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Newport County 1-0 Crawley Town

Joss Labadie and Josh Yorwerth were sent off
Joss Labadie and former Wales Under-21 international Josh Yorwerth (background) were sent off

Defender Mickey Demetriou's winner boosted Newport County's hopes of League Two survival as they and Crawley finished with 10 men.

The hosts' captain Joss Labadie and visitors' Josh Yorwerth were red carded after they clashed in the 51st minute.

Demetriou scored from long range after 18 minutes as County ended a three-match winless run to leave them five points from safety.

Crawley dropped a place to 18th in the table as Newport held on.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought there was a superb attacking performance in the first half and we should have been out of sight.

"The second half showed the other side of what the boys have got. They defended unbelievably, but I would have much rather them have finished their chances.

"I haven't seen the red cards incident. I haven't seen it back yet and until I have, I haven't got anything to say on it."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 25O'Brien
  • 17Bennett
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 80mins
  • 18Pipe
  • 38RoseSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 75'minutes
  • 6LabadieBooked at 51mins
  • 3Butler
  • 27Rigg
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forNelsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 40BirdSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 8Randall
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 19Nelson
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 30Bittner
  • 42Gordon

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 22McNerney
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 51mins
  • 14Blackman
  • 8Smith
  • 4PayneBooked at 64minsSubstituted forHendersonat 78'minutes
  • 24DjalóBooked at 21minsSubstituted forCoxat 60'minutes
  • 7BoldewijnBooked at 85mins
  • 39MurphySubstituted forHarroldat 71'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 13Mersin
  • 17Bawling
  • 18B Clifford
  • 25Lelan
  • 28Cox
  • 44Henderson
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,946

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Crawley Town 0.

Attempt saved. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Sid Nelson replaces Alex Samuel.

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Sean Rigg (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Ryan Bird.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Newport County).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Conor Henderson replaces Josh Payne.

Attempt saved. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Mitch Rose.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Dean Cox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Rhys Murphy.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Dean Cox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Booking

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Andre Blackman (Crawley Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Bird (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Cox replaces Kaby.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster40249780463481
2Plymouth402361159411875
3Portsmouth402181163352871
4Stevenage402051565521365
5Luton401615957372063
6Exeter401881465481762
7Carlisle401614105858062
8Blackpool4015151061412060
9Mansfield401513124945458
10Wycombe401610144947258
11Cambridge40169155045557
12Colchester40169155654257
13Accrington401413135149255
14Grimsby401410164753-652
15Barnet401215135054-451
16Notts County40147194666-2049
17Crewe401212164656-1048
18Crawley40139184761-1448
19Yeovil401016144253-1146
20Morecambe40137204764-1746
21Cheltenham401012184256-1442
22Hartlepool401011194967-1841
23Newport40812204464-2036
24Leyton Orient4095264172-3132
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