Newport County 1-2 Northampton Town
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.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
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."
- 6YakubuSubstituted forBurgeat 72'minutes
- 17FlynnSubstituted forMinshullat 64'minutes
- 13SandellBooked at 80mins
- 23JolleyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forWashingtonat 64'minutes
- 7ChapmanBooked at 70mins
- 19EmertonSubstituted forMoyoat 26'minutes
- 18ReidBooked at 72mins
- 11HackettBooked at 86mins
- 4CarterBooked at 48mins
- 29HopeSubstituted forHarriottat 77'minutes
- 25GermanSubstituted forToneyat 89'minutes
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