FA Cup - Second Round
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Newport County 2-0 Cambridge United

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Highlights: Newport County 2-0 Cambridge United

Joss Labadie sent Newport County into the third round of the FA Cup after the midfielder scored twice to beat Cambridge United at Rodney Parade.

The skipper struck within two minutes, turning in Matthew Dolan's cross.

Cambridge applied huge pressure on the hosts after the break and Uche Ikpeazu thought he had equalised, only for Ben White to clear his shot off the line.

But the Exiles held firm and, when Nouble crossed from the right, Labadie volleyed home superbly to seal victory.

Newport's only third-round appearance in the last 32 years was two seasons ago, when they were beaten by Blackburn Rovers.

But Mike Flynn's side can now look forward to the third-round draw, and a potential money-spinning tie against a Premier League club, which takes place live on BBC Two and online at 19:00 GMT on Monday.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"I don't ever tell the players to sit back and the first 10 minutes of the second half we were too deep for my liking.

"As soon as they got that on board and started pushing up the pitch and made the right decisions, we could have scored a few more goals.

"Being a Liverpool fan I'd have to say I'd like Liverpool but any of the big clubs, Manchester United, Arsenal, even somebody like Newcastle would be big for us - although I'm not sure I'd like to go to Man City at the moment if I'm totally honest!

"I'm going to have to have my sensible head on and say that I'd rather be away because it would be worth so much more for the football club and that's what's more important to me."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forRiggat 84'minutes
  • 8DolanSubstituted forWillmottat 77'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 3Butler
  • 15McCoulskySubstituted forAmondat 64'minutes
  • 10NoubleBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 7Willmott
  • 9Amond
  • 11Reynolds
  • 18Foulston
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 27Rigg
  • 30Bittner

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 6LeggeBooked at 43mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 20Brown
  • 16O'Neil
  • 21Elito
  • 11DunkSubstituted forAmooat 65'minutes
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAzeezat 65'minutes
  • 9Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 7Mingoia
  • 10Azeez
  • 12Taft
  • 13Mitov
  • 18Maris
  • 19Amoo
  • 22Lewis
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,748

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jevani Brown.

Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Sean Rigg replaces Joss Labadie.

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Cambridge United 0. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

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

Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces Matthew Dolan.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jevani Brown.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Hand ball by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by David Forde.

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. David Amoo replaces Harrison Dunk.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Shawn McCoulsky.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County).

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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