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Newport County 1-2 Northampton Town

Northampton's Hallam Hope celebrates his side's opener at Newport County

Bottom side Northampton Town boosted their League Two survival hopes with a surprise victory at Newport County.

Newport goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley, playing with a thumb fracture, parried Hallam Hope's initial shot but the striker fired home the rebound.

County equalised when Harry Worley headed in a corner before Darren Carter's fine left-foot shot put the Cobblers ahead after the break.

Town's keeper Matt Duke denied County a draw saving a late penalty.

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Andy King

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Post-match: Cobblers caretaker King

Northampton Town caretaker manager Andy King tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"I thought the front two were magnificent. German showed pace and energy. Hallam Hope hasn't been out on loan before, so it was new to him, but he scored a goal.

"If Darren Carter plays like that, he's my kind of player. And I didn't get a left-back in because I wanted to make a place for Ben Tozer. He deserved to be in the team.

"I thought we deserved some luck. We've been on a bad run. They earned it, but it wasn't a lucky result.

"I've always really been a manager but there's been no discussion (about full-time job). We know they've probably spoken to people. I've made their choice harder but I've made it easier for the man coming in, if there's another choice, because there's a chance of getting Northampton out of this position."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Pipe
  • 12Willmott
  • 19Naylor
  • 22Worley
  • 6YakubuSubstituted forBurgeat 72'minutes
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forMinshullat 64'minutes
  • 13SandellBooked at 80mins
  • 9Crow
  • 23JolleyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forWashingtonat 64'minutes
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 4Porter
  • 5James
  • 8Minshull
  • 14Washington
  • 15Burge
  • 18Jackson
  • 20Oshilaja

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 19EmertonSubstituted forMoyoat 26'minutes
  • 18ReidBooked at 72mins
  • 6Collins
  • 12Tozer
  • 11HackettBooked at 86mins
  • 4CarterBooked at 48mins
  • 29HopeSubstituted forHarriottat 77'minutes
  • 25GermanSubstituted forToneyat 89'minutes
  • 17Deegan

Substitutes

  • 7Demontagnac
  • 16Hooper
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
  • 26Harriott
  • 28Roberts
  • 31Heath
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
3,864

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Northampton Town 2.

Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Paul Reid.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Antonio German.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Matt Duke.

Penalty saved! Andy Sandell (Newport County) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Newport County. David Pipe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Lee Collins (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Darren Carter.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Paul Reid.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Antonio German (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthew Harriott replaces Hallam Hope.

Attempt saved. Danny Crow (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. David Moyo (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Harry Worley.

Attempt blocked. David Moyo (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Burge replaces Ismail Yakubu.

Booking

Paul Reid (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Lee Collins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

Paul Reid (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Conor Washington replaces Christian Jolley.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lee Minshull replaces Michael Flynn.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe2412841244
2Burton241266542
3Chesterfield2311841441
4Southend241257941
5Rochdale241248440
6Oxford Utd2310851338
7Fleetwood231229838
8Newport231076737
9Morecambe2610610-436
10Dag & Red25979134
11Cheltenham24897-233
12Plymouth24969-333
13Exeter249510-232
14Wimbledon24879031
15Hartlepool24879-131
16Mansfield257810-729
17York256109-228
18Bury24699027
19Wycombe237610-327
20Portsmouth246810-926
21Accrington246711-825
22Bristol Rovers235810-523
23Torquay255812-1523
24Northampton245712-1222
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