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Newport County 0-1 Northampton Town: Jon Guthrie gives Cobblers the edge

Newport centre-back Scot Bennett was replaced after a concerning injury
Newport centre-back Scot Bennett was replaced after a concerning injury

Northampton Town moved into the top three with a controlled win at an off-colour Newport County.

Jon Guthrie put Northampton ahead when Newport failed to clear Mitchell Pinnock's free-kick and the centre-back gleefully slammed home.

Jake Cain almost had the Exiles level early in the second half but his free-kick whistled just past the post.

But it needed a fine close-range save by Joe Day to prevent Nicke Kabamba from doubling Northampton's lead.

Newport's miserable night was compounded when they lost defender Scot Bennett to a worrying looking injury with 18 minutes of normal time remaining.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn said:

"I thought we were absolutely awful first half, gave it a go first half with a better team but never really looked like scoring.

"A few have played themselves out of the squad completely, some of the performances tonight were dreadful... but I pick the team and I'll take this one on the chin.

"I don't at the minute [know the severity of Scot Bennett's injury] and that's probably summed the evening up, because he's a key player for us. I just hope it's not a bad one."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Day
  • 6Farquharson
  • 17BennettSubstituted forAzazat 72'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Norman
  • 24CainSubstituted forCooperat 57'minutes
  • 56LivermoreBooked at 42mins
  • 3Haynes
  • 7Willmott
  • 16Abraham
  • 21CollinsSubstituted forEllisonat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5J Clarke
  • 8Dolan
  • 14Lewis
  • 18Azaz
  • 22Ellison
  • 30Townsend
  • 31Cooper

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Roberts
  • 3McGowan
  • 6Horsfall
  • 5Guthrie
  • 14Koiki
  • 7Hoskins
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 76mins
  • 4SowerbySubstituted forConnollyat 89'minutes
  • 11Pinnock
  • 9KabambaSubstituted forEteteat 85'minutes
  • 32RoseBooked at 75minsSubstituted forFloresat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Harriman
  • 10Connolly
  • 12Pollock
  • 16Flores
  • 19Etete
  • 22Ashley-Seal
  • 26Maxted
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
3,168

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 0, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Northampton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Timmy Abraham (Newport County).

  4. Post update

    Fraser Horsfall (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Fraser Horsfall (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Priestley Farquharson (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cameron Norman.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Booking

    Jordan Flores (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Priestley Farquharson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kion Etete (Northampton Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Cooper (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Finn Azaz.

  13. Post update

    Priestley Farquharson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Timmy Abraham (Newport County).

  16. Post update

    Ali Koiki (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Dylan Connolly replaces Jack Sowerby.

  18. Post update

    Cameron Norman (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ali Koiki (Northampton Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Jordan Flores replaces Danny Rose.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green33007349
2Bradford32106247
3Mansfield32105327
4Northampton22002026
5Stevenage32014406
6Carlisle31202115
7Tranmere31201015
8Leyton Orient21104134
9Swindon31114314
10Barrow31113304
11Harrogate11003213
12Hartlepool21013303
13Crawley21012203
14Newport21012203
15Bristol Rovers310224-23
16Salford302123-12
17Colchester302112-12
18Port Vale302101-12
19Scunthorpe302124-22
20Exeter302103-32
21Sutton United201112-11
22Rochdale301235-21
23Walsall301225-31
24Oldham300314-30
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