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Newport County 1-4 Forest Green Rovers

Dan Butler is sent off for Newport
Dan Butler is sent off for Newport

George Williams hit a hat-trick as Forest Green won at Newport.

Williams put Rovers ahead after three minutes, then Tahvon Campbell added a second but Padraig Amond got one back with a late first-half penalty.

Dan Butler's red card early in the second half gave Rovers the numerical advantage. And Williams made sure it was double punishment for Newport when he found the top corner from 30 yards.

Williams then curled in a shot into after playing a one-two with Campbell.

That earned him the match ball as well as keeping Forest Green seventh in League Two, while Newport drop three places to 11th.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"We changed some of the preparations because we haven't been starting right but it didn't matter we started poorly, we are not good enough to keep coming from behind.

"We got a lifeline and then we were down to 10 men then they put another free kick went in the top corner and they dominated afterwards."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 5Franks
  • 17BennettBooked at 33mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2PipeBooked at 40mins
  • 8DolanSubstituted forO'Brienat 60'minutes
  • 15Bakinson
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forWillmottat 8'minutes
  • 3ButlerBooked at 51mins
  • 9Amond
  • 11MattSubstituted forSemenyoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Willmott
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 14M Harris
  • 16Sheehan
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Townsend
  • 42Semenyo

Forest Green

  • 13Montgomery
  • 6Rawson
  • 19McGinleySubstituted forCollinsat 75'minutes
  • 16Gunning
  • 2Shephard
  • 10Brown
  • 7Winchester
  • 4James
  • 23Mills
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forGrubbat 62'minutes
  • 14CampbellSubstituted forReidat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 8Grubb
  • 18Archibald
  • 21Worthington
  • 22Morris
  • 24Thomas
  • 26Reid
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,203

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Attempt saved. David Pipe (Newport County) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Antoine Semenyo replaces Jamille Matt.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Collins replaces Nathan McGinley.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

Attempt blocked. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reuben Reid replaces Tahvon Campbell.

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

Foul by Lloyd James (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt saved. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County).

Lloyd James (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dayle Grubb replaces George Williams.

Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark O'Brien replaces Matthew Dolan.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Forest Green Rovers 4. George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reece Brown.

Jamille Matt (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Gavin Gunning.

Attempt blocked. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Forest Green Rovers 3. George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Dismissal

Dan Butler (Newport County) is shown the red card.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23145442222047
2MK Dons23127433171643
3Mansfield221011134161841
4Colchester24125736251141
5Exeter2411763526940
6Bury24116745281739
7Forest Green23109435221339
8Tranmere2410773731637
9Carlisle24113103829936
10Stevenage2410593031-135
11Newport2310583541-635
12Oldham248883432232
13Swindon248882732-532
14Grimsby2494112730-331
15Northampton2461172931-229
16Port Vale2477102428-428
17Crewe2484122329-628
18Crawley2382133038-826
19Cheltenham2367102534-925
20Morecambe2474132640-1425
21Yeovil225892627-123
22Cambridge2465132139-1823
23Macclesfield2455142039-1920
24Notts County2447132651-2519
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