County 2 Southport 1

NEWPORT County AFC came from behind to seal all three points with a dramatic 92nd minute winner from substitute Ben Swallow.

Southport started superbly and could have led by more than one goal at the break after Chris Lever had scored from the penalty spot on 18 minutes.

But County felt they should have had at least one spot kick of their own in a frantic first 45 minutes and they battled back superbly after the break.

Top scorer Aaron O'Connor levelled with his eighth goal of the season 14 minutes from time before sub Swallow sent the Rodney Parade crowd into raptures with a left foot screamer at the death.

The Exiles remain top of the Blue Square Bet Premier league and travel to AFC Telford on Tuesday night.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:43pm Sat 22 Sep 12

larneman says...

Well done County Ben you were brilliant. Being an old timer I was so sorry to hear about Lennie Weare one of counties best keepers. I can remember me and my mates saying he should have played for Wales. I remember Alf Sherwood Ray Wilcox Johnstone coming from orient and Rock Hudson of course. a bit of sadness on an otherwise great day.
Well done County Ben you were brilliant. Being an old timer I was so sorry to hear about Lennie Weare one of counties best keepers. I can remember me and my mates saying he should have played for Wales. I remember Alf Sherwood Ray Wilcox Johnstone coming from orient and Rock Hudson of course. a bit of sadness on an otherwise great day. larneman
  • Score: 0

10:02am Sun 23 Sep 12

county mad says...

I wonder if the Southport manager found the result 'hard to swallow'
I wonder if the Southport manager found the result 'hard to swallow' county mad
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Sun 23 Sep 12

NakedDancer says...

County were totally outplayed in the first half and lucky not to be 4 down by half time. I really cant understand the system using four central midfielders - who didn't even dominate the midfield. The passing football of the first 5 matches seems to have been surrendered in favour of banging the ball in the air to Louis/Minshull.

On the upside - a great effort by the County second half as Southport shut up shop and a stunning finish by Swallow. Homegrown youngsters Evans and Hughes the best on the park. Good teams are lucky teams, well done boys - top of the league - support the County !
County were totally outplayed in the first half and lucky not to be 4 down by half time. I really cant understand the system using four central midfielders - who didn't even dominate the midfield. The passing football of the first 5 matches seems to have been surrendered in favour of banging the ball in the air to Louis/Minshull. On the upside - a great effort by the County second half as Southport shut up shop and a stunning finish by Swallow. Homegrown youngsters Evans and Hughes the best on the park. Good teams are lucky teams, well done boys - top of the league - support the County ! NakedDancer
  • Score: 0

8:07pm Mon 24 Sep 12

emlynkide says...

yes larneman, i remember them all, if i am right wasnt len a reserve in sweeden in 1958
yes larneman, i remember them all, if i am right wasnt len a reserve in sweeden in 1958 emlynkide
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree