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Newport County 2-1 Cambridge United

Josh Sheehan
Josh Sheehan featured for 71 minutes against Accrington before feeling fatigued having returned from a long term injury

Newport County boosted their hopes of a top ten finish in League Two by beating and leapfrogging Cambridge United.

Defender Mickey Demetriou scored his third goal in eight games as his shot beat Dimitar Mitov after 26 minutes.

Frank Nouble added a second just before the hour mark as he volleyed home following Aaron Collins' smart assist.

Cambridge pulled a goal back when George Maris beat Joe Day from outside the penalty area but could not find an equaliser as County held on.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forPipeat 45'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 7Willmott
  • 12Tozer
  • 31Sheehan
  • 8DolanSubstituted forCollinsat 55'minutes
  • 10NoubleBooked at 48minsSubstituted forHayesat 77'minutes
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

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

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 12Taft
  • 3CarrollSubstituted forAmooat 80'minutes
  • 4Deegan
  • 20Brown
  • 18Maris
  • 22LewisSubstituted forDunkat 61'minutes
  • 8Waters
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forCorrat 46'minutesBooked at 48mins

Substitutes

  • 7Mingoia
  • 11Dunk
  • 19Amoo
  • 23Corr
  • 24Davies
  • 25Darling
  • 30Iron
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,412

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

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

Paul Hayes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Paul Hayes (Newport County).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

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

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Cambridge United 1. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Waters.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. David Amoo replaces Jake Carroll.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Paul Hayes replaces Frank Nouble because of an injury.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. George Taft (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Attempt blocked. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Paul Lewis.

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

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

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Cambridge United 0. Frank Nouble (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Collins with a cross.

Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington452961076433393
2Luton452512894464887
3Wycombe4523121078601881
4Exeter45238146354977
5Notts County4521131171482376
6Coventry452281564471774
7Lincoln City4520141163471674
8Mansfield4518171066511571
9Carlisle451715136153866
10Swindon45198186465-165
11Newport441615135556-163
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
24Chesterfield4498274680-3435
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