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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Newport County 2, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Cameron Pring (Newport County).

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

Substitution

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

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

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

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

Foul by Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark Harris replaces Antoine Semenyo.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Aaron Collins replaces Courtney Senior.

Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Newport County).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

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

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

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Gondoh replaces Tom Lapslie.

Booking

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

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

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Colchester United 0. Cameron Pring (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyreeq Bakinson.

Delay in match Dan Butler (Newport County) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Diaz Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Attempt saved. Diaz Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Colchester United 0. Jamille Matt (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Padraig Amond following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Brennan Dickenson.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

goal

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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