League Two
NewportNewport County2WycombeWycombe Wanderers0
Christian Jolley

Newport County plunged Wycombe Wanderers deeper into relegation trouble with victory at Rodney Parade.

Christian Jolley claimed his first goal since the opening day of an injury-hit season by turning in Ryan Jackson's header from close range.

Chris Zebroski added a second within six minutes, sending a rasping shot into the roof of the net from 16 yards.

Wycombe are now one place above the drop zone on goal difference, after Northampton Town beat Burton Albion.

County's first home win in 10 games lifts them seven points clear of the relegation places with four games of the season remaining.

Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm very happy, it's been a long time coming a win at home. I don't think we've been playing too badly but we've been getting punished for stupid mistakes.

"We didn't make the mistakes today and I thought it was quite an accomplished performance really.

"We were a little bit nervous at the start and the crowd were a little bit nervous, but we've got to spur them on and they've got to do the same for us."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I didn't like the nerves I saw today. The second half performance was just unrecognisable.

"There's a lot of work to do this week and we've got a huge game, not just for Wycombe, but for their careers. The players have got to stand up and be counted.

"I don't think we stood up to the challenges today. I thought we were out fought, out thought, and out played, and it's cost us dearly.

"We're going to work on what we can this week because I want to put things right."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 13Sandell
  • 18Jackson
  • 4Porter
  • 16Blake
  • 20Feely
  • 8Minshull
  • 17Flynn
  • 45HoweSubstituted forWillmottat 87'minutes
  • 23Jolley
  • 11Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Pipe
  • 3Hughes
  • 12Willmott
  • 14Jeffers
  • 15Burge
  • 19Naylor

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 23ArnoldSubstituted forJeffreyat 78'minutes
  • 8Lewis
  • 19PierreBooked at 89mins
  • 33Rowe
  • 4Scowen
  • 11Wood
  • 29McClure
  • 20CraigSubstituted forKuffourat 72'minutes
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forMorganat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Johnson
  • 7Morgan
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 16Pittman
  • 18Kuffour
  • 27Styche
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
2,838

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away2
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Booking

    Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces Rene Howe.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Nick Arnold.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

  11. Post update

    Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rene Howe.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jo Kuffour replaces Steven Craig.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Max Porter.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Max Porter.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Newport County 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.