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Newport County 1-2 Cambridge United

Rhys Healey heads the ball past Cambridge goalkeeper Will Norris
Rhys Healey heads the ball past Cambridge goalkeeper Will Norris to give Newport the lead

Bottom-placed Cambridge struck twice in the second half to clinch their first win of the season in League Two.

Rhys Healey's header gave Newport a 10th-minute lead on his full debut.

Adam McGurk almost equalised when his free-kick hit the crossbar, and Cambridge were eventually back on terms when Uche Ikpeazu fired in from Newport old boy Medi Elito's long ball.

And Cambridge claimed all the points when Luke Berry drove the ball home after a scramble.

The result sees County drop into the bottom two - ahead of Cambridge on goal difference.

Newport manager Warren Feeney said: "It's the story of our season to be honest.

"We can't keep giving the goals we're giving away. We can work at things all week but when you cross that white line that's the disappointing thing.

"But listen, I take full responsibility for everything.

"You can stand here and say this or say that, but the results don't lie. When we get up tomorrow it will say 2-1 to Cambridge."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 14Bignot
  • 18Cameron
  • 17Bennett
  • 3Butler
  • 28Grego-CoxBooked at 74mins
  • 12TozerBooked at 58mins
  • 8RandallSubstituted forSheehanat 79'minutes
  • 27Rigg
  • 19HealeyBooked at 30mins
  • 9ParkinSubstituted forJacksonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jones
  • 7Compton
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 13Jackson
  • 15Green
  • 16Sheehan
  • 30Bittner

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 6LeggeBooked at 60mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 11Dunk
  • 21Elito
  • 8Berry
  • 20ClarkBooked at 81mins
  • 19GoslingSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 10WilliamsonSubstituted forIkpeazuat 45'minutesSubstituted forCoulsonat 90+7'minutes
  • 17McGurkBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 2Taylor
  • 13Gregory
  • 14Coulson
  • 15Long
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 24Newton
  • 26Ikpeazu
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
2,225

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Cambridge United 2.

Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Newport County).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Josh Coulson replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Newport County).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Cambridge United 2. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Newport County).

Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Max Clark (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Clark (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Mark Randall.

Attempt missed. Kyle Cameron (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Reece Grego-Cox (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Newport County).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Cameron (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kyle Cameron (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Clark (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Jon Parkin.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Reece Grego-Cox (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mark Randall (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Cambridge United 1. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Medy Elito following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kyle Cameron (Newport County).

Adam McGurk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Rhys Healey (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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