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Newport County 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Will Boyle of Cheltenham Town is shown a red card by referee Lee Swabey after bringing down Jamille Matt
Cheltenham's Will Boyle is shown a red card by referee Lee Swabey

A Chris Hussey own goal was the difference between the two sides in a niggly encounter at Rodney Parade.

After an uneventful first half, a clever lob by Newport's Padraig Amond was clawed away by Scott Flinders only to rebound in off Hussey.

The visitors went down to 10 men on 75 minutes when Will Boyle was shown a red card for bringing down Jamille Matt.

Cheltenham pushed for a late equaliser but Newport's defence held firm to rejuvenate their play-off hopes.

Newport are now up to 11th, five points off the play-off places, while Cheltenham at 17th.

Newport manager Mike Flynn said: "That was one of the worst games of football I've ever seen in the first half. It was disgusting... I don't want to be associated with that.

"To be fair we got a good response in the second half.

"I thought we deserved to win and we should have scored a second and third as well."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 26Poole
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forPipeat 45'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 7Willmott
  • 15BakinsonSubstituted forSheehanat 45'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 14Azeez
  • 11MattBooked at 87minsSubstituted forMcKirdyat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 16Sheehan
  • 19Kennedy
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 27McKirdy
  • 30Townsend

Cheltenham

  • 30Flinders
  • 24Raglan
  • 4TozerBooked at 33mins
  • 15BoyleBooked at 75mins
  • 11Broom
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forBinghamat 64'minutes
  • 25TillsonBooked at 70mins
  • 26ClementsBooked at 52mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 32VarneySubstituted forBarnettat 65'minutes
  • 21WatersSubstituted forMaddoxat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 20Maddox
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Forster
  • 27Bingham
  • 28Pring
  • 29Barnett
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
3,192

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry McKirdy (Newport County).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Foul by Harry McKirdy (Newport County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Harry McKirdy replaces Jamille Matt.

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Regan Poole.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jamille Matt (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jacob Maddox replaces Billy Waters.

Booking

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Rakish Bingham (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by David Pipe (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Dismissal

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) is shown the red card.

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

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Regan Poole (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Jordan Tillson (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Azeez (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Luke Varney.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Rakish Bingham replaces Kevin Dawson because of an injury.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

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

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City372112465353075
2Bury372010771413070
3Mansfield371714654302465
4MK Dons371981061392265
5Tranmere3717101054421261
6Forest Green3715121054381657
7Colchester371691257431457
8Carlisle37175155648856
9Exeter3615101147371055
10Stevenage37157154246-452
11Newport37157154656-1052
12Northampton371215104847151
13Swindon361311124346-350
14Oldham371212135448648
15Crewe37138164047-747
16Grimsby37145184048-847
17Cheltenham38129174656-1045
18Crawley37127183949-1043
19Morecambe37118184458-1441
20Cambridge37118183254-2241
21Port Vale371010173343-1040
22Yeovil3799193652-1636
23Notts County37711193871-3332
24Macclesfield3679203662-2630
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