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Crawley Town 1-2 Newport County

Mickey Demetriou scores for Newport
Mickey Demetriou scores for Newport

Defender Mickey Demetriou headed Newport County back into the play-off zone as they saw off Crawley Town in League Two.

Mark Connolly began the header trend as he opened the scoring on the half hour for the hosts.

Demetriou levelled before the break and repeated the feat afterwards to give Newport a fifth win of the season.

Victory took Mike Flynn's side into seventh while Harry Kewell's men dropped two places to 19th.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn said:

"When he's on his game Mickey (Demetriou) is arguably one of the best defenders in the league - he's deadly.

"On set plays, not just the headers you've seen tonight, but free kicks, penalties, he's a real handful and he's come up with two crucial goals tonight because it keeps the momentum going."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 22Lelan
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 6Connolly
  • 2YoungSubstituted forPayneat 64'minutes
  • 20TajbakhshBooked at 78minsSubstituted forRandallat 82'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 19Evina
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 26MeiteSubstituted forCamaraat 72'minutes
  • 11RobertsBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 4Payne
  • 12Mersin
  • 21Bulman
  • 25Randall
  • 27Sanoh
  • 28Camara

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2PipeSubstituted forBennettat 62'minutes
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forButlerat 45'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 6White
  • 7Willmott
  • 4LabadieBooked at 51mins
  • 27Rigg
  • 12TozerBooked at 79mins
  • 9AmondSubstituted forDolanat 90'minutes
  • 10Nouble

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 8Dolan
  • 11Reynolds
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 17Bennett
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,455

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Newport County 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Padraig Amond.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Booking

Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Mark Randall (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Mark Randall replaces Aryan Taj.

Booking

Ben Tozer (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Booking

Aryan Taj (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aryan Taj (Crawley Town).

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

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

(Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Panutche Camara replaces Ibrahim Meite.

Foul by Aryan Taj (Crawley Town).

Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Ibrahim Meite (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County108112081225
2Exeter107121611522
3Accrington106222013720
4Coventry10613136719
5Luton10532189918
6Stevenage105321712518
7Newport10532149518
8Wycombe105321916318
9Mansfield104421512316
10Cambridge10514119216
11Swindon105141414016
12Lincoln City104331312115
13Grimsby104151418-413
14Yeovil103341723-612
15Barnet103251413111
16Cheltenham103251213-111
17Carlisle103251416-211
18Crewe103251217-511
19Crawley103161113-210
20Morecambe10244912-310
21Colchester102351518-39
22Port Vale10127815-75
23Chesterfield10127921-125
24Forest Green101271025-155
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