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Accrington Stanley 0-2 Newport County

Newport County players celebrate after taking the lead at Accrington Stanley
Newport County players celebrate after taking the lead at Accrington Stanley

A mistake by Accrington Stanley goalkeeper Scott Davies helped gift victory to visitors Newport County.

Exiles striker Aaron O'Connor appeared to get a slight touch from a corner but the ball squirmed through Davies' arms.

Deep in time added on, Shaun Jeffers struck a second goal, turning in Ismail Yakubu's cross from close range.

The result moved Newport up to sixth in the table, boosting their bid for a League Two play-off place, while Accrington remain in 16th.

Newport County first-team coach Wayne Hatswell told BBC Radio Wales: "It was a fantastic win, well deserved and hard-fought I'd probably say.

"In a lot of areas we were man for man and we coped really well with that. We probably frustrated them in the end and I know we probably got lucky with the first goal, but the second goal was just hitting them on the break.

"We said we had to go in at half-time still 0-0 so we could have a chance of getting something in the second half, because we knew our front two and they way they work we would get something."

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Davies
  • 5Jones
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6WinnardBooked at 90mins
  • 15Mingoia
  • 4JoyceBooked at 45mins
  • 33CrooksSubstituted forGilchristat 86'minutes
  • 19MaguireSubstituted forMcCartanat 64'minutes
  • 11Naismith
  • 10Gornell
  • 8Windass

Substitutes

  • 7McCartan
  • 16Hunt
  • 18Gilchrist
  • 21Bruna
  • 23Barry
  • 26Warner
  • 28Conneely

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30DaySubstituted forStephensat 45'minutes
  • 6Yakubu
  • 5Jones
  • 13Sandell
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forTutondaat 20'minutesBooked at 51mins
  • 33Byrne
  • 4Porter
  • 8Minshull
  • 18Klukowski
  • 10O'Connor
  • 20StoreyBooked at 19minsSubstituted forJeffersat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Feely
  • 7Chapman
  • 14Jeffers
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
  • 27Tutonda
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
1,111

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Newport County 2. Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ismail Yakubu.

  5. Booking

    Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

  7. Post update

    Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley).

  9. Post update

    Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jason Gilchrist replaces Matt Crooks.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  12. Post update

    Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

  14. Post update

    Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Newport County).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

  17. Post update

    Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Miles Storey.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe381914557362171
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Newport391710124542361
7Luton381610124537858
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington39137194765-1846
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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