Newport look to emulate tenants

NEWPORT will attempt to follow in the footsteps of their two tenants and keep the Rodney Parade feel-good factor going tomorrow evening.

The Black and Ambers host Llanelli (kick-off 7.15pm) in a clash that has been brought forward a day to allow Newport County to take on Stockport at their new home on Saturday afternoon.

Club officials have been flexible to accomodate their footballing friends but there will be no quarter given on the field as Newport look to build on a terrific start.

Sven Cronk’s side won 23-20 at Aberavon last weekend thanks to a late try by winger Elliot Frewen.

That success was a real statement of intent as Newport, who recruited well over the summer, won just twice on their travels last season, at Cardiff and at league whipping boys Tonmawr.

Tomorrow they will need to be on top form against a Llanelli side that were pipped by Bridgend on opening day.

The Exiles have won three from three at Rodney Parade and the Dragons thumped Zebre in their Pro12 opener, so Newport will be keen to avoid becoming the first to come a cropper at home.

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