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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Newport County

Get set for tonight's gam

9 November 2021

Swindon Town take on Newport County in the final group game of the Papa John's Trophy this evening at The County Ground.

Ben Garner's team are already through to the knockout stages of the competition, but a win would ensure they finish top of the group.

Newport, on the other hand, need to win in order to advance so everything is set up for an intriguing encounter at SN1 this evening.

Kick-off is set for 7pm and we've got you set for the big game...


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Town fans can buy tickets online right the way through until half-time by clicking here.

Tickets will be available to purchase in person via the Ticket Office. 


Mathieu Baudry and Romoney Crichlow are out for Town with injury, while Jojo Wollacott, Kaine Kesler-Hayden, Anthony Grant and Jonny Williams are all away on international duty.

Town are expected to make a bevy of changes for tonight's game, with some youth-team players expected to be involved.


Scott Lindsey, Swindon Town Assistant Coach: "We want to win every game. We want to win every game we play in.

"It doesn't matter that we're already through, it is important that we keep the winning mentality going throughout the group. 

"It is also important that some of the players who haven't played as much football get some much-needed game time for them and for us to see what they can do as well.

"They train with the group every week, they train extremely hard and it will be good for them to get out and actually play some football.

"It is an opportunity for some of the youth team players to play with some of the pros. This competition does get a bit of stick, but we like it and we've got some players in and around the squad who need some much-needed game time and some minutes on the pitch.

"It is good for that."

James Rowberry, Newport County Manager: "I want to win every game, I want to win the game on Tuesday, I wanted to win [Saturday]. We tried to follow the processes we put in place, we've got to maintain that and stick to that.

"Things happen, but we've got to bounce back from it. We need to put a performance in on Tuesday and I'm keen to prepare for every game as best as possible to get results."


Referee - James Oldham

Assistants - Andy Bennett & Alex James

Fourth Official - Damith Bandara


Not coming to The County Ground tonight? Don’t panic because there are numerous ways to keep up to date with all the action.

Live updates will be available on our Twitter and Facebook pages, in addition to our Match Centre on the website, which can be found at the top of the home page on matchdays.

In the wake of the game, will be the place to go with a full report, reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle.

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Swindon Town 1-0 Newport County

Reds advance in Papa John's Trophy

9 November 2021

Swindon Town finished top of their group in the Papa John's Trophy after beating Newport County 1-0 at The County Ground this evening.

Following a goalless first-half, Jordan Lyden opened the scoring for the Reds near the hour mark of the game after pouncing on a rebound, and that proved to be the only goal of the game. 

Town Head Coach Ben Garner made a myriad of changes for the game with his team already assured of a place in the knockout stages, and there were debuts for defenders Harrison Minturn and Callum Winchcombe.

There were also places on the bench for Academy players Donnell Gordon, Levi Francis, Anton Dworzak, Harvey Fox, Thomas Wynn-Davis and Jedidiah Afenyo.


Town thought they had a penalty in the opening exchanges as Jordan Lyden was brought down by County 'Keeper Nick Townsend but, despite initially giving it, referee James Oldham overturned his own decision.

Kevin Ellison then fired over before Tammy Abraham dragged a shot wide for the visitors, while Alex Gilbert went close for the Reds with an absolute rocket of a shot that flew inches past the post.

Town went close again as the half drew to a near with Harry McKirdy leading a rapid counter attack. McKirdy's initial pass was cut out, but the ball found its way to Jayden Mitchell-Lawson anyway who sent a shot on the turn inches wide.

Lewis Ward then had to spring into life to superbly claw a Abraham header over the bar, and that proved to be the final action of the first-half.



Newport looked to land the first blow of the night early in the second-half as Ellison nodded wide from a Lewis Collins cross, before Ward got down well to tip a Hylton drive around the post.

However, it was Town who opened the scoring after Mitchell-Lawson's shot was only parried by Townsend, and Jordan Lyden was on hand to smash home the rebound for his first goal of the season.

Harry Parsons then sent a shot over the bar for the Reds, before Mitchell-Lawson wriggled his way through the penalty box to force a smart save by Townsend.

Town were able to see the rest of the game out to clinch top spot in the group and a place in the knockout stages of the Papa John's Trophy.



SWINDON TOWN - Ward; Lyden (C), McKirdy, Mitchell-Lawson, Gilbert, Hunt, East, Parsons, Dabre, Minturn, Winchcombe.

SUBS NOT USED - Mildenhall, Gordon, Francis, Dworzak, Fox, Wynn-Davis, Afenyo.

SCORERS - Jordan Lyden (57).

BOOKED - Harrison Minturn.

NEWPORT COUNTY - Townsend; Haynes, Upson, Dolan (C) (Joe Woodiwiss 61), Hylton (Louis Hall 74), Fisher, Abraham (Jordan Greenidge 58), Collins, Ellison, Missilou, Bright.

SUBS NOT USED - Twamley, Ovendale, Ryan-Phillips, Livermore. 

BOOKED - Chris Missilou, Jermaine Hylton.

Referee - James Oldham

Attendance - 2,068

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Newport Papa John's Trophy tickets now on sale

Come support the boys!

28 October 2021

Swindon Town take on Newport County in the Papa John's Trophy in November in the final group game at The County Ground.

The Reds entertain County at SN1 on Tuesday 9th November (7pm Kick-Off) with a win sending them through to the knockout stages of the Papa John's Trophy.

Only the Arkell's John Trollope Stand will be open for this game.



Adult £10
Concession £5
Student  £5
U21 £5
U18 £5
U11's FREE


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