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Bristol Rovers 1-4 Newport County

Zak Ansah (centre) celebrates his goal fro Newport
Zak Ansah (centre) ended his nine-match run without a goal for Newport

Newport County climbed off the bottom of League Two with a comprehensive victory in the Severnside derby.

Tom Parkes headed into his own net from a harmless cross to put the visitors ahead, but Billy Bodin's 25-yard strike 83 seconds later brought Rovers level.

Newport's second was another gift as home goalkeeper Lee Nicholls dropped the ball at Zak Ansah's feet, and the striker added a second moments later.

Tommy O'Sullivan's long-range effort secured County's second win in a row.

Newport had not won successive games in League Two since January, and Ansah had not scored since joining the club on loan in August.

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we looked good on the counter attack and caused them a lot of problems and should have scored more goals.

"Those are two tough away games we've just won and to pick maximum points is a good feeling - it's not one they've felt too often.

"It's important they enjoy it. This gets us out of the bottom two but we know the important of going on a run of games of performing well. if we do that, we've got a chance of winning games."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Nicholls
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 11GoslingSubstituted forMontañoat 67'minutes
  • 7MansellSubstituted forLinesat 66'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 23Bodin
  • 10Taylor
  • 17EasterSubstituted forHarrisonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 14Lines
  • 15J Clarke
  • 16Blissett
  • 21Montaño

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 21Partridge
  • 18Bennett
  • 12Donacien
  • 24Barnum-Bobb
  • 3BarrowSubstituted forHolmesat 88'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 4O'SullivanSubstituted forKlukowskiat 79'minutes
  • 7ElitoBooked at 82mins
  • 9AnsahSubstituted forBodenat 84'minutes
  • 10John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Holmes
  • 6Taylor
  • 8Klukowski
  • 19Boden
  • 23Rodman
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
7,442

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home22
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Newport County 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Newport County 4.

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Holmes (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Danny Holmes replaces Scott Barrow because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scott Boden replaces Zak Ansah.

Booking

Medy Elito (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Medy Elito (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Tommy O'Sullivan.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Newport County 4. Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lenell John-Lewis.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Jermaine Easter.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Tommy O'Sullivan.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt blocked. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zak Ansah (Newport County).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Scott Barrow.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Jake Gosling because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Chris Lines replaces Lee Mansell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Foul by Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers).

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth15102323111232
2Portsmouth1577122121028
3Oxford Utd157622214827
4Northampton158342419527
5Mansfield1575322111126
6Leyton Orient157532619726
7Accrington157442317625
8Morecambe157263127423
9Carlisle156542626023
10Wycombe146441813522
11Exeter156452121022
12Wimbledon156452223-122
13Bristol Rovers146261717020
14Cambridge155552022-220
15Luton155462521419
16Notts County155461922-319
17Crawley155371824-618
18Barnet155282126-517
19Hartlepool155281522-717
20Stevenage153571825-714
21York152671825-712
22Newport153391324-1112
23Yeovil1523101526-119
24Dag & Red151681729-129
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