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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 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