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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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 3, Chesterfield 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 3, Chesterfield 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lee Minshull.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Tom Naylor.

  12. Goal!

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Conor Washington (Newport County).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Gary McSheffrey replaces Gary Roberts.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Christian Jolley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1997330151534
2Chesterfield1996427171033
3Southend1910362517833
4Scunthorpe199642621533
5Rochdale1910362825333
6Burton1910362320333
7Fleetwood1910273224832
8Newport198742721631
9Dag & Red198652823530
10Morecambe198562526-129
11Exeter197572425-126
12Wimbledon197572324-126
13Hartlepool197482120125
14Cheltenham195862429-523
15Plymouth196581419-523
16Wycombe186482224-222
17Portsmouth185672530-521
18Mansfield195682126-521
19Accrington195591824-620
20Bury194782124-319
21York194782327-419
22Bristol Rovers194781620-419
23Northampton1945101524-917
24Torquay1936102033-1315
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