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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Josh Sheehan (57')
  • Paul Hayes (90'+4')

Josh Sheehan and Paul Hayes goals sink Yeovil

Second-half goals from Josh Sheehan and Paul Hayes secured all three points for Newport in a 2-0 Sky Bet League Two victory at Yeovil.
Sheehan found himself unmarked in the box and buried a Ben White cross into the bottom corner on 57 minutes before Hayes confirmed the win in the fourth minute of added time, slotting in after a pass from substitute Frank Nouble.
The Exiles had Joe Day to thank for keeping them in it at times, who denied Connor Smith's quick free-kick by scrambling across his line and from the resulting corner the goalkeeper beat away an Omar Sowunmi header.
Day then stopped Francois Zoko from hitting the equaliser after Sheehan had opened the scoring, firstly making himself big to block an effort inside the six-yard box and then brilliantly diving across goal to claw a header out.
The visitors also went close through Padraig Amond whose header forced Jonny Maddison to tip it over but it didn't matter in the end as they ran out comfortable winners.

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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