2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Shaquile Coulthirst (10')
  • Ricardo Almeida Santos (82')

Barnet claim vital victory over Newport

Goals either side of half-time from Shaquile Coulthirst and Ricardo Almeida Santos kept Barnet's League Two survival hopes alive as they beat Newport 2-0.
The hosts took the lead in the 10th minute when Simeon Akinola played in Coulthirst, who finished from close range.
Newport nearly equalised in the following minute with Matty Dolan's header rattling the crossbar while at the other end Dan Butler cleared Richard Brindley's shot off the line.
The Barnet defender came close to doubling the lead again when his free-kick forced a good save from Joe Day.
Day was called into action again before half-time to deny Akinola before John Akinde's header was cleared off the line by Ben White.
Padraig Amond had the ball in the back of the net just before the hour mark but his goal was ruled out for offside.
Santos found space to break forward from defence and his curling shot was saved by Day before he headed in from Ryan Watson's corner in the 81st minute to double Barnet's lead.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 46 +31 84
2 Exeter City 46 +24 84
3 Bristol Rovers 46 +22 80
4 Northampton Town 46 +22 80
5 Port Vale 46 +21 78
6 Swindon Town 46 +23 77
7 Mansfield Town 46 +15 77
8 Sutton United 46 +16 76
9 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 75
10 Salford City 46 +14 70
11 Newport County 46 +9 69
12 Crawley Town 46 -10 61
13 Leyton Orient 46 +15 58
14 Bradford City 46 -2 58
15 Colchester United 46 -12 55
16 Walsall 46 -13 54
17 Hartlepool United 46 -20 54
18 Rochdale 46 -8 53
19 Harrogate Town 46 -11 53
20 Carlisle United 46 -23 53
21 Stevenage 46 -23 47
22 Barrow 46 -13 44
23 Oldham Athletic 46 -29 38
24 Scunthorpe United 46 -61 26