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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Padraig Amond (15')
  • Ben Tozer (35')
  • Paul Mullin (62')
  • Rollin Menayese (66')

Newport see off Swindon to end long wait for home win

Newport secured their first home win since January as goals from Padraig Amond and Ben Tozer dealt a blow to the play-off hopes of 10-man Swindon.
The visitors got a goal back through Paul Mullin but saw centre-half Rollin Menayese receive two second-half yellow cards which ended their comeback hopes.
Newport took control after a scrappy opening with two goals before the break.
Amond opened the scoring in stunning fashion on 15 minutes, controlling a long ball from captain David Pipe in the box and then lifting a superb volley into the top corner.
Tozer had earlier put a shot over but the former Swindon man made amends by flicking Ben White's cross into the back of the net with a delicate header in the 35th minute.
Swindon made two changes for the start of the second half and both substitutes made an immediate impact.
Mullin worked Joe Day and Donal McDermott saw a 25-yard effort rebound off the crossbar before he laid on a cross which Mullin headed home on 62 minutes.
But that was as good as it got for the Robins as Menayese's second booking followed a clash with Matty Dolan and Tozer hit the post from 45 yards with Swindon goalkeeper Stuart Moore at the other end of the field in search of an equaliser.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 27 +22 55
2 Bury 29 +22 52
3 Mansfield Town 28 +19 51
4 Carlisle United 29 +12 48
5 Milton Keynes Dons 27 +20 47
6 Colchester United 29 +11 46
7 Forest Green Rovers 27 +13 44
8 Exeter City 28 +9 44
9 Stevenage 29 -1 44
10 Tranmere Rovers 28 +7 42
11 Swindon Town 29 -5 40
12 Oldham Athletic 28 +6 39
13 Newport County 27 -7 39
14 Crewe Alexandra 29 -5 38
15 Grimsby Town 28 -6 34
16 Northampton Town 28 -1 33
17 Crawley Town 29 -8 33
18 Port Vale 28 -9 32
19 Cambridge United 29 -21 32
20 Yeovil Town 27 -2 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 -11 29
22 Morecambe 29 -17 28
23 Macclesfield Town 29 -18 27
24 Notts County 29 -30 21