League Two
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Yeovil Town 1-0 Newport County

Match action
Jennison Myrie-Williams of Newport County and Alex Lacey of Yeovil compete for the ball

Newport County's first game under new manager Graham Westley ended in defeat as the Exiles remain rooted to the bottom of League Two.

In a game of few chances, the hosts finally took the lead with ten minutes remaining when defender Dan Butler deflected a cross into his own net under pressure from Yeovil's Tom Eaves.

Newport, who have only won once all season, only managed two shots on target in the match.

The victory lifts Yeovil to 15th.

Newport County boss Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought it was a very tight encounter. Both sides played some decent football in patches.

"We certainly did not look like a bottom of the table side. We were undone by a defensive error. But the lads went about their work in a very positive and constructive way."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 5Mugabi
  • 26Ward
  • 6Lacey
  • 3Smith
  • 4Dolan
  • 8Lawless
  • 7Dawson
  • 19CampbellSubstituted forEavesat 56'minutes
  • 23HedgesSubstituted forWhitfieldat 90+5'minutes
  • 10KhanSubstituted forZokoat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Eaves
  • 11Dickson
  • 12Maddison
  • 13Zoko
  • 14Ezewelle
  • 18McLeod
  • 28Whitfield

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 17Bennett
  • 4Jones
  • 3Butler
  • 27Rigg
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forWoodat 86'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 11Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forGreenat 65'minutes
  • 9ParkinBooked at 64mins
  • 13JacksonSubstituted forComptonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Compton
  • 15Green
  • 18Cameron
  • 21Angel
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Wood
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,353

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home2
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ben Whitfield replaces Ryan Hedges.

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Finley Wood replaces Josh Sheehan.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 0. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Hedges with a cross.

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Compton (Newport County).

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Green (Newport County).

Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Francois Zoko replaces Otis Khan.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jack Compton replaces Marlon Jackson because of an injury.

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jordan Green replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Booking

Jon Parkin (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Darren Ward (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Newport County).

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) header from very close range is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tom Eaves replaces Tahvon Campbell.

Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marlon Jackson (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Ryan Hedges (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Newport County).

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1392221111029
2Doncaster1382326161026
3Carlisle136702213925
4Luton136432314922
5Portsmouth136342114721
6Grimsby136251817120
7Accrington135441817119
8Crewe134721717019
9Crawley135441516-119
10Morecambe136161824-619
11Mansfield134631312118
12Notts County135352020018
13Colchester134451617-116
14Hartlepool133732022-216
15Yeovil135171319-616
16Wycombe134361417-315
17Blackpool133551715214
18Stevenage124261719-214
19Cheltenham132741517-213
20Exeter134181217-513
21Cambridge133461117-613
22Leyton Orient133371317-412
23Barnet122641319-612
24Newport111461016-67
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