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Notts County 4-3 Newport County

Liam Noble
Liam Noble has scored eight goals in 21 appearances this season

Liam Noble scored a 96th-minute winner against Newport in a seven-goal thriller that saw Notts County fight back from an early two-goal deficit.

Mark Byrne and Alex Rodman both struck inside 10 minutes for Newport.

Noble pounced on a defensive mix-up to pull a goal back before his free-kick off the post was steered home by Izale McLeod to make it 2-2.

McLeod then nodded Notts ahead and Scott Boden levelled from close range, only for Noble to win it for Notts.

Noble's calm close-range strike means Notts move up to 14th in the League Two table, five points off the play-off places and nine points clear of Newport.

Notts County manager Ricardo Moniz told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's never boring, but we must be realistic because based on the first 20 minutes we could be 3-0 down.

"But Liam Noble scored a fantastic goal and that brings us back in the game.

"At that moment we are lifted because we were mentally broken."

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales:

"To score three goals away from home you expect to get something out of the game and when you were 2-0 up as well.

"I thought at the start of the game we were outstanding and the game should have been over, we had two really chances to kill the game off.

"We've worked our socks off again and it would have been nice to have kept our run."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 18HewittSubstituted forAmevorat 63'minutes
  • 32SprockelBooked at 50minsSubstituted forMilsomat 54'minutes
  • 44Sheehan
  • 31Audel
  • 24Campbell
  • 15Thompson
  • 16NobleBooked at 90mins
  • 26BurkeBooked at 73minsSubstituted forMurrayat 87'minutes
  • 30Stead
  • 39McLeod

Substitutes

  • 2Amevor
  • 4Smith
  • 9Spencer
  • 10Murray
  • 12Milsom
  • 13Loach
  • 27Jenner

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 12Donacien
  • 21PartridgeBooked at 40mins
  • 16Hughes
  • 24Barnum-BobbSubstituted forHolmesat 51'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 33Byrne
  • 4O'SullivanSubstituted forCollinsat 69'minutes
  • 7Elito
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forBodenat 69'minutes
  • 26McBurnieBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 3Barrow
  • 6Taylor
  • 9Ansah
  • 15Green
  • 19Boden
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,105

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home23
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 4, Newport County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 4, Newport County 3.

  3. Booking

    Liam Noble (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 4, Newport County 3. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Thierry Audel (Notts County).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Graham Burke.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

  11. Post update

    Oliver McBurnie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 3, Newport County 3. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mawouna Kodjo Amevor (Notts County).

  20. Post update

    Scott Boden (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.