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Grimsby Town 1-2 Newport County

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FA Cup: Mike Flynn admits being 'last resort' as Newport boss

Newport County moved to within two points of the League Two play-offs as Russell Slade's Grimsby stayed winless in their last six League Two games.

Robbie Willmott opened with a stunner from the edge of the box and Frank Nouble's shot took a deflection.

Jamille Matt headed in the hosts' response to reward their efforts.

But Matt was sent off late on as Newport's build-up to an FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur on 27 January began with victory.

Newport boss Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "For the majority of the game it was a very, very good away performance.

"We sat back a little bit too much towards the end for my liking and we missed way too many chances.

"We should have been four or five up and comfortable, but we showed our character and resilience and it's going to hold us in good stead."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 33Kean
  • 12Mills
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 34mins
  • 14Osborne
  • 2DaviesSubstituted forJonesat 90+1'minutes
  • 27Dembele
  • 19Summerfield
  • 7Berrett
  • 25WoolfordSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 67'minutes
  • 21VernonSubstituted forMattat 67'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 34Vernam

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 6Collins
  • 8Rose
  • 10Jones
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 28Demetriou
  • 6WhiteBooked at 88mins
  • 3Butler
  • 8DolanSubstituted forTozerat 79'minutes
  • 4LabadieBooked at 52minsSubstituted forReidat 84'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 10NoubleBooked at 69mins
  • 9Amond
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Tozer
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 19Reid
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
  • 39Hayes
  • 45Collins
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,397

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Newport County 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Karleigh Osborne (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Karleigh Osborne (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County).

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sam Jones replaces Ben Davies.

Dismissal

Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

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

Booking

Ben White (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Robbie Willmott.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tyler Reid replaces Joss Labadie because of an injury.

Delay in match Joss Labadie (Newport County) because of an injury.

Karleigh Osborne (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Newport County 2. Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ben Tozer replaces Matthew Dolan.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

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

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Frank Nouble.

Attempt blocked. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Delay in match Dan Butler (Newport County) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt blocked. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton27166562273554
2Notts County27149446281851
3Accrington26144844301446
4Wycombe27137749361346
5Exeter2614393632445
6Lincoln City27128737261144
7Mansfield27111153829944
8Coventry2713592819944
9Swindon26142103934544
10Newport2711973731642
11Colchester2811893734341
12Cambridge2710892531-638
13Carlisle27107103837137
14Crawley27106112731-436
15Stevenage2797113740-334
16Cheltenham2897123741-434
17Grimsby2897122738-1134
18Port Vale2895143036-632
19Morecambe2778122737-1029
20Crewe2792162942-1329
21Yeovil2777133748-1128
22Chesterfield2866162851-2324
23Forest Green2765162648-2223
24Barnet2755172641-1520
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