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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Shaquile Coulthirst (10')
  • Richard Almeida Santos (82')

Barnet claim vital victory over Newport

Goals either side of half-time from Shaquile Coulthirst and Ricardo Almeida Santos kept Barnet's League Two survival hopes alive as they beat Newport 2-0.
The hosts took the lead in the 10th minute when Simeon Akinola played in Coulthirst, who finished from close range.
Newport nearly equalised in the following minute with Matty Dolan's header rattling the crossbar while at the other end Dan Butler cleared Richard Brindley's shot off the line.
The Barnet defender came close to doubling the lead again when his free-kick forced a good save from Joe Day.
Day was called into action again before half-time to deny Akinola before John Akinde's header was cleared off the line by Ben White.
Padraig Amond had the ball in the back of the net just before the hour mark but his goal was ruled out for offside.
Santos found space to break forward from defence and his curling shot was saved by Day before he headed in from Ryan Watson's corner in the 81st minute to double Barnet's lead.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 18 +9 33
2 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 31
3 Bradford City 16 +9 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 17 +5 30
5 Exeter City 18 +3 30
6 Cheltenham Town 16 +13 29
7 Northampton Town 18 +7 28
8 Port Vale 18 +1 28
9 Newport County 16 +4 27
10 Colchester United 17 +6 26
11 Plymouth Argyle 17 +5 26
12 Salford City 18 -5 24
13 Cambridge United 18 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 18 +1 21
15 Macclesfield Town 17 -3 21
16 Crawley Town 18 -5 21
17 Leyton Orient 18 -6 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Scunthorpe United 18 -2 18
20 Carlisle United 18 -12 18
21 Walsall 18 -12 18
22 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
23 Morecambe 18 -14 14
24 Stevenage 17 -9 13