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Rodney Parade 3rd August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Drysdale

Newport Newport County AFC vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Newport 4

H Worley (24)
C Zebroski (43, 66)
C Jolley (55)

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Accrington 1

D Webber (68)

Exiles storm to fairytale win

Last Updated: 03/08/13 7:00pm

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Chris Zebroski: Bagged a brace

Chris Zebroski: Bagged a brace

Newport County made a flying start on their return to the Football League with a resounding 4-1 home win over Accrington.

A brace from Chris Zebroski and goals from Harry Worley and Christian Jolley handed Justin Edinburgh's newly-promoted side a dream start to life in League Two.

Danny Webber scored a consolation for Stanley but that failed to stop the party mood in south east Wales following Newport's first game back in the top four divisions since they faced Rochdale on May 7, 1988.

The home side went ahead at a sun-kissed Rodney Parade in the 23th minute when Worley, on his debut, volleyed home after the Accrington defence failed to deal with David Pipe's long throw.

Newport doubled their advantage three minutes before the break courtesy of fellow debutant Zebroski.

Adam Chapman released Jolley down the right flank and his driven cross was converted from close-range by the striker.

Yet the best goal was still to come. In the 55th minute Jolley curled a superb left-foot effort beyond goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and into the far corner.

Zebroski added a fourth for Newport with an excellent volley in the 66th minute before Webber fired home from close-range two minutes later to round off the scoring.

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1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39