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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.

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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