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Groundhog Day for County fans

Newport County fans at Aggborough will have felt a familiar feeling on Monday…



Harriers celebrate 'that' Nick Wright hat-trick in 2012

AGGBOROUGH hosted around 100 Newport County fans for the match between Harriers and Brackley on Monday. For some, it was Groundhog Day.

The League 2 side has been on their way to Chesterfield to watch their side in action on Monday but were thwarted by the weather after the game was called off.

Rather than call it a day at that, the County fans decided to divert to Aggborough to take in the action as the reds hosted the Saints.

Many of them decided to camp in the away end, too. This, according to recent history, may have been something of a kiss of death for Brackley’s hopes; Newport’s supporters haven’t enjoyed a great time of it on their recent trips.

Back in 2012, County were 2-0 up but ended losing 3-2 after Nick Wright’s inspired hat-trick in the final four minutes of the clash turned the match around in sensational style.

The next two meetings between the two didn’t end up much better, either. There was another hat-trick for the hosts as Jamille Matt struck three times, the reds again coming from behind to clinch a 3-2 win after Newport had been 2-1 ahead, while the 2013 FA Cup clash at Aggborough saw Michael Gash and Callum Gittings both bag a brace in a 4-2 Harriers win.

Imagine the thoughts running through the minds of those County fans, then, when Gareth Dean put Brackley 1-0 up with nine minutes remaining….

VIEW MONDAY’S MATCH CENTRE FOR REPORTS, KEY FACTS AND VIDEO

In all seriousness, thank you to the Newport fans for choosing Aggborough and contributing to the day’s atmosphere!


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