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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,757) 18th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Newport Newport County AFC vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Newport 3

R Howe (45+2)
R Burge (71)
C Zebroski (83)

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Oxford Utd 2

J Constable (14)
A Potter (88)

Oxford suffer Exiles reverse

Last Updated: 19/02/14 11:42am

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Lee Minshull: Celebrates his goal

Lee Minshull: Celebrates his goal

Newport came from a goal behind to beat promotion-chasing Oxford 3-2 at Rodney Parade.

James Constable had given Oxford a first-half lead but goals from Rene Howe, Ryan Burge and Chris Zebroski gave County their first win since Boxing Day.

It moves Justin Edinburgh's side to within six points of the League Two play-off spots with three games in hand over seventh-placed Southend.

Constable had given the visitors the advantage in the 14th minute when he smashed a left-foot shot past Elliot Parish after a superb ball from Dave Kitson.

The home side had to wait until the second minute of first-half injury-time to draw level when Howe deflected in Lee Minshull's long-range shot for a goal on his home debut.

Burge then gave County the lead with a stunning free-kick after 70 minutes before a defensive mix-up allowed Zebroski to grab the home side's third.

Substitute Alfie Potter scored for Oxford in the 87th minute but Edinburgh's side held on for a vital win.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 34 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
4 Luton Town 33 58
5 Southend United 33 57
6 Bury 33 55
7 Newport County AFC 33 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
9 Stevenage 33 49
10 Northampton Town 33 47
11 AFC Wimbledon 33 45
12 Portsmouth 33 44
13 Morecambe 33 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
16 Cambridge United 33 41
17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27

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