Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Newport County 4.
Newport County climbed off the bottom of League Two with a comprehensive victory in the Severnside derby.
Tom Parkes headed into his own net from a harmless cross to put the visitors ahead, but Billy Bodin's 25-yard strike 83 seconds later brought Rovers level.
Newport's second was another gift as home goalkeeper Lee Nicholls dropped the ball at Zak Ansah's feet, and the striker added a second moments later.
Tommy O'Sullivan's long-range effort secured County's second win in a row.
Newport had not won successive games in League Two since January, and Ansah had not scored since joining the club on loan in August.
Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales:
"I thought we looked good on the counter attack and caused them a lot of problems and should have scored more goals.
"Those are two tough away games we've just won and to pick maximum points is a good feeling - it's not one they've felt too often.
"It's important they enjoy it. This gets us out of the bottom two but we know the important of going on a run of games of performing well. if we do that, we've got a chance of winning games."
- 11GoslingSubstituted forMontañoat 67'minutes
- 7MansellSubstituted forLinesat 66'minutes
- 17EasterSubstituted forHarrisonat 73'minutes
- 8O Clarke
- 15J Clarke
- 3BarrowSubstituted forHolmesat 88'minutes
- 4O'SullivanSubstituted forKlukowskiat 79'minutes
- 7ElitoBooked at 82mins
- 9AnsahSubstituted forBodenat 84'minutes
- Nick Kinseley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Newport County 4.
Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Danny Holmes (Newport County).
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lee Brown.
Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).
Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Newport County. Danny Holmes replaces Scott Barrow because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Newport County. Scott Boden replaces Zak Ansah.
Medy Elito (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Medy Elito (Newport County).
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.
Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Tommy O'Sullivan.
Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.