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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 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