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Crawley 4 – 1 Newport

Last Updated: 20/10/18 9:10pm


Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Crawley Town and Newport County.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Crawley Town and Newport County.

Crawley stormed to their fifth successive home league win by shocking 10-man Newport 4-1 at the Broadfield Stadium.

Defeat ended County’s unbeaten run of five games and was their first away league reverse since the opening day of the season.

Crawley have scored in every home league match since Boxing Day and it took only 60 seconds for the sequence to continue.

Midfielder Joe Maguire, on loan from Fleetwood, struck his first goal for the club from 10 yards after a cross by Lewis Young.

Newport keeper Joe Day saved twice from Luke Gambin and also denied Filipe Morais before Maguire failed to connect with a Gambin cross at the far post.

County were relieved to see a low shot from top scorer Ollie Palmer go just wide from Panutche Camara’s cross.

Newport threatened straight after the interval and keeper Glenn Morris superby denied striker Padraig Amond before Jamille Matt celebrated his 29th birthday as he levelled after 59 minutes with a shot from 15 yards following Antoine Semenyo’s pass.

Crawley regained the advantage five minutes later through Morais, who calmly stroked home a penalty after Fraser Franks shoved Ollie Palmer.

Palmer hit his eighth goal of the season after 72 minutes, heading in a George Francomb cross at the far post.

Substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George sealed victory in fine style 11 minutes from time with a well-taken solo goal.

County’s misery was complete when defender Fraser Franks was sent off as he was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Nathaniel-George.

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