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Notts County 3-0 Newport County

Jorge Grant scores for Notts County
Jorge Grant gives Notts County the lead against Newport

Notts County moved to the top of League Two as they overpowered 10-man Newport County at Meadow Lane.

The game turned in two first-half minutes when Newport's Dan Butler was sent-off for elbowing an opponent and then Jorge Grant slid the ball past Joe Day to give Notts County the lead.

The Exiles reached the interval a goal behind, but Shola Ameobi doubled the lead in the 52nd minute.

A second goal for Grant killed the game off three minutes later.

Newport manager Mike Flynn: "I thought we were slightly the better team (before the sending off), we were getting crosses in t he box and we played some outstanding football when we were down to 10 men.

"I'm proud of the players, they kept going and it's unfortunate the game's been spoilt today.

"I've been told the player went in with excessive force, but I don't want to talk about the referee."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 34Fitzsimons
  • 2TootleBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHuntat 80'minutes
  • 5DuffyBooked at 67minsSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes
  • 16Brisley
  • 3Dickinson
  • 11Hawkridge
  • 22Yates
  • 4Hewitt
  • 10Grant
  • 30SteadSubstituted forForteat 84'minutes
  • 9Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 7Alessandra
  • 13Pindroch
  • 14Forte
  • 17Smith
  • 19Hunt
  • 20Walker
  • 23Jones

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 27RiggSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 45'minutes
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 62mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 12Tozer
  • 17Bennett
  • 8Dolan
  • 3ButlerBooked at 34mins
  • 10NoubleBooked at 42minsSubstituted forReynoldsat 73'minutes
  • 9AmondSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Reynolds
  • 13Jackson
  • 14Barnum-Bobb
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
6,019

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home21
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 3, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 3, Newport County 0.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Liam Walker (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Liam Walker (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Notts County).

Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Terry Hawkridge (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Jon Stead.

Attempt missed. Nicky Hunt (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Nicky Hunt replaces Matt Tootle.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Liam Walker replaces Richard Duffy.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jorge Grant (Notts County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Notts County).

Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lamar Reynolds replaces Frank Nouble.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Terry Hawkridge (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Booking

Richard Duffy (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Notts County).

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

Attempt blocked. Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Yates (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County16103328161233
2Accrington16102430191132
3Luton1694334151931
4Exeter169342318530
5Swindon169162418628
6Coventry16835178927
7Wycombe167633125627
8Newport167452318525
9Lincoln City166641614224
10Cambridge167361616024
11Stevenage167362427-324
12Grimsby166551921-223
13Colchester166462321222
14Mansfield165742221122
15Cheltenham166372323021
16Carlisle165562223-120
17Yeovil165472429-519
18Crewe165291625-917
19Crawley164481216-416
20Forest Green164391632-1615
21Barnet163581924-514
22Port Vale1642101623-714
23Morecambe163581222-1014
24Chesterfield1623111531-169
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