2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Chris Whelpdale (43')

Chris Whelpdale strike gives Stevenage victory at Newport

Chris Whelpdale's first-half header was enough to earn Stevenage a 1-0 victory at Newport County.
The winger was in the right place at the right time to earn Borough their second successive League Two win.
Newport's slim chances of making a late charge for the play-offs look to be over with the gap now 11 points with six games remaining.
Nervous Newport goalkeeper Joe Day missed four punches clear in the opening half an hour and had Mickey Demetriou to thank for sparing his blushes.
The defender rushed back to his line to deny Danny Newton a tap-in and keep the scores level after Day failed to connect with a looping ball into the area.
But he was finally beaten by a cross after Stevenage skipper Ronnie Henry clipped the ball to the back-post for Whelpdale to nod into the net after 43 minutes.
They almost doubled their lead seconds after the restart when Henry's long-range half volley was acrobatically denied by Day.
Frank Nouble and Josh Sheehan both had penalty appeals waved away, but Newport never threatened to equalise.

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