Swindon 0-1 Newport County - 25-Nov-2017 : Match Report

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25 November 2017
Ben Tozer goal gives Newport first win in seven

Ben Tozer's first goal of the season ended Newport's six-match winless league run as the Exiles beat Swindon 1-0 at the County Ground.

Tozer headed Matt Dolan's corner past Reice Charles-Cook 14 minutes from time as Mike Flynn's side claimed all three points in League Two for the first time since October 14.

It was a cagey first half of few clear-cut chances, with neither goalkeeper being tested.

Keshi Anderson curled a shot wide for the hosts early on before Joss Labadie twice shot over the crossbar for the visitors.

Swindon's Matt Taylor managed to force a save from Newport keeper Joe Day with a long-range effort five minutes before half-time.

Newport's top scorer Shawn McCoulsky almost gave the Exiles the lead just after the hour mark, but the on-loan forward's fierce drive flew just wide.

But the visitors managed to break the deadlock in the 76th minute when Tozer headed in Dolan's corner.

Matt Preston smacked the crossbar in stoppage time for Swindon, but Newport survived the late onslaught and held on for victory.

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