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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Padraig Amond (30')
  • Frank Nouble (85')
  • Billy Kee (90')

Accrington's title party on hold as Newport win

Newport stalled Accrington's title-winning celebrations with a 2-1 win at Rodney Parade.
Stanley have already been promoted but goals from Padraig Amond and Frank Nouble were enough to give the Exiles victory.
Billy Kee grabbed a late consolation goal for the visitors but it was not enough.
Newport came close to opening the scoring when Amond was found unmarked in the penalty box only to head straight into the arms of goalkeeper Aaron Chapman.
But Amond did put the Exiles into the lead with a powerful shot which found the bottom-left corner.
Stanley threatened an equaliser before the break, with Sean McConville forcing Joe Day into a save.
Mark Hughes thought he had equalised when his shot hit a post before Newport scrambled the ball away.
Nouble looked to have secured the win when his low shot from the edge of the area beat Chapman.
Kee got one back for Stanley in the dying moments but Newport managed to cling on to the points.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 19 +23 43
2 Northampton Town 20 +11 37
3 Port Vale 20 +13 35
4 Exeter City 20 +9 33
5 Swindon Town 19 +7 33
6 Sutton United 20 +5 32
7 Leyton Orient 20 +18 31
8 Newport County 20 +8 31
9 Harrogate Town 20 +6 30
10 Tranmere Rovers 19 +2 29
11 Mansfield Town 20 -3 26
12 Hartlepool United 20 -9 26
13 Bradford City 20 +2 25
14 Walsall 20 -2 25
15 Salford City 19 +3 24
16 Rochdale 20 -1 24
17 Bristol Rovers 20 -8 23
18 Colchester United 19 -6 22
19 Crawley Town 19 -8 22
20 Barrow 19 -4 19
21 Stevenage 19 -15 19
22 Carlisle United 20 -16 16
23 Oldham Athletic 20 -15 15
24 Scunthorpe United 20 -20 15