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Football | Irish striker seals huge FA Cup shock

🔥 | It's heating up at Rodney Parade as @NewportCounty regain the lead pic.twitter.com/BFoEZ5a1Wo — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 6, 2019 Irish striker Amond, who has now scored in every round of this year’s competition, casually rolled the ball past Ward to restore Newport’s lead from 12 yards. Newport - who are 14th in England's fourth division - survived four tense minutes of stoppage time to knock a top flight team out of the FA Cup for the first time since January 1964.

"It's a penalty so you're expected to score," Amond said afterwards.

"I played with Danny Ward at Morecambe, he faced a few of my penalties in training so I was hoping he wouldn't remember.

"It's brilliant to score the winner but just to win is the big one. Everyone's done brilliantly today and I think we fully deserved it." Amond joined the ‘Exiles’ in August 2017, having previously played for Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Paços de Ferreira, Accrington Stanley, Morecambe, Grimbsy Town, and Hartlepool United. He almost helped the club produce a huge FA Cup upset last season, heading the League Two side ahead against Spurs in a game which eventually finished 1-1. The striker - who represented the Boys in Green four times at U21 level - finished as Newport's top scorer last season with 14 goals.

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