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Stevenage vs Newport County AFC. Sky Bet League Two.

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Stevenage 2

  • C Lee (31st minute)
  • B Dembele (67th minute)

Newport County AFC 1

  • A Chapman (88th minute)
  • C Zebroski (sent off 97th minute)

Stevenage boost play-off hopes

Image: Bira Dembele: Nodded home the winner

Stevenage moved themselves to within goal difference of a place in the play-offs with a 2-1 victory over Newport County.

The 'Boro moved above their opponents thanks to their second win against a near rival in the table this week, but the visitors have dropped out of the top seven. Stevenage broke through just after the half-hour mark when Simon Walton's corner was met by the head of Charlie Lee, who buried his eighth goal of the campaign. Miles Storey was presented with a great chance to equalise early in the second half following Bira Dembele's mistake but his rather tame attempt was pushed out by Chris Day. But Stevenage doubled their lead with a quarter of the game left and it was from another set-piece as Dembele nodded in Ben Kennedy's free-kick, his first goal of the season. Newport were to give themselves some hope as Adam Chapman sent a crisp volley into the bottom corner, but they were to lose Chris Zebroski to a late red card.

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