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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,557) 28th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Iain Williamson

Newport Newport County AFC vs Torquay United Torquay

Newport 2

I Yakubu (28)
D Crow (36)

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Torquay 1

A Azeez (58)

Double Devon delight for Exiles

Last Updated: 28/09/13 7:50pm

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Ismail Yakubu: Opened the scoring

Ismail Yakubu: Opened the scoring

Two goals in seven minutes were enough for Newport to complete a Devon double with a 2-1 victory over Torquay.

The Welsh club ended a month-long winless run after overcoming Exeter last week, and goals from Ismail Yakubu and Danny Crow ensured they claimed another three points after surviving a Gulls fight-back courtesy of Ade Azeez' goal.

The visitors made a bright start and Harry Worley was forced to intercept a tantalising Jordan Chapell ball in the opening minutes.

But the hosts took the lead shortly before the half-hour mark with Yakubu climbing above the defence to nod Robbie Willmott's free-kick past goalkeeper Martin Rice.

They then landed a further blow on 36 minutes.

Again Willmott provided the opening, he found Conor Washington with a superb ball and the 21-year-old cut inside to feed Crow, who expertly finished with his left foot.

The Gulls came out fighting in the second half and forced Lenny Pidgeley into a succession of fine saves before finding the back of the net through Azeez.

They continued to press but were unable to get another breakthrough as County hung on.

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2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27