With no League or Cup games scheduled, the Jags accepted a same-age challenge from MK Gallacticos Spartans U12s. While Gallacticos play in Division 1 of the U12s league, the Jags proved too strong and ran out comfortable 2-13 winners. In slippy wet conditions and on an exceptionally muddy pitch, the quality of football was inevitably somewhat compromised, but the match was played out in a good spirit by both teams. Switching back to 9-a-side for this game, the Jags were dominant from beginning to end and, on the balance of play and opportunities, the 11 goal margin might well have been more. Credit to the energetic Spartans who, although overpowered on the day, continued to compete bravely and capitalised on lapses to secure themselves two goals. The Jags were pleased to welcome new signing Leo who scored twice on his debut, one an impressive long-range strike. Ultimately, few questions were asked of the Jags boys on this occasion - as they now look forward to more U13 Cup action next weekend. Well done to players, coaches and supporters from both Newport and Gallacticos, who turned out and gave their respective best in such adverse weather conditions.
Train with the Best - Win a training session with the England 6-a-side squad
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.