League Two
Newport2Scunthorpe1

Newport County 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Padraig Amond celebrates after scoring Newport's first goal
Padraig Amond (left) scored his sixth goal of the season to gibe Newport the lead at Rodney Parade

Newport County continued their excellent start to the season thanks to Josh Sheehan's winner.

Sheehan's first of the season, struck from 20-yards out, ensured Newport kept up the pressure on the teams at the top of League Two.

Padraig Amond put the Exiles ahead just before the break, but a mistake by Newport defender Mark O'Brien saw him put through his own net to make it 1-1.

Newport are third after the win while the visitors are 22nd.

Newport manager Michael Flynn told BBC Radio Wales Wales:

"I am always delighted to get three points but we should have made it more comfortable than we did.

"The last ten minutes they came at us strong, but I've got a strong group of players.

"It was a great finish for the winner, I am delighted for Josh [Sheehan], he's been outstanding this season, he's been head and shoulders above most players in this league.

"He should get more goals, I am always on at him that he doesn't hit the target enough."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1King
  • 12McNamaraBooked at 2mins
  • 27Inniss
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 45mins
  • 3Haynes
  • 7WillmottBooked at 87mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forNurseat 86'minutes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 11Matt
  • 9AmondSubstituted forAbrahamsat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Howkins
  • 8Dolan
  • 15Abrahams
  • 16Nurse
  • 20Whitely
  • 24Poleon
  • 30Townsend

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 14Perch
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 28Brown
  • 20GillieadSubstituted forWardat 68'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 22SuttonBooked at 34minsSubstituted forSlaterat 57'minutes
  • 5Songo'o
  • 7Colclough
  • 17Novak
  • 33ProctorBooked at 22minsSubstituted forvan Veenat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Butler
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Ward
  • 25Eastwood
  • 27Slater
  • 30Eisa
  • 32Bedeau
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
3,936

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Attempt saved. Harrison McGahey (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Ward (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin van Veen.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Colclough with a cross.

Booking

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Junior Brown (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. George Nurse replaces Joss Labadie.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tristan Abrahams replaces Padraig Amond.

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Regan Slater (Scunthorpe United).

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

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Yann Songo'o (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Jamie Proctor.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt saved. Joss Labadie (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Booking

Jamie Ward (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Scunthorpe United).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Jamie Ward (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jamie Ward replaces Alex Gilliead.

Offside, Scunthorpe United. Harrison McGahey tries a through ball, but Ryan Colclough is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Regan Slater.

Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Perch.

Jamie Proctor (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Offside, Newport County. Dan McNamara tries a through ball, but Jamille Matt is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Junior Brown.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe149232617929
2Bradford148332113827
3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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