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country flag League 2 Round Play-Off 1/2 Final (1)
Thu 09 May 2019 19:45
Referee
M. Donohue
Weather at KO
weather icon Clear  12oC | Precip: 0% (0 in) | Wind 14.5 mph
Travel Info
3 hours coach
Distance
256 KM (Distance Matrix)

Newport County

Last updated: Thu 09 May 2019 09:45
In Brief

Exiles snatch late equaliser at Morecambe to earn play-off place; Joss Labadie could return; Nick Townsend sidelined.

Looking Back

Newport County snatched a priceless equaliser three minutes from time to draw 1-1 with Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

The point was enough to steal the last play-off place thanks to an unbeaten run of ten league games, six of which ended in victory.

Manager Michael Flynn named an unchanged starting line-up with Jamille Matt keeping his place in the side following a dead leg.

The same six players were also named on the bench, including Andrew Crofts, who has recovered from a recent abductor muscle injury.

Ben Kennedy wasn't involved having returned to parent club Stevenage for treatment on a knee injury which has ended his loan.

Looking Ahead

Flynn has no new injury concerns and could be boosted by the return of Joss Labadie, who is recovering from a gashed ankle.

Nick Townsend isn't expected to be fit until next season with bicep injury.

Points of Interest

Both sides enjoyed home victories in the two league meetings during the regular season.

Mansfield Town

Last updated: Thu 09 May 2019 09:45
In Brief

Stags miss out on automatic promotion on the final day; Otis Khan in contention; Matt Preston sidelined.

Looking Back

Mansfield Town missed out on automatic promotion after being beaten on the final day of the season.

They have only themselves to blame after finishing the campaign with three straight league defeats.

Manager David Flitcroft made one change to his starting line-up with Alex MacDonald handed a recall to the side.

He was preferred to loanee Gethin Jones, who dropped to the bench. Alistair Smith returned to the bench after recovering from illness.

Looking Ahead

Flitcroft will be without Matt Preston for both legs of the semi-final after suffering a concussion on the final day.

Otis Khan is back in contention after recovering from a hip flexor injury.

Bobby Olejnik (knee), Hayden White (broken leg), Craig Davies (ankle) and Jordan Graham (knee) remain sidelined.

Nicky Ajose has returned to parent club Charlton Athletic with his knee injury keeping out of action until next season.

Points of Interest

Both sides enjoyed home victories in the two league meetings during the regular season.

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Transfer out
  • Ben Kennedy (sp) (Midfielder, Stevenage, Loan ended)
Transfer out
  • Nicky Ajose (r) (Attacker, Charlton Athletic, Loan ended)
Probable Bench
Transfer out
  • Ben Kennedy (sp) (Midfielder, Stevenage, Loan ended)

Mansfield Town

Last updated: Thu 09 May 2019 09:45
In Brief

Stags miss out on automatic promotion on the final day; Otis Khan in contention; Matt Preston sidelined.

Looking Back

Mansfield Town missed out on automatic promotion after being beaten on the final day of the season.

They have only themselves to blame after finishing the campaign with three straight league defeats.

Manager David Flitcroft made one change to his starting line-up with Alex MacDonald handed a recall to the side.

He was preferred to loanee Gethin Jones, who dropped to the bench. Alistair Smith returned to the bench after recovering from illness.

Looking Ahead

Flitcroft will be without Matt Preston for both legs of the semi-final after suffering a concussion on the final day.

Otis Khan is back in contention after recovering from a hip flexor injury.

Bobby Olejnik (knee), Hayden White (broken leg), Craig Davies (ankle) and Jordan Graham (knee) remain sidelined.

Nicky Ajose has returned to parent club Charlton Athletic with his knee injury keeping out of action until next season.

Points of Interest

Both sides enjoyed home victories in the two league meetings during the regular season.

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Probable Bench
Transfer out
  • Nicky Ajose (r) (Attacker, Charlton Athletic, Loan ended)

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