Newport County 2-0 Hartlepool United

Newport County's Harry Worley
Newport County's Harry Worley

Newport County moved into the League Two play-off places with victory over Hartlepool United.

Defender Harry Worley headed home a Robbie Wilmot cross to give the home side a 1-0 lead at half-time.

Striker Conor Washington made sure of the win with his seventh goal of the season from close range midway through the second half.

Pools' best chances fell to forward James Poole but both his strikes were saved by County keeper Lenny Pidgeley.


Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We knew it was going to be tough. It was our third game in six days and the players deserve a huge amount of credit.

"Their work-rate and the way they played the game, pressing and dispossessing Hartlepool, was a real pleasure to see.

"They started the second half better than us, we'd lost our discipline in the shape of our team, and the second goal was crucial for us. It settled us down.

"We looked comfortable from thereon in."

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