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Crawley Town 3-1 Newport County

Players fighting
Tempers flare in the clash between Crawley and Newport

Newport County will be the Football League's bottom club on Christmas Day after losing at Crawley.

The Exiles trailed to James Collins' third minute opener, before Joss Ladabie's leveller gave them hope.

However, the hosts took control with two quickfire second half goals, as Josh Yowerth and Jimmy Smith scored twice in four minutes.

Newport's Josh Sheehan missed a late penalty in a bad-tempered affair that saw 13 players receive yellow cards.

Newport County boss Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "We were ill-disciplined and I think that came from a lack of work ethic.

"When I walked in the door I knew it was going to be a difficult job. There hadn't been a lot of winning going on.

"You can't just turn off a tap when people are used to losing.

"We have spoken a lot of home truths in the dressing room. We have not been good enough this season."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 50mins
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 14BlackmanBooked at 6mins
  • 8Smith
  • 4PayneBooked at 27mins
  • 7BoldewijnBooked at 27minsSubstituted forBawlingat 81'minutes
  • 18CliffordSubstituted forDjalóat 90+1'minutes
  • 11RobertsBooked at 26minsSubstituted forYussufat 87'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 1Beeney
  • 5Davey
  • 17Bawling
  • 21Yussuf
  • 22McNerney
  • 24Djaló
  • 44Henderson

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Barnum-BobbBooked at 82mins
  • 4Jones
  • 17BennettBooked at 28mins
  • 11Myrie-WilliamsBooked at 48mins
  • 12TozerBooked at 66minsSubstituted forWoodat 76'minutes
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 16Sheehan
  • 6LabadieBooked at 12minsSubstituted forGreenat 66'minutes
  • 34O'HanlonBooked at 25mins
  • 13JacksonBooked at 37minsSubstituted forHealeyat 45'minutesBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 8Randall
  • 14Bignot
  • 15Green
  • 19Healey
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Wood
  • 40Meite
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
2,022

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Newport County 1.

(Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Newport County).

Penalty missed! Still Crawley Town 3, Newport County 1. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

Penalty conceded by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Newport County. Josh Sheehan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Jordan Green (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Kaby replaces Billy Clifford.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andre Blackman.

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Jordan Roberts.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Newport County).

Booking

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Green (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Finley Wood replaces Ben Tozer.

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Darren Jones (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Billy Clifford (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Andre Blackman (Crawley Town).

Jordan Green (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Rhys Healey (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth21142532211144
2Carlisle21119140251542
3Doncaster21133543301342
4Portsmouth21105633201335
5Luton2198431191235
6Wycombe2110472622434
7Cambridge219482824431
8Blackpool2186735241130
9Stevenage219393232030
10Barnet217952929030
11Crawley218582633-729
12Yeovil218492526-128
13Colchester217682927227
14Grimsby217592727026
15Exeter2182112526-126
16Crewe216872329-626
17Mansfield216872127-626
18Hartlepool215882837-923
19Morecambe2072112438-1423
20Notts County2164112536-1122
21Leyton Orient2163122227-521
22Accrington2156102027-721
23Cheltenham214982332-921
24Newport2045112332-917
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