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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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18JacksonSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 20Oshilaja
  • 22Worley
  • 19Naylor
  • 6Yakubu
  • 12Willmott
  • 7Chapman
  • 14Washington
  • 9Crow
  • 23JolleySubstituted forFlynnat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5James
  • 8Minshull
  • 16Jones
  • 17Flynn
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Redman

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 21Duckworth
  • 4Dolan
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forWalkerat 87'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 70'minutes
  • 10Poole
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forSweeneyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,094

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Adam Chapman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Simon Walton.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Jack Compton.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Billy Jones replaces Ryan Jackson.

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James.

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Christian Jolley.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 0. Conor Washington (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Jolley with a cross.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

Attempt saved. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Attempt blocked. James Poole (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke James (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newport County 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Fleetwood159151028
2Oxford Utd157531026
3Chesterfield15753726
4Newport16754526
5Rochdale15825426
6Morecambe15744225
7Exeter15735324
8Burton15735224
9Scunthorpe15663024
10Southend15726423
11Dag & Red15654223
12Wycombe14635321
13Hartlepool16637021
14Mansfield15564021
15Wimbledon15636-221
16Portsmouth14554120
17Plymouth15537-518
18Cheltenham15456-617
19York15447-316
20Bristol Rovers15357-614
21Torquay15357-814
22Bury15348-413
23Accrington15258-1011
24Northampton15249-910
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