Matchday Info...

  • Advance priced tickets are available until 5pm today in the club shop, or midnight tonight at borotickets.co.uk. Tickets will also be available at matchday prices on the turnstiles.
  • The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday on Saturday.
  • Free parking is available across the A602 in Fairlands Valley car park. Please note not to park in the nearby retail parks.
  • The Broadhall Suite is open from midday to both home and away fans. Food and drink is available up until kick off.
  • Use our Arriva Shuttle Bus service which runs from the Bus Station and Railway Station to The Lamex Stadium for just £1.50 return.
  • The bus leaves the stations at 12:54, 13:19, 13:44, 14:09 & 14:34 before the game and then at 16:40, 17:00, 17:20 & 17:45 from the stadium.

Onto the game…

For the EIGHTH season in a row, Stevenage are kicking the campaign off at the Lamex Stadium. Boro will be hoping to change their opening day fortunes though, having only won one of those previous eight.

After a miracle escape from the drop last season, Newport County will surely be looking to consolidate their league status under hometown boss, Michael Flynn. The Exiles will be gearing up for their fifth successive season in League Two, following promotion in 2013.  

New signing Alex Samuel will hope to make an impression against his former club, having spent the second half of last season at Rodney Parade. Samuel won the Supporters Player of the Year award for the Welsh side, instrumental in their run to survival.

View from the camp...

Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll has spoken about his excitement ahead of the new season. Read his thoughts and watch his pre-match press conference HERE.

Previous meetings...

The game on Saturday will be the seventh meeting between the two sides, Stevenage with the superior record, having won four, drawn one and lost one.

Last time we met:

Can’t make it to The Lamex?

Live match commentary will be available for this game so make sure you subscribe to the new Stevenage iFollow service. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

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