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Portsmouth 0-1 Newport County

Andy Sandell
Andy Sandell's last goal was against Burton Albion in April

Substitute Andy Sandell's late goal earned Newport County their first win of the season.

The midfielder had only been on the pitch for four minutes when his free kick from the right hand side eluded everyone in the box to find the net.

The 84th-minute goal inflicted Pompey's first league defeat this season.

Kevin Feely's header against the bar from a long throw in was the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock in the first half.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Portsmouth v Newport

"We had the best two chances of the game; Taylor in the first half and Westcarr in the second half.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't convert like we have done in previous games, which has settled us down.

"We are not going to be able to turn up here every week and pass it round like we did against Northampton, we have got to make sure that we have enough fire in our belly first half to win the right to win a game of football and earn the right to play and I don't think we did enough of that."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5DeveraBooked at 71mins
  • 6ChorleyBooked at 80mins
  • 16Robinson
  • 21DunneBooked at 51mins
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forStoreyat 72'minutes
  • 8WallaceBooked at 90mins
  • 29HollandsSubstituted forAtanganaat 78'minutes
  • 17ShoreySubstituted forBarchamat 85'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 20Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 14Storey
  • 24Awford
  • 25Atangana
  • 27Brezovan
  • 34Butler

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 3Feely
  • 5Jones
  • 16HughesBooked at 48mins
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 64mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 33ByrneBooked at 37mins
  • 8MinshullBooked at 22mins
  • 12WillmottSubstituted forSandellat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forJolleyat 67'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forO'Connorat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 6Yakubu
  • 10O'Connor
  • 13Sandell
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 23Jolley
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
16,191

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1.

Booking

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

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

Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Nicky Shorey.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1. Andy Sandell (Newport County) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Attempt saved. Andy Sandell (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Robbie Willmott.

Booking

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Danny Hollands.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Miles Storey replaces Ricky Holmes.

Attempt missed. Christian Jolley (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron O'Connor replaces Chris Zebroski.

Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton541073413
2Cheltenham541073413
3Morecambe5401105512
4Shrewsbury5320114711
5Wycombe531184410
6Bury531174310
7Portsmouth531163310
8Northampton52214408
9Cambridge521210647
10Plymouth52127437
11Tranmere52128717
12Dag & Red52128807
13Wimbledon52127707
14Southend52124407
15Stevenage521268-27
16Mansfield520346-26
17York50505505
18Luton512246-25
19Newport511347-34
20Hartlepool510427-53
21Exeter502327-52
22Carlisle5023210-82
23Oxford Utd501448-41
24Accrington5014411-71
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