League Two
NewportNewport County1SouthendSouthend United0
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Barry Corr.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jerome Williams (Southend United).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jerome Williams.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Michael Timlin.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (Newport County).