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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Padraig Amond (15')
  • Ben Tozer (35')
  • Paul Mullin (62')
  • Rollin Menayese (66')

Newport see off Swindon to end long wait for home win

Newport secured their first home win since January as goals from Padraig Amond and Ben Tozer dealt a blow to the play-off hopes of 10-man Swindon.
The visitors got a goal back through Paul Mullin but saw centre-half Rollin Menayese receive two second-half yellow cards which ended their comeback hopes.
Newport took control after a scrappy opening with two goals before the break.
Amond opened the scoring in stunning fashion on 15 minutes, controlling a long ball from captain David Pipe in the box and then lifting a superb volley into the top corner.
Tozer had earlier put a shot over but the former Swindon man made amends by flicking Ben White's cross into the back of the net with a delicate header in the 35th minute.
Swindon made two changes for the start of the second half and both substitutes made an immediate impact.
Mullin worked Joe Day and Donal McDermott saw a 25-yard effort rebound off the crossbar before he laid on a cross which Mullin headed home on 62 minutes.
But that was as good as it got for the Robins as Menayese's second booking followed a clash with Matty Dolan and Tozer hit the post from 45 yards with Swindon goalkeeper Stuart Moore at the other end of the field in search of an equaliser.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Cambridge United 24 +15 41
2 Newport County 22 +10 40
3 Carlisle United 21 +12 39
4 Forest Green Rovers 23 +8 38
5 Salford City 23 +12 37
6 Cheltenham Town 23 +9 37
7 Leyton Orient 23 +8 36
8 Morecambe 22 -5 35
9 Crawley Town 22 +6 34
10 Exeter City 21 +14 33
11 Tranmere Rovers 22 -1 32
12 Walsall 24 -3 32
13 Colchester United 22 -2 30
14 Mansfield Town 23 +1 29
15 Port Vale 24 -1 29
16 Oldham Athletic 23 -5 28
17 Bolton Wanderers 23 -8 28
18 Harrogate Town 22 -4 26
19 Bradford City 21 -5 24
20 Barrow 23 -2 23
21 Scunthorpe United 23 -12 23
22 Stevenage 21 -6 21
23 Grimsby Town 24 -21 21
24 Southend United 23 -20 20