League Two
FleetwoodFleetwood Town4NewportNewport County1

Fleetwood Town 4-1 Newport County

Steve Schumacher celebrates with his team-mates

Steve Schumacher's first senior hat-trick saw Fleetwood Town beat 10-man Newport in League Two.

Robbie Willmott was shown a straight red card after blocking Schumacher's goal-bound shot with his hand.

Schumacher scored from the resulting spot kick before the midfielder added two further goals, including a second penalty.

Chris Zebroski scored from the penalty spot for Newport before David Ball netted a fourth for Fleetwood.


Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "I've got to be careful how I say this, but I think the man in the middle [referee Andy Haines] has stole the show from us really.

"Where do you want Robbie [Willmott] to put his arms? They're down by his side, he hasn't made an attempt [to lift them], he's just put his body across.

"We get a player booked and sent off for penalties conceded, they concede a penalty and nothing happens. Work that one out, it's very inconsistent refereeing today.

"I'm going to go and ask his explanation after this."



Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Davies
  • 14HoganBooked at 28minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 43'minutes
  • 6Pond
  • 8Schumacher
  • 20Taylor
  • 16Cresswell
  • 11Hughes
  • 4Murdoch
  • 23BallSubstituted forDieseruvweat 83'minutes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 7Evans


  • 5Roberts
  • 9Parkin
  • 12Brown
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 17Blair
  • 29Dieseruvwe
  • 33Lucas


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18Jackson
  • 12WillmottBooked at 3mins
  • 20Oshilaja
  • 6Yakubu
  • 16Jones
  • 19NaylorSubstituted forCrowat 78'minutes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 17minsSubstituted forPipeat 43'minutes
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forJolleyat 79'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 60mins
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 45mins


  • 2Pipe
  • 9Crow
  • 17Flynn
  • 23Jolley
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Redman
Andy Haines

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).

  5. Post update

    Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

    Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces David Ball.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Steven Schumacher.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Conor Washington.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Tom Naylor.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Newport County 1. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  18. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.