Match ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.
Newport were again left to curse the name Kevin Ellison as their familiar nemesis again proved their downfall.
Since Newport's return to the Football League, Ellison has netted against the Exiles in four different games and has also won three penalties.
Ellison put the hosts ahead on 34 minutes after Frank Nouble hit the bar for the visitors, only for Scott Bennett to equalise 90 seconds later.
Ellison deflected home Adam Campbell's long range effort on 80 minutes.
Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:
"It was very disappointing. That's not a performance I like to be associated with.
"It was gutless, it was spineless and I've told the players that.
"I'm the first one to give them credit, but today it was a terrible, terrible performance."
- 2McGowanBooked at 90mins
- 4KenyonSubstituted forFlemingat 84'minutes
- 21OsborneSubstituted forRoseat 59'minutes
- 15WildigSubstituted forCampbellat 76'minutes
- 28McGurkBooked at 85mins
- 17BennettSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 83'minutes
- 28DemetriouBooked at 42mins
- 8DolanSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes
- 20Owen-EvansSubstituted forReynoldsat 66'minutes
- Darren Drysdale
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.
Foul by Patrick Brough (Morecambe).
Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Elliot Osborne (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).
Attempt missed. Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.
Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).
Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.
Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).
Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Adam McGurk (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).
Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Alex Kenyon because of an injury.
Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Scot Bennett.