Mullin double lifts Cambridge to 2nd

Cambridge claimed a 2-1 earn against Newport at a rain-soaked Abbey Stadium to move above their competitors and into second in Skies Bet League Two.

A key flashpoint came after twenty one minutes when U’s midfielder Henry Hannant kicked out at Joss Labadie but escaped punishment through referee Carl Brook.

Labadie fired a great chance more than moments later, after which the home aspect enjoyed a dominant spell.

Harry Darling’s header has been disallowed for offside, and in the particular 33rd minute Paul Mullin curved Nick Townsend before being refused by the recovering goalkeeper.

Seven minutes before half-time Mullin broke the deadlock, firing house Wes Hoolahan’s cross after a great move down the left.

The start of the second half was postponed by 10 minutes while standing drinking water was cleared from the pitch carrying out a first-half downpour.

Mullin doubled his tally for the mid-day after 61 minutes, with Hoolahan again the provider, firing to the roof of the net after Newport cigarettes had given the ball aside.

Scott Twine halved the deficit with a stunning 30-yard effort six minutes later which usually flew in off the underside from the crossbar, but County could not discover an equaliser.

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