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Mickey Demetriou haunts old side as Crewe enjoy big win against Newport

15 Aug 2023 2 minute read
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Mickey Demetriou fired in twice against his former club as Crewe secured an emphatic 4-2 win against Newport County.

The veteran defender played a key role at the other end of the pitch as the Railwaymen earned their first victory of the season.

When Keeper Nic Townsend spilled Jack Powell’s free-kick, Demetriou made the most of the chance to hook home the opener in the eighth minute.

The Welsh visitors were back on terms thanks to another goalkeeping error in the 21st minute. On-loan Liverpool youngster Harvey Davies failed to glove a high cross flung over his goalmouth and Will Evans rose above him to plant a header into the bottom corner.

Davies redeemed himself by tipping over Seb Palmer-Houlden’s far-post header and keeping out Harry Charsley’s effort with his foot.

Crewe were ahead in the 57th-minute after a trip on Shilow Tracey left the visitors defending a free-kick from the edge of the six-yard box, which Demetriou made the most of by volleying in unmarked from Joel Tabiner’s delivery.

Newport were on the backfoot again in their own box soon after as a trip on Elliott Nevitt was punished by Chris Long, who drove his 66th-minute spot kick down the middle past Townsend.

Townsend then kept out a drive from Rio Adebisi and Nevitt’s follow-up as Crewe looked to add more goals. And within minutes Nevitt did by curling a low shot into the far corner for his first goal for Crewe in the 71st minute.

Charsley reduced the deficit when he latched onto Bryn Morris’ pass and finished high into the corner (75), but there would be no comeback.

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