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League Two: Newport County 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Scott Boden
Former Halifax Town striker Scott Boden joined Newport County in July 2015

Scott Boden's 14th goal of the season eased Newport County's League Two relegation fears to dent Wycombe's play-off hopes.

Boden tapped home unmarked following good work from John-Christophe Ayina.

Wycombe came back strongly in the second half and debutant Rowan Liburd's effort rattled the Newport crossbar.

But Warren Feeney's side held on to secure their third successive home win to move 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

Wanderers are ninth and one point off the play-off spots following their second successive defeat.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a hard fought win. I told the players that it's not about performances, it's about results.

"Wycombe are very direct and get balls into the box but I thought we handled it very well and I'm pleased with the win.

"We're doing OK at the moment but we've got a lot of games coming up. We've just got to take each game at a time."

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties:

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Ainsworth on Newport v Wycombe

"It's not a nice week with two away defeats, against Cambridge and this today.

"I thought we could nick something in the second half and get something from the game, but we didn't deserve to win.

"I thought the one bright spark was Rowan Liburd. He looks like he is going to score goals - he wants to shoot, he wants to turn defenders and get his shots away.

"I thought there were some individual battles lost today, some wrong decisions made. We all need to look inside ourselves, including me, to see what we could have done better and get it in place for next week. That is the only way you grow."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 4JonesBooked at 69mins
  • 12Donacien
  • 16Hughes
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forGoslingat 66'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 8KlukowskiBooked at 45mins
  • 18Ayina
  • 9Wilkinson
  • 19BodenBooked at 71minsSubstituted forDaviesat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Barrow
  • 5Davies
  • 15Green
  • 17Morgan
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 26Meechan
  • 39Gosling

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 2JombatiBooked at 72minsSubstituted forBloomfieldat 74'minutes
  • 6PierreBooked at 77mins
  • 22McCarthy
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 90mins
  • 19Harriman
  • 4McGinn
  • 20O'Nien
  • 11WoodSubstituted forThompsonat 45'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forUgwuat 82'minutes
  • 12Liburd

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 7Thompson
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Sellers
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 23Ugwu
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
2,325

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Newport County).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Davies (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ben Davies replaces Scott Boden.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Danny Holmes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Gozie Ugwu replaces Paul Hayes.

Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Sido Jombati.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

Attempt blocked. Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Scott Boden (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Boden (Newport County).

Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jake Gosling (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton35246564343078
2Oxford Utd351811661342765
3Plymouth35198850302065
4Accrington33169855391657
5Portsmouth341414654302456
6Bristol Rovers341751248351356
7Wimbledon341411951401153
8Leyton Orient351411105148353
9Wycombe34157123732552
10Mansfield35149124641551
11Carlisle33131195250250
12Luton35148135048250
13Cambridge35148134947250
14Exeter35139134549-448
15Barnet34127154451-743
16Crawley35126174056-1642
17Notts County34117164657-1140
18Morecambe35107185563-837
19Newport33910143646-1037
20Yeovil35811163547-1235
21Stevenage35810174259-1734
22Hartlepool3294193354-2131
23York3568213766-2926
24Dag & Red3459203358-2524
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