League Two
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Newport County 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Padraig Amond was a constant threat in attack for Newport County
Padraig Amond was a constant threat in attack for Newport County

Padraig Amond's first-half goal propelled Newport County into the League Two play-off places as they edged struggling Cheltenham Town.

The Irish forward, signed from Hartlepool United in the summer, was quickest to pounce when the ball went loose from Matty Dolan's corner.

Cheltenham almost levelled when Kyle Storer's header was cleared off the line with Joe Day beaten.

Keeper Day then pulled off a fine stop in injury time to again deny Storer.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm really pleased... we kept a clean sheet and managed the conditions quite well.

"The players have got to keep doing the good work they've been doing.

"I want to improve the football club, the results over the last few years... I think we're doing that."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 28Demetriou
  • 6White
  • 3Butler
  • 20Owen-EvansSubstituted forWillmottat 69'minutes
  • 8DolanBooked at 57mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 27RiggSubstituted forTozerat 75'minutes
  • 10Nouble
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 7Willmott
  • 11Reynolds
  • 12Tozer
  • 22Cole
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 11Winchester
  • 28Moore
  • 15BoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 3Cranston
  • 8Dawson
  • 25MorrellSubstituted forHindsat 80'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 7Pell
  • 9WrightSubstituted forGordonat 45'minutes
  • 20EisaSubstituted forSellarsat 45'minutesBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 1Flatt
  • 14O'Shaughnessy
  • 17Sellars
  • 18Bower
  • 26Gordon
  • 27Hinds
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,916

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben White.

Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Freddy Hinds replaces Joe Morrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ben Tozer replaces Sean Rigg.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben White.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces Tom Owen-Evans.

Attempt blocked. Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Booking

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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