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Carlow's Padraig Amond Puts Newport In Dreamland With FA Cup Screamer

Carlow's Padraig Amond Puts Newport In Dreamland With FA Cup Screamer

Newport County's proud tradition of FA Cup shock delivers continues after the League Two club dumped Middlesborough out of the FA Cup in their fourth-round replay tonight.

Crucial to the result was Carlow man Padraig Amond. Robbie Willmott had given the club the lead just after half-time before Amond finished a clever training ground corner move. A sweeping ball across the box sat up for the striker who did not hesitate in lashing the ball into the roof of the net.

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It was a deserved victory for a team who were well on top throughout. Despite dreadful conditions and a deteriorating pitch, they comfortably controlled the game. The result is a massive one for Newport as it sets up a blockbuster fifth-round tie against Premier League champions Manchester City.

The is a home game and it will be televised live.

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