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Newport County 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe take the lead against Newport
Newport goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley is beaten on the near post by Peter Murphy who was making his League debut for the Chairboys

Two goals in five minutes late in the first half gave Wycombe a winning start to the new season at Newport County.

A powerful header by debut-making Peter Murphy from Max Kretzschmar's 38th-minute corner put Wanderers ahead.

And when Paris Cowan-Hall fired in from six yards following a fine run by Sam Wood the visitors were in complete control.

Justin Edinburgh's team upped their game in the second half, but could not find a way through the Wycombe defence.

Meanwhile, prior to kick off Wycombe announced they had received international clearance for Aaron Holloway who would join the club until January.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a slow start but I think we got our foot back in the game and looked to take the game to them.

"The goals we conceded were very poor goals to give away and the timing of them and going-in two down at half time was a huge blow and I think it was more hopeful in the second half rather than having that belief.

"The effort was there, but I think we have more about us and there should have been more belief in front of our home crowd first game of the season."

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's one of those things. We won the opening day last season as well, so I'm not getting carried away. Feet firmly on the ground.

"I've brought in a group of players that will work incredibly hard for each other and it comes from the front. The front two did so much running today and the rest of them followed suit.'

"What a debut for Alfie Mawsonn. It's similar to Aaron (Pierre) last year, when he came in. They played together in the youth team at Brentford and Mark Warburton has done me a fabulous favour there by letting us have Alfie for a month. He slotted in really well alongside Aaron (Pierre). I thought he had an outstanding debut if I'm honest.

''We've got to believe in everything we do, but it's a long process. The club has been in a lot of debt, we're in a slow building process over the next couple of years and we've got to keep that on the ground, and that's what I want to do."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 12Willmott
  • 5Jones
  • 3Feely
  • 13SandellBooked at 77mins
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forKlukowskiat 57'minutes
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forChapmanat 73'minutes
  • 33ByrneBooked at 34mins
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forYakubuat 58'minutes
  • 9Howe
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 19mins

Substitutes

  • 6Yakubu
  • 7Chapman
  • 14Jeffers
  • 16Hughes
  • 18Klukowski
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Jolley

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 26Mawson
  • 6Pierre
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 85mins
  • 7Cowan-HallSubstituted forCraigat 88'minutes
  • 15MurphyBooked at 40mins
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forBloomfieldat 81'minutes
  • 11Wood
  • 19McClure
  • 9Hayes

Substitutes

  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 17Morias
  • 18Rowe
  • 23Walker
  • 25Holloway
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,634

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

  4. Post update

    Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

  12. Post update

    Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

  14. Booking

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Max Kretzschmar.