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Newport go down to a 2-0 defeat away at Swindon

14 Oct 2023 2 minute read
Newport County’s Scot Bennett and Swindon Town’s Jake Young battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League Two match at The County Ground, Swindon. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Newport fell to a 2-0 defeat away at Swindon – the Robins getting back to winning ways with goals from Dan Kemp and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

It took the hosts just eight minutes to find the back of the net as Charlie Austin played a perfect through ball for Kemp, who beat goalkeeper Jonny Maxted to the ball, took it around the goalkeeper and slotted it into the net.

Poor play on the ball from Swindon saw Newport with a spare player in attack, Omar Bogle looked to take a shot on himself from the edge of the area, but Robins stopper Murphy Mahoney tipped his fierce effort over the crossbar.

Swindon almost added a second when Kemp played Jake Young through on goal, but with George McEachran square, he decided to go it alone and tried to send a low shot into the corner, only for Maxted to flick the ball round the post.

With Newport searching for an equaliser, Swindon countered quickly and Saidou Khan’s powerful drive proved to be too hot to handle for Maxted and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy tapped home the rebound.

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