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Newport County 2-1 Accrington Stanley

Padraig Amond of Newport County tries a shot at goal
Padraig Amond's goal was his 12th in the league this season

Newport ended Accrington Stanley's 15-game unbeaten run to prolong their wait for the League Two title.

Padraig Amond's first-half strike after half-hour handed Michael Flynn's men the lead before Frank Nouble rifled home with five minutes remaining.

Mark Hughes hit the post for Accrington at 1-0 as they pushed for the draw that would have ensured top spot.

Billy Kee's 90th minute effort was not enough for Accrington, as they will try again at home to Lincoln on Saturday.

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman: "It's something we're not used to. For a long while we've been superb but we didn't turn up in the first-half and they were comfortably better than us.

"I feel sorry for those who made the trip and wanted a party, but when you come to places like this they're not going to want to let you party in their back garden."

Newport County manager Mike Flynn: "I thought we were excellent. It was a slow start but we grew into the game and we should have scored more and been a lot more comfortable. I'm still waiting to win a game without my blood pressure going through the ceiling.

"I've never given the instructions to sit back - if you do this against a team like this you're asking for trouble. They'll win the league, 100%, but I'm just glad they didn't win it here."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6WhiteBooked at 66mins
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 88mins
  • 3Butler
  • 7Willmott
  • 12Tozer
  • 8Dolan
  • 31SheehanSubstituted forCollinsat 71'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 10NoubleSubstituted forHayesat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 13Jackson
  • 19Reid
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
  • 39Hayes
  • 45Collins

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 26JohnsonSubstituted forZanzalaat 75'minutes
  • 2Dunne
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 8BrownBooked at 61mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee
  • 10Jackson

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6Nolan
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 16Maxted
  • 17Esteves Sousa
  • 32Rodgers
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,370

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

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

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Paul Hayes replaces Frank Nouble.

Booking

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

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Accrington Stanley 0. Frank Nouble (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Chapman.

Attempt saved. Aaron Collins (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Callum Johnson.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ben White.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Josh Sheehan.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Booking

Ben White (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ben Tozer (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington442861075433290
2Luton442412891454684
3Wycombe4422121076591778
4Exeter442381362511177
5Notts County4421131070462476
6Lincoln City4420141063461774
7Coventry442181558461271
8Mansfield4417171063491468
9Swindon44197186465-164
10Carlisle441615135952763
11Colchester441613155351261
12Cambridge441613155058-861
13Newport431515135355-260
14Crawley441610185663-758
15Stevenage441313185763-652
16Cheltenham441312196565051
17Crewe44155245873-1550
18Port Vale441114194860-1247
19Yeovil441211215671-1547
20Forest Green44138235371-1847
21Morecambe44918174155-1445
22Grimsby441112213765-2845
23Barnet441010244265-2340
24Chesterfield4398264578-3335
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