Damian Cole is looking to extend his lead in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship when he contests tomorrow’s Carryduff Forklift Down Rally in his Get Connected/Energizer-backed Ford Fiesta WRC. The six time champion has an excellent chance to extend his current 17 point lead in the series, as arch rival and defending champion Jason Pritchard is unable to contest the event, as he’s at home awaiting the arrival of a new addition to the family. Having scored maximum points last time out in Belgium, Cole is on top form and after much work seems to have the car working to his liking. The Abergavenny ace will be co-driven by Paul Spooner. Defending British Rally Champion Matt Edwards is contesting the event in his Ford Fiesta R5 as practice for the forthcoming Ulster Rally. The Llandudno driver will be partnered by Paul Morris.
James Williams will make his European Rally Championship debut this weekend when the 21-year old Newcastle Emlyn driver contests the Rally di Roma Capitale. The trip to Italy comes courtesy of Williams winning his class on the recent Ypres Rally, a round of the British Rally Championship. Co-driven by Tom Woodburn, Williams – who studies Motorsport Management at Swansea University – will drive the new-for-2019 M-Sport designed Ford Fiesta R2T.
Mickey Demetriou is back with his Newport County football family and ‘buzzing’ for the 2019-20 season. The former Cambridge United and Shrewsbury Town defender has committed to a new two-year contract at the League Two club, while the Exiles have also signed defenders Ryan Haynes and George Nurse. Haynes, 23, joins from... Read More
Joss Labadie has pledged his future to Newport County for two more years and believes the FA Cup giant-killers can turn into promotion stars next season. The 28-year-old midfielder was in the side that reached the League Two play-off final at Wembley last season, before losing out to Tranmere Rovers... Read More
Mansfield are first visitors to Newport County on the opening day of 2019-20 in a repeat of the Sky Bet League Two play-off semi-final first leg from last season. That fixture is at Rodney Parade on Saturday, August 3 (3pm). County’s final game of the season will be against Northampton Town at... Read More
Newport County have signed an absolute Marvel. Manager Michael Flynn has snapped up 23-year-old central defender Marvel Ekpiteta. "I'm buzzing to get started,” said Marvel. “I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead and can't wait for pre-season. “I see myself as a leader, love defending and I try and get... Read More
Michael Flynn has moved quickly to secure the services of first-team regulars Mark O'Brien and Josh Sheehan's for Newport County's push for promotion next season. The Exiles may have lost Dan Butler to Peterborough United after notching 150 games for the club in the past three seasons, but club captain... Read More
Newport County will start the 2019-20 season in League Two, exactly the same place where ended this season. No promotion, no hike in the club’s income and no bigger stage for the players and their ambitious manager Michael Flynn. But Callum Ellis believes he saw enough at Wembley to be... Read More