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1996–97 Newport A.F.C. season

Newport
1996–97 season
Manager Chris Price
Southern League Premier 21st (relegated)
FA Cup 2nd qualifying round
FA Trophy 1st round
Top goalscorer League: Burton (9)
All: Burton (13)
Highest home attendance 944 vs Merthyr Tydfil (31 Mar 1997)
Lowest home attendance 432 vs Gravesend & Northfleet (26 Feb 1997)
Average home league attendance 669
Home colours
Away colours

The 1996–97 season was Newport's second consecutive season in the Southern League Premier Division. They finished the season in 21st position and were relegated to the Southern Division.

Season review

League

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
42 9 13 20 40 60 −20 40 6 5 10 26 33 −7 3 8 10 14 27 −13

Last updated: 3 May 1997.
Source: [1]

Fixtures and results

Southern League Premier

Main article: 1996–97 Southern Football League
Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
17 Aug 1996 Chelmsford City H 2–2 A.Evans, R.Nicholls 742
20 Aug 1996 Nuneaton Borough A 0–1 1,203
24 Aug 1996 Ashford Town A 1–1 P.Burton 643
26 Aug 1996 Dorchester Town H 3–0 A.Evans 3 729
31 Aug 1996 Atherstone United A 0–1 448
4 Sep 1996 Gloucester City H 0–4 932
7 Sep 1996 Gravesend & Northfleet A 0–3 575
21 Sep 1996 Sittingbourne A 0–3 656
25 Sep 1996 Nuneaton Borough H 0–0 635
5 Oct 1996 Halesowen Town A 0–2 916
12 Oct 1996 Baldock Town H 2–2 P.Burton, S.Misbah 617
15 Oct 1996 Dorchester Town A 3–1 R.John, P.Burton 2 486
26 Oct 1996 Worcester City H 1–1 N.Parselle 788
2 Nov 1996 Crawley Town A 3–1 P.Burton 2, S.Misbah 922
9 Nov 1996 Burton Albion H 0–3 769
16 Nov 1996 King's Lynn A 1–0 A.Evans 792
23 Nov 1996 Sudbury Town H 3–1 L.Brown 3 674
26 Nov 1996 Gloucester City A 1–2 M.Tucker 816
7 Dec 1996 Halesowen Town H 0–1 775
14 Dec 1996 Hastings Town A 2–2 L.Brown, P.Burton 362
18 Dec 1996 Cheltenham Town H 1–5 M.Tucker 511
26 Dec 1996 Merthyr Tydfil A 0–2 1,109
28 Dec 1996 Worcester City A 1–1 L.Brown 963
1 Jan 1997 Salisbury City H 3–1 A.Evans, N.Parselle, L. Brown 563
25 Jan 1997 Baldock Town A 0–1 341
1 Feb 1997 Sittingbourne H 2–3 M.Tucker, R.John 504
15 Feb 1997 Cambridge City H 0–0 560
22 Feb 1997 Burton Albion A 0–3 714
26 Feb 1997 Gravesend & Northfleet H 1–3 A.Evans 432
1 Mar 1997 Crawley Town H 0–1 601
8 Mar 1997 Gresley Rovers A 0–1 788
12 Mar 1997 Ashford Town H 3–0 A.Evans, OG, P.Burton 504
15 Mar 1997 King's Lynn H 0–2 562
22 Mar 1997 Sudbury Town A 1–1 OG 420
29 Mar 1997 Salisbury City A 0–0 472
31 Mar 1997 Merthyr Tydfil H 3–1 P.Burton, P.Thorpe, M.Tucker 944
9 Apr 1997 Atherstone United H 2–0 D.Porretta, OG 626
12 Apr 1997 Cambridge City A 0–0 454
14 Apr 1997 Chelmsford City A 1–1 D.Brazil 760
19 Apr 1997 Gresley Rovers H 0–1 781
26 Apr 1997 Cheltenham Town A 0–0 1,595
3 May 1997 Hastings Town H 0–2 805

FA Cup

Main article: 1996–97 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Q1 14 Sep 1996 Mangotsfield United H 5–2 S.Lowndes, R.John, R.Nicholls, L.Brown 2 542
Q2 28 Sep 1996 Bath City A 2–5 D.Brazil, P.Burton 728

FA Trophy

Main article: 1996–97 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Q3 30 Nov 1996 Cambridge City A 1–1 S.Misbah 346
Q3r 4 Dec 1996 Cambridge City H 4–1 N.Parselle 2, M.Tucker, P.Burton 414
1 18 Jan 1997 St Leonards Stamcroft A 0–1 501

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Gresley Rovers 42 25 10 7 75 40 +35 85 Champions, not promoted due to ground issues
2 Cheltenham Town 42 21 11 10 76 44 +32 74 Promoted to Football Conference
3 Gloucester City 42 21 10 11 81 56 +25 73
4 Halesowen Town 42 21 10 11 77 54 +23 73
5 King's Lynn 42 20 8 14 65 61 +4 68
6 Burton Albion 42 18 12 12 70 53 +17 66
7 Nuneaton Borough 42 19 9 14 61 52 +8 66
8 Sittingbourne 42 19 7 16 76 65 +11 64
9 Merthyr Tydfil 42 17 9 16 69 61 +8 60
10 Worcester City 42 15 14 13 52 50 +2 59
11 Atherstone United 42 15 13 14 46 47 −1 58
12 Salisbury City 42 15 13 14 57 66 −9 58
13 Sudbury Town 42 16 7 19 72 72 0 55 Resigned
14 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 16 7 19 63 73 −10 55
15 Dorchester Town 42 14 9 19 62 66 −4 51
16 Hastings Town 42 12 15 15 49 60 −11 51
17 Crawley Town 42 13 8 21 49 67 −18 47
18 Cambridge City 42 11 13 18 57 65 −18 46
19 Ashford Town 42 9 18 15 53 79 −24 45
20 Baldock Town 42 11 8 23 52 90 −38 41 Relegated
21 Newport 42 9 13 20 40 60 −20 40 Relegated
22 Chelmsford City 42 6 14 22 49 70 −21 32 Relegated

External links

  • Newport County Archives 1996/1997 season
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