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Newport County 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Will Boyle of Cheltenham Town is shown a red card by referee Lee Swabey after bringing down Jamille Matt
Cheltenham's Will Boyle is shown a red card by referee Lee Swabey

A Chris Hussey own goal was the difference between the two sides in a niggly encounter at Rodney Parade.

After an uneventful first half, a clever lob by Newport's Padraig Amond was clawed away by Scott Flinders only to rebound in off Hussey.

The visitors went down to 10 men on 75 minutes when Will Boyle was shown a red card for bringing down Jamille Matt.

Cheltenham pushed for a late equaliser but Newport's defence held firm to rejuvenate their play-off hopes.

Newport are now up to 11th, five points off the play-off places, while Cheltenham at 17th.

Newport manager Mike Flynn said: "That was one of the worst games of football I've ever seen in the first half. It was disgusting... I don't want to be associated with that.

"To be fair we got a good response in the second half.

"I thought we deserved to win and we should have scored a second and third as well."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Day
  • 26Poole
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forPipeat 45'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 7Willmott
  • 15BakinsonSubstituted forSheehanat 45'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 14Azeez
  • 11MattBooked at 87minsSubstituted forMcKirdyat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 16Sheehan
  • 19Kennedy
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 27McKirdy
  • 30Townsend

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Flinders
  • 24Raglan
  • 4TozerBooked at 33mins
  • 15BoyleBooked at 75mins
  • 11Broom
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forBinghamat 64'minutes
  • 25TillsonBooked at 70mins
  • 26ClementsBooked at 52mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 32VarneySubstituted forBarnettat 65'minutes
  • 21WatersSubstituted forMaddoxat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 20Maddox
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Forster
  • 27Bingham
  • 28Pring
  • 29Barnett
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
3,192

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Harry McKirdy (Newport County).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Harry McKirdy (Newport County).

  7. Post update

    (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Harry McKirdy replaces Jamille Matt.

  9. Post update

    Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Regan Poole.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jacob Maddox replaces Billy Waters.

  17. Booking

    Josh Sheehan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Dangerous play by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

  20. Post update

    Rakish Bingham (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City372112465353075
2Bury372010771413070
3Mansfield371714654302465
4MK Dons371981061392265
5Tranmere3717101054421261
6Forest Green3715121054381657
7Colchester371691257431457
8Carlisle37175155648856
9Exeter3615101147371055
10Stevenage37157154246-452
11Newport37157154656-1052
12Northampton371215104847151
13Swindon361311124346-350
14Oldham371212135448648
15Crewe37138164047-747
16Grimsby37145184048-847
17Cheltenham38129174656-1045
18Crawley37127183949-1043
19Morecambe37118184458-1441
20Cambridge37118183254-2241
21Port Vale371010173343-1040
22Yeovil3799193652-1636
23Notts County37711193871-3332
24Macclesfield3679203662-2630
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