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Newport County 1-2 Portsmouth

A poor tackle from Adam Chapman, which saw the Newport man sent off, spark a melee with the Portsmouth players

Portsmouth claimed a crucial win in their relegation struggle at a Newport County side who had two men sent off.

Newport went behind when Kevin Feely fouled Ryan Taylor in the area and the striker converted the penalty himself.

Adam Chapman was then shown a straight red card for a two-footed lunge, while Darcy Blake was also sent off late on after the defender's second booking.

Jed Wallace's header doubled Pompey's lead although Ismail Yakubu did pull a goal back for County from a corner.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm proud of the players; even down to nine men we took the game to Portsmouth and I thought we might have deserved to get something out of it.

"The two yellow cards for Darcy Blake, that just happens in a game and we're disappointed with Adam Chapman, it's so out of character and it's cost us dearly

"If you take the penalty and the sending-off out of the game - which was a mistake really - in the context of the game we were very good, I thought we controlled it and played a large majority of the game in Portsmouth's half."

Portsmouth caretaker manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Post-match: Pompey caretaker Awford

"I actually enjoyed it. I think the lads' attitude, their spirit, their togetherness was fantastic and that was just what was needed.

"The result was all that mattered today. How we got there didn't matter but we got a performance as well today.

"We got a spirit, we got a reaction and we got the three points.

"If I've got a criticism of us today it was probably that we didn't keep the ball well enough when they went down to nine men.

"The confidence hasn't been great for obvious reasons and hopefully now that will improve."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 19NaylorSubstituted forSandellat 86'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 8Minshull
  • 20FeelySubstituted forYakubuat 55'minutes
  • 16BlakeBooked at 83mins
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 27mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 9CrowSubstituted forJeffersat 57'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 41mins
  • 17Flynn

Substitutes

  • 4Porter
  • 6Yakubu
  • 13Sandell
  • 14Jeffers
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
  • 45Howe

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 3N'Gala
  • 36WhatmoughSubstituted forBradleyat 63'minutes
  • 13ErtlSubstituted forAgyemangat 80'minutes
  • 15Alfei
  • 17Shorey
  • 11Holmes
  • 19FogdenBooked at 90mins
  • 20TaylorBooked at 27minsSubstituted forJervisat 53'minutes
  • 35Wallace
  • 29HollandsBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon
  • 32Jervis
  • 33McCabe
Referee:
Steve Bratt
Attendance:
4,261

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Portsmouth 2.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Tom Naylor.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Darcy Blake (Newport County).

Foul by Darcy Blake (Newport County).

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Johannes Ertl.

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

Booking

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Portsmouth 2. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Alfei.

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Sonny Bradley replaces Jack Whatmough because of an injury.

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

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

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Danny Crow.

goal

As It Stood

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1Rochdale402281064392574
2Scunthorpe401818461372472
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood401981357461165
5Burton40171494237565
6Southend4015141148361259
7Oxford Utd401514114941859
8York401514114638859
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red401315124847154
11Cheltenham401215134653-751
12Mansfield401214144252-1050
13Hartlepool401310174646049
14Accrington401213154749-249
15Newport391213144751-449
16Wimbledon401212164248-648
17Morecambe401212164558-1348
18Bury391017124543247
19Exeter401211174751-447
20Bristol Rovers391113153643-746
21Portsmouth401015154056-1645
22Wycombe401013173948-943
23Northampton40913183354-2140
24Torquay4099223558-2336
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