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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,652) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Lee Collins

Newport Newport County AFC vs Southend United Southend

Newport 3

C Washington (23)
A Hughes (45+2)
I Yakubu (53)

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Southend 1

B Coker (41)

Exiles cruise past Shrimpers

Last Updated: 26/10/13 6:47pm

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Conor Washington: Amongst the goals

Conor Washington: Amongst the goals

Newport County moved into the League Two play-off places with a superb 3-1 win over Southend.

Justin Edinburgh's side are now unbeaten in three league games after goals from Conor Washington, Andrew Hughes and Ismail Yakubu gave them their fifth home win of the season.

Washington opened the scoring for Newport in the 23rd minute when Southend goalkeeper Dan Bentley failed to clear Robbie Willmott's long ball and the striker raced through to tap into an empty net.

Southend equalised in the 41st minute when defender Ben Coker curled a superb free kick into the top corner from 20 yards.

The home side snatched back the lead in first half injury time though when substitute Hughes headed in off the post after Lee Minshull nodded Willmott's corner back across the box.

Yakubu then added a third goal seven minutes after the break when he met Washington's excellent cross from the left with a firm header.

Washington almost got a second soon after but his low shot came back off the post.

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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