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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Newport County 2.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Scott Wharton (Lincoln City).

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

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

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Foul by Tom Pett (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces David Pipe.

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

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

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

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Newport County).

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Jamille Matt (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Scott Wharton replaces Michael O'Connor because of an injury.

Delay in match Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Newport County 2. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces John Akinde.

Booking

Joss Labadie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark Harris replaces Robbie Willmott.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Newport County 1. Tom Pett (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Akinde.

Attempt blocked. Dan Butler (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

Attempt missed. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Grant Smith.

Attempt saved. Joss Labadie (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

goal

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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