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Yeovil Town 1-3 Newport County

Robbie Willmott
Robbie Willmott's goal was his first since he scored the winner against Mansfield Town in February

Yeovil Town slipped closer to the League Two relegation zone as they were beaten by Newport County at Huish Park.

After a goalless first half, Robbie Willmott broke the deadlock for County after 62 minutes when he headed in Ben Kennedy's cross off the post.

Four minutes later Kennedy got a goal of his own, when his long-range effort beat Nathan Baxter in the Yeovil goal.

Welshman Tom James pulled a goal back for Yeovil before Keanu Marsh-Brown's injury-time strike sealed victory.

County, who avenged a 6-0 defeat in the reverse fixture, move up to 11th, six points off the play-offs with a game in hand.

Yeovil are now level on points with Notts County and only out of the bottom two on goal difference.

Newport County boss Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"I thought we were solid and compact in the first half, we knew we would grow into the game.

"We took control and in the second half there was only one team in it.

"Some of our attacking play was unbelievable.

"We have games in hand so we have got a fighting chance, so far so good. There will be some twists and turns before the end of the season."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 12Baxter
  • 21GrantBooked at 54mins
  • 5Mugabi
  • 4Warren
  • 26Ojo
  • 20D'AlmeidaBooked at 26minsSubstituted forDuffusat 70'minutes
  • 23James
  • 8Worthington
  • 15RogersSubstituted forAbrahamsat 66'minutes
  • 9FisherBooked at 51minsSubstituted forZokoat 89'minutes
  • 25Dobre

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Gafaiti
  • 10Gray
  • 11Duffus
  • 13Zoko
  • 16Abrahams
  • 27Seager

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 28Demetriou
  • 25O'Brien
  • 26Poole
  • 7Willmott
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forDolanat 72'minutes
  • 16Sheehan
  • 3Butler
  • 27McKirdyBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 60'minutes
  • 11MattSubstituted forAzeezat 86'minutes
  • 19KennedyBooked at 37mins

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 8Dolan
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 12Randall-Hurren
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Bakinson
  • 22Crofts
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,983

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 3.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Bevis Mugabi.

Foul by Courtney Duffus (Yeovil Town).

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Yeovil Town).

Ben Kennedy (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town).

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 3. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town).

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Francois Zoko replaces Alex Fisher.

Foul by Courtney Duffus (Yeovil Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Courtney Duffus (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Courtney Duffus (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Adebayo Azeez replaces Jamille Matt because of an injury.

Delay in match Jamille Matt (Newport County) because of an injury.

Courtney Duffus (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathan Baxter.

Attempt saved. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 2. Tom James (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tristan Abrahams.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Joss Labadie because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Courtney Duffus replaces Sessi D'Almeida.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Newport County 2. Ben Kennedy (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tristan Abrahams replaces Gabriel Rogers.

Attempt saved. Sessi D'Almeida (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Newport County 1. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Harry McKirdy.

Gary Warren (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Booking

Harry McKirdy (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City402214470373380
2MK Dons402191066412572
3Bury392011872442871
4Mansfield401815760342669
5Tranmere3919101059421767
6Forest Green4016131158411761
7Exeter3917101252411161
8Colchester401791458481060
9Carlisle40177165954558
10Swindon391512125047357
11Newport38167154957-855
12Stevenage40159164552-754
13Crewe40158174952-353
14Northampton401216125052-252
15Oldham381312135648851
16Cheltenham40149175258-651
17Grimsby40147194050-1049
18Morecambe40129194562-1745
19Port Vale401111183546-1144
20Crawley40127214059-1943
21Cambridge39119193457-2342
22Yeovil4099223759-2236
23Notts County40812204172-3136
24Macclesfield39811204165-2435
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