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Cambridge United 0-3 Newport County: Exiles remain in play-off hunt

Dan Butler shoots
Dan Butler's shot led to Newport's second goal

Newport County stayed in touch with the League Two play-off hopefuls with a vital 3-0 win at the Abbey Stadium.

Padraig Amond set Newport on their way by applying the finishing touch to bury Robbie Willmott's inviting cross.

Jamille Matt doubled their advantage by turning home Dan Butler's shot.

Sub Harry McKirdy added a third late on after another Willimott cross as Newport produced one of their best away performances to secure a third successive clean sheet in League Two.

The Exiles remain in play-off contention, five points off the pace but with a game in hand.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"We could have won by five or six, but we defended excellently and the result showed what we are about.

"I am over the moon, the boys were fantastic, it was a near enough perfect away performance.

"We are still in with a chance of the play-offs in April and I am very proud. We will keep going."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 11Dunk
  • 6Deegan
  • 28Doyle-Hayes
  • 19LambeSubstituted forCoulsonat 63'minutes
  • 20BrownBooked at 48mins
  • 26JonesSubstituted forAmooat 31'minutes
  • 9Hepburn-Murphy

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 3Carroll
  • 7Amoo
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 25John
  • 27Coulson

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 26Poole
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 88mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 8DolanSubstituted forCroftsat 61'minutes
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forMcKirdyat 90'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 19KennedySubstituted forBennettat 75'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Bakinson
  • 17Bennett
  • 22Crofts
  • 27McKirdy
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,294

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Newport County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Newport County 3.

Harry McKirdy (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Newport County 3. Harry McKirdy (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robbie Willmott following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by David Amoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Harry McKirdy replaces Josh Sheehan.

Booking

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Regan Poole (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Andrew Crofts (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scot Bennett replaces Ben Kennedy.

Hand ball by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mark O'Brien (Newport County) because of an injury.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Newport County).

David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Hayden Coulson replaces Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Andrew Crofts replaces Matthew Dolan.

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Jamille Matt (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City422315473383584
2Bury4221111076502674
3Mansfield421916762352773
4MK Dons422191267452272
5Tranmere4220111161451671
6Forest Green4218131162422067
7Exeter4218111357451265
8Carlisle42187176259361
9Colchester42179165852660
10Swindon421515125350360
11Stevenage42179165052-260
12Newport41179155257-560
13Oldham4115131362501258
14Crewe42168185253-156
15Northampton421218125355-254
16Cheltenham421411175460-653
17Grimsby42148204153-1250
18Port Vale421211193648-1247
19Morecambe421211194764-1747
20Crawley42137224261-1946
21Cambridge42129213761-2445
22Macclesfield42912214570-2539
23Yeovil42910233861-2337
24Notts County42813214377-3437
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