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Crewe Alexandra 3-2 Newport County

Forward Antoine Semenyo had got Newport back on level terms at Crewe
Forward Antoine Semenyo had got Newport back on level terms at Crewe

Callum Ainley scrambled home a winner in time added on to give Crewe Alexandra victory over Newport County in a topsy-turvy game at Gresty Road.

Jordan Bowery gave Crewe a first-half lead when he shot under Joe Day.

The Exiles levelled when Antoine Semenyo shot into the far corner before Padraig Amond struck from close range.

But in a frenetic ending Chris Porter made it 2-2 with a penalty after Bowery was fouled from a corner, before Ainley got the last touch in a crowded box.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"The wind played a factor, that is why we were the better team in the second half. We could have been more than 1-0 down.

"I can't make any excuses for the two late goals we conceded, it was amateurish, poor, whatever you want to say, it was terrible.

"The penalty we gave away was inexcusable and then the third goal is comical, it was like a Carry On film. As a team, we couldn't defend.

"I am angry because we are making the same mistakes. I don't want to cross the line, but I will tell the players how I feel behind closed doors. We collapsed... we should have seen the game out. It was not good enough."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 5RayBooked at 69mins
  • 29HuntSubstituted forFinneyat 83'minutes
  • 3Pickering
  • 11AinleySubstituted forRaynesat 90+4'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 15Wintle
  • 10Bowery
  • 7Porter
  • 20KirkSubstituted forDaleat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Raynes
  • 9Miller
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 19Dale
  • 21Finney
  • 28Offord

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 5Franks
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 8DolanSubstituted forBakinsonat 58'minutes
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forO'Brienat 90+1'minutes
  • 42SemenyoBooked at 74minsSubstituted forSheehanat 81'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 11MattBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 15Bakinson
  • 16Sheehan
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Townsend
  • 44Neufville
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,104

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Newport County 2.

Hand ball by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Michael Raynes replaces Callum Ainley.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 3, Newport County 2. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark O'Brien replaces Robbie Willmott.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Newport County 2. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Crewe Alexandra. George Ray draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dan Butler (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces Nicky Hunt because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Antoine Semenyo.

Delay in match Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Charlie Kirk.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Newport County 2. Padraig Amond (Newport County) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Newport County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Garratt (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Booking

Jamille Matt (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Ben Garratt (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Dan Butler (Newport County) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26157447262152
2Bury28147753322149
3MK Dons26138544232147
4Colchester28137842301246
5Mansfield261112337201745
6Carlisle281431145351045
7Forest Green261111439251444
8Exeter27128738281044
9Tranmere2711974133842
10Stevenage28125113335-241
11Oldham2710984033739
12Swindon2891093137-637
13Newport26106103745-836
14Crewe28105133036-635
15Grimsby27104132934-534
16Northampton2771283535033
17Crawley27103143440-633
18Cheltenham2778123241-929
19Port Vale2778122636-1029
20Cambridge2885152547-2229
21Morecambe2877142844-1628
22Yeovil2669112832-427
23Macclesfield2866162544-1924
24Notts County2849152957-2821
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