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Hartlepool United 1-0 Newport County

Scott Fenwick
Scott Fenwick scored his first goal of the season as Newport's search for a first win continues

Scott Fenwick's top-corner strike gave Hartlepool their third successive League Two victory against Newport.

The winless visitors enjoyed the better of the first half with the best chance falling to Mark Byrne, but they lacked a cutting edge throughout.

Fenwick gave goalkeeper Joe Day little hope with a sweet strike from 18 yards early in the second half.

Hartlepool were denied a second when Newport defender Regan Poole cleared off his own goalline.

Newport manager Terry Butcher told BBC Radio Wales:

"The difference between the two teams is that when they had a shot they hit the target and we didn't.

"It hurts your pride when you lose a game like that - you feel you've gone toe to toe but haven't got the points decision at the end of the day.

"You feel perhaps you should've done more and landed a few more punches, but it hurts to lose."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 21Duckworth
  • 5Harrison
  • 6Bates
  • 3Carroll
  • 16Featherstone
  • 2Magnay
  • 14WoodsBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes
  • 17FenwickSubstituted forOatesat 76'minutes
  • 10Paynter
  • 9Bingham

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 12Nelson-Addy
  • 15Oates
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith
  • 31Denton

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 22Parselle
  • 26Poole
  • 3Barrow
  • 7Elito
  • 33Byrne
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 73'minutes
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 39Collins
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 15Hayden
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 42Shephard
  • 47Bamford
  • 48Jones
  • 49Angel
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,739

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Michael Woods.

Foul by Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).

Kieran Parselle (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Aaron Collins (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Scott Fenwick.

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Yan Klukowski.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Scott Barrow.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County).

Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Booking

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Regan Poole (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Collins (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Regan Poole.

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Parselle (Newport County).

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33008179
2Wycombe33006069
3Hartlepool33005149
4Cambridge32109547
5Portsmouth32105147
6Plymouth32017346
7Northampton32014226
8Bristol Rovers32012116
9Exeter320156-16
10Oxford Utd31206425
11Mansfield31113214
12Accrington31112204
13Wimbledon310235-23
14Notts County310235-23
15Barnet310224-23
16Morecambe310213-23
17York310225-33
18Luton302134-12
19Crawley302123-12
20Carlisle302169-32
21Newport301226-41
22Stevenage301227-51
23Yeovil300325-30
24Dag & Red300328-60
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