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Bristol Rovers 3-1 Newport County

Kaid Mohamed celebrates after scoring the opening goal

Newport County are still seeking their first win of 2014 after defeat by struggling Bristol Rovers in the Severnside derby.

Debutant Kaid Mohamed, on loan from Port Vale, gave Rovers the lead in first-half stoppage time.

Eliot Richards doubled the home side's advantage four minutes after the re-start but Rene Howe pulled a goal back.

Newport's Lee Minshull struck the post before Rovers top-scorer John-Joe O'Toole sealed victory late on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's important because we talked prior to the game about the two home games and it will only become good if we can create a similar situation on Tuesday against Accrington.

"Fair play to both set of players - they've put on a decent afternoon for the supporters who have also got wet and cold

"The Rovers people will go home happy because they've won the game but I think both set of player deserve credit for putting on as strong a game as they could in such shocking conditions."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"A lot of things didn't go for us today. That's not taking it away from Bristol Rovers but I certainly didn't think there was too much between the two sides.

"We're disappointed with the goals we gave away. A couple of players have spoken and held their hands up and know they can do better.

"The timings of the goals were crucial for them and put us on the back foot and made it difficult. The ball hasn't fallen for us and it has for them."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 30Lockyer
  • 6ParkesBooked at 90mins
  • 29McChrystal
  • 39MohamedSubstituted forWoodardsat 85'minutes
  • 32O'TooleBooked at 90mins
  • 10RichardsSubstituted forHardingat 77'minutes
  • 19BeardsleySubstituted forHarrisonat 90+3'minutes
  • 24O Clarke

Substitutes

  • 4Woodards
  • 7Clarkson
  • 15Norburn
  • 17Harrison
  • 18Harding
  • 20Gough
  • 33Santos

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18Jackson
  • 13SandellBooked at 77minsSubstituted forHughesat 81'minutes
  • 15Burge
  • 22WorleyBooked at 71mins
  • 19Naylor
  • 2Pipe
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forPorterat 85'minutes
  • 45Howe
  • 23Jolley
  • 12Willmott

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 4Porter
  • 5James
  • 17Flynn
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
7,288

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Porter (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Booking

    Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Chris Beardsley.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Worley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Booking

    John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, Newport County 1. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Dan Woodards replaces Kaid Mohamed.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Lee Minshull because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Lee Minshull (Newport County) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe271310441271449
2Chesterfield27139542251748
3Fleetwood26152944311347
4Rochdale27145843331047
5Burton2713773127446
6Oxford Utd26129536211545
7Southend26136734221245
8Newport2510873530538
9Morecambe28108103337-438
10Dag & Red2798103535035
11Wimbledon2798102930-135
12Plymouth2798102430-635
13Cheltenham2781093438-434
14Hartlepool2797112933-434
15York28711103234-232
16Exeter2695123236-432
17Mansfield28710112938-931
18Bristol Rovers2679102527-230
19Wycombe2678113236-429
20Accrington2678113138-729
21Portsmouth27611103241-929
22Bury26610103034-428
23Torquay2768132741-1426
24Northampton2657142036-1622
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