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Morecambe 0-1 Newport County

Newport County
Newport's players celebrate their winning goal

Newport County increased their hopes of avoiding League Two relegation by winning a second straight match under new boss Michael Flynn.

The Exiles were 11 points adrift when they sacked boss Graham Westley but followed up a win over Crewe thanks to Ryan Bird's second half penalty.

County are now seven points from League Two safety and off the bottom of the table after Bird converted after Alex Whitmore fouled Alex Samuel.

Morecambe remain 15th.

Newport County boss Michael Flynn told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "It is not easy, but the boys were outstanding.

"We had enough chances to wrap up the game earlier, but the boys showed great character.

"We kept a clean sheet. I was very nervous, but tried not to show it.

"It's a brilliant win. We will keep fighting and we will keep scraping."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 16Whitmore
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Winnard
  • 2WakefieldSubstituted forDuckworthat 54'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forMolyneuxat 68'minutes
  • 21EvansSubstituted forMurphyat 78'minutes
  • 7Mullin
  • 18Turner

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 15Wildig
  • 19Duckworth

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 19Nelson
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 77minsSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 80'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 17Bennett
  • 6Labadie
  • 27RiggSubstituted forDemetriouat 70'minutes
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forWilliamsat 87'minutes
  • 40Bird

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 8Randall
  • 13Jackson
  • 28Demetriou
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
1,080

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Newport County 1.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

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

(Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

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

Attempt blocked. Alex Whitmore (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Rhys Turner (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Williams replaces Alex Samuel because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jazzi Barnum-Bobb replaces Mark O'Brien.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joss Labadie.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Peter Murphy replaces Antony Evans because of an injury.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Booking

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Owen-Evans.

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Antony Evans (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mickey Demetriou replaces Sean Rigg.

Delay in match Alex Samuel (Newport County) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Kevin Ellison.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Newport County 1. Ryan Bird (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Newport County. Alex Samuel draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Antony Evans (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster37229671432875
2Plymouth372161057401769
3Portsmouth371981059312865
4Carlisle37151485654259
5Luton361513853332058
6Stevenage37184156152958
7Exeter371761459431657
8Blackpool371315956381854
9Colchester37159135348554
10Mansfield371313114342152
11Wycombe371410134546-152
12Cambridge36148144742550
13Grimsby37148154446-250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe36137164455-1146
16Accrington351111134446-244
17Crawley37128174359-1644
18Yeovil361013133645-943
19Crewe371012154154-1342
20Hartlepool371011164861-1341
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham37912163851-1339
23Newport36711184058-1832
24Leyton Orient3795234063-2332
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