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Northampton Town 2-0 Newport County: Cobblers end Exiles' winning run

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Northampton were the last team to beat Newport in the league

Andy Williams and Sam Hoskins struck as Northampton Town ended Newport County's 17-match unbeaten run in League Two.

The Cobblers were also the last team to beat Mike Flynn's side in the league, in March.

Williams scored early on from close range and Hoskins marked his 100th league appearance for the hosts by capitalising on a defensive mix up.

The visitors ended the game with 10 men after Jamille Matt received two yellow cards in the dying minutes.

Northampton's win also denied Newport the chance to go top of the table.

Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"I don't think we were quite at it today. We huffed and puffed at times, but you could see the tone where we had a chance to go 1-0 up, but for an offside, then they score.

"It's a bit frustrating. It was a so-so performance. They did what they did well and deserved the three points."

On being linked the vacant role of League One Lincoln City boss, Flynn said: "I'm just here to talk about today's game and be respectful to my players because they deserve it. I'll be in charge on Tuesday (at Macclesfield).

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 23Harriman
  • 5Goode
  • 16Wharton
  • 3Martin
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 35mins
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forWarburtonat 87'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forKajaat 53'minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 12Pollock
  • 19Oliver
  • 20Warburton
  • 21Kaja
  • 29Waters
  • 33Fisher

Newport

  • 1King
  • 12McNamaraSubstituted forPoleonat 75'minutes
  • 5Howkins
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3Haynes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 7Willmott
  • 8DolanSubstituted forWhitelyat 63'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 15Abrahams
  • 9AmondSubstituted forMattat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 11Matt
  • 17Bennett
  • 20Whitely
  • 22Maloney
  • 24Poleon
  • 30Townsend
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
4,616

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Newport County 0.

Foul by Harry Smith (Northampton Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Harry Smith (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Josh Sheehan.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jamille Matt (Newport County) for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Warburton (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Smith.

Offside, Newport County. Ryan Haynes tries a through ball, but Kyle Howkins is caught offside.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Attempt blocked. Corey Whitely (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthew Warburton replaces Nicky Adams.

Corey Whitely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Northampton Town).

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Newport County).

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

Joe Martin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Egli Kaja (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicky Adams following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Harry Smith replaces Andy Williams.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Foul by Egli Kaja (Northampton Town).

Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Dominic Poleon replaces Dan McNamara.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Newport County 0. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Lines following a fast break.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

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

Attempt saved. Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Martin with a cross.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dan McNamara.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

Joe Martin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Howkins (Newport County).

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Corey Whitely replaces Matthew Dolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jamille Matt replaces Padraig Amond.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter8530126618
2Swindon8521178917
3Forest Green851275216
4Newport843174315
5Crewe85031110115
6Cheltenham8422147714
7Bradford842295414
8Crawley8422129314
9Grimsby83321511412
10Port Vale8332910-112
11Plymouth8323129311
12Cambridge832399011
13Macclesfield832399011
14Northampton831498110
15Carlisle83141115-410
16Mansfield823310919
17Colchester823367-19
18Leyton Orient82331014-49
19Salford81521012-28
20Oldham8134712-56
21Walsall813439-66
22Morecambe8134815-76
23Scunthorpe8116815-74
24Stevenage8035613-73
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