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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Padraig Amond (15')
  • Ben Tozer (35')
  • Paul Mullin (62')
  • Rollin Menayese (66')

Newport see off Swindon to end long wait for home win

Newport secured their first home win since January as goals from Padraig Amond and Ben Tozer dealt a blow to the play-off hopes of 10-man Swindon.
The visitors got a goal back through Paul Mullin but saw centre-half Rollin Menayese receive two second-half yellow cards which ended their comeback hopes.
Newport took control after a scrappy opening with two goals before the break.
Amond opened the scoring in stunning fashion on 15 minutes, controlling a long ball from captain David Pipe in the box and then lifting a superb volley into the top corner.
Tozer had earlier put a shot over but the former Swindon man made amends by flicking Ben White's cross into the back of the net with a delicate header in the 35th minute.
Swindon made two changes for the start of the second half and both substitutes made an immediate impact.
Mullin worked Joe Day and Donal McDermott saw a 25-yard effort rebound off the crossbar before he laid on a cross which Mullin headed home on 62 minutes.
But that was as good as it got for the Robins as Menayese's second booking followed a clash with Matty Dolan and Tozer hit the post from 45 yards with Swindon goalkeeper Stuart Moore at the other end of the field in search of an equaliser.

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