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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 Cheltenham Town 32 +16 59
2 Cambridge United 34 +19 58
3 Forest Green Rovers 32 +12 57
4 Morecambe 33 +3 55
5 Tranmere Rovers 32 +6 54
6 Newport County 32 +8 51
7 Bolton Wanderers 33 +1 51
8 Exeter City 31 +18 50
9 Salford City 32 +15 50
10 Bradford City 31 +3 47
11 Harrogate Town 33 -2 45
12 Crawley Town 31 +2 44
13 Carlisle United 29 +5 43
14 Leyton Orient 32 -1 42
15 Stevenage 34 -3 41
16 Oldham Athletic 32 -7 39
17 Scunthorpe United 31 -7 39
18 Walsall 32 -5 38
19 Mansfield Town 32 -5 37
20 Colchester United 32 -12 36
21 Port Vale 33 -6 34
22 Barrow 31 -6 29
23 Southend United 33 -26 29
24 Grimsby Town 31 -28 24