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Newport 1 - 3 Swansea City

by BBC Sport (U3702819) 11 November 2006
Date:
11 November 2006
Competition:
FA Cup
Attendance:
4,660
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Lee Trundle, Leon Britton and Izzy Iriekpen scored first-half goals to give Swansea victory in the all-Welsh FA Cup first round tie in Newport.

But the match was marred by a head injury to fourth official Alan Sheffield, who was struck by a coin thrown from the stands at Spytty Park.

It came after Newport manager Peter Beadle was sent off for arguing over a free-kick which led to Britton's goal.

Newport improved after the break and Ian Hillier grabbed a consolation goal.

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posted Nov 12, 2006

Sadly what should have a great day wasn't. I think it was pretty obvious this match was going to difficult to manage. Should it have been held at Spytty? As an exiled County fan I first heard the trouble being described on radio commentary. Seeing the incident on Match of the Day later just made me feel embarrassed to be a County fan. It seemed to me more than just one coin was thrown. Peter Beadle couldn't even seem to show any concern for the 4th official and was hardly a good advert for Newport County's image - it was an incident he didn't see and couldn't comment on! The poor official had long since been taken to hospital, couldn't Mr Beadle at least have hoped that he was OK? I wish Chris Blight ( the Chairman ) good luck in sorting this out. I'm still "County til I die" but I am not too proud of my club just at the moment. As the honest Swansea fans have said I am sure their fans were not blameless but that does not excuse what went on. It was all too predictable as soon as the names came out of the hat.

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posted Nov 12, 2006

I was at the match yesterday and Newport "fans" ruined the day for everyone. It was a decent game of football to watch and just because the 4th official had the guts to stand upto the Newport manager, the fans retaliated by hitting him with a coin! That is the lowest of the low. To top it all off, they tried to cause trouble when the swans fans tried to cheer the Swans to victory. Come on Newport, stop making yourselves look hard and bring the reputation of football in Wales and the UK up. Don't get me wrong, Swans fans can stir up trouble, but we behaved well yesterday and the policing and stewarding were second to none!!!

Apart from that, COME ON THE SWANS!!!

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posted Nov 12, 2006

@ Red Megane Man,the trouble started when rather silly family orientated fans at the other end started hurling coins and abuse at the Newport fans.(i actually saw what looked like a whole family joining in)
By the time the Newport fans had walked down the road there were no missiles being launched,Newport fans were however goading the Swans supporters,who then scaled the wall and all hell broke loose,which was only stopped by the intervention of baton weilding and dog handling police.

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posted Nov 12, 2006

I like the way the Newport County manager, Pete 'look, I'm well hard' Beadle says 'i didn't see the incident, if it did happen...'. IT DID HAPPEN. We all saw it, and it was embarrassing.

The Newport manager sounded like a complete fool on MOTD, the fans who cheered the ref being seriously injured looked complete fools and the fact Newport County don't mind having one of the UK's worst football hooligans as their main striker is embarrassing. Glad you condone that kind of thing.

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posted Nov 12, 2006

Apart from the terrible incident with the coin, and I wish the official a swift recovery, the behaviour and subsequent remarks of manager Beadle, given great prominence on national television, will only serve to convince those non-football people who believe the game is peopled by hooligans that their view is absolutely correct.

I hope the Welsh FA that for some reason has jurisdiction in a competition run by another FA deals with him in the harshest way possible.

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posted Nov 12, 2006

All this talk about the fights is pathetic, end of the day we were too strong in footballing terms for Newport to ever beat us!

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posted Nov 12, 2006

A great shame that a local derby should be marred by the behaviour of firstly Craig Hughes with his pre-match comments "they (Swans) are the enemy, I hate them and they hate me" and then by the Newport manager with his gesticulations and ranting towards the officials. According to Kenny Jackett and assistant Kevin Nugent coins and batteries had been thrown at them before the incident involving the fourth official. They had been concerned for the ball boys on the touchline and had moved them into the dug out, out of the line of fire. I just wonder what actions the FAW are now likely to take, the trend towards throwing coins unfortunately looks like it is increasing and a strong message needs to be sent out to all warning of severe consequences.

Well done to the Swans by the way for their deserved win, a trip to Darlington in round two wasn't really what was hoped for though!





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posted Nov 12, 2006

@red megan man. The game was always going to go the jacks way. The trouble DID start when some away fans jumped the wall and tried to goad the disappointed county fans, rubbing it in wasn't enough for them. @forever-_jack1,not far wide of the mark for as the better side however im very proud of the way the part-time county lads came out in the second half and put on a fantastic performance worthy of a draw.
Bloggers who cannot write anthing other than mindless cheapshot comments suggesting that half the newport side are criminals are short of real things to say. Getting to this stage of the FA cup is a big thing and emotions do run high, jacks have short memories when it comes to big games and inciting trouble. Do i need to remind you of the trundle incident at the millenium stadium?? In summary the risk assesment was poor and so were the officials, games like these will always be a tense affair

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posted Nov 14, 2006

The police handled the game really poorly, NCFC paid a hefty bill and yet police allowed Swans fans to cause a riot, didn't search anyone and were generally weak. Swansea were far superior to Newport on the day...Peter Beadle behaved badly and he and not the 4th official was to blame for it 'going off' and this coming from a Newport fan!

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posted Nov 15, 2006

regarding your comments about Peter Beadle gesticulating to the officials,i was on the half way line and Kevin Nuggent and 1 of the swansea subs were also making the same gestures to Newport supporters standing on the terrace.This was reported to the police who in turn spoke to Kevin Nuggent.Listening to his interview he acted like a saint sorry but that is way off the truth.
As for the coin throwing that was way out of order.

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