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Newport County 4-1 Chesterfield

Frank Nouble
Newport County striker Frank Nouble was a constant aerial threat against Chesterfield

Frank Nouble's second-half hat-trick saw Newport County come from behind to christen their new pitch with a win.

Chris O'Grady had given Chesterfield the lead when he converted Scott Wiseman's cross.

Nouble started the recovery when he intercepted Robbie Weir's pass and shot into the top corner from 25 yards out.

The striker then headed two goals, converting a left-wing cross before nodding in a pass from Padraig Amond, who added a late debut goal himself.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"We started slowly but the boys responded brilliantly, we had a chat at half-time - they were causing us a few problems... so we matched them up and we were outstanding then.

"As afternoons go it was brilliant, the only downside was one of their players had an injury and it looked a bad one [Chesterfield defender Bradley Barry was taken off on a stretcher after 22 minutes]. I hope he's okay.

"Apart from that, as homecomings go I couldn't be happier... Frank's got a hat-trick and Padraig got his goal."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2PipeSubstituted forBennettat 83'minutes
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forButlerat 61'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 6White
  • 4Labadie
  • 8Dolan
  • 10Nouble
  • 22ColeSubstituted forRiggat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 11Reynolds
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 17Bennett
  • 27Rigg
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 4Hird
  • 6Evatt
  • 5Wiseman
  • 27BarrySubstituted forKellettat 22'minutesSubstituted forUgwuat 71'minutes
  • 28Weir
  • 8SinnottSubstituted forMcCourtat 75'minutes
  • 25ReedBooked at 90mins
  • 23Flores
  • 9Dennis
  • 10O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 11Ugwu
  • 12Anyon
  • 16Wakefield
  • 18Brewster
  • 20Maguire
  • 24Kellett
  • 26McCourt
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
4,332

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 4, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 4, Chesterfield 1.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Sean Rigg (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Newport County).

Jordan Flores (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Louis Reed (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield).

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Robbie Weir (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scot Bennett replaces David Pipe.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 4, Chesterfield 1. Padraig Amond (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jak McCourt replaces Jordan Sinnott.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gozie Ugwu replaces Andy Kellett.

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 3, Chesterfield 1. Frank Nouble (Newport County) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Padraig Amond.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Chesterfield 1. Frank Nouble (Newport County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Butler.

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

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Dan Butler replaces Mark O'Brien because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Sean Rigg replaces Reece Cole.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Chesterfield 1. Frank Nouble (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter431074310
2Newport42209548
3Stevenage42208538
4Crewe42205328
5Luton421113587
6Accrington42119727
7Notts County42118717
8Wycombe4211101007
9Swindon421145-17
10Coventry42025326
11Carlisle42027706
12Yeovil42021014-46
13Lincoln City41217525
14Mansfield41217615
15Morecambe41213305
16Colchester411278-14
17Barnet411234-14
18Cambridge411223-14
19Forest Green4112712-54
20Crawley410345-13
21Port Vale410357-23
22Grimsby410369-33
23Cheltenham410359-43
24Chesterfield410349-53
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