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The Complete Record Of Newport County's Trips To The Moss Rose

21 April 2019

Newport County have visited the Moss Rose on two prior occasions - despite the fact that only one is remembered in the history books. Ahead of tomorrow afternoon's third meeting, we take a look back at both of these -

The first time that Newport visited the Moss Rose was back on 29th August 1988, when the two sides contested a GM Vauxhall Conference encounter in the warm Moss Rose sunshine.

With five minutes left until the interval, Phil Derbyshire's sweetly-struck half volley gave the Silkmen the lead - yet there was still time for more Moss Rose magic before the half time whistle was blown.

John Askey's mesmerising run down the right resulted in a tantalising cross into the penalty areas and there was Steve Burr to launch an audacious bicycle kick which flew into the top corner of the net to double our lead.

Derbyshire would claim his second and Macc's third just after the hour mark, as the popular midfielder rounded the Newport 'keeper to calmly slot home and complete the rout.

That victory would be removed from the record books however, as Newport would later withdraw from the league and sadly go into liquidation.

The last time that the two sides met at the Moss was back in October 2012, as the table-topping Exiles faced a Macc side who were aiming to return to the Football League at the first time of asking.

Defender Tony James gave the visitors the lead just before the interval, as he reacted to a loose ball in the penalty to give Newport the lead with a clinical strike.

Macc fought back in the second period and restored parity with just nine minutes remaining, as Matthew Barnes-Homer steered a bullet header in from close range.

Our complete record against Newport at the Moss Rose is therefore as follows -

Played 2. Won 1. Drawn 1. Lost 0.

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