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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mickey Demetriou (26')
  • Frank Nouble (59')
  • George Maris (81')

Mickey Demetriou and Frank Nouble on target as Newport beat Cambridge

Newport finished their home campaign with a flourish by beating Cambridge 2-1.
Mickey Demetriou gave Newport a first-half lead before Frank Nouble volleyed home to take the Exiles to within three points of their record League Two points tally.
George Maris made Newport sweat in the final 10 minutes, but his goal could not stop Cambridge from slipping into 13th.
The hosts piled on the pressure from the start and finally got the breakthrough in the 26th minute.
Ben Tozer's long throw was met by Mark O'Brien, who headed the ball down for defensive partner Demetriou to poke home from four yards out to make it 1-0.
Cambridge brought Barry Corr on at half-time to add some attacking threat, but it was County who showed their killer instinct.
Substitute Aaron Collins surged down the wing and crossed for Nouble, who volleyed the ball in at the back post for his 10th goal of the season after 59 minutes.
Billy Waters teed up Maris to fire into the bottom corner with nine minutes remaining, but it was too little, too late.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 20 +13 39
2 Exeter City 20 +5 36
3 Forest Green Rovers 20 +9 35
4 Cheltenham Town 19 +16 34
5 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
6 Bradford City 19 +9 34
7 Northampton Town 20 +8 31
8 Colchester United 19 +7 30
9 Plymouth Argyle 19 +5 29
10 Port Vale 20 -1 28
11 Cambridge United 20 +5 27
12 Newport County 18 +2 27
13 Salford City 20 -6 25
14 Scunthorpe United 20 +1 24
15 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
16 Crawley Town 20 -6 22
17 Walsall 20 -11 22
18 Mansfield Town 20 -3 21
19 Leyton Orient 20 -8 21
20 Grimsby Town 18 -5 20
21 Oldham Athletic 19 -7 20
22 Carlisle United 20 -12 20
23 Stevenage 19 -9 15
24 Morecambe 20 -19 15