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Just In: FT Grimsby 0 Newport 1
By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 24/04/2013 19:48
McKeown, Cook and Hearn all started for Grimsby. Newport top-scorer Aaron O'Connor didn't recover from his injury in time.
Newport started brightly with Jolley prominent in the first 10 mins.
Town's first chance of note fell to Disley on 11 minutes, but his volley was held by Pidgeley.
The visitors continued to dictate the game, but Town still had chances. Hearn failed to make full contact when a ball fell to him in the box, and Jamie Devitt had a free kick tipped over from virtually the same position he scored from on Saturday.
Town had the best chance of the game when the 'keeper spilled a swirling Jamie Devitt cross into the path of Hearn. Pidgeley was on hand to deny Hearn but Town's third shot went wide.
Town improved after the break and looked sharper following the substitutions. Grimsby then looked the stronger side and Disley hit the post when he got his head to the ball in a crowded penalty area.
Newport scored when they were probably at their least effective. A dubious free kick against Thomas was headed into his own net by Miller.
Grimsby: McKeown, Hatton, Pearson, Miller, Thomas, Taylor, Disley, Naylor, Devitt, Hearn, Cook
Subs: Wood, Southwell, Thanoj, Hannah, Marshall
Newport County: Pidgeley, James, Yakubu, Anthony, Pipe, Sandell, Gilbey, Minshull, Flynn, Crow, Jolley
Subs: Julian, Hughes, Willmott, Washington, Donnelly
Referee: Graham Horwood (England) Live Scores
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