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Newport County 3-1 Bury

Mickey Demetriou (left) celebrates scoring the opening goal against Bury
Mickey Demetriou (left) doubled his goal tally for the season with his brace against Bury

Newport County moved to within two points of the League Two play-off places with victory over Bury, who dropped out of the automatic promotion spots.

A flurry of first-half goals started with Mickey Demetriou heading the hosts in front, only for Nicky Maynard to level for Bury two minutes later.

Jamille Matt then fired Newport into a 2-1 lead after 13 minutes.

Demetriou struck his second after the break to seal an important win.

Newport climb up to 11th place in the League Two table, two points adrift of the play-off spots and with a game in hand on Exeter, who occupy the last of those four places.

Bury, meanwhile, drop down to fourth in the table, with Milton Keynes Dons replacing them in third.

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Day
  • 26Poole
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 45mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 8DolanBooked at 51minsSubstituted forKennedyat 66'minutes
  • 16Sheehan
  • 3ButlerBooked at 36mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 9AmondSubstituted forBakinsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 11MattSubstituted forMcKirdyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 12Randall-Hurren
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Bakinson
  • 19Kennedy
  • 27McKirdy

Bury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 19Wharton
  • 3StokesBooked at 68mins
  • 7Adams
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forDannsat 71'minutes
  • 11Rossiter
  • 10MayorBooked at 77mins
  • 15MooreSubstituted forLaveryat 63'minutes
  • 18TelfordSubstituted forOmotayoat 51'minutes
  • 36Maynard

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 16Cooney
  • 27Omotayo
  • 29Hulme
  • 31Danns
  • 32Lavery
  • 43Maloney
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
4,433

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBury
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 3, Bury 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 3, Bury 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Tyreeq Bakinson replaces Padraig Amond.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gold Omotayo (Bury).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry McKirdy (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Regan Poole (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

  12. Booking

    Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Harry McKirdy (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Newport County 3, Bury 1. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Kennedy following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

  17. Post update

    Danny Mayor (Bury) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Neil Danns replaces Jay O'Shea.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City432315573393484
2Mansfield432016766353176
3MK Dons432291269462375
4Bury4321111177532474
5Tranmere4320111261461571
6Forest Green4319131163422170
7Exeter4318111458481065
8Carlisle43197176359464
9Colchester43189165952763
10Stevenage43189165453163
11Newport42189155558-363
12Swindon431516125350361
13Oldham4215141362501259
14Crewe43178185453159
15Northampton431318125656057
16Cheltenham431412175460-654
17Grimsby43148214154-1350
18Crawley43147224562-1749
19Port Vale431211203752-1547
20Morecambe431211204768-2147
21Cambridge431210213761-2446
22Macclesfield43912224673-2739
23Yeovil43910243863-2537
24Notts County43813224479-3537
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