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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 28 +18 53
2 Exeter City 27 +11 53
3 Crewe Alexandra 26 +16 47
4 Plymouth Argyle 26 +16 47
5 Bradford City 27 +11 45
6 Northampton Town 27 +10 45
7 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
8 Colchester United 27 +13 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 28 +8 44
10 Port Vale 28 +2 41
11 Newport County 25 +3 36
12 Walsall 28 -9 36
13 Salford City 28 -4 35
14 Scunthorpe United 28 -3 32
15 Crawley Town 28 -3 32
16 Cambridge United 28 -7 31
17 Grimsby Town 26 -5 30
18 Oldham Athletic 28 -15 29
19 Mansfield Town 28 -8 27
20 Leyton Orient 27 -11 27
21 Carlisle United 27 -20 26
22 Macclesfield Town 26 -4 24
23 Stevenage 28 -12 22
24 Morecambe 28 -26 22