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Stevenage 2-1 Newport County

Newport's Miles Storey in action against Stevenage
Newport County have won only two of their last ten games in League Two

Stevenage moved above League Two play-off rivals Newport County with victory at the Lamex Stadium.

Charlie Lee's powerful header from Simon Walton's corner put Stevenage ahead just before the half hour mark.

Bira Dembele headed home Ben Kennedy's free-kick at the far post to extend the home side's lead.

Adam Chapman scored late on but it was a consolation goal for Newport, who had Chris Zebroski sent off for a second yellow card.

Newport have dropped out of the play-off places while Stevenage are eighth and level on points with seventh placed Plymouth Argyle.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Stevenage boss Graham Westley on Newport win

"It was a war of attrition, it was about being intelligent about how you play your game, about earning your set-pieces and about playing in the right areas.

"We got ourselves into a good position with a well-executed corner and a well-executed free-kick.

"I don't think we were at our best, but if you going to be successful, you're going to have to win games when you're not at your best.

"We've seen a red card from a horrible-looking tackle that you don't want to see on a football pitch."

Newport County manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"We had more possession and had more shots on goal but it wasn't our day. We didn't take our chances again.

"It's a really tough place to come and play and in the second half we took the game to them. We had a go and a final push but it wasn't to be."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19WellsBooked at 90mins
  • 3Dembele
  • 23Okimo
  • 11Pett
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forAndradeat 82'minutes
  • 8Walton
  • 22Lee
  • 33KennedySubstituted forBondat 90+4'minutes
  • 20BeardsleySubstituted forKeaneat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 5Ashton
  • 6Bond
  • 24Johnson
  • 32Conlon
  • 36Andrade
  • 37Keane

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Jackson
  • 6YakubuSubstituted forFeelyat 53'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 5Jones
  • 27Tutonda
  • 7Chapman
  • 12WillmottBooked at 84mins
  • 4PorterSubstituted forMinshullat 77'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 20Storey
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forZebroskiat 55'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Feely
  • 8Minshull
  • 11Zebroski
  • 13Sandell
  • 14Jeffers
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,941

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Newport County 1.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Bira Dembélé (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Andy Bond replaces Ben Kennedy.

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Dean Wells (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Pett.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Newport County 1. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross.

Attempt missed. Kevin Feely (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Keith Keane (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Dean Parrett.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lee Minshull replaces Max Porter.

Booking

Kevin Feely (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Newport County 0. Bira Dembélé (Stevenage) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Kennedy with a cross.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Keith Keane replaces Chris Beardsley.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Chris Zebroski replaces Yan Klukowski.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Max Porter.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35207847301767
2Shrewsbury35198850262465
3Wycombe351713551321964
4Southend35161184032859
5Luton351610943311258
6Bury351771146361058
7Plymouth351671242261655
8Stevenage35167125144755
9Newport35158124141053
10Northampton35155155445950
11Wimbledon351310124544149
12Morecambe35139133837148
13Exeter351211124649-347
14Portsmouth351112124039145
15Accrington35135174356-1344
16Dag & Red35127164248-643
17Cambridge35119154948142
18Oxford Utd351012133841-342
19Mansfield35119153043-1342
20York35715133542-736
21Carlisle35113214261-1936
22Cheltenham35811163150-1935
23Tranmere35810173748-1134
24Hartlepool3576222557-3227
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