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Newport County 2-1 Swindon Town

Newport celebrate opening goal

Newport County dented play-off chasing Swindon Town's prospects with a first win in five games.

First half goals from Padraig Amond and Ben Tozer gave Swindon a mountain to climb as the Exiles dominated.

Paul Mullin pulled one back just past the hour mark after a smart cross picked him out.

The Robins could not find an equaliser and saw Rollin Menayese sent off for two bookable offences as Newport secured a first win since January.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "I thought the players were absolutely superb in the first half.

"The players did everything we have asked of them and we could have been more than two ahead at half time.

"We conceded a poor goal and did not kill the game off... but I am pleased with the performance and the result."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2PipeSubstituted forReidat 81'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 7Willmott
  • 8Dolan
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 45CollinsSubstituted forNoubleat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Nouble
  • 18Foulston
  • 19Reid
  • 24Touray
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin

Swindon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Moore
  • 24Knoyle
  • 2PurkissSubstituted forMullinat 48'minutes
  • 32MenayeseBooked at 66mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 31Taylor
  • 8DunneBooked at 86mins
  • 29Banks
  • 27TwineSubstituted forLinganziat 68'minutes
  • 17Richards
  • 22WoolerySubstituted forMcDermottat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mullin
  • 16Linganzi
  • 18McDermott
  • 19Elsnik
  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 30Anderson
  • 34McGivern
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,911

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 2, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Ben Tozer (Newport County) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tyler Reid.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high.

  6. Booking

    James Dunne (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by James Dunne (Swindon Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Donal McDermott (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Reid (Newport County).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Tyler Reid replaces David Pipe.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Ben Tozer (Newport County) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Donal McDermott (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Amine Linganzi replaces Scott Twine.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington41266968412784
2Luton432411890444683
3Wycombe422211976552177
4Notts County4320131066452173
5Exeter422271358481073
6Coventry422081453411268
7Mansfield4317161062481467
8Lincoln City4118131057431467
9Swindon43197176464064
10Carlisle431614135851762
11Colchester431613145249361
12Newport411415125152-157
13Crawley43169185461-757
14Cambridge421512154655-957
15Stevenage431313175660-452
16Cheltenham431312186261151
17Crewe43145245773-1647
18Yeovil411210195565-1046
19Port Vale431113194759-1246
20Morecambe42917164154-1344
21Forest Green42127234970-2143
22Grimsby431012213665-2942
23Barnet43910244065-2537
24Chesterfield4198244372-2935
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