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Scunthorpe United 1-2 Newport County

Newport's Josh Sheehan in action against Scunthorpe
Newport County had not won at Scunthorpe in 41 years

Newport County came from behind to beat Scunthorpe and secure their first League Two win since October.

Abo Eisa's fine strike had given Scunthorpe a first half lead in difficult conditions at Glandford Park

Jamile Matt brought County level before Scunthorpe's Lee Novak was shown a straight red card.

Padraig Amond's goal a minute later proved to be the winner as Newport ended a run of 10 league games without a win.

Michael Flynn's last league win had been a 2-1 win over Scunthorpe on 19 October and victory at Glandford Park sees them move up to 11th while The Iron drop down to 15th.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn said: "Obviously over the moon, especially after that first half performance because we were terrible. I read the riot act at half time.

"Second half I thought we were outstanding. I thought the game management was brilliant and thought the front three were brilliant when Jamile came on and the midfield were winning second balls.

"I thought they were all excellent and all did their job. As an away performance I can't give them any more credit than what I've given them."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 2Clarke
  • 26McGahey
  • 6Butler
  • 3NtlheBooked at 49mins
  • 4Lund
  • 14Perch
  • 28BrownSubstituted forColcloughat 77'minutes
  • 45McAtee
  • 17NovakBooked at 75mins
  • 30Eisa

Substitutes

  • 7Colclough
  • 20Gilliead
  • 22Sutton
  • 29Miller
  • 32Bedeau
  • 33Proctor
  • 41Collins

Newport

  • 1King
  • 27InnissBooked at 40mins
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forMattat 58'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 17Bennett
  • 16Nurse
  • 10Sheehan
  • 4LabadieBooked at 45mins
  • 3Haynes
  • 15Abrahams
  • 9AmondBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Howkins
  • 6Gorman
  • 8Dolan
  • 11Matt
  • 21Collins
  • 30Townsend
  • 47Woodiwiss
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
3,001

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Newport County 2.

Booking

Padraig Amond (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by George Nurse.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United).

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

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Hand ball by Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United).

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Offside, Newport County. George Nurse tries a through ball, but Jamille Matt is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Perch.

Attempt blocked. George Nurse (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mickey Demetriou with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ryan Colclough replaces Junior Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Newport County 2. Padraig Amond (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Inniss following a set piece situation.

Dismissal

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Ryan Inniss (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tristan Abrahams.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Newport County 1. Jamille Matt (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Inniss.

Foul by Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United).

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

Attempt missed. John McAtee (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matthew Lund.

Attempt missed. Ryan Inniss (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mickey Demetriou.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

George Nurse (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Ryan Inniss (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Junior Brown (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Haynes (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Sheehan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon27165649292053
2Exeter26148437271050
3Cheltenham261111441212044
4Crewe25135747321544
5Plymouth25135740261444
6Bradford26128633221144
7Forest Green2712873223944
8Northampton2612683629742
9Colchester261011536241241
10Port Vale2691163331238
11Newport248972322133
12Walsall2796122636-1033
13Crawley2771193537-232
14Salford2788113338-532
15Scunthorpe2787123538-331
16Cambridge2787123033-331
17Grimsby257992529-430
18Mansfield2769123642-627
19Leyton Orient2669113343-1027
20Oldham2669112641-1527
21Carlisle2667132343-2025
22Macclesfield2561272427-324
23Morecambe2647152145-2419
24Stevenage26212121531-1618
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