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Newport County 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Alex Rodman of Newport County gets away from Matty Pearson
Newport had drawn 2-2 away at Accrington earlier in the season.

Accrington Stanley kept pace with their League Two promotion rivals as two goals in two first-half minutes secured victory at Newport County.

Billy Kee opened the scoring with a close range finish after Joe Day could only parry Matty Pearson's shot.

Josh Windass doubled the lead two minutes later when he converted Piero Mingoia's cross from the right.

Stanley move up to fourth but remain one point outside the automatic promotion spots.

Newport's third successive defeat sees them drop to 18th in the table, but they remain 13 points clear of the relegation zone.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "They are an honest bunch but today they let me down. I thought it was a below par performance after the goals.

"My son's eight and he would probably run around the pitch more enthusiastically than some of them.

"The aim was to stay up and get over the line and we're getting closer. The quicker we do it, the better."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 4Jones
  • 12DonacienSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 45'minutes
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forMeechanat 74'minutes
  • 2Holmes
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forPartridgeat 61'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 23Rodman
  • 3Barrow
  • 19Boden
  • 39Gosling

Substitutes

  • 15Green
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Parselle
  • 26Meechan

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 34Halliday
  • 24Hughes
  • 5DaviesBooked at 12mins
  • 2Pearson
  • 18Brown
  • 28Conneely
  • 8WindassSubstituted forBocoat 71'minutes
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 73'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 6Proctor
  • 9Little
  • 10Gornell
  • 22Buxton
  • 26Boco
  • 30Fosu-Henry
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,218

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Meechan.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Attempt missed. Jake Gosling (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Meechan replaces Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Tarique Fosu-Henry replaces Sean McConville.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Josh Windass.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Danny Holmes (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matt Partridge replaces Yan Klukowski.

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Scott Barrow (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Boden (Newport County).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton39268571393286
2Oxford Utd402013769363373
3Plymouth392181056352171
4Accrington392010963441970
5Bristol Rovers392151361402168
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe391710124134761
8Leyton Orient391611125351259
9Carlisle38141595855357
10Wimbledon381511125547856
11Exeter391511135453156
12Cambridge391510145351255
13Mansfield391411144946353
14Luton38158155251153
15Barnet39149165157-651
16Crawley39138184360-1747
17Hartlepool37126193955-1642
18Newport391011184056-1641
19Notts County38118194766-1941
20Morecambe38117205767-1040
21Yeovil38912173650-1439
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York39610234374-3128
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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