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Colchester United 2-0 Newport County

Match action shot
Frank Nouble of Newport County AFC beats Colchester United's Courtney Senior to the ball

Newport County were beaten for a second successive match since their FA Cup fourth round draw with Tottenham.

Ahead of their visit to Wembley in Wednesday's replay, the Exiles lost again after defeat at Lincoln as Ben Stevenson gave the hosts the lead just before the hour mark.

The contest was settled when Newport failed to clear and Tom Eastman poked home following a scramble.

Colchester leapfrog County into 10th in League Two while the Exiles are 11th.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "It wasn't good enough from us from as soon as they scored.

"I thought before that we were the better team, but after the goal, nowhere near good enough.

"We have given away six sloppy goals since we scored against Tottenham.

"We played some good football, but the final ball, run or pass was not good enough and that was frustrating."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 5Prosser
  • 2Jackson
  • 14Comley
  • 16MurraySubstituted forStevensonat 49'minutes
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forOgedi-Uzokweat 88'minutes
  • 20SeniorSubstituted forSzmodicsat 74'minutes
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 7Wright
  • 10Szmodics
  • 17Stevenson
  • 21Mandeville
  • 27Ogedi-Uzokwe
  • 29Gilmartin

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 19ReidSubstituted forOsadebeat 74'minutes
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 23mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 12Tozer
  • 4Labadie
  • 8DolanSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 62'minutes
  • 7Willmott
  • 9AmondSubstituted forHayesat 58'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 10Nouble

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 17Bennett
  • 22Osadebe
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
  • 39Hayes
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,874

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Newport County 0.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Emmanuel Osadebe.

Attempt saved. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Newport County 0. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Attempt missed. Paul Hayes (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mikael Mandron.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces Tyler Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Courtney Senior.

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Paul Hayes (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Hayes (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Matthew Dolan.

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Newport County 0. Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Courtney Senior.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Paul Hayes replaces Padraig Amond.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tyler Reid.

Attempt saved. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ben Stevenson replaces Sean Murray because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sean Murray (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Newport County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Newport County 0.

Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton31196667303763
2Wycombe30167759431655
3Notts County30159652331954
4Mansfield301411546331353
5Accrington29164951361552
6Exeter29163104034651
7Swindon30163114742551
8Coventry301551035231250
9Lincoln City301310743301349
10Colchester31121094237546
11Newport31121094138346
12Crawley31136123436-245
13Carlisle30118114241141
14Stevenage31108134044-438
15Cambridge30108122841-1338
16Cheltenham3199134146-536
17Grimsby3299142944-1536
18Yeovil3097144350-734
19Port Vale3197153441-734
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3092193553-1829
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3057182946-1722
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