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Cambridge United 1-2 Newport County

Ben Tozer of Newport County and Cambridge United's George Maris tussle as they chase the ball
Ben Tozer of Newport County (L) and Cambridge United's George Maris tussle as they chase the ball

Newport captain Joss Labadie scored a bizarre goal at the death to earn a League Two win at Cambridge.

Home goalkeeper David Forde's panicked clearance kick rebounded off Labadie's chest and ballooned into the goal.

Shawn McCoulsky broke the deadlock as the opening period drew to a close, pouncing on a rebound to score.

Cambridge took control after the break and were rewarded as Brown hammered in a left-foot shot to level, but Labadie's winner undid their work.

The win sent The Exiles from 12th to ninth in the table, a point off the play-off places while Cambridge stayed 13th.

In the process Newport recorded a second win over them in December following the 2-0 FA Cup victory on 3 December, when Labadie scored both goals.

Newport boss Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "I didn't think we were at our best today and fair play to Cambridge, they made it difficult for us - they played some really good football.

"But what a nice feeling when you win it at the end having not been at your best. I'm delighted."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2HallidayBooked at 56mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 12Taft
  • 3Carroll
  • 21Elito
  • 22LewisSubstituted forDunkat 74'minutes
  • 16O'NeilSubstituted forMingoiaat 45'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 20Brown
  • 10Azeez

Substitutes

  • 7Mingoia
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2PipeSubstituted forWillmottat 57'minutes
  • 6WhiteBooked at 57mins
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 4LabadieBooked at 80mins
  • 8Dolan
  • 12Tozer
  • 10NoubleBooked at 66mins
  • 15McCoulskySubstituted forAmondat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Willmott
  • 9Amond
  • 11Reynolds
  • 17Bennett
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 27Rigg
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,632

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Newport County 2.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Newport County 2. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).

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

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Shawn McCoulsky.

Hand ball by Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County).

Booking

Joss Labadie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Newport County 1. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Paul Lewis.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. George Taft (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County).

Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ben White (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces David Pipe.

Booking

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay in match (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton22136351193245
2Notts County22127336211543
3Exeter2212373126539
4Wycombe22107539291037
5Accrington2111463224837
6Lincoln City2210662819936
7Coventry2210572315835
8Colchester2210573226635
9Newport229763226634
10Mansfield228953025533
11Grimsby229672526-133
12Swindon2110293228432
13Cambridge228591827-929
14Carlisle227783232028
15Cheltenham227692931-227
16Stevenage227692733-627
17Crawley2266101926-724
18Port Vale2273122332-924
19Crewe2272132435-1123
20Morecambe2257101827-922
21Yeovil2256112740-1321
22Barnet2255122432-820
23Chesterfield2255122539-1420
24Forest Green2255122342-1920
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