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Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Newport County

Tristan Abrahams in action against Bolton's George Taft
Tristan Abrahams opened his League Two account for the season with two goals at Bolton

Tristan Abrahams struck twice in the second half as Newport County moved up to third in League Two with victory at winless Bolton.

Striker Abrahams capitalised from close range to give County the lead after Bolton keeper Billy Crellin could only parry Joss Labadie's shot.

Bolton thought they had levelled a minute later but Nathan Delfouneso's goal was ruled out for handball, summing up a poor afternoon for Ian Evatt's side.

Abrahams netted his fifth goal of the season with another close range finish after Crellin spilled Ryan Haynes' effort.

Bolton are 22nd after a third consecutive defeat while Newport turn their attention to Wednesday's EFL Cup fourth round tie against Newcastle United.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn:

"I thought it was an excellent performance. We could have scored six or seven and Tristan could have had a hat-trick. It was a superb away performance against a team that I'm sure will come good.

"We can look forward to it {Newcastle game} now after that performance and a great result."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Crellin
  • 2Jones
  • 4Taft
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 12HickmanSubstituted forIsgroveat 65'minutes
  • 8ComleyBooked at 64mins
  • 14White
  • 3Gordon
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forTutteat 65'minutes
  • 9Doyle
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forGnahouaat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Delaney
  • 15Mascoll
  • 17Darcy
  • 18Tutte
  • 23Isgrove
  • 24Gnahoua
  • 43Alexander

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 6CooperBooked at 74mins
  • 8Dolan
  • 28Demetriou
  • 32Shephard
  • 4LabadieBooked at 67minsSubstituted forBennettat 72'minutes
  • 10SheehanBooked at 79mins
  • 19TwineSubstituted forWillmottat 71'minutes
  • 3Haynes
  • 11Abrahams
  • 29TaylorSubstituted forAmondat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 2Baker
  • 7Willmott
  • 9Amond
  • 17Bennett
  • 20Janneh
  • 21Collins
Referee:
Chris Sarginson

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away25
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Haynes with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Shephard (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Haynes (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tristan Abrahams.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Shephard.

  8. Post update

    Foul by George Taft (Bolton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Gordon (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Booking

    Josh Sheehan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Eoin Doyle (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Ryan Taylor.

  17. Booking

    Brandon Cooper (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Cooper (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Andrew Tutte (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Scot Bennett replaces Joss Labadie.