Select a Team

Sky Bet League 2

Rodney Parade (ATT 3,864) 4th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Newport 1

H Worley (45+2)

ft

Northamptn 2

H Hope (29)
D Carter (47)

Duke ensures win for King

Last Updated: 04/01/14 6:31pm

  • Share:
Matt Duke: Saved a late penalty

Matt Duke: Saved a late penalty

Northampton pulled off a shock 2-1 win at promotion hopefuls Newport to give caretaker boss Andy King his first win since taking over.

Goals from debutant Hallam Hope and Darren Carter clinched the points for Northampton, while goalkeeper Matt Duke saved Newport midfielder Andy Sandell's late penalty.

Northampton almost opened the scoring after 12 minutes when Antonio German's deflected cross hit the crossbar and bounced off the goalline.

On-loan Everton youngster Hope then gave Northampton the lead on his debut with a good finish after 29 minutes.

The 19-year-old almost grabbed a second nine minutes later but headed wide from six yards.

County drew level in first-half injury-time when Harry Worley rose to meet Robbie Willmott's corner with a powerful header after 47 minutes.

But two minutes after the break the Cobblers were back in front thanks to a stunning 25-yard drive from Carter.

Sandell had the chance to equalise for Newport in the 87th minute when David Moyo fouled Lee Minshull in the box, but his penalty was saved by Duke.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Morecambe 4 12
2 Portsmouth 4 10
3 Cheltenham Town 4 10
4 Burton Albion 4 10
5 Wycombe Wanderers 4 9
6 Shrewsbury Town 4 8
7 Bury 4 7
8 Southend United 4 7
9 AFC Wimbledon 4 7
10 Dagenham & Redbridge 4 6
11 Mansfield Town 4 6
12 Luton Town 4 5
13 Northampton Town 4 5
14 Plymouth Argyle 4 4
15 Tranmere Rovers 4 4
16 York City 4 4
17 Cambridge United 4 4
18 Stevenage 4 4
19 Hartlepool United 4 3
20 Carlisle United 4 2
21 Exeter City 4 2
22 Newport County AFC 4 1
23 Accrington Stanley 4 1
24 Oxford United 4 0