League Two
HartlepoolHartlepool United1NewportNewport County0

Hartlepool United 1-0 Newport County

Scott Fenwick
Scott Fenwick scored his first goal of the season as Newport's search for a first win continues

Scott Fenwick's top-corner strike gave Hartlepool their third successive League Two victory against Newport.

The winless visitors enjoyed the better of the first half with the best chance falling to Mark Byrne, but they lacked a cutting edge throughout.

Fenwick gave goalkeeper Joe Day little hope with a sweet strike from 18 yards early in the second half.

Hartlepool were denied a second when Newport defender Regan Poole cleared off his own goalline.

Newport manager Terry Butcher told BBC Radio Wales:

"The difference between the two teams is that when they had a shot they hit the target and we didn't.

"It hurts your pride when you lose a game like that - you feel you've gone toe to toe but haven't got the points decision at the end of the day.

"You feel perhaps you should've done more and landed a few more punches, but it hurts to lose."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 21Duckworth
  • 5Harrison
  • 6Bates
  • 3Carroll
  • 16Featherstone
  • 2Magnay
  • 14WoodsBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes
  • 17FenwickSubstituted forOatesat 76'minutes
  • 10Paynter
  • 9Bingham

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 12Nelson-Addy
  • 15Oates
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith
  • 31Denton

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 22Parselle
  • 26Poole
  • 3Barrow
  • 7Elito
  • 33Byrne
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 73'minutes
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 39Collins
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 15Hayden
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 42Shephard
  • 47Bamford
  • 48Jones
  • 49Angel
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,739

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Michael Woods.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).

  6. Post update

    Kieran Parselle (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Collins (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Scott Fenwick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Yan Klukowski.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Scott Barrow.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  19. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County).