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Newport County 1-0 Southend United

Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day dives to keep out the penalty of Southend's Myles Weston
Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day dives to keep out the penalty of Southend's Myles Weston

Mark Byrne's goal gave Newport County their third successive victory over Southend United, who were left to rue a missed penalty.

After a tight first half, Southend were awarded a penalty when Kevin Feely was judged to have handled in the area.

But County goalkeeper Joe Day guessed the right way to get two hands to Myles Weston's left-footed spot kick.

Byrne then pounced to give Newport victory, smashing home Aaron O'Connor's knock-down.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Wales Sport:

"It was a tough battle and the conditions played a part, but I'm delighted with the win.

"In terms of the personnel that we're missing in the team right now, I think it was a magnificent victory.

"Joe Day gave us an opportunity to go on and win the game, and when Joe was called upon he made a great penalty save."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 3Feely
  • 5Jones
  • 15TancockSubstituted forPigottat 54'minutes
  • 16Hughes
  • 13Sandell
  • 8Minshull
  • 33ByrneSubstituted forLoveridgeat 82'minutes
  • 4PorterBooked at 9minsSubstituted forFlynnat 60'minutes
  • 11Zebroski
  • 10O'Connor

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 17Flynn
  • 20Loveridge
  • 22Owen-Evans
  • 39Collins
  • 45Pigott

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 6Prosser
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8TimlinBooked at 57minsSubstituted forPayneat 82'minutes
  • 22Deegan
  • 11WestonSubstituted forBarnardat 66'minutes
  • 10CorrSubstituted forCoulthirstat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 14Hurst
  • 15Bolger
  • 16Clifford
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
2,558

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Southend United 0.

Full Time

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

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Barry Corr.

Attempt missed. James Loveridge (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jerome Williams (Southend United).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jerome Williams.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. James Loveridge (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. James Loveridge replaces Mark Byrne because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Michael Timlin.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Hand ball by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

Foul by Joe Pigott (Newport County).

(Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Southend United 0. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Lee Barnard replaces Myles Weston.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Jerome Williams (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Penalty saved! Myles Weston (Southend United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Kevin Feely (Newport County) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Max Porter.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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