League Two
Newport2Swindon0

Newport County 2-0 Swindon Town

Newport's County Jamille Matt in action against Swindon's Tom Broadbent

Newport County stunned League Two leaders Swindon Town to get their own promotion ambitions back on track at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles got off to the perfect start when midfielder Josh Sheehan blasted them in front with less than 60 seconds on the clock.

The hosts also started the second period on the front foot and Jamille Matt swept home a second on 49 minutes.

Newport held on and are 11th, but with up to three games in hand on rivals.

Swindon remain in top spot on goal difference.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1KingBooked at 90mins
  • 27Inniss
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28Demetriou
  • 17BennettSubstituted forWatersat 90+3'minutes
  • 12Baker
  • 10Sheehan
  • 4Labadie
  • 3Haynes
  • 11MattBooked at 78minsSubstituted forGormanat 90+2'minutes
  • 15AbrahamsSubstituted forGreenat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gorman
  • 7Willmott
  • 8Dolan
  • 16Nurse
  • 22Waters
  • 30Townsend
  • 33Green

Swindon

  • 1Benda
  • 41Caddis
  • 5Broadbent
  • 44Edmonds-Green
  • 24Hunt
  • 42GrantBooked at 28mins
  • 4RoseSubstituted forMcGilpat 81'minutes
  • 7IsgroveSubstituted forTwineat 59'minutes
  • 27JaiyesimiBooked at 42mins
  • 11Woolery
  • 9YatesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 13McGilp
  • 17Twine
  • 18Bancroft
  • 21Curran
  • 23McCormick
  • 25Romanski
  • 33Haines
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
4,981

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

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

Scott Twine (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Baker (Newport County).

Foul by Cameron McGilp (Swindon Town).

Dale Gorman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Newport County. Mickey Demetriou tries a through ball, but Joss Labadie is caught offside.

Foul by Cameron McGilp (Swindon Town).

Billy Waters (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Scott Twine (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Diallang Jaiyesimi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Billy Waters replaces Scot Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Dale Gorman replaces Jamille Matt.

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cameron McGilp with a cross.

Booking

Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom King (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town).

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jerry Yates (Swindon Town).

Jordan Green (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Broadbent (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jordan Green replaces Tristan Abrahams.

Foul by Scott Twine (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Cameron McGilp replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt missed. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Attempt missed. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

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

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

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

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

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Caddis.

Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon28165749311853
2Exeter27158438271153
3Crewe26145748321647
4Plymouth26145743271647
5Bradford27129635241145
6Northampton27136840301045
7Cheltenham271111541221944
8Colchester271111538251344
9Forest Green2812883325844
10Port Vale28101173533241
11Newport259972522336
12Walsall28106122837-936
13Salford2898113539-435
14Scunthorpe2888123740-332
15Crawley28711103639-332
16Cambridge2887133037-731
17Grimsby2679102530-530
18Oldham28611112742-1529
19Mansfield2869133745-827
20Leyton Orient2769123344-1127
21Carlisle2768132444-2026
22Macclesfield2661282529-424
23Stevenage28313121931-1222
24Morecambe2857162450-2622
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