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Cheltenham Town 2-1 Newport County: Boyle sets Robins on way to Newport upset

Will Boyle celebrates opening the scoring for Cheltenham Town
Will Boyle celebrates opening the scoring for Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham Town eased their relegations worries with a surprise win over high-flying Newport County.

The Robins began the day out of the relegation zone on goal difference only, but Will Boyle headed in Ryan Broom's cross to give them the lead.

When Newport goalkeeper Joe Day spilled Chris Hussey's shot, Tyrone Barnett poked home to double their lead.

Exiles' Mickey Demetriou missed a penalty, which proved extra costly when Antoine Semenyo scored a late goal.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "It's my fault we lost the game today. I picked the wrong team first half.

"I didn't pick it because I wanted it; it's kind of what I had to, but I'm going to take the blame and I'll take it on the chin today.

"In the first half, they did the job on us. They were very professional."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1FlindersBooked at 71mins
  • 23Forster
  • 4Tozer
  • 15BoyleBooked at 86mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 11Broom
  • 6Atangana
  • 7ThomasBooked at 73mins
  • 26ClementsSubstituted forAddaiat 88'minutes
  • 29Barnett
  • 32Varney

Substitutes

  • 5Mullins
  • 10McAlinden
  • 16Addai
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Jones
  • 27Field
  • 28Mooney

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 5FranksBooked at 48mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 20PringSubstituted forO'Brienat 45'minutes
  • 15Bakinson
  • 33CooperSubstituted forCroftsat 45'minutes
  • 11MattSubstituted forM Harrisat 72'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 42Semenyo

Substitutes

  • 14M Harris
  • 16Sheehan
  • 18Foulston
  • 22Crofts
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Townsend
  • 38Collins
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
3,672

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Newport County 1.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordon Forster.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alex Addai.

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

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Newport County 1. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Chris Clements.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) left footed shot is close, but misses to the right. Mickey Demetriou should be disappointed.

Booking

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Newport County. Padraig Amond draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by William Boyle.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Attempt saved. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordon Forster.

Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Newport County).

Booking

Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark Harris replaces Jamille Matt.

Booking

Scott Flinders (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

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

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

Andrew Crofts (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City18114333161737
2MK Dons19107228131537
3Colchester1995532191332
4Mansfield19711127141332
5Newport199552831-332
6Exeter198742920931
7Tranmere198742820831
8Stevenage199462422231
9Bury1986534201430
10Forest Green197932819930
11Carlisle198292424026
12Crawley198292730-326
13Oldham196762520525
14Swindon196672026-624
15Northampton195862425-123
16Crewe196491924-522
17Port Vale196491723-622
18Yeovil175662319421
19Morecambe1963101930-1121
20Grimsby1954101425-1119
21Cambridge1954101932-1319
22Cheltenham184591726-917
23Notts County1936102140-1915
24Macclesfield1924131537-2210
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