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Newport County 2-0 Carlisle United

Adebayo Azeez of Newport County scores a goal
Adebayo Azeez joined Newport from Cambridge United

Newport kept alive their remote chances of reaching the League Two play-off berths with a 2-0 win over Carlisle.

The Exiles went ahead in the first half thanks to Ade Azeez scoring his first goal for Newport from a set-piece.

The result was made safe by Padraig Amond's 21st goal of the season as he pounced on Josh Sheehan's clever cross.

Carlisle were lively throughout but were denied by Newport's impressive goalkeeper Joe Day, most notably when he saved Danny Grainger's late penalty.

Newport rise to 12th, five points off the play-offs with a game in hand, while Carlisle drop to ninth, a point off the top seven.

Newport County boss Michael Flynn said:

"I thought we were brilliant today.

"In the first half Carlisle created one or two chances, from our mistakes, but they are not a bad team, they play good football.

"So it is a very important win, my first against Carlisle as a manager."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 25O'Brien
  • 26Poole
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 8DolanSubstituted forSheehanat 31'minutesBooked at 44mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 7Willmott
  • 9Amond
  • 11MattSubstituted forLabadieat 74'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forMcKirdyat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 4Labadie
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 15Bakinson
  • 16Sheehan
  • 27McKirdy
  • 30Townsend

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 3Grainger
  • 5GerrardBooked at 59mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 4Liddle
  • 15Slater
  • 17O'Hare
  • 21EtuhuSubstituted forThomasat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22Scougall
  • 9HopeSubstituted forMcCarronat 86'minutes
  • 13Cullen

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Kennedy
  • 8Jones
  • 16Thomas
  • 18Grant
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,432

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Carlisle United).

Penalty saved! Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Carlisle United. Mark Cullen draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam McCarron replaces Hallam Hope.

Booking

Joss Labadie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Harry McKirdy replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Attempt blocked. Scot Bennett (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt blocked. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Joss Labadie replaces Jamille Matt.

Delay in match Jamille Matt (Newport County) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Regan Slater (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Nathan Thomas replaces Kelvin Etuhu.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Carlisle United 0. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City351912462352769
2Bury35199769402966
3Mansfield351713553282564
4MK Dons35188956342262
5Exeter3515101046351155
6Tranmere351510104941855
7Forest Green351412951351654
8Colchester351591154401454
9Carlisle35165145344953
10Swindon341311104242050
11Stevenage35147144045-549
12Newport34147134552-749
13Oldham351211125345847
14Grimsby35145163842-447
15Crewe35137154046-646
16Northampton351015104546-145
17Cheltenham35118164153-1241
18Crawley35116183748-1139
19Cambridge35116183153-2239
20Yeovil3599173648-1236
21Morecambe3598183756-1935
22Port Vale35810172842-1434
23Macclesfield3579193559-2430
24Notts County35611183466-3229
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