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Newport County 0-1 Leyton Orient

Joe Ledley
Joe Ledley joined Newport County on a deal until the end of the season

Newport County's promotion hopes were dealt a blow after a 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient in League Two.

Conor Wilkinson netted the only goal of the game at Cardiff City Stadium, turning in a cross from Daniel Kemp on the hour mark.

His close-range effort was originally flagged for offside but later overruled by the referee.

Wales international Joe Ledley made his first appearance for Newport from the bench having signed in the week.

Michael Flynn's side remain in the hunt for promotion despite today's result and Tuesday's loss at Port Vale, but they do have games in hand over their rivals.

Leyton Orient rise to 13th.

Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "We played some really good stuff first half, but the second half our decision making was non-existent.

"We dominated the ball today, it was just frustrating we didn't do enough with it.

"It all comes down to me, I get the accolades when things go well and when things go bad it's all my fault, but they [the players] have got to take some responsibility because some of the things I saw in the second half was embarrassing really."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Townsend
  • 6Farquharson
  • 8DolanSubstituted forLedleyat 57'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 32Shephard
  • 4LabadieBooked at 47mins
  • 17BennettSubstituted forEllisonat 66'minutes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 14LewisSubstituted forTelfordat 66'minutes
  • 27ScrimshawSubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutes
  • 18MaynardSubstituted forGambinat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 9Amond
  • 16Gambin
  • 19Telford
  • 22Ellison
  • 29Taylor
  • 34Ledley

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Vigouroux
  • 18Akinola
  • 23Turley
  • 5Happe
  • 3Widdowson
  • 8Clay
  • 4CisséBooked at 38minsSubstituted forKyprianouat 45'minutes
  • 9WilkinsonBooked at 87mins
  • 15KempBooked at 31mins
  • 7McAnuffBooked at 68mins
  • 39Johnson

Substitutes

  • 1Sargeant
  • 2Ling
  • 6Coulson
  • 11Dayton
  • 17Dennis
  • 24Sweeney
  • 26Kyprianou
Referee:
Samuel Barrott

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 0, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Ryan Taylor (Newport County).

  4. Post update

    Lawrence Vigouroux (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Craig Clay.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke Gambin with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

  8. Booking

    Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Luke Gambin (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Hector Kyprianou (Leyton Orient).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Ledley (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Shephard.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Kemp (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

  14. Post update

    Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Johnson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jobi McAnuff.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Leyton Orient. Jobi McAnuff tries a through ball, but Daniel Kemp is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Craig Clay (Leyton Orient).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Kemp with a cross following a set piece situation.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham36198948331565
2Cambridge371971155342164
3Forest Green351710849371261
4Tranmere35187104839961
5Bolton36179104743460
6Morecambe36178115149259
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter341411958401853
9Salford3513121041291251
10Crawley35149124744351
11Carlisle33146134641548
12Bradford34139123838048
13Harrogate36146164041-148
14Leyton Orient35138143939047
15Stevenage371016113132-146
16Mansfield36915124448-442
17Oldham36119165261-942
18Scunthorpe35126173645-942
19Port Vale37118184651-541
20Walsall35815123845-739
21Barrow34108164143-238
22Colchester36814143349-1638
23Southend36710192250-2831
24Grimsby35610192654-2828
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