Exiles storm to fairytale win
Last Updated: 03/08/13 7:00pm
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.
Sky Bet League 2
Sat 3rd Aug
Bury0 - 2Chesterfld
Cheltenhm2 - 2Burton Alb
Exeter2 - 1Bristol R
Fleetwood3 - 1Dag + Red
Newport4 - 1Accrington
Portsmth1 - 4Oxford Utd
Rochdale3 - 0Hartlepool
Scunthrpe2 - 0Mansfield
Southend1 - 0Plymouth
Torquay1 - 1AFC W'don
Wycombe1 - 0Morecambe
York City1 - 0Northamptn
Sky Bet League 2
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|20||Dagenham & Redbridge||14||14|