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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Shawn Mccoulsky (86')
  • Ryan Jackson (72')
  • Mikael Mandron (77')

Colchester claim victory against Newport at Rodney Parade

Colchester inflicted a first home defeat on Newport in seven months as they secured a 2-1 victory at Rodney Parade.
Goals from Ryan Jackson and Mikael Mandron gave the visitors the three points.
The Exiles dominated the first half, but Colchester looked dangerous on the counter-attack with Brandon Hanlan forcing an important save from Joe Day.
John McGreal's Colchester had their first chance when Mandron's header went close just after half time.
Visiting keeper Sam Walker was forced to keep Padraig Amond's shot out after the Irishman was one on one when through on goal for the home side.
And the Exiles came even closer when Scot Bennett hit the post following a header from close range.
But Newport's worst fears then came true as Jackson smashed the ball into the back of the net following a cross by Mandron to put Colchester 1-0 up.
Mandron then doubled the visitors' lead after finding the back of the net with a header following a Sean Murray free-kick.
Shawn McCoulsky gave Newport hope with a header from short range in the 86th minute to ensure a nervy finish, but by then it was too little too late.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Notts County 17 +12 34
2 Accrington Stanley 17 +11 33
3 Exeter City 17 +7 33
4 Luton Town 17 +19 32
5 Swindon Town 17 +6 29
6 Coventry City 17 +8 27
7 Wycombe Wanderers 17 +5 27
8 Lincoln City 17 +5 27
9 Newport County 17 +5 26
10 Colchester United 17 +3 25
11 Mansfield Town 17 +2 25
12 Cambridge United 17 0 25
13 Stevenage 17 -3 25
14 Carlisle United 17 +3 23
15 Grimsby Town 17 -4 23
16 Cheltenham Town 17 0 22
17 Yeovil Town 17 -9 19
18 Crawley Town 17 -4 17
19 Morecambe 17 -9 17
20 Crewe Alexandra 17 -12 17
21 Forest Green Rovers 17 -16 16
22 Port Vale 17 -7 15
23 Barnet 17 -6 14
24 Chesterfield 17 -16 10

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