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Newport County 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Padraig Amond of Newport County challenges Olly Lancashire of Crewe Alexandra
Padraig Amond of Newport County challenges Olly Lancashire of Crewe Alexandra

Padraig Amond scored a dramatic late winner at Rodney Parade as Newport County knocked Crewe Alexandra off the top of League Two.

In the process Michael Flynn's side rose into the play-off spots, taking over in fifth, one place above the visitors.

The game was heading for a draw before Amond latched onto Tristan Abrahams' pass.

Amond found the bottom right corner to send Crewe home empty-handed.

Newport boss Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "We didn't turn up until the 88th minute so we were poor today.

"I'm not going to dress it up. We were really poor going forward, but as a team we defended well, limited their chances - I don't think they had one clear-cut chance.

"And they've gone for the win and it's cost them."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1King
  • 12McNamara
  • 5Howkins
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3Haynes
  • 20WhitelySubstituted forNurseat 62'minutes
  • 8DolanSubstituted forMaloneyat 66'minutes
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forCollinsat 87'minutes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 9Amond
  • 15Abrahams

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Labadie
  • 16Nurse
  • 21Collins
  • 22Maloney
  • 27Inniss
  • 30Townsend

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 5LancashireBooked at 9mins
  • 6Nolan
  • 15Hunt
  • 16Lowery
  • 4Wintle
  • 12Green
  • 7Powell
  • 9Porter
  • 10Kirk

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 14Finney
  • 17Anene
  • 19Dale
  • 25Adebisi
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
3,712

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt blocked. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Chris Porter.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Crewe Alexandra 0. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tristan Abrahams.

Attempt saved. George Nurse (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tristan Abrahams with a cross.

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Collins (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan McNamara.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lewis Collins replaces Robbie Willmott.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Powell.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tom King.

Attempt saved. Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Green.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eddie Nolan.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dan McNamara.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra).

Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Taylor Maloney replaces Matthew Dolan.

Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tommy Lowery with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Josh Sheehan.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. George Nurse replaces Corey Whitely.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Wintle.

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Howkins (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tommy Lowery.

Foul by Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra).

Dan McNamara (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Oliver Lancashire (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter532063311
2Plymouth531193610
3Forest Green531153210
4Macclesfield53026339
5Newport52304229
6Crewe530256-19
7Grimsby522110648
8Cheltenham52218448
9Bradford52215238
10Swindon52218628
11Cambridge52216518
12Crawley52129817
13Leyton Orient521268-27
14Mansfield51318716
15Salford51317706
16Port Vale513179-26
17Colchester512256-15
18Morecambe512257-25
19Walsall512225-35
20Northampton511335-24
21Carlisle5113610-44
22Oldham511337-44
23Stevenage502304-42
24Scunthorpe5014512-71
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