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Forest Green Rovers 0-4 Newport County

Padraig Amond and Scott Bennett
Padraig Amond and Scott Bennett enjoyed a good day in front of goal for Newport County

Padraig Amond struck twice in the first half against struggling Forest Green Rovers to guide Newport County into the League Two play-off places.

The striker claimed his first from Scott Bennett's flick-on, before tapping in after Frank Nouble's shot was well saved by Sam Russell.

Bennett added a third goal when Ben Tozer's long throw in fell kindly.

Shawn McClousky added a late header from Dan Butler's cross, a result that dropped Rovers into the bottom two.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "What an away performance that was, the boys were outstanding.

"It was a little bit of a slow start when we were trying to get to grips with the game but after that it was all one-way traffic.

"I've been asking them to take more of their chances and today they did that. They were ruthless and we could have had a few more."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Collins
  • 21Roberts
  • 17Wishart
  • 15CooperSubstituted forBugielat 65'minutes
  • 4Traoré
  • 10BrownSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 45'minutes
  • 34Osbourne
  • 9Doidge
  • 33JamesSubstituted forRandall-Hurrenat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 11Bugiel
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 19Randall-Hurren
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 25Correia Gomes

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6WhiteBooked at 90mins
  • 17BennettBooked at 50mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2PipeSubstituted forO'Brienat 77'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 8Dolan
  • 4LabadieBooked at 56minsSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 89'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 10NoubleSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Reynolds
  • 14Barnum-Bobb
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 25O'Brien
  • 27Rigg
  • 29Quigley
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,864

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home0
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Newport County 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Newport County 4.

Booking

Ben White (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Will Randall-Hurren (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Joss Labadie.

Attempt missed. Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Newport County 4. Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Frank Nouble.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Newport County 3. Scot Bennett (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joss Labadie.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark O'Brien replaces David Pipe.

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Will Randall-Hurren (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Charlie Cooper.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by David Pipe.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

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

Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County1392224131129
2Exeter139222112929
3Luton1383230111927
4Accrington138232215726
5Wycombe137422518725
6Newport137332112924
7Coventry13724147723
8Swindon137152017322
9Stevenage136342020021
10Lincoln City135531513220
11Mansfield135441918119
12Grimsby135351619-318
13Cheltenham135261717017
14Carlisle135261617-117
15Cambridge135261214-217
16Colchester134361819-115
17Yeovil134361926-715
18Crawley134271214-214
19Crewe134271320-714
20Morecambe133461217-513
21Barnet133371618-212
22Port Vale132291220-88
23Forest Green131391131-206
24Chesterfield1312101027-175
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