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Team Review 2018: Newport

Team: Newport

2018 Captain: Sam Millward

2018 Aim: Regain our home form and improve on our points tally from last year

2018 Position: 2nd

2018 Points: 230

2o17 Position: 3rd

2017 Points: 207

2018 Home Wins: 13

2018 Away Wins: 4

Best Result: 13-3 (+32) vs. Bowring (A)

Worst Result: 3-11 (-46) vs. Burway

Alan Mayhew Trophy: Quarter Finals (lost to Sir John Bayley by 1)

Pool A: 1st round (lost to Wrockwardine Wood by 45)

Leading Player: Pete Farmer 23 wins (+187)

Comments: 

It was a tale of two halves for Newport, who had a great 1st half, only losing 4 times, before struggling in the second half as they lost their lead at the top of the table, but managed to finish 23 points better off and a place higher in 2nd. They had a slow start before winning 12-4 at Chester Road and then got 7 winners at rivals Sir John Bayley. Two big home wins followed, along with another 12-4 away win this time at Hanmer, before beating Castlefields 10-4 and getting a great 6 at Wrockwardine Wood. Another away win followed at Wem USC 11-5, but the next game stopped their momentum and turned their season around, 3 winners at Burway on a Wednesday night, with some key players missing from the side. They only beat them 9-5 too in the return fixture, before struggling away from home as they lost their lead at the top of the table. Despite getting a good 5 at Castlefields, they were still too far behind, and despite their best result of the season at Bowring, where they won 13-3, it was only good enough to hold on for second place.

2018 Stats:

Results:

Date H/A Opponent For Against Won Lost Pts
Fri 6th Apr A Meole Brace 201 214 7 5 7
Fri 13th Apr H St Georges 223 202 7 5 9
Fri 20th Apr A Chester Road 208 190 8 4 12
Fri 27th Apr H Bylet 240 149 9 3 11
Fri 4th May A Sir J Bayley 206 212 7 5 7
Fri 11th May H Hanwood 239 174 10 2 12
Fri 18th May H Ifton 237 175 9 3 11
Fri 25th May A Hanmer 226 187 8 4 12
Fri 1st Jun H Castlefields 236 207 8 4 10
Fri 8th Jun A Wrockwardine Wood 196 225 6 6 6
Fri 15th Jun H Bowring 239 170 10 2 12
Fri 22nd Jun A Wem U S C 218 201 7 5 11
Wed 27th Jun A Burway 185 231 3 9 3
Fri 29th Jun H Burway 229 209 7 5 9
Fri 6th Jul H Meole Brace 247 166 10 2 12
Fri 13th Jul A St Georges 190 219 4 8 4
Fri 20th Jul H Chester Road 212 165 9 3 11
Fri 27th Jul A Bylet 191 221 5 7 5
Fri 3rd Aug H Sir J Bayley 213 206 6 6 8
Fri 10th Aug A Hanwood 186 231 4 8 4
Fri 17th Aug A Ifton 214 223 7 5 7
Fri 24th Aug H Hanmer 232 170 8 4 10
Fri 31st Aug A Castlefields 190 205 5 7 5
Fri 7th Sep H Wrockwardine Wood 216 184 6 6 8
Fri 14th Sep A Bowring 237 205 9 3 13
Fri 21st Sep H Wem U S C 245 174 9 3 11
Played 26 5656 5115 188 124 230

Team Averages:

Position Team
Player
Games Aggregate
Team Division Play Won Lost % Won For Against Agg Cons
Wins
1 1 Peter Farmer 26 23 3 88 529 342 +187 17
2 4 Russell Pegram 26 22 4 85 528 379 +149 12
3 12 Sam Millward 25 18 7 72 491 366 +125 3
4 38 Philip Emery 23 15 8 65 424 342 +82 8
5 39 Peter Cookson 21 15 6 71 401 321 +80 7
6 47 Dave Rhodes 24 15 9 63 433 396 +37 3
7 56 Paul Reeves 25 14 11 56 447 427 +20 5
8 62 Dale Rudrum 22 13 9 59 391 357 +34 4
9 87 Kevin Keary 18 11 7 61 330 320 +10 6
10 88 Tom Langford 23 11 12 48 396 388 +8 3
11 136 Mark Selley 21 8 13 38 336 393 -57 2
12 149 Mick Jones 20 7 13 35 321 383 -62 3
13 178 Matt Fellows 5 4 1 80 104 76 +28 1
14 193 John Roberts jnr 8 3 5 38 141 148 -7 1
15 196 Ian Whittington 7 3 4 43 102 134 -32 1
16 202 Phil Clinton 2 2 0 100 42 34 +8 1
17 210 Alan Davidson 8 2 6 25 131 155 -24 1
18 218 Stephen Handley 1 1 0 100 21 10 +11 1
19 229 Simon Trotman 4 1 3 25 59 81 -22 1
20 264 Colin Stanley 1 0 1 0 8 21 -13 0
21 275 Russell Millward 2 0 2 0 21 42 -21 0

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