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Lincoln City 3-2 Newport County

Lincoln City v Newport
Harry Anderson's fourth goal of the season gave Lincoln a 2-0 lead over Newport County

Two early goals set Lincoln City on their way to victory over Newport and extend their lead at the top of League Two.

John Akinde scored after three minutes with Newport failing to clear a corner.

Harry Anderson doubled the lead four minutes later but Padraig Amond pulled a goal back for County a minute before half-time.

Tom Pett's volley extended Lincoln's lead and they held on for the win despite Amond's second goal.

Lincoln are now four points clear of second-placed MK Dons, while County drop to eighth.

Newport manager Mike Flynn said: "I'm disappointed with the goals we conceded - it's a common theme.

"It was a shocking start but after the first 25 minutes I thought we were the better team by a mile.

"We knew they were going to start bright and we knew they were going to throw things at us and everything we worked on went out of the window in the first 20 minutes."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Smith
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Shackell
  • 14ToffoloBooked at 77mins
  • 26Anderson
  • 8Frecklington
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forWhartonat 81'minutes
  • 7Pett
  • 29AkindeSubstituted forRheadat 74'minutes
  • 17McCartanSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 6Wharton
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 15Wilson
  • 18Mensah
  • 24Slocombe

Newport

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Day
  • 2PipeSubstituted forSheehanat 89'minutes
  • 5Franks
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3Butler
  • 8DolanSubstituted forLabadieat 56'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 17BennettBooked at 55mins
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forM Harrisat 71'minutes
  • 11Matt
  • 9Amond
  • 42Semenyo

Substitutes

  • 4Labadie
  • 14M Harris
  • 15Bakinson
  • 16Sheehan
  • 20Pring
  • 28Demetriou
  • 30Townsend
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
8,632

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wharton (Lincoln City).

  5. Post update

    Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pett (Lincoln City).

  9. Post update

    Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces David Pipe.

  14. Post update

    Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

  16. Post update

    Mark Harris (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

  18. Post update

    Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Newport County).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City22145341202147
2MK Dons22127332141843
3Colchester23125635231241
4Bury23116644261839
5Mansfield21911132151738
6Exeter2310763325837
7Forest Green2299431211036
8Newport2210573437-335
9Tranmere239773430434
10Carlisle23103103229333
11Oldham238873426832
12Stevenage239592830-232
13Swindon238782631-531
14Northampton2361072830-228
15Port Vale237792427-328
16Grimsby2384112630-428
17Crawley2282122936-726
18Crewe2374122128-725
19Morecambe2374122537-1225
20Yeovil215882525023
21Cheltenham2257102233-1122
22Cambridge2355131938-1920
23Notts County2347122549-2419
24Macclesfield2345141838-2017
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