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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Shaquile Coulthirst (10')
  • Richard Almeida Santos (82')

Barnet claim vital victory over Newport

Goals either side of half-time from Shaquile Coulthirst and Ricardo Almeida Santos kept Barnet's League Two survival hopes alive as they beat Newport 2-0.
The hosts took the lead in the 10th minute when Simeon Akinola played in Coulthirst, who finished from close range.
Newport nearly equalised in the following minute with Matty Dolan's header rattling the crossbar while at the other end Dan Butler cleared Richard Brindley's shot off the line.
The Barnet defender came close to doubling the lead again when his free-kick forced a good save from Joe Day.
Day was called into action again before half-time to deny Akinola before John Akinde's header was cleared off the line by Ben White.
Padraig Amond had the ball in the back of the net just before the hour mark but his goal was ruled out for offside.
Santos found space to break forward from defence and his curling shot was saved by Day before he headed in from Ryan Watson's corner in the 81st minute to double Barnet's lead.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 28 +18 53
2 Exeter City 27 +11 53
3 Crewe Alexandra 27 +16 48
4 Plymouth Argyle 26 +16 47
5 Bradford City 28 +11 46
6 Northampton Town 28 +10 46
7 Colchester United 28 +13 45
8 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 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 Leyton Orient 28 -11 28
20 Mansfield Town 28 -8 27
21 Carlisle United 27 -20 26
22 Macclesfield Town 27 -4 25
23 Stevenage 28 -12 22
24 Morecambe 28 -26 22