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St James Park (ATT 4,614) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Exeter Exeter City vs Newport County AFC Newport

Exeter 0

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Newport 2

C Washington (23)
H Worley (70)

Exiles too strong for Exeter

Last Updated: 21/09/13 5:58pm

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Conor Washington: Opened the scoring

Conor Washington: Opened the scoring

Newport County picked up their first win in six games with a well-deserved 2-0 success at Exeter City on Saturday.

The hosts will have wondered how they were behind at half-time after dominating the first period but, for all their chances, they trailed to Conor Washington's 23rd-minute strike.

It came from a long throw on the Newport left, which Exeter failed to clear. The ball eventually fell at the feet of Washington, who lashed it past goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.

Exeter missed a great chance to equalise when David Wheeler's shot was well saved by Lenny Pidgeley and, with the goal at his mercy, Alan Gow headed against the post.

The second half was a different story with Newport looking the more likely to score and so it proved when Harry Worley found himself in space at the back post on 70 minutes and he lashed the ball into the roof of the net.

Scot Bennett had a late effort cleared off the line, but Exeter never looked like getting back into the game after a poor second period.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39