IN PICTURES: Cobblers too good for previously unbeaten Newport County

It was a good day for the Cobblers on Saturday as they claimed a second straight home win with a 2-0 triumph against Newport County.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 12:09 pm
Sam Hoskins celebrates making it 2-0 against Newport County (Pictures: Pete Norton)

The south Wales side arrived at the PTS Academy Stadium unbeaten this season, and sitting second in the Sky Bet League Two table.They hadn't lost a league game since their 1-0 defeat to the Cobblers at the PTS on March 12, a 17-match streak without defeat.But they were to suffer yet more misery at Sixfields as they succumbed to a sixth straight defeat at the stadium.Andy Williams and Sam Hoskins were the goalscorers, as Keith Curle's men secured a deserved victory.The win was a fitting tribute to the memory of club president Bob Church, who passed away last week.There was a touching minute's applause in his memory prior to kick-off, with the Cobblers players also wearing black armbands.The Cobblers are back in league two action on Tuesday night when they travel to bottom-of-the-table Stevenage (ko 7.45pm).

Andy Williams celebrates firing the Cobblers into the lead
Nicky Adams is tackled

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Newport's Jamile Matt heads for the tunnel after being sent off
Another game, another ripped shirt for Cobblers striker Harry Smith
Sam Hoskins on the attack
Chris Lines on the ball
Andy Williams accepts the applause as he is substituted
Shaun McWilliams had to leave the field
It was a bad day for Newport and their boss Michael Flynn
Showing off the colours
Charlie Goode chats to referee Alan Young
There was a minute's applause before the match to honour Cobblers club president Bob Church, who passed away last week
There was a minute's applause before the match to honour Cobblers club president Bob Church, who passed away last week
Nicky Adams sends the ball forward
A familair sight... Chris Lines contests one of Alan Young's decisions
No doubting who she was shouting for
Sam Hoskins shows his delight at making it 2-0 to the Cobblers