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2017/18 English Carabao Cup, Carabao Cup - First Round
  • Shawn Mccoulsky (52', 58')

Shawn McClousky brace knocks Southend out of Carabao Cup

A second-half double from Shawn McClousky saw Newport secure a shock 2-0 win at Southend in the first round of the Carabao Cup at Roots Hall.
McClousky scored twice in the space of six minutes as the Shrimpers suffered a seventh opening-round exit in succession.
McClousky wasted a golden chance to open the scoring midway through the first half when he headed Robbie Willmott's right-wing cross over the bar from six yards.
In reply, Southend striker Simon Cox sent a close-range header straight at Newport goalkeeper Joe Day before Stephen Hendrie struck the outside of the right post from 20 yards.
But Newport hit back to break the deadlock in the 52nd minute when McClousky slid the ball home after Willmott had beaten Shrimpers goalkeeper Ted Smith to a long ball forward.
Six minutes later, McClousky added a second when he tapped home a right-wing cross from Tom Owen-Evans to deservedly send Newport into the second round.

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