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Newport County 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth's Tyler Harvey celebrates after scoring goal

Plymouth boosted their League Two play-off hopes with their first win in four at mid-table Newport.

Tyler Harvey's powerful header from Nathan Thomas' cross put the Pilgrims in front.

Former Argyle striker Chris Zebrowski levelled from an awkward angle following Ryan Jackson's through ball.

Conor Hourihane's finish from a counter-attack sealed the win and moved ninth-placed Argyle to within two points of York in seventh.

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Post-match: Plymouth boss Sheridan

Plymouth manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"The main thing now, at this stage of the season, is just getting three points.

"I thought we worked very hard and we probably deserved it.

"We scored two excellent goals but I was disappointed about their goal."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 3Hughes
  • 18Jackson
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forJolleyat 64'minutes
  • 16Blake
  • 20FeelyBooked at 59mins
  • 4Porter
  • 12Willmott
  • 11Zebroski
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forHoweat 64'minutes
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forBurgeat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 13Sandell
  • 15Burge
  • 19Naylor
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
  • 45Howe

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 4Blanchard
  • 15Wotton
  • 19ThomasSubstituted forBerryat 88'minutes
  • 16Trotman
  • 17Nelson
  • 6Hourihane
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 9Reid
  • 10MorganSubstituted forShowunmiat 70'minutes
  • 18HarveySubstituted forBlizzardat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Berry
  • 8Boco
  • 11Blizzard
  • 20Banton
  • 25Purrington
  • 29Showunmi
  • 32Dawson
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
3,381

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Durrell Berry replaces Nathan Thomas.

Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Burge replaces Michael Flynn.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Blizzard replaces Tyler Harvey.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Enoch Showunmi replaces Marvin Morgan.

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

Foul by Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Christian Jolley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Lee Minshull.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Rene Howe replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Attempt missed. Kevin Feely (Newport County) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andres Gurrieri.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale412291064392575
2Scunthorpe411918462372575
3Chesterfield411914863372671
4Fleetwood412081359461368
5Burton41181494337668
6Southend4116141150371362
7York411515114638860
8Oxford Utd411514124943659
9Plymouth411610154646058
10Dag & Red411315134849-154
11Bury411217124944553
12Mansfield411314144352-953
13Cheltenham411215144755-851
14Newport411214154954-550
15Hartlepool411310184647-149
16Accrington411213164750-349
17Wimbledon411213164248-649
18Morecambe411212174559-1448
19Portsmouth411115154156-1548
20Exeter411211184753-647
21Bristol Rovers411114163745-847
22Wycombe411113174148-746
23Northampton411013183454-2043
24Torquay4199233559-2436
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