Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1.
Portsmouth 0-1 Newport County
Substitute Andy Sandell's late goal earned Newport County their first win of the season.
The midfielder had only been on the pitch for four minutes when his free kick from the right hand side eluded everyone in the box to find the net.
The 84th-minute goal inflicted Pompey's first league defeat this season.
Kevin Feely's header against the bar from a long throw in was the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock in the first half.
Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:
"We had the best two chances of the game; Taylor in the first half and Westcarr in the second half.
"Unfortunately, we couldn't convert like we have done in previous games, which has settled us down.
"We are not going to be able to turn up here every week and pass it round like we did against Northampton, we have got to make sure that we have enough fire in our belly first half to win the right to win a game of football and earn the right to play and I don't think we did enough of that."
- 5DeveraBooked at 71mins
- 6ChorleyBooked at 80mins
- 21DunneBooked at 51mins
- 11HolmesSubstituted forStoreyat 72'minutes
- 8WallaceBooked at 90mins
- 29HollandsSubstituted forAtanganaat 78'minutes
- 17ShoreySubstituted forBarchamat 85'minutes
- 16HughesBooked at 48mins
- 7ChapmanBooked at 64mins
- 33ByrneBooked at 37mins
- 8MinshullBooked at 22mins
- 12WillmottSubstituted forSandellat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 14JeffersSubstituted forJolleyat 67'minutes
- 11ZebroskiSubstituted forO'Connorat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Lee Collins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1.
Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).
Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).
Christian Jolley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) header from very close range is just a bit too high.
Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).
Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).
Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Nicky Shorey.
Goal! Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1. Andy Sandell (Newport County) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.
Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).
Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Paul Jones.
Attempt saved. Andy Sandell (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.