Newport County welcomed Yeovil Town to Rodney Parade this weekend with hopes that they could extend their unbeaten home run.
The first chance of the game came early for Newport, in the 2nd minute, when Ben White took a shot at goal from outside of the box, but the ball was well over.
Yeovil replied in the 6th minute with their first attempt of the game from Zoko’s shot at goal, which eventually deflected out for a corner, but was cleared by Dan Butler, keeping the score level.
Newport came close again in the 15th minute with captain, Joss Labadie, putting the ball over, from just 6 yards out, after an excellent display of football from the home side in the build up.
In the 20th minute, Newport goalkeeper, Joe Day, kept the score equal with a stunning save, managing to knock the ball wide after it took a heavy deflection towards the Newport goal.
County were enjoying having possession of the ball and were able to find the net in the 34th minute. Unfortunately, the goal was disallowed as Amond was a fraction offside. The game still goalless at this point.
After being in control for the half, Newport finally took the lead in the 44th minute. Matt Dolan’s corner found Amond in the centre of the box, whose header into the bottom right corner of the goal put the home side 1-0 up, a goal that was seemingly inevitable for The Exiles.
The whistle blew for half time and the home side leading confidently, appearing dominant in every element of the game.
The second half was underway and the first real chance fell, again, for Newport’s Labadie, in the 52nd minute, after his shot at goal brushed the cross-bar and went over for a goal kick. Very nearly a second goal for County.
Newport captain, Joss Labadie, finally delivered a goal in the 55th minute, propelling his team to a 2-0 lead, after another header from a corner found the back of the Yeovil goal.
A chance developed for Yeovil in the 65th minute of the game, when the visiting side were awarded a free kick, 25 yards out. Tom James stepped up to take the free kick and went for goal, however, the ball went way over and was no danger for Newport.
With County remaining the dominant side for the second half, the team came close again, in the 76th minute, with Amond looking to find his second of the day by beating the last man, but Yeovil goalkeeper, Krysiak, made a great save to deny the Newport forward.
4 minutes of added time was announced at Rodney Parade and the home side were lucky not to concede in the final minutes of the game, when Yeovil’s Olomola hit the cross-bar with a right footed attempt, from the left side of the box.
The referee blew the final whistle in clarification of Newport’s outstanding victory. 3 points for The Exiles took them to 8th in the league, with Yeovil Town dropping to 20th.
Newport and Yeovil fans, what did you make of the game? Let us know in the comments below!