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League Two: Newport County 1-4 Bristol Rovers

Alex Rodman
Goalscorers Alex Rodman and Cristian Montano

Bristol Rovers made it five wins out of five in March with a comeback victory at Newport County.

The visitors took the Severnside derby spoils after Ollie Clarke's stunner equalised Alex Rodman's early effort.

Second-half strikes from Cristian Montano, Matty Taylor and Wales Under-21 regular Ellis Harrison sealed the points, with Rovers in clinical form.

They moved into the automatic promotion spots on goals scored, while Newport remain 17th in League Two.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "We are very disappointed with the manner of the goals we conceded today.

"I didn't think there was much in the game but you can see why Bristol Rovers are where they are in the table.

"There were mistakes, which we've got to cut out, but we probably looked a little bit tired as well."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 65'minutes
  • 4JonesBooked at 87minsSubstituted forDaviesat 89'minutes
  • 12Donacien
  • 16Hughes
  • 23Rodman
  • 33ByrneBooked at 73mins
  • 7Elito
  • 18Ayina
  • 9WilkinsonSubstituted forKlukowskiat 76'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 3Barrow
  • 5Davies
  • 8Klukowski
  • 15Green
  • 17Morgan
  • 21Partridge
  • 28O'Sullivan

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 3Brown
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 15J Clarke
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 23Bodin
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 75'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forBroomat 85'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forMcBurnieat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 6Parkes
  • 9Harrison
  • 17Easter
  • 25Puddy
  • 27Broom
  • 29McBurnie
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,663

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Bristol Rovers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Bristol Rovers 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Broom.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Bristol Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Ben Davies (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Ben Davies replaces Darren Jones.

  7. Post update

    Ryan Broom (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Medy Elito (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

  10. Booking

    Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Booking

    Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Newport County 1, Bristol Rovers 4. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ryan Broom replaces Cristian Montaño.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. John-Christophe Ayina (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Janoi Donacien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton37257568373182
2Oxford Utd382011768353371
3Bristol Rovers372051256371965
4Plymouth371981051331865
5Accrington371810960441664
6Portsmouth371515758352360
7Leyton Orient371611105348559
8Wycombe37169124034657
9Wimbledon371511115546956
10Cambridge37159135348554
11Carlisle36131495553253
12Luton37158145149253
13Mansfield371410134743452
14Exeter371410135152-152
15Barnet37138164855-747
16Crawley37137174156-1546
17Newport371011164053-1341
18Morecambe37117195765-840
19Notts County36117184762-1540
20Yeovil37911173650-1438
21Hartlepool35106193655-1936
22Stevenage37810194463-1934
23York3769223969-3027
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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