League Two
TorquayTorquay United0NewportNewport County1
Newport County's Chris Zebroski scores

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."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2TongeSubstituted forO'Connorat 69'minutes
  • 3NicholsonSubstituted forCraigat 68'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 5PearceBooked at 82mins
  • 4Downes
  • 17GoodwinBooked at 34mins
  • 6Lathrope
  • 25ShowunmiSubstituted forYeomanat 59'minutes
  • 26Benyon
  • 10Bodin

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 8Harding
  • 9Hawley
  • 14Yeoman
  • 19Stockley
  • 20Craig
  • 29O'Connor

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 19Naylor
  • 3Hughes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 75mins
  • 16Blake
  • 20Feely
  • 17Flynn
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forPorterat 82'minutes
  • 9CrowSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 75'minutes
  • 12WillmottSubstituted forJeffersat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 4Porter
  • 14Jeffers
  • 15Burge
  • 22Worley
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
2,874

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Newport County 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Robbie Willmott.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Hughes (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lee Mansell.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Adam Chapman.

  14. Booking

    Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

  16. Post update

    Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathan Craig.

  19. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Newport County).