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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Shaquile Coulthirst (10')
  • Ricardo 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 Forest Green Rovers 24 +27 52
2 Tranmere Rovers 25 +12 45
3 Sutton United 25 +8 43
4 Northampton Town 24 +8 41
5 Swindon Town 24 +9 40
6 Newport County 25 +8 38
7 Mansfield Town 24 +2 38
8 Exeter City 24 +9 37
9 Port Vale 23 +9 35
10 Salford City 25 +5 34
11 Bradford City 24 +2 32
12 Crawley Town 24 -5 32
13 Leyton Orient 22 +16 31
14 Harrogate Town 23 0 30
15 Walsall 24 -3 29
16 Bristol Rovers 22 -4 29
17 Hartlepool United 25 -12 29
18 Rochdale 23 -2 27
19 Carlisle United 25 -11 27
20 Stevenage 26 -17 27
21 Barrow 24 -3 26
22 Colchester United 24 -16 22
23 Scunthorpe United 25 -25 19
24 Oldham Athletic 24 -17 18