League Two
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Newport County 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Newport's Nicky Maynard is tackled by Jordan Williams
Newport had won 2-0 at Bolton in September.

Newport County ended Bolton Wanderers' 14 match unbeaten run with a win which rejuvenated their League Two promotion hopes.

Nicky Maynard scored the winner to end Newport's run of three consecutive defeats.

Bolton's first defeat since 23 January sees them drop out of the automatic promotion spots to fourth in the table.

County, back at Rodney Parade after two games at Cardiff City Stadium, occupy the final play-off spot.

Bolton's Eoin Doyle struck the crossbar early in the game while team-mate Keiron Lee had two good chances.

Newport looked dangerous at set pieces and Maynard forced a good save from Matt Gilks.

Maynard grabbed what proved to be the winner just after the hour mark, with the veteran striker seizing on an opportunity to score from an acute angle.

Exiles keeper Nick Townsend made a crucial save in stoppage time following a goal line scramble to secure victory over League Two's in-form side.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn:

"You can see why they've been unbeaten for a long period. I thought Bolton were very good and they were better in the first half and a lot more even in the second half.

"I'm just pleased with the three points because we've played better in the last three games and haven't got a point. I don't care how they come, we're at the business end and I just want the points.

"Nicky could have had a hat-trick if it had been against a lesser goalkeeper."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Townsend
  • 6FarquharsonSubstituted forLedleyat 59'minutes
  • 8Dolan
  • 15Longe-KingSubstituted forCollinsat 45'minutes
  • 32Shephard
  • 4LabadieBooked at 90mins
  • 10Sheehan
  • 17BennettBooked at 45mins
  • 14Lewis
  • 18MaynardSubstituted forEllisonat 82'minutes
  • 29Taylor

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 9Amond
  • 19Telford
  • 21Collins
  • 22Ellison
  • 27Scrimshaw
  • 34Ledley

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 27Baptiste
  • 28John
  • 25Thomason
  • 4WilliamsSubstituted forElbouzediat 72'minutes
  • 23IsgroveSubstituted forAfolayanat 72'minutes
  • 29Lee
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forMaddisonat 72'minutes
  • 9Doyle

Substitutes

  • 14Maddison
  • 18Tutte
  • 20Miller
  • 21Brockbank
  • 30Afolayan
  • 31Elbouzedi
  • 38Jensen
Referee:
Graham Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kieran Lee (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Declan John with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

  6. Booking

    Joss Labadie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Declan John.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Gethin Jones (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Collins (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zak Elbouzedi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Oladapo Afolayan.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Zak Elbouzedi with a headed pass.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Kevin Ellison replaces Nicky Maynard.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Marcus Maddison tries a through ball, but Oladapo Afolayan is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Zak Elbouzedi (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joss Labadie.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge402181160372371
2Cheltenham392091053351869
3Tranmere391810115247564
4Bolton391810114844464
5Forest Green391711115044662
6Morecambe38188125351262
7Newport38179124839960
8Exeter3815121160431757
9Leyton Orient39169144440457
10Salford3814131144311355
11Bradford381510134543255
12Carlisle37166155144754
13Stevenage401217113534153
14Crawley391410154953-452
15Port Vale40148185252050
16Harrogate39147184044-449
17Oldham40139185966-748
18Scunthorpe37137173845-746
19Mansfield40918134551-645
20Walsall39819123946-743
21Barrow38119184548-342
22Colchester40817153754-1741
23Southend39811202352-2935
24Grimsby39713193057-2734
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