Match ends, Torquay United 0, Newport County 1.
Chris Zebroski's early goal ended Newport County's poor run with a much needed win at Torquay United.
Zebroski squeezed the ball home from a tight angle after eight minutes to give Newport their first win in nine games.
Torquay were reduced to 10 men when Shamir Goodwin was red carded for an elbow on County captain Michael Flynn.
County keeper Ian McLoughlin made a late double save to deny Aaron Downes and Ashley Yeoman.
The defeat leaves Torquay six points adrift of safety at the bottom of League Two while Newport are seven points off the play-offs.
Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:
"The win was very much needed and we obviously hadn't hidden away from the poor run we had been on.
"I think we should have won the game comfortably in the end. For the run that we've been on I thought we controlled the game.
"I was pleased with the general play. We changed the system slightly and I thought we had two very good debutants in Darcy Blake and Kevin Feely."
- 2TongeSubstituted forO'Connorat 69'minutes
- 3NicholsonSubstituted forCraigat 68'minutes
- 5PearceBooked at 82mins
- 17GoodwinBooked at 34mins
- 25ShowunmiSubstituted forYeomanat 59'minutes
- 8MinshullBooked at 75mins
- 7ChapmanSubstituted forPorterat 82'minutes
- 9CrowSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 75'minutes
- 12WillmottSubstituted forJeffersat 90+2'minutes
- Gary Sutton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Newport County 1.
Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Robbie Willmott.
Attempt saved. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.
Attempt saved. Andrew Hughes (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Downes.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lee Mansell.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.
Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Adam Chapman.
Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).
Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathan Craig.
Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Newport County).