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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.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40