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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mickey Demetriou (26')
  • Frank Nouble (59')
  • George Maris (81')

Mickey Demetriou and Frank Nouble on target as Newport beat Cambridge

Newport finished their home campaign with a flourish by beating Cambridge 2-1.
Mickey Demetriou gave Newport a first-half lead before Frank Nouble volleyed home to take the Exiles to within three points of their record League Two points tally.
George Maris made Newport sweat in the final 10 minutes, but his goal could not stop Cambridge from slipping into 13th.
The hosts piled on the pressure from the start and finally got the breakthrough in the 26th minute.
Ben Tozer's long throw was met by Mark O'Brien, who headed the ball down for defensive partner Demetriou to poke home from four yards out to make it 1-0.
Cambridge brought Barry Corr on at half-time to add some attacking threat, but it was County who showed their killer instinct.
Substitute Aaron Collins surged down the wing and crossed for Nouble, who volleyed the ball in at the back post for his 10th goal of the season after 59 minutes.
Billy Waters teed up Maris to fire into the bottom corner with nine minutes remaining, but it was too little, too late.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Leyton Orient 11 +13 28
2 Northampton Town 11 +11 26
3 Stevenage 11 +4 25
4 Bradford City 11 +8 21
5 Salford City 11 +7 21
6 Barrow 11 +3 21
7 Mansfield Town 11 +6 20
8 Doncaster Rovers 11 +3 20
9 Carlisle United 11 +3 18
10 Swindon Town 11 +2 17
11 Tranmere Rovers 11 +2 16
12 Crewe Alexandra 11 +1 16
13 Grimsby Town 11 +1 16
14 Sutton United 11 0 14
15 AFC Wimbledon 11 -3 12
16 Newport County 11 -3 11
17 Walsall 11 0 10
18 Gillingham 11 -8 10
19 Stockport County 11 -4 9
20 Harrogate Town 11 -7 8
21 Colchester United 11 -8 6
22 Crawley Town 11 -9 6
23 Hartlepool United 11 -11 6
24 Rochdale 11 -11 5