League Two
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Fleetwood Town 4-1 Newport County

Steve Schumacher celebrates with his team-mates

Steve Schumacher's first senior hat-trick saw Fleetwood Town beat 10-man Newport in League Two.

Robbie Willmott was shown a straight red card after blocking Schumacher's goal-bound shot with his hand.

Schumacher scored from the resulting spot kick before the midfielder added two further goals, including a second penalty.

Chris Zebroski scored from the penalty spot for Newport before David Ball netted a fourth for Fleetwood.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "I've got to be careful how I say this, but I think the man in the middle [referee Andy Haines] has stole the show from us really.

"Where do you want Robbie [Willmott] to put his arms? They're down by his side, he hasn't made an attempt [to lift them], he's just put his body across.

"We get a player booked and sent off for penalties conceded, they concede a penalty and nothing happens. Work that one out, it's very inconsistent refereeing today.

"I'm going to go and ask his explanation after this."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Davies
  • 14HoganBooked at 28minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 43'minutes
  • 6Pond
  • 8Schumacher
  • 20Taylor
  • 16Cresswell
  • 11J Hughes
  • 4Murdoch
  • 23BallSubstituted forDieseruvweat 83'minutes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 7Evans

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 9Parkin
  • 12Brown
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 17Blair
  • 29Dieseruvwe
  • 33Lucas

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18Jackson
  • 12WillmottBooked at 3mins
  • 20Oshilaja
  • 6Yakubu
  • 16Jones
  • 19NaylorSubstituted forCrowat 78'minutes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 17minsSubstituted forPipeat 43'minutes
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forJolleyat 79'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 60mins
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 9Crow
  • 17Flynn
  • 23Jolley
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Redman
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,354

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home13
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1.
Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).
Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).
Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces David Ball.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathan Pond.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Steven Schumacher.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Conor Washington.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Tom Naylor.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).
(Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Newport County 1. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
Penalty conceded by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).
Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.
Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Newport County 0. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Fleetwood Town. Charlie Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Ryan Jackson (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.
Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).
Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).
Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).
Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Newport County 0. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 1, Newport County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Newport County 0.

Booking

Adam Chapman (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).
Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. David Pipe replaces Lee Minshull.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McLaughlin replaces Liam Hogan.
Attempt missed. Billy Jones (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Hand ball by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Conor Washington (Newport County) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.
Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Fleetwood159151028
2Oxford Utd157531026
3Chesterfield15753726
4Rochdale15825426
5Morecambe15744225
6Exeter15735324
7Burton15735224
8Scunthorpe15663024
9Southend15726423
10Newport15654323
11Dag & Red15654223
12Wycombe14635321
13Hartlepool15636221
14Mansfield15564021
15Wimbledon15636-221
16Portsmouth14554120
17Plymouth15537-518
18Cheltenham15456-617
19York15447-316
20Bristol Rovers15357-614
21Torquay15357-814
22Bury15348-413
23Accrington15258-1011
24Northampton15249-910
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