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Newport County 1-0 Yeovil Town

Newport scorer Mickey Demetriou spins away to celebrate with man of the match Mark Randall
Newport scorer Mickey Demetriou spins away to celebrate with man of the match Mark Randall

Newport County's recovery under caretaker manager Mike Flynn continued as Mickey Demetriou's second-half free-kick saw them beat Yeovil 1-0.

The Exiles remain in the League Two relegation zone, a point behind Hartlepool with four matches to play.

The Welsh club were bottom of the table and 11 points adrift of safety when Flynn took over from Graham Westley in early March.

Yeovil stay 20th, but are now only four points clear of the drop zone.

Demetriou fired in left-footed from 20 yards just before the hour as Newport dominated at Rodney Parade to claim a third consecutive win.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn: "It was a huge effort from the players. I know I keep saying but I won't get bored of it they were absolutely outstanding again today.

"I thought we were by far the better team, we just lacked that final cutting edge in the final third. We should have scored two or three today but luckily I told Mickey Demetriou to take the free-kick and he scored."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 8RandallBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJonesat 85'minutes
  • 38Rose
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forWilliamsat 90+5'minutes
  • 40Bird

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 4Jones
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 27Rigg
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon

Yeovil

  • 12Maddison
  • 2Shephard
  • 3Smith
  • 6Lacey
  • 11DicksonBooked at 78mins
  • 10KhanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 59'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 7Dawson
  • 16ButcherSubstituted forLawlessat 74'minutes
  • 17SowunmiSubstituted forHarrisonat 65'minutes
  • 13Zoko

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 8Lawless
  • 9Eaves
  • 19Goodship
  • 31Akpa-Akpro
  • 32James
  • 39Harrison
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,789

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Williams replaces Alex Samuel.

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Darren Jones replaces Mark Randall.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Attempt blocked. Sean Rigg (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Booking

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Bird (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Alex Lawless replaces Matt Butcher.

Foul by Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town).

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

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

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Mitch Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Shayon Harrison replaces Omar Sowunmi.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Sean Rigg (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Otis Khan.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Yeovil Town 0. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Ryan Bird (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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