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Newport County 0-1 Mansfield Town

Mansfield's Reggie Lambe struck for the second successive game to deliver a blow to Newport County's League Two promotion hopes.

Callum Elder set up Lambe's late chance and the latter's right-footed, close-range angled shot to the bottom left corner was unstoppable.

The Stags' win allowed them to climb one place to 17th as they followed up beating Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1.

County remain seventh after a sixth defeat in their last 10 games.

The hosts dominated for long periods, but were unable to take advantage.

And when Lambe's opportunity came, he calmly converted Elder's cross.

Newport manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"I can't put into words how I'm feeling at the moment.

"I'm really, really, really frustrated. I have to choose my words carefully here.

"The players - they give their all and anyone watching that game couldn't fault their effort. We just lack a little bit of guile in the final third… it's so frustrating."

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's a superb night. One of the days I've enjoyed in the job so far. I'll enjoy this for a few hours, it means a lot.

"A shout goes out for our fans, to get behind our boys like they did and have done in recent weeks. It's a huge three points.

"We always want to get better, but I'm so proud of the players that haven't been playing. To come in and give that kind of performance is superb.

"We'll enjoy the couple of hours home, but my mind is already on Cheltenham."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 27Tutonda
  • 33Byrne
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forSandellat 69'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forPorterat 72'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forParkerat 83'minutes
  • 20Storey

Substitutes

  • 3Feely
  • 4Porter
  • 9Howe
  • 13Sandell
  • 14Jeffers
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 18Beevers
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 26ElderBooked at 86mins
  • 3Riley
  • 7MonakanaSubstituted forLambeat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12McGuire
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forThomasat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 28Clements
  • 24Brown
  • 29KeeSubstituted forOliverat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 17Lambe
  • 20Thomas
  • 25Oliver
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
2,481

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Parker (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  7. Booking

    Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Miles Storey (Newport County).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Darren Jones (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Newport County 0, Mansfield Town 1. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Elder.

  15. Booking

    Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Adam Chapman (Newport County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sascha Studer.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Porter (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury34197849252464
2Burton34197846301664
3Wycombe341712549301963
4Luton341610841281358
5Bury341771046351158
6Southend34161083830858
7Newport34158114039153
8Plymouth341571240261452
9Stevenage34157124943652
10Northampton341551454431150
11Wimbledon341210124343046
12Morecambe34129133535045
13Portsmouth341111123938144
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington34134174255-1343
16Cambridge34118154847141
17Mansfield34118152942-1341
18Dag & Red34117163946-740
19Oxford Utd34912133741-439
20York34715123440-636
21Carlisle34113204158-1736
22Tranmere34810163545-1034
23Cheltenham34810163049-1934
24Hartlepool3476212556-3127
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