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Newport County 2-1 Carlisle United

Newport County are now on a three-match winning streak after beating Carlisle United
Newport County are now on a three-match winning streak after beating Carlisle United

Newport came from behind to move within a point of the League Two automatic promotion places and increase the relegation pressure on Carlisle.

Courtney Meppen-Walter gave Carlisle an early lead with a header when he was left unmarked nine yards out.

Adam Chapman equalised from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time when Ryan Jackson went tumbling in the area.

Lee Minshull completed County's comeback when he rifled home after Aaron O'Connor's shot had been saved.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We slightly weren't at our best first half, I thought we were slow in our tempo. But credit to Carlisle, they came and packed the midfield, made it difficult for us at times.

"But the penalty on the stroke of half-time gave us the impetus to come out second half and get a foothold in the game, and come out worthy winners.

"There was one or two things that weren't quite right but that showed the character of us that we've come from behind and won again."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 26Poole
  • 2Jackson
  • 7Chapman
  • 8Minshull
  • 33ByrneBooked at 38minsSubstituted forPorterat 86'minutes
  • 13Sandell
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forJeffersat 90+2'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forHoweat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Porter
  • 9Howe
  • 14Jeffers
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 25Stephens
  • 39Collins

Carlisle

  • 20Hanford
  • 32Brown
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 34Anderson
  • 2GraingerBooked at 45mins
  • 22Dempsey
  • 8Sweeney
  • 12ThirlwellSubstituted forRobsonat 75'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 15Meppen-WalterSubstituted forRiggat 83'minutes
  • 16Potts
  • 25AsamoahSubstituted forBeckat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gillespie
  • 3Robson
  • 7Amoo
  • 17Beck
  • 18Brough
  • 19Symington
  • 21Rigg
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
3,273

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Carlisle United 1.

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Aaron O'Connor.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United).

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Mark Byrne.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Mark Beck (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Regan Poole (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Steven Rigg replaces Courtney Meppen-Walter.

Booking

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt saved. Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Matty Robson replaces Paul Thirlwell.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

Connor Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Derek Asamoah.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Rene Howe replaces Chris Zebroski.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Carlisle United 1. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Darren Jones (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Anderson (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 1, Carlisle United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newport County 1, Carlisle United 1.

Delay in match Lee Minshull (Newport County) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Carlisle United 1. Adam Chapman (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Newport County. Ryan Jackson draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24138338201847
2Burton24144633231046
3Shrewsbury24135633161744
4Newport24127535251043
5Luton23126528171142
6Southend2411762420440
7Plymouth24115829171238
8Bury2411493530537
9Exeter2510783333037
10Stevenage2410593331235
11Morecambe24104102523234
12Wimbledon239683331233
13Accrington23103103437-333
14Cambridge2385103429529
15Portsmouth237792629-328
16Oxford Utd2477102631-528
17Cheltenham2477102233-1128
18York2451272628-227
19Mansfield2376101828-1027
20Northampton2474133438-425
21Dag & Red2474132636-1025
22Carlisle2473142945-1624
23Tranmere2357112330-722
24Hartlepool2435161643-2714
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