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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.

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."

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Northampton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Paul Reid.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Antonio German.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Matt Duke.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Darren Carter.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Paul Reid.

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe24128436241244
2Burton2412662722542
3Chesterfield23118433191441
4Southend2412573021941
5Rochdale2412483531440
6Oxford Utd23108534211338
7Fleetwood2312293729838
8Newport2310763124737
9Morecambe26106103034-436
10Dag & Red259793231134
11Cheltenham248973133-233
12Plymouth249692225-333
13Exeter2495103032-232
14Wimbledon248792727031
15Hartlepool248792728-131
16Mansfield2578102633-729
17York2561093032-228
18Bury246993030027
19Wycombe2376102932-327
20Portsmouth2468102938-926
21Accrington2467112634-825
22Bristol Rovers2358102025-523
23Torquay2558122540-1523
24Northampton2457121931-1222
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