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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 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7