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Newport County 2-1 Bradford City

Robbie Willmott shoots for goal
Newport lost on penalties to Salford in the semi-final of the EFL Trophy in midweek

Newport County came from behind to dent Bradford City's hopes of achieving a League Two play-off berth.

Clayton Donaldson gave Bradford the lead midway through the first-half but it did not last long as Ryan Inniss headed Newport level minutes later.

And five minutes later County were ahead when Scot Bennett rifled the ball past Richard O'Donnell.

Jake Reeves came close to an equaliser when his shot deflected off the bar, while Bennett almost scored a second.

Bradford have now only won once in their last 11 league games.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1KingBooked at 87mins
  • 27InnissBooked at 38mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 7Willmott
  • 10Sheehan
  • 6GormanSubstituted forHowkinsat 79'minutes
  • 31KhanSubstituted forDolanat 89'minutes
  • 3Haynes
  • 33GreenSubstituted forAbrahamsat 74'minutes
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 5Howkins
  • 8Dolan
  • 9Amond
  • 15Abrahams
  • 21Collins
  • 22Waters
  • 29Jefferies

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22HenleySubstituted forO'Connorat 45'minutes
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 32Mottley-Henry
  • 8ReevesBooked at 90mins
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forPritchardat 77'minutes
  • 20MiddletonSubstituted forMcCartanat 77'minutes
  • 10DonaldsonBooked at 38mins
  • 9Novak

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 7Pritchard
  • 14McCartan
  • 17Gibson
  • 19Connolly
  • 29Taylor
  • 31McGee
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
3,439

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Bradford City 1.

Attempt missed. Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paudie O'Connor with a headed pass.

Booking

Jake Reeves (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lee Novak (Bradford City).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Otis Khan.

Booking

Tom King (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Otis Khan.

Attempt missed. Otis Khan (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Novak.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Wood with a cross.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Kyle Howkins replaces Dale Gorman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Harry Pritchard replaces Hope Akpan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Glenn Middleton.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Richards-Everton with a cross.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Otis Khan.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Attempt blocked. Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Glenn Middleton (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hope Akpan.

Lee Novak (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tristan Abrahams replaces Jordan Green.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City).

Jordan Green (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dylan Mottley-Henry (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Glenn Middleton (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Dylan Mottley-Henry (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony O'Connor with a cross.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Josh Sheehan.

Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Green (Newport County).

Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

Jordan Green (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon34206860372366
2Crewe34197862402264
3Exeter34189750381263
4Plymouth34188854371762
5Cheltenham331512648262257
6Colchester351413849351455
7Northampton341671149361355
8Port Vale35141384842655
9Bradford351312104237551
10Forest Green351210134140146
11Cambridge35129143844-645
12Crawley351014114746144
13Salford351111134546-144
14Walsall35128153748-1144
15Newport321110112928143
16Grimsby331011123943-441
17Scunthorpe34109154250-839
18Leyton Orient35912144554-939
19Oldham35814133954-1538
20Carlisle34812143552-1736
21Mansfield35811164654-835
22Morecambe35710183458-2431
23Macclesfield35715133242-1030
24Stevenage35313192347-2422
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