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Newport County striker Aaron O'Connor
Aaron O'Connor has now scored five goals in his last four games for Newport County

Newport County's Aaron O'Connor scored a hat-trick as Bury suffered their first League Two home defeat of the season.

O'Connor's low finish fired County ahead after just two minutes.

The striker then capitalised on a mix up between goalkeeper Scott Loach and defender Hayden White to double County's lead just before half-time.

Danny Rose's 25-yard finish brought the Shakers back into it, but O'Connor rounded Loach late on to seal the win.

The result sees the Exiles move up one place to eighth and close the gap on seventh placed Bury to just two points.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"When you get beaten you've got to try and draw out of it that the next time you go out to play you've got to have a plan and know how to win that next game.

"I know why we were beaten and I understand why we were beaten.

"The first half performance wasn't acceptable."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought it was a real excellent away performance. From start to finish I thought we were excellent and worthy of the win.

"It was an excellent three points against a very good team. We came here with a game plan and the players approached it very well.

"We had to weather the storm and put our bodies on the line but this group of players do that for one another."



  • 13Loach
  • 25WhiteSubstituted forThompsonat 87'minutes
  • 27Cameron
  • 3McNulty
  • 11Hussey
  • 8Adams
  • 19Soares
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10Mayor
  • 9Rose
  • 15LoweSubstituted forNardielloat 57'minutes


  • 4Tutte
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 14Thompson
  • 16O'Brien
  • 17Nardiello
  • 18Duffus
  • 26Lainton


  • 30Day
  • 21ObengSubstituted forJacksonat 76'minutes
  • 6Yakubu
  • 5JonesBooked at 82mins
  • 16Hughes
  • 13Sandell
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forByrneat 71'minutes
  • 4Porter
  • 18Klukowski
  • 10O'Connor
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 78mins


  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Jackson
  • 3Feely
  • 7Chapman
  • 14Jeffers
  • 33Byrne
  • 45Pigott
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Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamNewport
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 1, Newport County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 1, Newport County 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 1, Newport County 3. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Joe Day.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Joe Thompson replaces Hayden White.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

  14. Post update

    Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

  17. Booking

    Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

  20. Post update

    Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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