Newport County moved up to fifth in League Two with victory at Wycombe.

The Exiles began well, Christian Jolley hitting the underside of the bar with a half volley from the corner of the box.

But Mike Flynn then flicked home Adam Chapman's long ball first-time with the outside of his right foot for the game's only goal on 31 minutes.

Wycombe, who have not won at home in the League since October, twice had efforts cleared off the line - from Jo Kuffour and Matt McClure.

Tom Naylor came close to doubling the visitors' lead with 10 minutes left with a volley that flew wide.

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Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"There weren't many chances in the whole game. Newport didn't create much, we didn't create much, but Newport took one of those, and that was the difference.

"We had a couple of good chances second half and didn't convert. It was a bitty game. The ball was in the air a lot and I didn't like that too much. But we go again Sunday. That's the important thing now.

"We always do well in adversity though, so hopefully we can do the David and Goliath thing, and we'll be victors over Fleetwood."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's an excellent win. I thought we dominated the first half in possession and looked threatening. Second half we had to defend very well.

"The finish was executed brilliantly and it's probably the best we've scored this season. We're very, very confident right now.

"We are getting closer to survival which was the aim of the football club but now I think we are where we are. We have to be positive and aim for as high as we can possibly go."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 11 Wood
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 05 Stewart
  • 19 Hause
  • 23 Arnold
  • 08 Lewis
  • 18 Kuffour (Cowan-Hall - 74' )
  • 07 Morgan (McClure - 45' )
  • 22 Kretzschmar (Knott - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Scowen
  • 06 Johnson
  • 12 Cowan-Hall
  • 13 Horlock
  • 28 Knott
  • 29 McClure
  • 30 Doherty

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 18 Jackson Booked
  • 13 Sandell
  • 22 Worley
  • 20 Oshilaja
  • 02 Pipe
  • 17 Flynn
  • 12 Willmott (Naylor - 78' )
  • 23 Jolley (Burge - 88' )
  • 14 Washington (Crow - 73' )
  • 07 Chapman

Substitutes

  • 05 James
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 08 Minshull
  • 09 Crow
  • 15 Burge
  • 19 Naylor
  • 24 Barker
Ref: Iain Williamson
Att: 3,513

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

4 2

Corners

9 6

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Newport County 1.

90:00 +4:52 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Newport County 1.

90:00 +4:35

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90:00 +3:56

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

90:00 +3:07

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +3:07

Harry Worley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:57

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +1:57

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:27

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Harry Worley.

88:46

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

88:46

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Burge replaces Christian Jolley.

86:53

Attempt saved. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:00

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:58

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

82:25

Foul by Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers).

82:25

Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:01

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

77:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Robbie Willmott.

74:59

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

73:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Jo Kuffour.

72:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Conor Washington.

70:51

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

67:35

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67:35

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

66:20

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:20

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

65:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Billy Knott replaces Max Kretzschmar.

65:01

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

64:21

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

62:52

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Harry Worley.

62:24 Booking

Booking Ryan Jackson (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

62:17

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:17

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

60:09

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

59:29

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

58:32

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

58:32

Michael Flynn (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:03

Attempt missed. Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

57:48

Attempt blocked. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

56:17

Attempt missed. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

55:35

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:35

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

52:46

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

52:35

Attempt blocked. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

50:55

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:55

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

49:20

Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:20

Foul by Conor Washington (Newport County).

48:07

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

47:38

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Pipe.

45:00

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Newport County 1.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Newport County 1.

44:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt McClure replaces Dean Morgan because of an injury.

40:03

Attempt missed. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

39:39

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

37:51

Attempt missed. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:28

Attempt saved. Jo Kuffour (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:36

Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:36

Foul by Conor Washington (Newport County).

34:47

Foul by Jo Kuffour (Wycombe Wanderers).

34:47

Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:11

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers).

33:11

(Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:50

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

30:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Newport County 1. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Pipe.

29:02

Jo Kuffour (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:02

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

26:11

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:11

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

25:07

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:07

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County).

24:09

Christian Jolley (Newport County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

23:37

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

22:22

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

21:51

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

20:20

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

20:20

Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:17

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:17

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

18:26

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:26

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

17:35

Attempt saved. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16:36

Attempt saved. Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

15:54

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

15:54

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:19

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:19

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

14:49

Attempt blocked. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:59

Attempt saved. Michael Flynn (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:23

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

7:24

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

6:48

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

6:48

Conor Washington (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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