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Mansfield Town 2-1 Newport County

Ryan Bird scores for Newport
Ryan Bird scored his fourth Newport goal of the season to give his side the lead at Mansfield

Newport County's hopes of escaping relegation suffered a further blow as Mansfield came from behind to win in League Two.

Ryan Bird scored from close range to give County an early lead but Krystian Pearce levelled.

County's Jaanai Gordon was sent off for a second yellow card before Shaquile Coulthirst's penalty put Mansfield ahead after Craig Reid handled.

Newport remain six points adrift at the bottom of the table.

Mansfield are eighth in the table and outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Newport County manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales: "It's a difficult result to take. We have to talk about a huge turning point in the where a sending off happens.

"We were confident and feeling good about the way we were playing at the stage and the sending off was a massive turning point - there was scarcely any contact.

"It was never going to be easy for us but credit to our players."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 21KeanSubstituted forShearerat 40'minutes
  • 4Collins
  • 2Bennett
  • 5PearceBooked at 66mins
  • 3Benning
  • 24McGuireSubstituted forMacDonaldat 73'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 26Byrom
  • 28Whiteman
  • 7Coulthirst
  • 9HobanSubstituted forArquinat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 8Potter
  • 10Green
  • 11Baxendale
  • 17Arquin
  • 18MacDonald
  • 23Hemmings

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 17Bennett
  • 4Jones
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 15Samuel
  • 9ReidSubstituted forJacksonat 85'minutes
  • 23FlynnSubstituted forBignotat 27'minutesSubstituted forSheehanat 80'minutes
  • 38RoseBooked at 9mins
  • 40BirdBooked at 79mins
  • 42GordonBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 13Jackson
  • 14Bignot
  • 16Sheehan
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,824

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Newport County 1.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bird (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Yoann Arquin replaces Pat Hoban.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Craig Reid.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Alex Samuel (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town).

Mitch Rose (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Paul Bignot.

Booking

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

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Newport County 1. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Penalty conceded by Craig Reid (Newport County) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jamie McGuire.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jaanai Gordon (Newport County) for a bad foul.

Foul by Jaanai Gordon (Newport County).

Booking

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jaanai Gordon (Newport County).

Booking

Jaanai Gordon (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by CJ Hamilton.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Mitch Rose (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Mitch Rose (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster33198663402365
2Plymouth32195852351762
3Carlisle33151355648858
4Portsmouth32167948291955
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter331561253371651
7Colchester33148115042850
8Mansfield33131194338550
9Stevenage33154145250249
10Cambridge32137124137446
11Wycombe33137134042-246
12Barnet331112104144-345
13Morecambe32136134147-645
14Grimsby33128133940-144
15Blackpool321013947351243
16Crawley32126144050-1042
17Yeovil33912123340-739
18Crewe33812133648-1236
19Cheltenham33811143746-935
20Accrington31810133444-1034
21Notts County3397173758-2134
22Hartlepool33711153958-1932
23Leyton Orient3385203551-1629
24Newport33511173753-1626
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