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Notts County 4-3 Newport County

Liam Noble
Liam Noble has scored eight goals in 21 appearances this season

Liam Noble scored a 96th-minute winner against Newport in a seven-goal thriller that saw Notts County fight back from an early two-goal deficit.

Mark Byrne and Alex Rodman both struck inside 10 minutes for Newport.

Noble pounced on a defensive mix-up to pull a goal back before his free-kick off the post was steered home by Izale McLeod to make it 2-2.

McLeod then nodded Notts ahead and Scott Boden levelled from close range, only for Noble to win it for Notts.

Noble's calm close-range strike means Notts move up to 14th in the League Two table, five points off the play-off places and nine points clear of Newport.

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Moniz on Notts County v Newport

Notts County manager Ricardo Moniz told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's never boring, but we must be realistic because based on the first 20 minutes we could be 3-0 down.

"But Liam Noble scored a fantastic goal and that brings us back in the game.

"At that moment we are lifted because we were mentally broken."

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales:

"To score three goals away from home you expect to get something out of the game and when you were 2-0 up as well.

"I thought at the start of the game we were outstanding and the game should have been over, we had two really chances to kill the game off.

"We've worked our socks off again and it would have been nice to have kept our run."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 18HewittSubstituted forAmevorat 63'minutes
  • 32SprockelBooked at 50minsSubstituted forMilsomat 54'minutes
  • 44Sheehan
  • 31Audel
  • 24Campbell
  • 15Thompson
  • 16NobleBooked at 90mins
  • 26BurkeBooked at 73minsSubstituted forMurrayat 87'minutes
  • 30Stead
  • 39McLeod

Substitutes

  • 2Amevor
  • 4Smith
  • 9Spencer
  • 10Murray
  • 12Milsom
  • 13Loach
  • 27Jenner

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 12Donacien
  • 21PartridgeBooked at 40mins
  • 16Hughes
  • 24Barnum-BobbSubstituted forHolmesat 51'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 33Byrne
  • 4O'SullivanSubstituted forCollinsat 69'minutes
  • 7Elito
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forBodenat 69'minutes
  • 26McBurnieBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 3Barrow
  • 6Taylor
  • 9Ansah
  • 15Green
  • 19Boden
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,105

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home23
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 4, Newport County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 4, Newport County 3.

Booking

Liam Noble (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 4, Newport County 3. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Thierry Audel (Notts County).

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

Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Graham Burke.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

Oliver McBurnie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 3, Newport County 3. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

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

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Newport County).

Foul by Mawouna Kodjo Amevor (Notts County).

Scott Boden (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Graham Burke (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Graham Burke (Notts County).

Alex Rodman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 3, Newport County 2. Izale McLeod (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Tommy O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scott Boden replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Matt Partridge.

Attempt blocked. Adam Campbell (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Izale McLeod (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Oliver McBurnie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Mawouna Kodjo Amevor replaces Elliott Hewitt because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Robert Milsom replaces Civard Sprockel.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Danny Holmes replaces Jazzi Barnum-Bobb.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton21134437261143
2Oxford Utd21118232171541
3Plymouth21124531181340
4Portsmouth21910237181937
5Accrington19105434221235
6Carlisle219753937234
7Mansfield2196629191033
8Bristol Rovers2110382924533
9Leyton Orient218853328532
10Wycombe198652419530
11Exeter208662827130
12Cambridge218583232029
13Wimbledon217772728-128
14Notts County208483133-228
15Crawley218492834-628
16Morecambe208393737027
17Luton217593532326
18Stevenage216782937-825
19Barnet2164112837-922
20Hartlepool2062121933-1420
21Newport2147102433-919
22Dag & Red2127122137-1613
23Yeovil2126132136-1512
24York2126132344-2112
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