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Chesterfield 1-0 Newport County

Aaron Collins of Newport County holds off the challenge from Laurence Maguire
Aaron Collins of Newport County holds off the challenge from Laurence Maguire

Already-relegated Chesterfield beat Newport in a rearranged fixture after snow postponed the original meeting in April.

Newport had the first half's best chance when Padraig Amond rounded Aaron Ramsdale in the home goal, but his deft effort was cleared off the line.

But it was the hosts who found an opening on 70 minutes when Kristian Dennis headed home Louis Dodds' cross.

Chesterfield stay bottom despite victory; Newport remain in 11th.

The visitors would have sealed a top-half finish with what would have been their third win in a row after beating Accrington Stanley and Cambridge last week.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn: "We created enough chances in the first half to win two or three games but our end product was bad which we spoke about at half time.

"It went the other way in the second half though, it wasn't helpful that we had to make loads of changes, the boys gave everything.

"I'm not going to read the riot act, the boys are flat on their feet and that's from all their efforts this season."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 22Talbot
  • 35NelsonSubstituted forWhitmoreat 42'minutes
  • 20Maguire
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 27Barry
  • 24KellettSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
  • 25Reed
  • 19Dodds
  • 9Dennis
  • 17SmithSubstituted forWeirat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Anyon
  • 15Rowley
  • 26McCourt
  • 28Weir
  • 33Whitmore
  • 44Brown
  • 45Holmes

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 19Reid
  • 6WhiteBooked at 53mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 7Willmott
  • 8Dolan
  • 31SheehanSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 75'minutes
  • 45CollinsSubstituted forJacksonat 61'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 10NoubleSubstituted forHayesat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 13Jackson
  • 18Foulston
  • 24Touray
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
  • 39Hayes
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,608

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Newport County 0.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Laurence Maguire.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Drew Talbot.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Drew Talbot.

Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Hayes (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Paul Hayes replaces Frank Nouble.

Attempt missed. Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marlon Jackson (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Josh Sheehan.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Laurence Maguire.

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

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Newport County 0. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Louis Dodds.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Chesterfield).

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tyler Reid.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Brown (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Foul by Robbie Weir (Chesterfield).

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Aaron Collins.

Attempt saved. Jacob Brown (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jacob Brown (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Hand ball by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington452961076433393
2Luton452512894464887
3Wycombe4523121078601881
4Exeter45238146354977
5Notts County4521131171482376
6Coventry452281564471774
7Lincoln City4520141163471674
8Mansfield4518171066511571
9Carlisle451715136153866
10Swindon45198186465-165
11Newport451615145557-263
12Colchester451614155351262
13Cambridge451613165160-961
14Crawley451610195765-858
15Stevenage451413186064-455
16Crewe45165246074-1453
17Cheltenham451312206671-551
18Grimsby451212213966-2748
19Port Vale451114204962-1347
20Yeovil451211225874-1647
21Forest Green45138245474-2047
22Morecambe45918184156-1545
23Barnet451110244365-2243
24Chesterfield45108274780-3338
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