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Newport County 3-2 Chesterfield

Newport celebrate their opening goal against Chesterfield

Newport County held on to beat 10-man Chesterfield 3-2 in an eventful game at Rodney Parade.

Danny Crow's fifth-minute header was equalised on the hour when Jimmy Ryan struck after home goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley dropped a cross.

Liam Cooper was sent-off for bringing down Conor Washington, with Adam Chapman scoring from the spot.

Then Andy Sandell tapped-in a third for County before Mark Richard pulled a late goal back for the Spireites.

Newport survived a string of late corners to move into eighth place and deny Chesterfield a chance to take over in top place.

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Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "I think today was our biggest test, we came up against the best team I think I've seen in this League and it's a fantastic win.

"We're normally used to putting teams to the sword here but credit to Chesterfield they came out in that second half and they pinned us back, they got the goal and at that time they looked like they were the team who were going to go on and win it.

"But my players showed great resilience and great focus and determination to make sure that they didn't allow another team to take points away from here."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18Jackson
  • 3Hughes
  • 19NaylorSubstituted forFlynnat 89'minutes
  • 22Worley
  • 20Oshilaja
  • 12Willmott
  • 7Chapman
  • 23JolleyBooked at 27minsSubstituted forSandellat 81'minutes
  • 9CrowSubstituted forMinshullat 58'minutes
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 8Minshull
  • 13Sandell
  • 16Jones
  • 17Flynn
  • 24Barker
  • 25Stephens

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 12Ryan
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forDoyleat 79'minutes
  • 23Evatt
  • 6CooperBooked at 74mins
  • 4Hird
  • 2BanksBooked at 68minsSubstituted forRichardsat 70'minutes
  • 25Talbot
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 81'minutes
  • 24McFadzean

Substitutes

  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 16Devitt
  • 17Doyle
  • 20Chapman
  • 28McSheffrey
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,378

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 3, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 3, Chesterfield 2.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lee Minshull.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 3, Chesterfield 2. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt blocked. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Newport County) header from very close range misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Tom Naylor.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 3, Chesterfield 1. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

Foul by Conor Washington (Newport County).

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gary McSheffrey replaces Gary Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Christian Jolley.

Attempt saved. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Marc Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Jay O'Shea.

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

Attempt blocked. Adam Chapman (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Chesterfield 1. Adam Chapman (Newport County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Penalty Newport County. Conor Washington draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Oliver Banks.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd199731534
2Chesterfield199641033
3Southend191036833
4Scunthorpe19964533
5Rochdale191036333
6Burton191036333
7Fleetwood191027832
8Newport19874631
9Dag & Red19865530
10Morecambe19856-129
11Exeter19757-126
12Wimbledon19757-126
13Hartlepool19748125
14Cheltenham19586-523
15Plymouth19658-523
16Wycombe18648-222
17Portsmouth18567-521
18Mansfield19568-521
19Accrington19559-620
20Bury19478-319
21York19478-419
22Bristol Rovers19478-419
23Northampton194510-917
24Torquay193610-1315
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