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Newport County 3-2 Northampton Town

Chris Zebroski scores Newport's opening goal against Northampton

Newport County survived a late Northampton Town comeback to secure their first home win of the League Two season.

Chris Zebroski and Darren Jones gave Justin Edinburgh's side a 2-0 interval lead before Lee Minshull added a third in the second half.

But Northampton responded with goals from Lawson D'Ath and Marc Richards.

The visitors could have rescued a point in the final minute but on loan Swansea defender Daniel Alfei missed his kick.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We had a really positive start to the game and we picked up where we left off on Monday and got to a 3-0 comfortable lead.

"Northampton had nothing to lose and threw a lot of bodies forward and got a couple of goals back.

"But I think we were worthy of the win. We've seen it out and recorded our first home victory."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 3FeelyBooked at 40mins
  • 5Jones
  • 16Hughes
  • 33Byrne
  • 8Minshull
  • 12Willmott
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forSandellat 68'minutes
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forKlukowskiat 77'minutes
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forPigottat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 13Sandell
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Parker
  • 45Pigott

Northampton

  • 21Archer
  • 36Cresswell
  • 12TozerSubstituted forAlfeiat 45'minutes
  • 16Diamond
  • 17RobertsonSubstituted forO'Tooleat 45'minutes
  • 11Hackett
  • 26WatsonBooked at 53minsSubstituted forD'Athat 70'minutes
  • 25Byrom
  • 4Carter
  • 24Toney
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 1Duke
  • 2Alfei
  • 6Collins
  • 10O'Toole
  • 18Ravenhill
  • 19D'Ath
  • 20Moyo
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,875

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 3, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 3, Northampton Town 2.

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Joe Pigott (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Newport County).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 3, Northampton Town 2. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Alfei with a cross.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Attempt blocked. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kevin Feely (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Adam Chapman.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 3, Northampton Town 1. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by John-Joe O'Toole.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Newport County).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Newport County).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Ryan Watson.

Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Ryan Jackson because of an injury.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton7610113819
2Morecambe7511126616
3Bury7421104614
4Wycombe7421105514
5Cheltenham742174314
6Cambridge7322149511
7Shrewsbury7322117411
8Southend732275211
9Northampton732287111
10Plymouth731396310
11Portsmouth731367-110
12Stevenage7313911-210
13Mansfield730479-29
14Tranmere7223101008
15Wimbledon72231112-18
16York715189-18
17Newport7223810-28
18Luton722357-28
19Dag & Red72141013-37
20Hartlepool721447-37
21Accrington7214813-57
22Oxford Utd7034610-43
23Exeter7034410-63
24Carlisle7034617-113
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