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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mickey Demetriou (26')
  • Frank Nouble (59')
  • George Maris (81')

Mickey Demetriou and Frank Nouble on target as Newport beat Cambridge

Newport finished their home campaign with a flourish by beating Cambridge 2-1.
Mickey Demetriou gave Newport a first-half lead before Frank Nouble volleyed home to take the Exiles to within three points of their record League Two points tally.
George Maris made Newport sweat in the final 10 minutes, but his goal could not stop Cambridge from slipping into 13th.
The hosts piled on the pressure from the start and finally got the breakthrough in the 26th minute.
Ben Tozer's long throw was met by Mark O'Brien, who headed the ball down for defensive partner Demetriou to poke home from four yards out to make it 1-0.
Cambridge brought Barry Corr on at half-time to add some attacking threat, but it was County who showed their killer instinct.
Substitute Aaron Collins surged down the wing and crossed for Nouble, who volleyed the ball in at the back post for his 10th goal of the season after 59 minutes.
Billy Waters teed up Maris to fire into the bottom corner with nine minutes remaining, but it was too little, too late.

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English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7