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Northampton Town 3-0 Newport County

Ryan Creswell of Northampton (R) celebrates his goal
Ryan Creswell of Northampton (R) celebrates his goal

Newport County dropped to sixth in League Two after their second heavy defeat in two games as Northampton recorded their third win in a row.

Cobblers defender Ryan Cresswell hit the crossbar in the first minute, before heading in Joel Byrom's corner.

Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole converted another Byrom set piece on 30 minutes.

Andy Sandell and Kevin Feely both had chances for County, but Lawson D'Ath's low drive completed the scoring for Northampton, who move up to 14th.

The Exiles, who were beaten 4-0 by Cambridge last weekend, host Shrewsbury Town next week, while Northampton travel to Accrington.

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Wilder on Northampton v Newport

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We created and drove the game forward. It was important we weathered their good spell after half-time.

"I can't really complain, it's been another excellent performance and everyone has contributed. We feel it is a deserved result.

"We want to make a quick start in games, and we have done."

Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"Normally we're very good on set pieces but we conceded two, which was really disappointing on our behalf.

"We didn't perform today and we didn't perform at Cambridge, so [we need to] dust ourselves down and get back winning when we get back home.

"For whatever reason, everyone has a little blip."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2Moloney
  • 36CresswellBooked at 80mins
  • 6Collins
  • 3Horwood
  • 19D'Ath
  • 21Taylor
  • 25Byrom
  • 26HolmesSubstituted forHackettat 87'minutes
  • 10O'TooleSubstituted forToneyat 66'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forTozerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 11Hackett
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 15Hornby
  • 16Diamond
  • 24Toney

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 3FeelySubstituted forParkerat 81'minutes
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 2Jackson
  • 7Chapman
  • 33Byrne
  • 13SandellBooked at 51mins
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forFlynnat 58'minutes
  • 11Zebroski
  • 9HoweSubstituted forO'Connorat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Porter
  • 8Minshull
  • 10O'Connor
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,226

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Newport County 0.

Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Ricky Holmes.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Marc Richards.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, Newport County 0. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Joe Parker replaces Kevin Feely.

Booking

Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Kevin Feely (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lawson D'Ath.

Attempt blocked. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Jason Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron O'Connor replaces Rene Howe.

Attempt missed. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe271410340211952
2Shrewsbury27156639182151
3Burton27156637261151
4Luton26138530181247
5Southend2713862923647
6Newport2713773632446
7Bury2612593832641
8Stevenage27125103935441
9Exeter2811893839-141
10Plymouth27117930191140
11Morecambe27107102725237
12Wimbledon26106103737036
13Cambridge251051039291035
14Northampton27104134038234
15Accrington25103123542-733
16Oxford Utd2779113036-630
17Cheltenham2779112437-1330
18Portsmouth2678112833-529
19York2751392732-528
20Mansfield2677122133-1228
21Tranmere2669112731-427
22Carlisle2783163349-1627
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2746171947-2818
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