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York City 0-2 Newport County

Yan Klukowski of Newport County stretches out to challenge for a cross
Yan Klukowski of Newport County stretches out to challenge for a cross

Newport County are set to fall just short of the League Two play-offs despite an impressive win at York City.

David Tutonda put County ahead after good work by Yan Klukowski, before Lee Minshull met Mark Byrne's free-kick with a header to double the lead.

Earlier, York's Jake Hyde saw his penalty saved after Klukowski's pull.

But Plymouth's win over Tranmere means only an Albion loss with an 18-goal swing on the final day of the season would see Newport reach the play-offs.

Newport County manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought we were outstanding from start to finish, our game plan was spot-on, we came here and passed the ball and I thought we were convincing winners.

"I don't think they could live with our pace today - we've got some pacy players in that team - and we were making the right decisions.

"All in all it's a great day's work but we're going into Saturday and we'll look forward to our last game of the season now."

York City boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"Small picture today is disappointment. Large picture is we could be sitting in Cheltenham or Tranmere's dressing rooms so we've got to be careful where we go with that.

"The performance today wasn't good enough to win the game although there were key moments.

"Over the 90 minutes Newport were the best team today. They shifted the ball around well.

"The main thing is we're playing League Two football next season."

Line-ups

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 5McCombeBooked at 45mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 38Zubar
  • 17HallidayBooked at 74mins
  • 30Coulthirst
  • 10PennSubstituted forPlattat 87'minutes
  • 8Summerfield
  • 7CoulsonSubstituted forO'Hanlonat 77'minutes
  • 19MillerSubstituted forIlesanmiat 68'minutes
  • 39Hyde

Substitutes

  • 1Mooney
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 20Meikle
  • 23O'Hanlon

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 26Poole
  • 8MinshullBooked at 15mins
  • 3Feely
  • 2JacksonBooked at 43mins
  • 27Tutonda
  • 18KlukowskiBooked at 60minsSubstituted forCollinsat 87'minutes
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 90+1'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 10O'ConnorBooked at 35mins
  • 20Storey

Substitutes

  • 14Jeffers
  • 19Patten
  • 22Owen-Evans
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
  • 31Parselle
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,459

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 0, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 0, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Stéphane Zubar (York City).

  4. Post update

    Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Adam Chapman.

  7. Post update

    Brad Halliday (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces Russell Penn because of an injury.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Yan Klukowski.

  11. Post update

    Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by David Tutonda.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Josh O'Hanlon replaces Michael Coulson.

  18. Post update

    Femi Ilesanmi (York City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! York City 0, Newport County 2. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Byrne following a set piece situation.

  20. Booking

    Brad Halliday (York City) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton452710866372991
2Shrewsbury452781067293889
3Southend452412953351884
4Bury452571359401982
5Wycombe452215864432181
6Stevenage4520121362521072
7Plymouth4519111553371668
8Luton451811165244865
9Newport451811165153-265
10Northampton45187206559661
11Exeter451613165964-561
12Morecambe451612175051-160
13Dag & Red45178205757059
14Oxford Utd451416154949058
15Wimbledon451415165359-657
16Portsmouth451414175153-256
17Accrington451411205676-2053
18Cambridge451312205963-451
19York451118164550-551
20Carlisle45147245371-1849
21Mansfield45139233760-2348
22Hartlepool45128253667-3144
23Cheltenham45913233966-2740
24Tranmere45912244566-2139
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