EYE­ING THE HOT­SEAT

New­port see off the Chair­boys

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

on tar­get shortly as the break, pok­ing a long ball straight at Day as Wy­combe looked to get them­selves back into the con­test.

And it wasn’t long be­fore they were level.

The im­pres­sive Onyed­inma slot­ted home from close-range on 55 min­utes af­ter Day had spilled Sam Wood’s 25-yard drive, and the hosts were back in the game.

Wy­combe were in the as­cen­dency and Al­fie Maw­son should have put the hosts in front on 65 min­utes, but his header from Joe Ja­cob­son’s cross was scram­bled be­hind by Day.

But it was New­port who were to win it against the run of play.

Klukowski fin­ished well af­ter Is­mail Yakubu neatly squared Byrne’s over-hit free­kick.

Wy­combe boss Gareth Ainsworth wasn’t happy with the ref­er­ee­ing for the win­ner but was in philo­soph­i­cal mood de­spite suf­fer­ing two de­feats this week.

“It was a sucker punch to con­cede when we did in the sec­ond half,” said Ainsworth.

“I don’t know how the ref­eree has given the foul in the build-up. He’s been conned in my opin­ion.

“The boys are down but it’s in­di­vid­ual er­rors and set-plays cost­ing us – it’s not like teams are tear­ing us apart like last sea­son.

“We’ve lost two games but we’re still in the top three so that shows how good the boys have been all sea­son.

“We de­served some­thing but when you don’t stick your chances away you don’t pick up points.

“Scor­ing has been an is­sue of late.

“That may co­in­cide with Paul Hayes be­ing out but he’s made an ap­pear­ance so he’ll be big for us when he re­turns fully fit.”

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