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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 44 +34 85
2 Bury 44 +26 77
3 Mansfield Town 44 +30 76
4 Milton Keynes Dons 44 +23 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 44 +22 73
6 Tranmere Rovers 44 +15 72
7 Exeter City 44 +10 66
8 Colchester United 44 +7 64
9 Carlisle United 44 +3 64
10 Stevenage 44 +1 64
11 Newport County 43 -3 64
12 Oldham Athletic 43 +13 62
13 Crewe Alexandra 44 +2 62
14 Swindon Town 44 +2 61
15 Northampton Town 44 -2 57
16 Cheltenham Town 44 -10 54
17 Grimsby Town 44 -12 53
18 Morecambe 44 -17 50
19 Crawley Town 44 -17 50
20 Port Vale 44 -15 48
21 Cambridge United 44 -25 46
22 Macclesfield Town 44 -27 40
23 Yeovil Town 44 -25 38
24 Notts County 44 -35 38