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MATCH REPORT | NEWPORT COUNTY 2 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0

3 December 2017

A brace from Newport County captain Joss Labadie saw Cambridge United knocked out the Emirates FA Cup in the Second Round at Rodney Parade.

The U’s were dealt a very early blow when Matty Dolan’s free kick delivery from the right was met by Labadie, who ran across his man at the near post to side foot a volley past Forde from an unmarked position.

Shaun Derry’s men gathered themselves together quickly though and soon put the hosts under pressure, with Liam O’Neil and Medy Elito both letting fly on efforts that had Newport keeper Joe Day beaten, only to sail wide by the smallest of margins inside 15 minutes.

United enjoyed the lion share of possession as the half wore on and found themselves regularly approaching the final third, but only Jevani Brown could force a save from Joe Day before the half time whistle when his drive at goal saw the Newport keeper catch the ball on the dive to his left.

The first chance of the second half fell to the U’s when Medy Elito slotted an excellent ball in behind for Harrison Dunk. The winger pulled a cross back for Uche Ikpeazu who failed to get a clean connection on his shot eight yards out that was saved by Day off the line.

With the game in the balance and United pushing for a leveller, Shaun Derry introduced Ade Azeez and David Amoo on the hour mark to try and stretch the hosts.

Azeez was straight into the thick of the action when County keeper Joe Day made a scruffy attempt at a clearance and just about averted the onrushing striker with his kick away.

However, Labadie killed the tie ten minutes from time. Frank Nouble broke down the right channel after the U’s had committed bodies forward and picked the perfect pass to Newport skipper, who again placed the ball into the bottom corner beyond the reach of Forde to seal United’s fate in the competition.

Newport County: Day, Pipe, White, O’Brien, Demetriou, Butler, Dolan (Wilmott, 76 mins), Tozer, Labadie (Rigg, 83 mins), Nouble, McCoulsky (Amon, 64 mins)

Cambridge United: Forde, Halliday, Legge, Taylor, Carroll, Dunk (Amoo, 61 mins), O’Neil, Elito, Brown, Ikpeazu, Ibehre (Azee, 61 mins)

Attendance: 2,748 (178)

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AWAY TICKETS | NEWPORT COUNTY | EMIRATES FA CUP

30 November 2017

Cambridge United return to the Emirates FA Cup this Sunday (K.O. 2:00pm) against Newport County in the Second Round, with tickets on sale online, in-store and by calling 01223 566 500.

Having beaten Sutton United last month on home soil to progress into Round Two for a fifth straight year, the U’s were picked out of the draw against fellow League Two rivals Newport County, following 11 consecutive home draws in the competition.

The sides have not met in the Emirates FA Cup since United defeated the Welsh outfit 2-1 through a replay 64 years ago.

Tickets for travelling U’s supporters are now available online and in-store, and are priced as follows:

Adult £18.00

60+ £14.00

Under 22 £12.00

Under 16 £7.00

Under 6 £0.00 **

**Under 16, or 6 on 1st August 2016.  Under 6 must be accompanied by a full paying adult or senior.

Meanwhile, the Club will also be providing Away Travel departing Ely at 7:15am and the Cambs Glass Stadium at 8:00pm. Click here to book now.

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