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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 Swindon Town 20 +13 39
2 Exeter City 20 +5 36
3 Forest Green Rovers 20 +9 35
4 Cheltenham Town 19 +16 34
5 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
6 Bradford City 19 +9 34
7 Northampton Town 20 +8 31
8 Colchester United 19 +7 30
9 Plymouth Argyle 19 +5 29
10 Port Vale 20 -1 28
11 Cambridge United 20 +5 27
12 Newport County 18 +2 27
13 Salford City 20 -6 25
14 Scunthorpe United 20 +1 24
15 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
16 Crawley Town 20 -6 22
17 Walsall 20 -11 22
18 Mansfield Town 20 -3 21
19 Leyton Orient 20 -8 21
20 Grimsby Town 18 -5 20
21 Oldham Athletic 19 -7 20
22 Carlisle United 20 -12 20
23 Stevenage 19 -9 15
24 Morecambe 20 -19 15