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Newport County 2-1 Exeter City

Padraig Amond celebrates his goal against Exeter
Padraig Amond celebrates his goal against Exeter

Exeter City dropped three places to seventh as Newport County celebrated Robbie Willmott's spectacular 30-yard winner at Rodney Parade.

Padraig Amond's classy header put the hosts in front early on and Jason Stockley replied to level after the break.

Willmott's 66th-minute strike put the Exiles back in front and they held on for victory.

Newport stay 11th in the table, three points off the play-offs.

Newport boss Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "It was an outstanding performance form the boys, especially the first half where we just completely dominated.

"The first 10 minutes of the second half we looked like we'd been on the drink at half time because we started slowly, but after conceding we knuckled down again, got back on top and thankfully we got the winner."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2PipeBooked at 63mins
  • 8DolanBooked at 82minsSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 82'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 7Willmott
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 10NoubleSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Reynolds
  • 12Tozer
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 18Foulston
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 24Touray
  • 30Bittner

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 18SeaborneSubstituted forReidat 82'minutes
  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 3Woodman
  • 25Taylor
  • 6TillsonBooked at 63mins
  • 4JamesBooked at 32minsSubstituted forHolmesat 72'minutes
  • 21Moxey
  • 11StockleySubstituted forMcAlindenat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Harley

Substitutes

  • 10Holmes
  • 13Hamon
  • 19McAlinden
  • 22Wilson
  • 28Edwards
  • 33Reid
  • 44Boateng
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
3,318

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Exeter City 1.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Frank Nouble.

Attempt missed. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Jayden Stockley because of an injury.

Delay in match Ben White (Newport County) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Day.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Reuben Reid replaces Danny Seaborne.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Matthew Dolan.

Booking

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

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

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Exeter City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Christy Pym (Exeter City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Holmes replaces Lloyd James.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Day.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben White.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by David Pipe.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Exeter City 1. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Booking

David Pipe (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Danny Seaborne.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Wycombe26127746351143
5Lincoln City26127735241143
6Mansfield26111053829943
7Exeter2513393532342
8Colchester2611873527841
9Swindon25132103834441
10Accrington2412483830840
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Grimsby2697102634-834
15Stevenage2696113639-333
16Crawley2696112531-633
17Cheltenham2687113338-531
18Port Vale2694132934-531
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Yeovil2676133647-1127
21Morecambe2567122436-1225
22Chesterfield2656152647-2121
23Barnet2655162639-1320
24Forest Green2555152547-2220
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