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Played For Both: Newport County

21 April 2019

We’ve shared eleven players with Newport over the years, both in their original guise as Newport County and in their new identity as Newport County AFC -

Scott Barrow

Welsh defender Scott joined Macclesfield in the summer of 2014, following a season out from a cruciate ligament injury.

The injury didn’t seem to hamper Scott’s ability, as he went straight into the side at left back and was awarded Vanarama Player of the Month in November 2014.

Barrow only scored twice for Macclesfield, but both were excellently taken strikes.

Scott opted to move up a division and join Football League club Newport in the summer of 2015, where he spent one season, scoring another two goals and is currentky at Gateshead.


Scott Boden

Initially making seven appearances as a loan player in 2011, Scott penned a one year contract with the Silkmen in 2013.

He formed a useful partnership with Chris Holroyd up front and scored a total of twenty-three goals over the course of the season before making the move to Halifax in July 2014.

Almost exactly a year later, Scott joined Newport County in League Two and scored his first competitive goal for The Exiles in the League Cup against Wolves.

He finished the season as top scorer with fifteen goals in all competitions, turning down an new offer from Newport in favour of a move north to join Inverness.

Scott is currently at National League side, Chesterfield.


Charlie Henry

A fan's favourite at many of the clubs he has played for, Charlie could definitely be described as a journeyman, having never stayed anywhere for more than two years.

Arguably Charlie’s most successful move was to Newport in 2009, as he notched up a career high of fifty-five appearances for The Exiles.

He was a key part of the team that won the Conference South title in the 2009-10 season, scoring nine times and treating fans to his trademark double somersault celebration.

Charlie came to the Moss Rose in 2012, on loan from Luton who he had joined from Newport two years earlier but had spent a lot of time sidelined due to a ligament injury.

He played fifteen games for The Silkmen but only found the net once during that time, going out on loan to AFC Telford in 2013.


Rhys Taylor

Goalkeeper Rhys started his footballing career at Chelsea, spending most of his five years there out on loan.

He joined the Silkmen in 2013, initially as cover for the injured Lance Cronin and made his debut on 1st February, keeping a clean sheet in the 4-0 win over Ebbsfleet.

Becoming first choice keeper, Rhys remained with the Silkmen until May 2015, when he left to join Newport in League 2.

Making his Newport debut in the Football League Trophy First Round, Rhys then went to Wrexham on loan for the rest of the season, returning to appear in his only league game for Newport in the final game of the season against AFC Wimbledon.

Remembered from his first stint at Macclesfield for regular clean sheets, penalty saves and often gravity-defying acrobatics in goal, Rhys returned to the Moss in July last year on a one year deal and has so far made six appearances - suffering a hip injury earlier in the season.

Honourable mentions: Ashan Holgate, Ryan Jackson, Frank Knowles, Terry Lees, Billy Owen, Jon Parkin, George Taylor

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