League Two
YorkYork City0NewportNewport County1
Mark Byrne of Newport battles away with York's Kenny McEvoy
Newport secured their first win of 2016 with victory at York

Warren Feeney's first game as Newport County boss saw them beat bottom side York City through Aaron Collins' goal.

Feeney, appointed on Friday following John Sheridan's departure to Oldham, saw Collins find the net with a low drive into the bottom corner.

York stepped up the pressure on Newport with Dave Winfield and Vadaine Oliver going close for the home side.

Debutant keeper Mitchell Beeney denied Oliver as Newport held out for their first win in five games.

County are six points clear of the League Two relegation zone while York remain bottom, three points off safety.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

"I thought we started very slowly. We were on the back foot and it was very poor how we started the game.

"I thought after that we got into it and started moving the ball and we caused them some problems.

"But I'm disappointed, I think it was a game we shouldn't be losing. That's six points I feel we've wasted.

"We have to take our opportunities when we get them."

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "It was such a massive game but I had every confidence in the players.

"I would have taken a draw before the game, as long as we didn't get beaten.

"I thought the boys showed desire and determination and it was a great result. The boys fully deserved that."

Line-ups

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 27Hendrie
  • 15Cameron
  • 16Winfield
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8SummerfieldSubstituted forCoulsonat 69'minutes
  • 10Penn
  • 4Berrett
  • 33McEvoySubstituted forFewsterat 83'minutes
  • 9Oliver
  • 37GalbraithSubstituted forMassankaat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Coulson
  • 11Carson
  • 14Swan
  • 20Massanka
  • 23Dixon
  • 24Ingham
  • 32Fewster

Newport

  • 28Beeney
  • 2HolmesBooked at 38mins
  • 21PartridgeSubstituted forKlukowskiat 30'minutes
  • 5Davies
  • 12Donacien
  • 16Hughes
  • 27DymondBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBarrowat 76'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 19BodenSubstituted forTaylorat 90+2'minutes
  • 39Collins

Substitutes

  • 3Barrow
  • 6Taylor
  • 8Klukowski
  • 11Ralph
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 15Green
  • 20Owen-Evans
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,923

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 0, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 0, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Newport County).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Matt Taylor replaces Scott Boden.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dave Winfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Yan Klukowski.

  9. Post update

    Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Collins (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Bradley Fewster (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Bradley Fewster replaces Kenneth McEvoy.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Medy Elito (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Barrow (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

  18. Post update

    Danny Holmes (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Scott Barrow replaces Connor Dymond.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kenneth McEvoy (York City).