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The Numbers Behind Argyle's Past at Newport

15 August 2019

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OUR resident Statso has taken a look back at Argyle fixtures at Newport County ahead of the weekend trip to Rodney Parade in Sky Bet League Two.

Overall summary: P 26 W 10 D 6 L 10 F 29 A 29

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First time: Bob Jack’s men drew 0-0 at Somerton Park on Saturday, September 18, 1920 in both clubs’ inaugural season in the EFL.

Last time: Graham Carey with a brace and Jordan Slew were our scorers in a 3-1 win for Derek Adams’s promotion-bound Pilgrims on October 22, 2016.

Biggest win: Bob Jack’s Pilgrims won 3-0 at Somerton Park on April 3, 1926. Sammy Black and Jimmy Logan (2) grabbed our goals.

Heaviest defeat: Jack Rowley’s team lost 1-4 at County on September 1, 1956. Ken Mitchell scored our consolation goal.

Most goals in a single game: Six in a 3-3 draw for Jimmy Rae’s Greens on October 27, 1951. Maurice Tadman (2) and Gordon Astall were our scorers.

Further interesting facts: Our last Christmas Day fixture came away to Newport in 1957. George Baker and Jimmy Gauld ensured that Argyle fans enjoyed the festivities by giving the Greens a 2-0 victory.

The Exiles must have been sick of the sight of Argyle in 2016-17. Not only did we follow-up our 3-1 EFL win in Wales on October 22 with our record victory over Newport (6-1) on April 17 at Home Park, we also beat them 4-1 in the Checkatrade Trophy and knocked them out of the FA Cup (1-0) in a Second Round replay. That Cup win set up our memorable Third Round tie with Liverpool. The 6-1 league win secured our promotion from League Two.

This is the only the second time that we have played Newport away in the EFL in the month of August. The first time was on Saturday, August 28, 1926 when Bob Jack’s men lost 1-2. Jack Cock was our scorer.

Our away record against County shows perfect symmetry, even down to the goals scored and conceded being the same.


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