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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,634) 9th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe

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P Murphy (40)
P Cowan-Hall (44)

Murphy inspires Wycombe win

Last Updated: 09/08/14 6:15pm

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Peter Murphy: Scored on his debut

Peter Murphy: Scored on his debut

Two quick-fire goals before half time were enough for Wycombe to clinch a 2-0 win at Newport.

Peter Murphy scored on his debut and Paris Cowan-Hall followed in the space of four minutes.

But it took a resolute defensive display to hand Wanderers a perfect start to the new campaign having survived relegation from the Football League last season on goal-difference.

The goals came against the run of play as Newport dominated the first half but failed to make it count.

Mark Byrne and Mike Flynn shot straight at Matt Ingram before Chris Zebroski was booked for a foul on Joe Jacobson.

Wycombe snatched the lead on 41 minutes when Murphy poked-in Max Kretzschmar's corner at the near post.

It was the defender's first competitive goal since his summer arrival from Accrington Stanley.

Cowan-Hall then doubled the Chairboys' lead just three minutes later.

The striker was unmarked as he raced onto Sam Wood's pass to side-foot past Lenny Pidgeley.

The second-half was a similar story as Newport had most of the possession but failed to break down a determined Wycombe defence.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 44 88
2 Shrewsbury Town 44 86
3 Wycombe Wanderers 44 81
4 Southend United 44 81
5 Bury 44 79
6 Stevenage 44 69
7 Plymouth Argyle 44 65
8 Luton Town 44 65
9 Newport County AFC 44 62
10 Northampton Town 44 61
11 Exeter City 44 61
12 Morecambe 44 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 44 57
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 56
15 Oxford United 44 55
16 Portsmouth 44 53
17 Accrington Stanley 44 53
18 Cambridge United 44 51
19 York City 44 51
20 Carlisle United 44 49
21 Mansfield Town 44 48
22 Hartlepool United 44 41
23 Cheltenham Town 44 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 44 39