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Newport County 0-1 Mansfield Town

Mansfield's Reggie Lambe struck for the second successive game to deliver a blow to Newport County's League Two promotion hopes.

Callum Elder set up Lambe's late chance and the latter's right-footed, close-range angled shot to the bottom left corner was unstoppable.

The Stags' win allowed them to climb one place to 17th as they followed up beating Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1.

County remain seventh after a sixth defeat in their last 10 games.

The hosts dominated for long periods, but were unable to take advantage.

And when Lambe's opportunity came, he calmly converted Elder's cross.

Newport manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"I can't put into words how I'm feeling at the moment.

"I'm really, really, really frustrated. I have to choose my words carefully here.

"The players - they give their all and anyone watching that game couldn't fault their effort. We just lack a little bit of guile in the final third… it's so frustrating."

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's a superb night. One of the days I've enjoyed in the job so far. I'll enjoy this for a few hours, it means a lot.

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Murray on Newport v Mansfield

"A shout goes out for our fans, to get behind our boys like they did and have done in recent weeks. It's a huge three points.

"We always want to get better, but I'm so proud of the players that haven't been playing. To come in and give that kind of performance is superb.

"We'll enjoy the couple of hours home, but my mind is already on Cheltenham."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 27Tutonda
  • 33Byrne
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forSandellat 69'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forPorterat 72'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forParkerat 83'minutes
  • 20Storey

Substitutes

  • 3Feely
  • 4Porter
  • 9Howe
  • 13Sandell
  • 14Jeffers
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 18Beevers
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 26ElderBooked at 86mins
  • 3Riley
  • 7MonakanaSubstituted forLambeat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12McGuire
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forThomasat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 28Clements
  • 24Brown
  • 29KeeSubstituted forOliverat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 17Lambe
  • 20Thomas
  • 25Oliver
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
2,481

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Booking

Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Joe Parker (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miles Storey (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Darren Jones (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 0, Mansfield Town 1. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Elder.

Booking

Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Chapman (Newport County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sascha Studer.

Attempt saved. Max Porter (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Joe Parker replaces Chris Zebroski.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Vadaine Oliver replaces Billy Kee.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jack Thomas replaces Simon Heslop.

Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Yan Klukowski.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Lee Minshull.

Joe Day (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury34197849252464
2Burton34197846301664
3Wycombe341712549301963
4Luton341610841281358
5Bury341771046351158
6Southend34161083830858
7Newport34158114039153
8Plymouth341571240261452
9Stevenage34157124943652
10Northampton341551454431150
11Wimbledon341210124343046
12Morecambe34129133535045
13Portsmouth341111123938144
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington34134174255-1343
16Cambridge34118154847141
17Mansfield34118152942-1341
18Dag & Red34117163946-740
19Oxford Utd34912133741-439
20York34715123440-636
21Carlisle34113204158-1736
22Tranmere34810163545-1034
23Cheltenham34810163049-1934
24Hartlepool3476212556-3127
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