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Newport County 2-0 Hartlepool United

Newport County's Harry Worley
Newport County's Harry Worley

Newport County moved into the League Two play-off places with victory over Hartlepool United.

Defender Harry Worley headed home a Robbie Wilmot cross to give the home side a 1-0 lead at half-time.

Striker Conor Washington made sure of the win with his seventh goal of the season from close range midway through the second half.

Pools' best chances fell to forward James Poole but both his strikes were saved by County keeper Lenny Pidgeley.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We knew it was going to be tough. It was our third game in six days and the players deserve a huge amount of credit.

"Their work-rate and the way they played the game, pressing and dispossessing Hartlepool, was a real pleasure to see.

"They started the second half better than us, we'd lost our discipline in the shape of our team, and the second goal was crucial for us. It settled us down.

"We looked comfortable from thereon in."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18JacksonSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 20Oshilaja
  • 22Worley
  • 19Naylor
  • 6Yakubu
  • 12Willmott
  • 7Chapman
  • 14Washington
  • 9Crow
  • 23JolleySubstituted forFlynnat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5James
  • 8Minshull
  • 16Jones
  • 17Flynn
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Redman

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 21Duckworth
  • 4Dolan
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forWalkerat 87'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 70'minutes
  • 10Poole
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forSweeneyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,094

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Adam Chapman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Simon Walton.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Jack Compton.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Billy Jones replaces Ryan Jackson.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

  17. Post update

    Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Christian Jolley.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

  20. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood1591526161028
2Oxford Utd1575323131026
3Chesterfield157532114726
4Newport167542419526
5Rochdale158252319426
6Morecambe157442220225
7Exeter157352017324
8Burton157352018224
9Scunthorpe156631717024
10Southend157261814423
11Dag & Red156542220223
12Wycombe146352017321
13Hartlepool166371919021
14Mansfield155641515021
15Wimbledon156361719-221
16Portsmouth145542322120
17Plymouth155371015-518
18Cheltenham154562127-617
19York154472124-316
20Bristol Rovers153571218-614
21Torquay153571725-814
22Bury153481620-413
23Accrington152581222-1011
24Northampton152491322-910
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