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Northampton Town 3-0 Newport County

Ryan Creswell of Northampton (R) celebrates his goal
Ryan Creswell of Northampton (R) celebrates his goal

Newport County dropped to sixth in League Two after their second heavy defeat in two games as Northampton recorded their third win in a row.

Cobblers defender Ryan Cresswell hit the crossbar in the first minute, before heading in Joel Byrom's corner.

Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole converted another Byrom set piece on 30 minutes.

Andy Sandell and Kevin Feely both had chances for County, but Lawson D'Ath's low drive completed the scoring for Northampton, who move up to 14th.

The Exiles, who were beaten 4-0 by Cambridge last weekend, host Shrewsbury Town next week, while Northampton travel to Accrington.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We created and drove the game forward. It was important we weathered their good spell after half-time.

"I can't really complain, it's been another excellent performance and everyone has contributed. We feel it is a deserved result.

"We want to make a quick start in games, and we have done."

Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"Normally we're very good on set pieces but we conceded two, which was really disappointing on our behalf.

"We didn't perform today and we didn't perform at Cambridge, so [we need to] dust ourselves down and get back winning when we get back home.

"For whatever reason, everyone has a little blip."

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Duke
  • 2Moloney
  • 36CresswellBooked at 80mins
  • 6Collins
  • 3Horwood
  • 19D'Ath
  • 21Taylor
  • 25Byrom
  • 26HolmesSubstituted forHackettat 87'minutes
  • 10O'TooleSubstituted forToneyat 66'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forTozerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 11Hackett
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 15Hornby
  • 16Diamond
  • 24Toney

Newport

Formation 3-4-3

  • 30Day
  • 3FeelySubstituted forParkerat 81'minutes
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 2Jackson
  • 7Chapman
  • 33Byrne
  • 13SandellBooked at 51mins
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forFlynnat 58'minutes
  • 11Zebroski
  • 9HoweSubstituted forO'Connorat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Porter
  • 8Minshull
  • 10O'Connor
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,226

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Ricky Holmes.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Marc Richards.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 3, Newport County 0. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Joe Parker replaces Kevin Feely.

  19. Booking

    Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Feely (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.