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York City 0-2 Newport County

Yan Klukowski of Newport County stretches out to challenge for a cross
Yan Klukowski of Newport County stretches out to challenge for a cross

Newport County are set to fall just short of the League Two play-offs despite an impressive win at York City.

David Tutonda put County ahead after good work by Yan Klukowski, before Lee Minshull met Mark Byrne's free-kick with a header to double the lead.

Earlier, York's Jake Hyde saw his penalty saved after Klukowski's pull.

But Plymouth's win over Tranmere means only an Albion loss with an 18-goal swing on the final day of the season would see Newport reach the play-offs.

Newport County manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought we were outstanding from start to finish, our game plan was spot-on, we came here and passed the ball and I thought we were convincing winners.

"I don't think they could live with our pace today - we've got some pacy players in that team - and we were making the right decisions.

"All in all it's a great day's work but we're going into Saturday and we'll look forward to our last game of the season now."

York City boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

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Wilcox on York v Newport

"Small picture today is disappointment. Large picture is we could be sitting in Cheltenham or Tranmere's dressing rooms so we've got to be careful where we go with that.

"The performance today wasn't good enough to win the game although there were key moments.

"Over the 90 minutes Newport were the best team today. They shifted the ball around well.

"The main thing is we're playing League Two football next season."

Line-ups

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 5McCombeBooked at 45mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 38Zubar
  • 17HallidayBooked at 74mins
  • 30Coulthirst
  • 10PennSubstituted forPlattat 87'minutes
  • 8Summerfield
  • 7CoulsonSubstituted forO'Hanlonat 77'minutes
  • 19MillerSubstituted forIlesanmiat 68'minutes
  • 39Hyde

Substitutes

  • 1Mooney
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 20Meikle
  • 23O'Hanlon

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 26Poole
  • 8MinshullBooked at 15mins
  • 3Feely
  • 2JacksonBooked at 43mins
  • 27Tutonda
  • 18KlukowskiBooked at 60minsSubstituted forCollinsat 87'minutes
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 90+1'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 10O'ConnorBooked at 35mins
  • 20Storey

Substitutes

  • 14Jeffers
  • 19Patten
  • 22Owen-Evans
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
  • 31Parselle
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,459

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, York City 0, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 0, Newport County 2.

Foul by Stéphane Zubar (York City).

Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Adam Chapman.

Brad Halliday (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces Russell Penn because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Yan Klukowski.

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, York City. Conceded by David Tutonda.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Josh O'Hanlon replaces Michael Coulson.

Femi Ilesanmi (York City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

Goal!

Goal! York City 0, Newport County 2. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Byrne following a set piece situation.

Booking

Brad Halliday (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

David Tutonda (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Brad Halliday (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Tutonda (Newport County).

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Femi Ilesanmi replaces Shaun Miller.

Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by John McCombe.

Attempt blocked. Miles Storey (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joe Day.

Penalty saved! Jake Hyde (York City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Yan Klukowski (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

John McCombe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton452710866372991
2Shrewsbury452781067293889
3Southend452412953351884
4Bury452571359401982
5Wycombe452215864432181
6Stevenage4520121362521072
7Plymouth4519111553371668
8Luton451811165244865
9Newport451811165153-265
10Northampton45187206559661
11Exeter451613165964-561
12Morecambe451612175051-160
13Dag & Red45178205757059
14Oxford Utd451416154949058
15Wimbledon451415165359-657
16Portsmouth451414175153-256
17Accrington451411205676-2053
18Cambridge451312205963-451
19York451118164550-551
20Carlisle45147245371-1849
21Mansfield45139233760-2348
22Hartlepool45128253667-3144
23Cheltenham45913233966-2740
24Tranmere45912244566-2139
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