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Barnet 2-0 Newport County

Barnet's Dan Sweeney moves away from Newport's Ben Tozer
Barnet beat Newport 2-1 in the reverse fixture at Rodney Parade in November

Barnet gave their slim hopes of avoiding relegation from League Two a boost with victory over Newport County.

Goals from Shaq Coulthirst and Ricardo Santos were enough for Martin Allen's side to secure a second win in three.

Matty Dolan hit the crossbar with Newport's best effort as Mike Flynn's side fell to a third defeat in five games.

Second-from-bottom Barnet are now four points from safety with two games left, while Newport dropped a place to 14th.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn: "That was the worst performance under me. I can't handle that or stomach it. We prepared as usual and nobody saw it coming.

"We all have bad games but we didn't have any fight, that's the disappointing thing I can't handle."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Ross
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Nelson
  • 13Tutonda
  • 23Nicholls
  • 26SweeneySubstituted forWatsonat 55'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 14AkinolaSubstituted forPayneat 83'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 11CoulthirstSubstituted forAkpa Akproat 80'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 7Watson
  • 15Bover
  • 18Fonguck
  • 25Akpa Akpro
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 32Payne

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 17BennettSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 78'minutes
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 43mins
  • 2Pipe
  • 12TozerBooked at 24minsSubstituted forNoubleat 45'minutes
  • 7Willmott
  • 8Dolan
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 45CollinsSubstituted forHayesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Nouble
  • 19Reid
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
  • 39Hayes
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,816

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 2, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Newport County 0.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

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

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Ben White.

Hand ball by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Calaum Jahraldo-Martin.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by David Tutonda.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Joe Payne replaces Simeon Akinola.

Booking

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 2, Newport County 0. Ricardo Santos (Barnet) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Watson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Richard Brindley (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Scot Bennett because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Richard Brindley (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ricardo Santos (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ryan Watson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Delay in match Scot Bennett (Newport County) because of an injury.

David Tutonda (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by David Pipe.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Attempt missed. Paul Hayes (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Barnet).

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington43286974413390
2Luton442412891454684
3Wycombe4422121076591778
4Exeter442381362511177
5Notts County4421131070462476
6Lincoln City4319141059441571
7Coventry432181456421471
8Mansfield4417171063491468
9Swindon44197186465-164
10Carlisle441615135952763
11Colchester441613155351261
12Cambridge431612155058-860
13Crawley441610185663-758
14Newport421415135154-357
15Stevenage441313185763-652
16Cheltenham441312196565051
17Crewe44155245873-1550
18Port Vale441114194860-1247
19Yeovil431210215671-1546
20Forest Green43137235371-1846
21Grimsby441112213765-2845
22Morecambe43917174155-1444
23Barnet441010244265-2340
24Chesterfield4398264578-3335
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