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Newport County 2-0 Colchester United

Jamille Matt
Jamille Matt celebrates scoring his 11th goal of the season

Newport County moved back into the League Two automatic promotion places with a 2-0 win over fellow-challengers Colchester United at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles leapfrog John McGreal's side after securing a first league win in five courtesy of a strong second half.

Jamille Matt's 11th goal of the season put Newport ahead on 54 minutes before youngster Cameron Pring's first senior goal made the result safe.

Ex-Newport striker Frank Nouble almost scored a late consolation for the U's.

Newport move to third in League Two, a place and a point ahead of Colchester.

Newport manager Michael Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"It is a massive win. They were by far the better team in the first half, but we showed a desire to defend.

"Padraig Amond gave one of the best League Two performances I have ever seen... he was first class today.

"I have not heard anything (about a potential approach for his services from Shrewsbury).

"If an approach comes it is up to the club to deal with that. But until I hear anything, it is business as usual for me."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Day
  • 2PipeBooked at 47mins
  • 5Franks
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forPringat 34'minutes
  • 15Bakinson
  • 8DolanSubstituted forO'Brienat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 11Matt
  • 42SemenyoSubstituted forM Harrisat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14M Harris
  • 16Sheehan
  • 20Pring
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Townsend
  • 33Cooper
  • 34Hillman

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Barnes
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 5ProsserBooked at 74mins
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 16Wright
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forGondohat 76'minutes
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forCollinsat 81'minutes
  • 10SzmodicsBooked at 61mins
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forMandronat 58'minutes
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 17James
  • 19Mandron
  • 23Gondoh
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 35Kensdale
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
3,512

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 2, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Pring (Newport County).

  4. Post update

    Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Mark O'Brien replaces Matthew Dolan.

  6. Post update

    Cameron Pring (Newport County) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Mark Harris replaces Antoine Semenyo.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Gondoh (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Aaron Collins replaces Courtney Senior.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Newport County).

  15. Post update

    Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Fraser Franks (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

  20. Post update

    Courtney Senior (Colchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons18107126101637
2Lincoln City17113332151736
3Newport189542729-232
4Colchester1894531181331
5Mansfield18710126131331
6Exeter188642819930
7Tranmere188642719830
8Bury1885532181429
9Stevenage188462120128
10Forest Green186932618827
11Carlisle188282322126
12Oldham186662419524
13Crawley187292430-623
14Northampton185762223-122
15Crewe186481921-222
16Port Vale186481722-522
17Yeovil165652318521
18Swindon185671926-721
19Morecambe1862101829-1120
20Grimsby1853101223-1118
21Cambridge1853101730-1318
22Cheltenham173591525-1014
23Notts County1835102039-1914
24Macclesfield1814131437-237
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