Nov 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Highbury Stadium
Fleetwood Town
Newport County
Schumacher (4' pen., 48', 59' pen.), Ball (78')
Hogan (28')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Zebroski (71' pen.)
Minshull (17'), Chapman (45'), Jackson (60')
Willmott (3')

Result: Fleetwood Town thrash 10-man Newport County to go top

Steven Schumacher nets a hat-trick as Fleetwood Town beat 10-man Newport County 4-1 to climb to the top of the League Two table.

Fleetwood Town have climbed to the top of the League Two table by beating 10-man Newport County at Highbury.

Steven Schumacher netted a hat trick for Fleetwood before David Ball put the result beyond doubt late on.

Schumacher broke the deadlock from the penalty spot on four minutes after Robbie Willmott had been shown a straight red card for handling his goal-bound shot.

Newport responded well to their early setback and Fleetwood were frustrated for the remainder of the first half.

However, the hosts were quickly on the front foot after the interval. It took them just three minutes to double their advantage, as Schumacher found the net again.

Schumacher completed his hat-trick with another penalty just before the hour mark.

A third spot kick of the game then allowed Chris Zebroski to net a consolation goal for the visitors.

However, Fleetwood's three-goal cushion was restored 12 minutes from time as Ball tucked home from close range following a dazzling run by Antoni Sarcevic.

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