Newport City 1-3 Ynysygerwn: Ynys pull further-away from drop zone with second-half victory

(Image: Mac Morgan – Images not to be reused unless granted permission. All photographs copyright. No reproduction without permission.”)

(Image: Mac Morgan – Images not to be reused unless granted permission.All photographs copyright. No reproduction without permission.”)

Ynysygerwn recorded a second-half victory over Newport City as they moved further away from the Division Three relegation zone.

Goals from Nathan Davies, Joe Humphries and an own goal from goalkeeper Tom Pass helped record a 3-1 victory for Ynysygerwn. Dean Palmer was also shown a red card late on.

Jordan Chubb had earlier bought Newport City level, before hitting the post for the home side thinking what could have been as they dropped below Ynysygerwn and down to 15th in the table.

Before the game, Ynysygerwn, who had started two points behind the Newport outfit, opened the scoring in the 12th minute through Nathan Davies.

Alex Powell did well to earn his side a corner and from it, a goalmouth scramble followed before Davies tapped home from close range.

Newport almost equalised straight away in fortuitous fashion as a seemly long ball looked easy to deal with bounced over Carl Davies and looked certain to nestle in the back of the net. But Davies got himself back just in time to knock the ball to safety.

James Newell almost doubled the advantage for the visitors he directed his volley over the bar from close range after a well-worked throw-in found him unmarked.

Another dangerous throw in from Powell worked its way to Humphries who shot narrowly wide leaving Pass rooted to the spot with the last action of an end to end the first half

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Nicholas Maggs’s side started the second half just as they ended the first as Dan Nagle saw his effort blasted over after good from Newell before Pass pulled off a fantastic one-handed save to deny Ynys their second of the game from a corner.

This seemed to wake up Newport, as on the hour, Jordan Chubb found Mark Dunford who saw his low shot just go wide of the post.

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Newport City had another Dunford’s cross found Chubb, inside the penalty area and with just the goalkeeper to beat, smashed it home to bring the scores level.

Chubb was again in the thick of the action as the first shot against the outside of the post before heading over with a free header with his second.

Those chances proved costly as substitute Aaron Biddescombe, who moments earlier had been denied by a wonderful save by Pass, crossed in and with the goalkeeper set to make an easy catch could only parry the ball into the back of the net.

With time running out Newport went for it and Chubb again was denied as his twenty-five yard effort was comfortably saved by Davies.

After showing determination and grit throughout the second half, Newport Stadium groaned as Ynysygerwn were awarded a 98th-minute penalty with Pass being the guilty party and Dean Palmer who wasn’t happy with the decision was shown a second yellow card.

Humphries stepped up to confidently score, sending the Newport City keeper the wrong way to ensure the three points would be heading back to Neath.

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Newport City:

Pass, Flynn, Morgan, Palmer, Rees-Zammit, Mickiewicz, Taylor St.Clair, Chubb, Dunford, Wood, Ward.


C Davies, Powell, Newell, Morris, Phillips, C Evans, Humphries, Lewis, N Davies (Brown 86), Nagle, J Evans (Biddescombe 53)

(Image: Mac Morgan – Images not to be reused unless granted permission. All photographs copyright. No reproduction without permission.”)

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