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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 Cambridge United 31 +18 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 29 +11 51
3 Cheltenham Town 29 +12 50
4 Morecambe 30 0 49
5 Tranmere Rovers 29 +4 48
6 Newport County 29 +7 47
7 Exeter City 28 +16 46
8 Salford City 29 +14 45
9 Bolton Wanderers 30 -2 44
10 Carlisle United 26 +10 43
11 Bradford City 28 +1 40
12 Leyton Orient 29 +4 39
13 Harrogate Town 30 -3 39
14 Crawley Town 28 +1 38
15 Walsall 29 -3 37
16 Scunthorpe United 28 -6 35
17 Oldham Athletic 29 -7 35
18 Port Vale 30 -3 34
19 Mansfield Town 29 -3 34
20 Stevenage 31 -7 34
21 Colchester United 29 -8 33
22 Southend United 30 -25 27
23 Barrow 28 -6 26
24 Grimsby Town 28 -25 24