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Away Days: Newport County vs Stevenage

14 February 2023

Stevenage travel to South Wales for a Valentine’s Day clash with Newport County in Sky Bet League Two…

Stevenage currently sit second in the league - five points clear of fourth with games in hand. On Saturday, Boro’s twelve league match unbeaten streak came to an end as Bradford City picked up a 3-2 win at The Lamex Stadium. Steve Evans’ men will be looking to bounce back immediately in order to stay on the path to promotion.

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Newport County have had a mixed bag of results so far this campaign, with eight wins, eight draws and twelve losses seeing them sit eighteenth in Sky Bet League Two. Despite a poor start to the season, The Exiles have picked up some form as of late, losing just one of their last seven league games.

On Saturday, Newport made the long trip to Barrow and picked up a 1-0 victory thanks to a last-minute Mickey Demetriou header. The weekend prior to that, The Exiles got the upper hand over Swindon Town with a 2-1 win in front of a home crowd.

Newport began the campaign with James Rowberry in charge, but with the side sitting eighteenth after thirteen matches, Rowberry was relieved of his duties and replaced by current boss Graham Coughlan. Coughlan has previously had managerial spells at Bristol Rovers and Mansfield.


Boro and The Exiles have met on sixteen occasions in the past with the first meetings coming in the 2014/15 campaign. From those sixteen meetings, Stevenage have won seven, Newport have won five, with the sides drawing four times.

Arguably Stevenage’s best victory over The Exiles came in the 2016/17 campaign, as Matt Godden’s hattrick sealed a 3-1 win at The Lamex Stadium. The following season’s encounter at The Lamex was also high scoring as Tom Pett, Dale Gorman and Danny Newton grabbed the goals in a 3-3 thriller.

This season’s reverse fixture also went in Boro’s favour as Alex Gilbey’s second-half strike made the difference in a 1-0 victory.


Rodney Parade has been home to Newport County since 2012. The ground has a capacity of 7,850 and is the second-oldest stadium in the Football League behind by Preston North End’s Deepdale. Away supporters are typically housed in the South Stand which is an uncovered terrace.


Ollie Yates has been appointed Match Referee for tonight’s fixture, with Grant Taylor and Richard Morris as Assistants, and Ravel Cheosiaua as Fourth Official.

Yates has dished out ninety-six yellow cards and one red in twenty-four matches this season.


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Report: Newport County 2-2 Stevenage

14 February 2023

Goals from Luke Norris & Jordan Roberts are cancelled out as Boro pick up a point in South Wales…

Steve Evans made three changes to his starting eleven from Saturday with Kane Smith, Jonathan Tomkinson and Luke Norris added to the line-up – in place of Luther James-Wildin, Jake Forster-Caskey and Jamie Reid.

With last season’s visit to Rodney Parade now a distant memory, Boro were looking to get back to winning ways after two games without victory but knew that meant picking up their first three points on the road since October.

Within two minutes from kick-off, it looked as if all things were going to plan. Returning to the eleven and with a point to prove, Luke Norris fired Boro into the lead almost immediately. Making his first league start since Northampton at home earlier in the season, Kane Smith received the ball from Michael Bostwick on the right side of midfield before playing an inch perfect through ball into the feet of Luke Norris with the outside of his foot.

With one touch to control, the Boro forward then fired the visitors into the lead with a left-footed finish under the Newport County goalkeeper. A dream start.

The game then swayed in favour of the hosts. The Exiles were seeing more possession for the first quarter of the evening, limiting Stevenage to counterattacks and quick breaks.

Max Clark saw his header fall just wide of the Newport post, while Omar Bogle dragged one effort past Andrésson and his woodwork. The Reading loanee took a nasty bump from a Newport free kick on the half hour mark, requiring lengthy treatment but fit enough to carry on.

With two minutes of the half to see through until the break, the hosts found their leveller. A long ball failed to be cleared by the Boro defence, before it fell to Omar Bogle to equal the scores. Arguably a deserved score at the interval, but Steve Evans knew his side had to improve in the second period to take anything more than a point from this game.

And with that, came four half-time substitutions. Jokull Andresson was forced off through his earlier knock to be replaced by debutant Adam Przybek, while Luke Norris, Josh March and Jonathan Tomkinson were replaced by Jamie Reid, Danny Rose and Jake Forster-Caskey.

Michael Bostwick moved into the centre of defence, giving Forster-Caskey the holding midfield role.

Despite the changes, the second half started in similar fashion to the first, with Stevenage taking the lead just minutes after kick-off. Kane Smith’s long throw from the right was flicked on first by Dan Sweeney and then again by Carl Piergianni, before Jordan Roberts fired home at the back post on the volley. With the advantage regained, Steve Evans men had a second chance of seeing the result through.

On the hour mark, Danny Rose’s shot from inside the area looked to be heading in before a kind deflection for Newport stopper Nick Townsend had the ball fall gratefully into his arms.

Minutes later, Dan Sweeney’s looping header also caused mild concern for Townsend, who was again equal to it between the sticks.

Newport made changes and with that the introduction of former Boro man Offrande Zanzala, who stung the hands of Adam Przybek with a rasping shot towards the near post.

With fewer than ten minutes to play, Michael Bostwick was judged to have brought down Omar Bogle unfairly inside the Stevenage box. Replays suggest otherwise, as did Steve Evans’ post-match interview, but the referee stood by his decision. Bogle stood up to the stop and levelled the tie with not much time remaining.

As the clock ticked deep into the five minutes added, both sides were forced to settle for a draw as Stevenage took a point on the long coach journey back to Hertfordshire.

Again another frustrating outing for Steve Evans’ men, who felt they had done enough to secure all three points. Onto Stockport.


Match tickets for Stevenage vs Tranmere Rovers start at £18 Adults, £15 Concessions, £10 Under 18s and £5 Under 12s.

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Ticket News

Tickets & Travel: Newport County

13 January 2023

Match tickets are on sale for Boro’s trip to Newport County on Tuesday 14th February 2023…

Kicking off at 7.45pm in Sky Bet League Two, Steve Evans’ men make the 315-mile round trip to Rodney Parade to take on Graham Coughlan’s Exiles.

Match tickets are available online at and from the Stevenage FC Club Shop (open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays 10am-5pm).

Covered Seating:

Uncovered Seating:

Disabled supporters are charged at the concession rate and are entitled to bring a carer free of charge.

Online ticket sales for delivery will come off sale at 4pm on Tuesday 7th February, but will still be able to collect or purchase from the Stevenage FC Club Shop until midday on Tuesday 14th February.

Match tickets are also available to purchase on the day from Rodney Parade - CASH ONLY.

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Travel by Coach

The Stevenage FC Supporters Association coach will be departing The Lamex Stadium at 3pm on the day of the game, so please ensure to arrive with time to spare in order to confirm a scheduled departure. Tickets cost £30 for SA members and £35 for non-members.

To book a seat, visit and book online.

Travel by Train

Purchase your train ticket to Newport at and keep up-to-date with latest travel info by following @nationalrailenq.

For more travel information to Rodney Parade, click here.


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