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Ground: Mendaleief Road
Newport
NP20 2HF
Comp: Welsh Football League First Division
Area: Gwent County FA
Colours: Yellow and Blue

Newport YMCA are a football team based in the city of Newport. They currently play in the Welsh Football League First Division.

They were founded in 1973 with the merging of the Newport Central YMCA and Newport Pill YMCA sides and were elected to the Welsh Football League in 1978.

[Welsh Cup Giantkilling
Saturday 3rd November 2007 will go down as one of the greatest days in the Club's short history, when they defeated Welsh Cup holders Carmarthen Town in a Third Round giant-killing at Mendalgief Road. Faraz Yafai gave the home side a shock 8th-minute lead, before Liam Hancock equalised midway through the first half for the Welsh Premier outfit (Carmarthen). Newport were dealt a massive blow shortly after the hour-mark when goalkeeper Gareth Wesson was sent-off for abusive language, striker Lewis Sommers putting on the gloves. The hosts showed great determination to keep their top-flight opponents at bay, and they were rewarded when a late penalty from Gareth Lynch gave the Gwent side a 2-1 lead going into the last five minutes. The full-time whistle sparked wild celebrations amongst YMCA players and supporters and signalled a place in the 4th round for the first time in the club's 34-year history.

After that game, YMCA manager Mark Coldrick told the South Wales Argus: "Chatting to the chairman and committee men afterwards, we said it was the greatest result in the club's history."

Honours

  • Welsh Football League Second Division Champions 1979 Promoted to Division 1
  • Welsh Football League First Division 3rd place 1981 - Promoted to Welsh League Premier Division
  • Welsh Football League Premier Division 3rd place 1983 (Highest ever finish)
  • Welsh Football League Third Division Champions 2002 Promoted to Second Division
  • Welsh Football League Second Division Runners-up 2005 Promoted to Division 1
  • 'Welsh Football League Reserve Division Cup Winners 2005
  • Monmouthshire/Gwent Senior Cup winners 1975, 1976, 1978; runners-up 1977, 2004

Directions
Leave M4 motorway at junction 28 and take A48 signposted Newport. Tredegar Park will be on your left-hand side and at thr next roundabout, which is the entrance to that park, take the 2nd exit - signposted Docks and Industrial Area (A48).

Follow that road through the next roundabout until you come to another roundabout with Woolworth's Superstore in front of you.

Take the first exit off the roundabout - signed South Dock (North Side) and Maesglas Industrial Area. Woolworth's will be on your right-hand side as you follow the road. KFC, Comet and a large gasometer will all be on your right-hand side. You will then pass under a railway bridge and come to another small roundabout. Go straight through this roundabout and on to the next road junction, where Halford's will be on your left-hand side.

At the junction turn right into Mendalgief Road and the clubhouse is approximately 100 yards along this road on the right-hand side. There is limited parking within the ground but plenty of unrestricted off-street parking.


     

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