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Match Report


Posted Wed 01 Jul 15 at 05:33 AM

By Sam Avery

Wycombe suffered their third consecutive league defeat as they lost at home to Newport County on a cold Tuesday night at Adams Park.

There was little action in the early stages of this encounter; Luke O'Nien's off target half-volley being the closest anyone came to breaking the deadlock. Max Kretzschmar also had a free-kick that was hit straight at Newport goalkeeper Joe Day about midway through the first half.

Despite Gareth Ainsworth's men having most of the first half chances, it was the away side who took the lead 15 minutes into the second half when Tommy O'Sullivan's cross caused confusion at the back post between Marcus Bean and Michael Harriman, whose attempted clearance rebounded off the unfortunate Bean and into the back of the net.

The Blues could have found themselves 2-0 down just a few minutes later had it not been for a smart save by Matt Ingram to deny a fierce Zak Ansah shot and parry it out of danger.

The Chairboys began to pile on more pressure and push for an equaliser but it wasn't to be as Garry Thompson looped a header over the bar and Stephen McGinn was denied by Day from a tight angle with just ten minutes left to play.

It was in fact Newport who ran away with all three points with a second goal with a minute left of normal time when a long clearance up field found Scott Boden, who went 1 on 1 with Ingram and calmly slotted it underneath the goalkeeper.

The loss means that Newport maintain their 100% record at Adams Park in all competitions.

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