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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Padraig Amond (40')
  • Mickey Demetriou (44' PEN)
  • Jimmy Smith (48')

Newport climb into play-off places with victory over Crawley

Newport County defeated Crawley Town 2-1 at Rodney Parade to lift themselves into the League Two play-off places.
Goals from Padraig Amond and Mickey Demetriou were enough to overcome Harry Kewell's side.
Crawley captain Jimmy Smith pulled a goal back in the early stages of the second half but it was not enough to overcome Newport.
Amond put the Exiles into the lead when he latched on to a cross from Ben White with a header from 10 yards out.
Newport extended their lead a minute before the interval with a penalty from Demetriou after Josh Sheehan was fouled in the penalty box.
Prior to the goals the Exiles came close on two occasions with both Amond and Sheehan hitting the crossbar.
Smith pulled a goal back straight after the interval when his volley found the back of the net.
Thomas Verheydt came close to equalising for the visitors but his header was disallowed for offside as Crawley pushed for an equaliser late on.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 32 +24 62
2 Bury 33 +24 60
3 Mansfield Town 33 +22 58
4 Milton Keynes Dons 33 +19 56
5 Forest Green Rovers 33 +18 54
6 Colchester United 33 +17 53
7 Carlisle United 33 +11 52
8 Exeter City 32 +11 51
9 Stevenage 33 -4 48
10 Oldham Athletic 32 +11 46
11 Tranmere Rovers 32 +5 46
12 Grimsby Town 33 -2 46
13 Crewe Alexandra 33 -3 46
14 Swindon Town 32 -3 46
15 Newport County 31 -10 43
16 Northampton Town 33 -4 39
17 Crawley Town 33 -10 38
18 Cambridge United 32 -21 36
19 Cheltenham Town 32 -13 35
20 Port Vale 32 -12 33
21 Morecambe 32 -17 32
22 Yeovil Town 33 -14 30
23 Macclesfield Town 33 -21 29
24 Notts County 32 -28 28