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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Newport County

Mike Flynn
Mike Flynn became Newport County boss following the sacking of Graham Westley

Newport caretaker boss, Mike Flynn, had the perfect start as the bottom club grabbed three points at Crewe.

In the proverbial game of two halves, Callum Cooke fired home on 22 minutes to put the home side ahead in an opening 45 minutes they dominated.

But after the break, the Exiles roared back with Dan Butler volleying an equaliser and skipper Joss Labadie stroking home the winner on 88 minutes.

The result leaves Newport still nine points from safety.

Newport caretaker boss, Mike Flynn, told BBC Radio Wales: "It's a massive win. It lifts the whole place. You could see the smiles on the boys' faces. The fans were exceptional.

"I said we had to fight and scrap and in the second-half, the boys were absolutely exceptional. I couldn't be any happier.

"I told them at half-time what I told them before the game, that I believe in them. We've got to put the pressure on other teams now, we've got to drag them into it."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2TurtonSubstituted forKirkat 90+4'minutes
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 24CookeSubstituted forCooperat 62'minutes
  • 8JonesBooked at 45mins
  • 18Bingham
  • 21Wintle
  • 16Bowery
  • 22KiwomyaSubstituted forAinleyat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cooper
  • 20Kirk
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 27Dale
  • 31Dawber
  • 35Finney

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 18PipeSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 71'minutes
  • 19Nelson
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3Butler
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forGordonat 85'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 6LabadieBooked at 85mins
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 27RiggSubstituted forDemetriouat 51'minutes
  • 40BirdBooked at 46mins

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 9Reid
  • 13Jackson
  • 28Demetriou
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,725

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Newport County 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Charlie Kirk replaces Oliver Turton.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Newport County 2. Joss Labadie (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Owen-Evans.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by George Ray.

Booking

Joss Labadie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jaanai Gordon replaces Alex Samuel.

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joss Labadie.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Alex Kiwomya.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt blocked. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jazzi Barnum-Bobb replaces David Pipe because of an injury.

Delay in match Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Newport County).

Hand ball by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Callum Cooke.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

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

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

Attempt saved. Ryan Bird (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by George Ray.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster36219668422672
2Plymouth362151056391768
3Portsmouth361881055312462
4Stevenage361841461511058
5Carlisle36151385654258
6Luton351512853332057
7Exeter361661456431354
8Mansfield361313104340352
9Blackpool361215955381751
10Colchester36149135148351
11Wycombe36149134445-151
12Cambridge35148134741650
13Grimsby36148144442250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe35137154454-1046
16Crawley36128164356-1344
17Yeovil361013133645-943
18Accrington341011133946-741
19Notts County36117184062-2240
20Cheltenham36912153848-1039
21Crewe36912153854-1639
22Hartlepool36911164761-1438
23Leyton Orient3695224058-1832
24Newport35611183958-1929
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