League Two
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Exeter City 0-1 Newport County

Tom Owen-Evans
Newport County forward Tom Owen-Evans scored his first goal this season

Newport County clawed their way to within just three points of safety in League Two with five games to go as they beat play-off chasing Exeter City.

After a delayed start due to heavy traffic before kick-off, Exeter came close to taking the lead when Joe Day saved David Wheeler header.

The visitors took the lead when Tom Owen-Evans fired in from long-range.

Alex Samuel could have doubled their lead with an ambitious shot two minutes later but shot just over the bar.

Hartlepool's draw with Morecambe and Cheltenham's draw away at Wycombe means the Exiles reduce their five-point deficit from safety to just three with victory.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 31Sweeney
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-TaylorSubstituted forStaceyat 45'minutes
  • 29Croll
  • 25Taylor
  • 4JamesSubstituted forOakleyat 65'minutes
  • 6TillsonSubstituted forWatkinsat 54'minutes
  • 7Harley
  • 33Reid
  • 11Wheeler

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 12Grant
  • 14Watkins
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 26Ampadu
  • 28Stacey

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3Butler
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 8RandallBooked at 70minsSubstituted forJonesat 75'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 38Rose
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 90+2'minutes
  • 40BirdSubstituted forWilliamsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 4Jones
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 19Nelson
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
4,040

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Newport County 1.

Attempt saved. Troy Brown (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Alex Samuel.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Booking

Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Williams (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Darren Jones replaces Mark Randall.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Exeter City).

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by David Pipe.

Booking

Mark Randall (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Randall (Newport County).

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Williams (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Oakley replaces Lloyd James.

Foul by Lloyd James (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Williams replaces Ryan Bird.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ollie Watkins replaces Jordan Tillson.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Newport County 1. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Mitch Rose (Newport County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bird (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Reuben Reid (Exeter City).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Croll.

Attempt missed. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster41259781463584
2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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