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Newport County 1-0 Yeovil Town

Newport scorer Mickey Demetriou spins away to celebrate with man of the match Mark Randall
Newport scorer Mickey Demetriou spins away to celebrate with man of the match Mark Randall

Newport County's recovery under caretaker manager Mike Flynn continued as Mickey Demetriou's second-half free-kick saw them beat Yeovil 1-0.

The Exiles remain in the League Two relegation zone, a point behind Hartlepool with four matches to play.

The Welsh club were bottom of the table and 11 points adrift of safety when Flynn took over from Graham Westley in early March.

Yeovil stay 20th, but are now only four points clear of the drop zone.

Demetriou fired in left-footed from 20 yards just before the hour as Newport dominated at Rodney Parade to claim a third consecutive win.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn: "It was a huge effort from the players. I know I keep saying but I won't get bored of it they were absolutely outstanding again today.

"I thought we were by far the better team, we just lacked that final cutting edge in the final third. We should have scored two or three today but luckily I told Mickey Demetriou to take the free-kick and he scored."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 8RandallBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJonesat 85'minutes
  • 38Rose
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forWilliamsat 90+5'minutes
  • 40Bird

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 4Jones
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 27Rigg
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Maddison
  • 2Shephard
  • 3Smith
  • 6Lacey
  • 11DicksonBooked at 78mins
  • 10KhanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 59'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 7Dawson
  • 16ButcherSubstituted forLawlessat 74'minutes
  • 17SowunmiSubstituted forHarrisonat 65'minutes
  • 13Zoko

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 8Lawless
  • 9Eaves
  • 19Goodship
  • 31Akpa-Akpro
  • 32James
  • 39Harrison
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,789

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Yeovil Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Yeovil Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Williams replaces Alex Samuel.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

  6. Post update

    Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Darren Jones replaces Mark Randall.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Rigg (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

  17. Booking

    Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Ryan Bird (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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