League Two
MansfieldMansfield Town3NewportNewport County0

Mansfield Town 3-0 Newport County

Brian Jensen of Mansfield clears the danger from Zak Ansa
Mansfield keeper Brian Jensen clears the danger from Zak Ansa

Three second half goals saw Mansfield secure their third successive win in League Two with victory over struggling Newport County.

Craig Westcarr volleyed home to give Mansfield the lead five minutes into the second half.

Malvind Benning's stunning volley doubled the home side's lead before substitute Adi Yussuf sealed victory.

It was John Sheridan's first defeat in charge of Newport and the Exiles remain bottom of the table.

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales: "I'm not happy with the performance in the first half.

"I thought I was looking at a different team to the one I saw last weekend. But I've been here a short time and I'm giving players an opportunity.

"We are where we are for a reason but I definitely believe we can get out of this situation."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 3Benning
  • 24McGuire
  • 20ThomasSubstituted forClementsat 84'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 19LambeSubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forYussufat 87'minutes
  • 11Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 4Rose
  • 6Collins
  • 8Clements
  • 14Thomas
  • 17Blair
  • 18Yussuf

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forOfori-Twumasiat 27'minutes
  • 12Donacien
  • 6Taylor
  • 3Barrow
  • 18Bennett
  • 8KlukowskiBooked at 63minsSubstituted forRodmanat 65'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forBodenat 65'minutes
  • 9Ansah

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 17Blackwood
  • 19Boden
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Parselle
  • 23Rodman
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,278

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0. Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mitch Rose.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Matt Taylor (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Matt Green.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Clements replaces Jack Thomas.

  12. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Zak Ansah (Newport County).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Mitch Rose replaces Reggie Lambe.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Zak Ansah (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Newport County 0. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Thomas.