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Newport fight back to claim victory over Sutton

26 Aug 2023 1 minute read
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Newport fought back from a goal down to claim a 3-1 League Two victory over Sutton thanks to three goals in the final 20 minutes at Rodney Parade.

After a scrappy first half, when Will Evans and James Clarke went closest to breaking the deadlock for the home side, the second half was a much more entertaining affair.

Sutton struck first in the 53rd minute when Omari Patrick was in the right place to fire low under Nick Townsend’s dive after the goalkeeper had saved a Lee Angol header.

Searching for a way back into the game, County brought on last season’s top scorer Omar Bogle for his first appearance of the campaign after injury.

And his presence up front made the difference as the hosts piled on the pressure.

Sutton defender Joe Kizzi headed into his own net to level the match after 70 minutes.

Harry Charsley headed in the Exiles’ second with 13 minutes remaining and Evans scored his seventh goal of the season in all competitions with another header three minutes from the end.

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