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Newport County AFC vs Colchester United. Sky Bet League Two.

Rodney Parade.

Newport County AFC 2

  • S Twine (51st minute)
  • P Amond (91st minute)

Colchester United 1

  • J Brown (89th minute)

Newport 2-1 Colchester: County sneak last-gasp win

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Newport and Colchester.

Padraig Amond's last-minute winner sealed a narrow 2-1 Sky Bet League Two win over Colchester at a wet Rodney Parade to retain Newport's spot at the top of the table.

In a dramatic finish, Colchester's Jevani Brown cancelled out Scott Twine's opener with just a minute left of normal time and it looked like it would earn the visitors a point.

But Mike Flynn's side went straight up the other end to grab a winner when Amond converted from a goalmouth scramble following a corner.

The result extended Newport's best-ever start to a league campaign and saw their winning run reach four matches.

County took the lead after 51 minutes after dominating a goalless first half.

It was another outrageous strike from Twine, this time from 25 yards after he had struck the crossbar in the first half with a free-kick.

County had defended solidly until Colchester substitute Brown tapped home after Nick Townsend had spilled Kwame Poku's effort.

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But the Exiles were not to be beaten and Amond won it after Mickey Demetriou headed down a set-piece from Twine.

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