Northampton Town 1 Newport County 0: James Heneghan's player ratings in pictures

Joe Powell smashed home a late thunderbolt as Cobblers stretched their winning run to four games with a dramatic 1-0 victory over Newport County on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 9:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 11:21 am
Nice one, Joe! Charlie Goode congratulates match-winner Joe Powell after his stunning goal on Tuesday. Picture: Pete Norton

Who stood out and who wilted at the PTS? Find out with James Heneghan's player ratings - scroll down and flick through our picture gallery to see how each player performed.

Newport had enough chances to score but their failure to hit the target, not doing so once despite 13 attempts in all, made it a comfortable night for Town's keeper, who kept his third clean sheet in five games. Kicked well... 7
Just so solid, composed and disciplined again. Hardly put a foot wrong and even added some much-needed impetus from right-back at times. Unlucky not to win a penalty when his cross struck an arm... 8 CHRON STAR MAN

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His long throws posed a real problem for County and Cobblers eventually made one count, though not sure he can claim much credit! Had his troubles against Matt at the back but largely defended well... 7
Again it wasn't always easy against County's physical forward men but for the most part the skipper deal with the threat, making one great block from Amond in particular. Might also have netted himself a couple of times... 7
Excellent reading of the game to make crucial clearances and prevent a couple of tap-ins. Didn't offer too much in attack aside from his set-pieces, but contributed to another clean sheet... 7
Busy and hard-working in Northampton's engine room, but didn't have it as easy as against Exeter with Newport's midfield making for a tougher battle in the middle... 6
A rare off night for the midfielder whose decision-making and passing accuracy were both a little erratic, though competed admirably in a physical sense as to be expected, and didn't shirk his defensive responsibilities... 6
Struggled to get into the game as Newport marshalled him well, but one burst through the middle should have led to a goal for Powell. Replaced by the other Powell late on... 6
Had an early shot blocked but struggled to find the pace or trickery to get past his man and put the ball in the box with quality. Newport's Butler defended well against him... 5
Been in fine form of late but this was not one of his finer nights. Missed the game's best chance in the first-half when unable to get a clean shot away. His lack of conviction holds him back at times... 5
A rare start and he had his chances to reach double figures for the season. His hooked volley was tipped over by Day, who also reacted quickly to deny him again in the second-half. Surprisingly withdrawn for Bridge... 6
Didn't get the opportunity to make much of an impact from the bench... 6
What a goal! Sensational technique and timing to find the top corner, via the woodwork, with the ball dropping behind him from fully 25 yards. Wonderful way to win the game... 8