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Swindon Town 0-2 Newport County

Mark O'Brien
Mark O'Brien's goal was his first of the season

Newport County moved up to sixth in League Two and level on points with Swindon with this 2-0 away win.

The Exiles were much the better side in the first half and took the lead when Mark O'Brien headed home from a corner seven minutes before the interval.

The hosts improved in the second half and might have levelled, but Lloyd Isgrove's drive struck the crossbar.

County made sure of the points when Padraig Amond's cross was turned home by striker Jamille Matt.

Swindon fall to fifth while Newport rise to sixth, both on 20 points.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"It was an outstanding performance, our game plan worked exactly, we even scored from a corner routine we worked on in training.

"We knew where Swindon's weaknesses were and we exploited them.

"Our shape, discipline, desire, I just can't fault the players.

"The players gave me absolutely everything they had."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 23McCormick
  • 24Hunt
  • 26ConroySubstituted forMayat 9'minutes
  • 3Fryers
  • 14Iandolo
  • 7Isgrove
  • 42Grant
  • 4RoseSubstituted forReidat 81'minutes
  • 11WoolerySubstituted forDoughtyat 72'minutes
  • 28Doyle
  • 9Yates

Substitutes

  • 1Benda
  • 2Reid
  • 5Broadbent
  • 8May
  • 10Doughty
  • 17Twine
  • 21Curran

Newport

  • 1King
  • 12McNamara
  • 5Howkins
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 55mins
  • 3Haynes
  • 17Bennett
  • 7Willmott
  • 10Sheehan
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forDolanat 88'minutes
  • 11Matt
  • 15AbrahamsSubstituted forAmondat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dolan
  • 9Amond
  • 16Nurse
  • 20Whitely
  • 22Maloney
  • 24Poleon
  • 30Townsend
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
7,843

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Newport County 2.

Rob Hunt (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Adam May (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Swindon Town).

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Joss Labadie.

Attempt saved. Lloyd Isgrove (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam May.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamille Matt with a headed pass.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Swindon Town).

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

Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 0, Newport County 2. Jamille Matt (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Padraig Amond with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Tyler Reid replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rob Hunt.

Foul by Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town).

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

Danny Rose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Tristan Abrahams.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Michael Doughty replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Offside, Newport County. Ryan Haynes tries a through ball, but Tristan Abrahams is caught offside.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Kyle Howkins.

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

Offside, Newport County. Josh Sheehan tries a through ball, but Tristan Abrahams is caught offside.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town).

Kyle Howkins (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adam May (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Josh Sheehan.

Lloyd Isgrove (Swindon Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Rob Hunt.

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter116411610622
2Crewe117131813522
3Cheltenham1163220101021
4Forest Green11632115621
5Swindon116231813520
6Newport11551116520
7Grimsby115331913618
8Bradford115331510518
9Colchester11443129316
10Crawley114431816216
11Cambridge114341411315
12Plymouth114341513215
13Northampton114341412215
14Walsall11434811-315
15Port Vale113531417-314
16Carlisle114251318-514
17Macclesfield113441112-113
18Salford112541220-811
19Mansfield112451216-410
20Oldham112451216-410
21Leyton Orient112451521-610
22Morecambe111461121-107
23Scunthorpe111371119-86
24Stevenage11056715-85
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