Two goals in five minutes late in the first half gave Wycombe a winning start to the new season at Newport County.

A powerful header by debut-making Peter Murphy from Max Kretzschmar's 38th-minute corner put Wanderers ahead.

And when Paris Cowan-Hall fired in from six yards following a fine run by Sam Wood the visitors were in complete control.

Justin Edinburgh's team upped their game in the second half, but could not find a way through the Wycombe defence.

Meanwhile, prior to kick off Wycombe announced they had received international clearance for Aaron Holloway who would join the club until January.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a slow start but I think we got our foot back in the game and looked to take the game to them.

"The goals we conceded were very poor goals to give away and the timing of them and going-in two down at half time was a huge blow and I think it was more hopeful in the second half rather than having that belief.

"The effort was there, but I think we have more about us and there should have been more belief in front of our home crowd first game of the season."

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Newport win

"It's one of those things. We won the opening day last season as well, so I'm not getting carried away. Feet firmly on the ground.

"I've brought in a group of players that will work incredibly hard for each other and it comes from the front. The front two did so much running today and the rest of them followed suit.'

"What a debut for Alfie Mawsonn. It's similar to Aaron (Pierre) last year, when he came in. They played together in the youth team at Brentford and Mark Warburton has done me a fabulous favour there by letting us have Alfie for a month. He slotted in really well alongside Aaron (Pierre). I thought he had an outstanding debut if I'm honest.

''We've got to believe in everything we do, but it's a long process. The club has been in a lot of debt, we're in a slow building process over the next couple of years and we've got to keep that on the ground, and that's what I want to do."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 03 Feely
  • 13 Sandell Booked
  • 05 Jones
  • 12 Willmott
  • 08 Minshull (Chapman - 73' )
  • 17 Flynn (Klukowski - 57' )
  • 33 Byrne Booked
  • 09 Howe
  • 10 O'Connor (Yakubu - 58' )
  • 11 Zebroski Booked

Substitutes

  • 06 Yakubu
  • 07 Chapman
  • 14 Jeffers
  • 16 Hughes
  • 18 Klukowski
  • 22 Thomas
  • 23 Jolley

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 26 Mawson
  • 02 Jombati
  • 06 Pierre
  • 03 Jacobson Booked
  • 15 Murphy Booked
  • 07 Cowan-Hall (Craig - 88' )
  • 11 Wood
  • 22 Kretzschmar (Bloomfield - 81' )
  • 19 McClure
  • 09 Hayes

Substitutes

  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 12 Craig
  • 13 Richardson
  • 17 Morias
  • 18 Rowe
  • 23 Walker
  • 25 Amadi-Holloway
Ref: Peter Bankes
Att: 3,634

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

3 3

Corners

4 5

Fouls

16 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

90:00 +6:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

90:00 +3:18

Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

90:00 +3:04

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:04

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +2:33

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

90:00 +0:37

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

90:00 +0:06

Attempt blocked. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

89:06

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

88:44

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

87:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

84:49

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:49

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

84:30 Booking

Booking Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

84:15

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:15

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

83:40

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:40

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

83:13

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Max Kretzschmar.

80:17

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

79:01

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

78:11

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

78:11

Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

76:22 Booking

Booking Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

76:17

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

76:17

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:00

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:57

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

72:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Adam Chapman replaces Lee Minshull.

71:50

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

71:50

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

71:09

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

71:09

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:19

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

68:37

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

68:37

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

66:54

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

66:54

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

66:31

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

65:09

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:09

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

64:18

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

64:18

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

63:01

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:24

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

62:24

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

60:03

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60:02

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

59:08

Delay in match Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

57:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Ismail Yakubu replaces Aaron O'Connor.

56:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Michael Flynn.

55:54

Attempt missed. Rene Howe (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

53:16

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

53:16

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

51:18

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

51:18

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:05

Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:05

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

48:35

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

48:35

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:36

Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:34

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

46:46

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

46:46

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:16

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:16

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

45:00

Second Half begins Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

45:00 +3:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

45:00 +1:53

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

45:00 +0:31

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:31

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

43:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Wood.

42:44

Attempt missed. Rene Howe (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

39:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Kretzschmar with a cross.

38:22

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

36:58

Attempt missed. Kevin Feely (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

36:27

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Max Kretzschmar.

35:48

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sam Wood.

34:03

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

34:03

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:28 Booking

Booking Mark Byrne (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

33:16

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:16

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

30:35

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:35

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

29:13

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

29:13

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

26:22

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

26:22

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

23:48

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

22:51

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

20:41

Hand ball by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

19:33

Attempt missed. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

18:43 Booking

Booking Chris Zebroski (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

18:30

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:30

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

17:30

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:30

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

15:42

Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

15:42

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:28

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

11:28

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:35

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:32

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

6:32

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

5:35

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

4:49

Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

4:49

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:47

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Lenny Pidgeley.

1:33

Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

1:09

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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