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Grimsby Town 0-2 Newport County

Newport celebrate goal
Scott Twine (right) is on loan from League One side Swindon Town

Newport County extended their lead at the top of League Two to four points with a 2-0 away win at Grimsby Town.

Midfielder Scott Twine got his second goal in four league games after 25 minutes at Blundell Park.

And in first-half stoppage time Padraig Amond converted from the spot after Danny Rose conceded a penalty.

Substitute Owen Windsor crashed a strike off the Newport bar in the second half as Grimsby fought back but the visitors held on for three points.

Grimsby remain in 20th with defeat, two points above the relegation zone.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Russell
  • 2HendrieBooked at 25mins
  • 6WaterfallBooked at 66mins
  • 25Pollock
  • 15Clifton
  • 26TaylorBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMortonat 84'minutes
  • 4RoseSubstituted forWindsorat 45'minutes
  • 22Hewitt
  • 20EdwardsSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
  • 12GibsonSubstituted forStarbuckat 75'minutes
  • 37Bennett

Substitutes

  • 1McKeown
  • 8Windsor
  • 10Williams
  • 29Starbuck
  • 31Khouri
  • 32Idehen
  • 36Morton

Newport

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Townsend
  • 32Shephard
  • 6Cooper
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3HaynesSubstituted forDolanat 45'minutes
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forBennettat 67'minutes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 7WillmottBooked at 50mins
  • 19Twine
  • 22EllisonSubstituted forAbrahamsat 67'minutes
  • 9AmondSubstituted forDevittat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 8Dolan
  • 11Abrahams
  • 14Devitt
  • 15Longe-King
  • 17Bennett
  • 18Proctor
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home4
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Bennett (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Shephard with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Brandon Cooper (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. James Morton replaces Terry Taylor because of an injury.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Jamie Devitt replaces Padraig Amond.

  12. Post update

    Terry Taylor (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Owen Windsor.

  15. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Liam Shephard (Newport County).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joseph Starbuck replaces Montel Gibson.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. George Williams replaces Owura Edwards.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport16113226131336
2Cheltenham16102429161332
3Forest Green168532114729
4Carlisle169252216629
5Exeter1676333231027
6Colchester167632422227
7Cambridge1574427131425
8Salford1574423131025
9Leyton Orient167362419524
10Tranmere167361918124
11Port Vale167182421322
12Bolton166462024-422
13Morecambe166461927-822
14Walsall164931718-121
15Crawley165562322120
16Oldham166282329-620
17Harrogate165471720-319
18Scunthorpe155281522-717
19Mansfield162951722-515
20Grimsby154381326-1315
21Barrow162772024-413
22Stevenage162771116-513
23Bradford153481420-613
24Southend151311629-236
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