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