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Newport County 0-1 Morecambe

Newport County's Miles Storey and Shaun Beeley of Morecambe in action

Newport dropped out of the League Two play-off positions as Jack Redshaw's first-half goal secured victory for Morecambe.

Redshaw slotted past Joe Day after just seven minutes and his side kept their discipline to hold on to the lead.

Newport lacked creativity and although Shaun Jeffers found the net his effort was disallowed for offside.

Morecambe's win moves them with six points of the play-off spots while Newport drop down to eighth.

Newport County caretaker manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"I didn't think we got going in the first half and didn't turn up. We seemed a little bit reserved and not starting well enough.

"In the second half I can't fault their performance and they've given it a go but they've given themselves Mount Everest to climb and you can't do that.

"We want to finish as high as we can so want to get some consistency going. They can either have an unbelievable finish to the season or it can all fizzle out."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 33Byrne
  • 2JacksonBooked at 64mins
  • 4PorterSubstituted forChapmanat 73'minutes
  • 9Howe
  • 20Storey
  • 27Tutonda
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forZebroskiat 65'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forWillmottat 47'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Feely
  • 7Chapman
  • 8Minshull
  • 11Zebroski
  • 12Willmott
  • 17Flynn
  • 25Stephens

Morecambe

  • 25Arestidou
  • 2Beeley
  • 5Hughes
  • 6Edwards
  • 22ParrishBooked at 39mins
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forWrightat 81'minutes
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forAmondat 63'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 13Goodall
  • 19Wilson
  • 7RedshawSubstituted forMullinat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Devitt
  • 8Wright
  • 9Sampson
  • 12Mullin
  • 21McGowan
  • 27Amond
  • 44Jones
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
2,883

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Morecambe 1.

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

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

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

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Wright replaces Alex Kenyon because of an injury.

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

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Attempt blocked. Miles Storey (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Jack Redshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Adam Chapman replaces Max Porter.

Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Chris Zebroski replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Booking

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

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Ryan Williams.

Attempt missed. Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Miles Storey (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Tutonda (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton32197646281864
2Shrewsbury32187746222461
3Wycombe321611545271859
4Luton321510739271255
5Southend3215983630654
6Plymouth321571040231752
7Bury32157104335852
8Newport32148103938150
9Stevenage32146124641548
10Northampton32135145142944
11Morecambe32128123432244
12Wimbledon31128114342144
13Exeter331110124348-543
14Portsmouth311010113635140
15Accrington31124154051-1140
16Cambridge31107144644237
17Oxford Utd32910133640-437
18Dag & Red32107153644-837
19Mansfield3298152641-1535
20Tranmere31810133238-634
21Carlisle32103194056-1633
22York32614123140-932
23Cheltenham32710152848-2031
24Hartlepool3266202454-3024
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