League Two
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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Newport County 3, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 3, Bury 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tyreeq Bakinson replaces Padraig Amond.

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

Foul by Gold Omotayo (Bury).

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

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

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

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

Hand ball by Regan Poole (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

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.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

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

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

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordan Rossiter.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Booking

Chris Stokes (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ben Kennedy replaces Matthew Dolan.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Caolan Lavery replaces Byron Moore.

Attempt missed. Jordan Rossiter (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Byron Moore (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Gold Omotayo replaces Dominic Telford.

Booking

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordan Rossiter.

goal

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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