The summer of 2011 saw an exodus from New Inn with joint manager Paul "Fatty" Greenhalgh moving to neighbours PILCS and seven first team players move on to other clubs.
With almost a completely new first team, New Inn struggled to pick up points at the start of the season before a three match winning run gave them cause for optimism. However a number of injuries and the disappearance of top scorer Rob Morter saw New Inn slip to the bottom of the table by March.
With three games to go New Inn gained a valuable point against Rhymney before two penalties from skipper Tom Morgan gave them a victory against Caldicot Castle. This moved them from the foot of the table, with only bottom side Underwood left to play. A point was required to guarantee safety, and despite going two nil down, goals from Josh Raybould, Mike Ellis and Jeff Tozer secured the point they needed.
Hopes were high before the season begun, with experienced former Goytre man Paul "Fatty" Greenhalgh joining the first team management team. New Inn also ran an Under 18 side for the first time in years, and it showed it's worth immediately.
A great start to the season saw New Inn record wins against Rockfield, Pill and Rhymney, teams that all finished in the top four. Come November New Inn were in amongst the top sides and looked capable of beating anyone. However an enforced eight week break due to the weather caught them cold and they never recovered. Defeats against bottom sides Race and Underwood left them playing catchup. The signing of Chris Pike increased their goals scored tally but the defence conceded an awful 55 goals in the 15 games after the winter break. They completed doubles over Trevethin and local rivals Sebastopol, then got their revenge on Race and Underwood. The season finished on a real low though, first with a 5-2 home defeat against nine man Abergavenny, then a 7-0 thrashing by champions Pill.
The season also so New Inn's first foray into the FAW Welsh Trophy, the premier cup competition in Wales for clubs below Welsh League level. The players did the club proud with victories in three rounds, including wins over 1st division Abercarn and this years 2nd division champions Fleur-de-Lys. They eventually came unstuck at South Wales Amateur league side Carnetown in the 4th round.
Tom Morgan was 1st team player of the year.
Junior Richards was 1st team players player.
Martin Sutton won clubman.
Bryan Gumm was most promising player.
New Inn began the season without the core of their first team from the previous year. Matt "Snakey"James, Mark Jackson, Mike Davidge, Martin Bewick, Ryan Andrews, and the Ellis brothers all left the club, leaving manager Bill Mainwaring with a young and inexperienced squad. New Inn suffered a dreadful opening to the season, taking only four points in the first three months of the season. The return of Nathan Blackwell from Abertillery began New Inn's revival in October. Two successive wins over Sebastopol giving New Inn hope of avoiding the drop to Gwent Central football. However they only managed another three wins before a final day win against Villa Dino kept them up.
Lee Morris was player of the year. Graham Rees was players player and top goalscorer.
Simon Duggan resigned as first team manager following a mediocre start to the season.
Bill Mainwaring took charge for the second time in New Inn's history and led the club to a midtable finish.
Russell Boyle was double player of the year. Jeff Tozer and Martin Bewick shared top goalscorer.
Simon Duggan's first full season in charge saw an influx of new players at the club. Strikers Martin Bewick and Ryan Andrews joined from Abergavenny Thursdays, Ellis brother Dave and Mikey signed from Lower New Inn, with Gareth Tucker and Chris Pritchard also strengthening the squad.
New Inn improved considerably on their previous seasons performance, finishing 6th, but never looked like challenging the top teams for promotion.
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