League Two
Coventry0Newport1

Coventry City 0-1 Newport County

Newport celebrate their winning goal
Newport celebrate their winning goal

Newport County stunned Coventry City to secure their first win of the season.

On their first ever visit to the Ricoh Arena, a second half goal from on-loan Brentford midfielder Reece Cole proved enough for Mike Flynn's side.

Cole's speculative effort was spilled by Coventry goalkeeper Liam O'Brien as the hosts conceded for the first time this season after successive wins.

Tony Andreu and Jodi Jones came close for the hosts, but they found visiting goalkeeper Joe Day in top form.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"I am delighted, it was a great team performance.

"It has been an eventful week for me because my wife gave birth and this has kept the smile on my face.

"It is a beautiful stadium to come to and we are going in the right direction. We have competition in all positions in our squad."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4WillisSubstituted forBiamouat 78'minutes
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Stokes
  • 6KellySubstituted forStevensonat 60'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Jones
  • 10McNulty
  • 7Vincenti
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forAndreuat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Pearson
  • 15Hyam
  • 18Nazon
  • 19Andreu
  • 31Stevenson

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 25O'Brien
  • 6WhiteBooked at 90mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 8Dolan
  • 4Labadie
  • 22ColeSubstituted forBennettat 69'minutes
  • 7Willmott
  • 10Nouble
  • 29QuigleySubstituted forReynoldsat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 11Reynolds
  • 12Tozer
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 17Bennett
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
8,745

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Newport County 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ben White (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

Booking

Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lamar Reynolds (Newport County).

Tony Andreu (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Delay in match Robbie Willmott (Newport County) because of an injury.

Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Coventry City).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Jordan Willis.

Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scot Bennett replaces Reece Cole.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lamar Reynolds replaces Joe Quigley.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Rod McDonald (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Quigley (Newport County).

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Joe Quigley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
View full League Two table

Top Stories