Tue | Mar 19, 2019

Ja-born Matt on target again

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (CMC):

Jamaican striker Jamille Matt notched his 15th goal of the season as Newport County edged Exeter City 1-0 in an English League Two match at Rodney Parade yesterday.

It was Newport's first league win since November, although the Welsh club sprang a major surprise when they knocked out 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup earlier this month when Matt was on target with an early header in the 2-1 win.

Matt broke the deadlock in yesterday's match with a close-range finish in the 71st minute to give manager Mike Flynn's side a lift ahead of next Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round trip to Championship outfit Middlesbrough.

Despite taking all three points, Newport remain in 13th place, five places below Exeter, whose best chance came when Ryan Bowman hit the crossbar.