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Posted Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Semenyo ‘learning a lot’ out on loan

Antoine Semenyo says he is benefitting greatly by playing with Newport County in League Two.

The striker, 18, recently scored his first league goal for the club and in incredible fashion too as he found the back of the net with a winner against Stevenage, deep into added time.

“I’m really enjoying it, it’s been going really well,” said Semenyo, who is on loan with the South Wales club until the end of the season.

“It’s been an unreal experience and It has been great to be learning from other, older players.”

Semenyo has scored three goals this season, one in each competition (Checkatrade Trophy, Carabao Cup and Sky Bet League Two) but his latest came in the league, which was extra-special for the forward.

He said: “I was so happy, it was a great feeling and there were unreal scenes. I’d scored before but that was my first league goal and now I just want to carry on and get more.”

And his time with the Exiles has been made all the easier thanks to his new teammates.

“I was made to feel really welcomed,” he added.

“There are players here who are both funny and serious at times but that’s a good mix. I love the team, even when there are ups and downs the team stays positive and we are happy together as a team and I am learning a lot.”

Semenyo, who made his City first-team debut on the final day of the 2017/18 season, is joined at the Exiles by fellow teammates Tyreeq Bakinson and Cameron Pring.

Newport drew 1-1 at the weekend, with Semenyo playing the full 90 minutes, while Pring starred off the bench.

Loan watch: Elsewhere from the latest round of results

Opi Edwards, Saikou Janneh and Connor Lemoneigh-Evans were all starters in a 3-0 win for Torquay United over Wealdstone, with Janneh providing the assist for Edwards in the first goal of the afternoon.

James Carey won Man of the Match but was unable to stop his Frome Town side from conceding twice in a 2-1 loss to Poole.

Hereford succumbed to a 3-1 loss to highflying Boston United, with captain, Harvey Smith playing the full 90 minutes.

Taylor Moore played in a 3-0 loss for Southend United against Sunderland, whilst Shawn McCoulsky was brought on as a 66th minute substitute.

James Morton featured in a superb 3-1 win over promotion rivals, Woking, helping the Romans to cement their 3rd place in the table.

Weston-Super-Mare suffered yet another league defeat for the season, with George Nurse playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 home defeat to Concord Rangers.

Tom Richards featured in a 3-1 first home win of the season for Truro City over Dartford on the weekend.

And Zak Vyner’s Rotherham United side gained a point on the road, with the defender playing the whole of the Miller’s 1-1 draw away to Preston North End.

Words: Harry Dayus

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