League Two
HartlepoolHartlepool United3NewportNewport County0

Hartlepool United 3-0 Newport County

Luke James celebrates after scproring Hartlepoool's opener

Hartlepool moved to within six points of the League Two play-off places with a comprehensive win over Newport.

Newport dominated the first half but Hartlepool took the lead when Luke James's right-footed effort from the edge of the area beat Elliot Parish.

The home side doubled their lead when Andy Sandell put the ball in his own net following Simon Walton's corner.

Luke Williams capitalised on sloppy defending to score a third in stoppage time.

Colin Cooper's side are up to eighth in the League Two table while Newport, who have now gone six games without a win, have slipped to 10th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We deserved perhaps a little bit better. For long spells of the first half I thought we looked comfortable and we had some good chances.

"But the goals we gave away, certainly the first two, we're disappointed with and if you're going to keep chasing games it's hard to come back at any level.

"I thought we lost a little bit of belief once we went to 2-0."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 19Richards
  • 22HoldenBooked at 22mins
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 5Collins
  • 35Burgess
  • 8Walton
  • 38WalkerBooked at 50mins
  • 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 87'minutes
  • 9HarewoodBooked at 25minsSubstituted forBarmbyat 72'minutes
  • 18Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Franks
  • 10Poole
  • 12Barmby
  • 13Rafferty
  • 14Compton
  • 15Sweeney
  • 21Duckworth

Newport

  • 29Parish
  • 2PipeSubstituted forZebroskiat 73'minutes
  • 12Willmott
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forJolleyat 72'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forPorterat 62'minutes
  • 13Sandell
  • 15Burge
  • 45Howe
  • 22WorleyBooked at 49mins
  • 19NaylorBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 4Porter
  • 9Crow
  • 11Zebroski
  • 18Jackson
  • 23Jolley
  • 33Thompson
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,470

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Newport County 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 3, Newport County 0. Luke Williams (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Monkhouse.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Jolley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United).

  6. Post update

    Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Booking

    Tom Naylor (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Max Porter.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

  14. Post update

    Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Burge (Newport County).

  16. Post update

    Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sam Collins.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Williams (Hartlepool United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Chris Zebroski replaces David Pipe.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield311610551282358
2Scunthorpe311413445301555
3Oxford Utd311412543241954
4Rochdale30165948351353
5Fleetwood301641048341452
6Burton3014973429551
7Southend30138938281047
8Hartlepool31118123535041
9Dag & Red311010113839-140
10Newport2710983533239
11York32912113837139
12Plymouth30109112735-839
13Exeter30108123740-338
14Wimbledon31108133237-538
15Morecambe30108123440-638
16Cheltenham30812103540-536
17Portsmouth31812113543-836
18Mansfield31811123243-1135
19Bristol Rovers30810122832-434
20Accrington2989123441-733
21Bury28711103235-332
22Wycombe30710133339-631
23Torquay3078153046-1629
24Northampton3068162342-1926
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