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Newport County 1-2 Colchester United

Ben Tozer of Newport County and Doug Loft of Colchester United compete
Newport had beaten Forest Green and Yeovil before coming unstuck against Colchester

Newport County fell to a first League Two home defeat since March as two second-half goals gave Colchester United victory at Rodney Parade.

Former Newport player Ryan Jackson put the visitors ahead after 72 minutes.

Four minutes later French striker Mikael Mandron touched home a Sean Murray free-kick for the second.

Newport substitute Shawn McCoulsky glanced in with four minutes to go but the hosts lost their 10-match unbeaten home run in League Two.

The result, which coincided with manager Michael Flynn's 37th birthday, keeps the Exiles sixth in the table.

Colchester, meanwhile, climb up to 14th place.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"If losing our unbeaten league run at home was always going to happen on a day, it was going to happen on my birthday!

"Let's not dress it up. It's done now, the monkey is off the back and now we have to make sure we go on another long run and that starts on Saturday."

Newport lost captain Joss Labadie with a hamstring injury after 14 minutes. Flynn said: "It obviously does not look good at the moment.

"We will find out more on Thursday when it settles down and it stops bleeding. He is a big miss because we missed him as soon as he went off."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2PipeSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 76'minutes
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forRiggat 15'minutes
  • 8DolanSubstituted forReynoldsat 78'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 10Nouble

Substitutes

  • 11Reynolds
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 25O'Brien
  • 27Rigg
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 6Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 26Inniss
  • 2Jackson
  • 8LoftSubstituted forLapslieat 45'minutes
  • 14Comley
  • 16Murray
  • 22Vincent-YoungSubstituted forKinsellaat 35'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 21HanlanSubstituted forOdelusiat 85'minutes
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 4Lapslie
  • 15Kabamba
  • 17Reid
  • 24Slater
  • 27Odelusi
  • 29Gilmartin
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,704

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Colchester United 2.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Colchester United).

Foul by Lamar Reynolds (Newport County).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Colchester United 2. Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Butler following a set piece situation.

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt blocked. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt blocked. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ben Tozer (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United).

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Sean Murray (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lamar Reynolds replaces Matthew Dolan.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 0, Colchester United 2. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Murray following a set piece situation.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Doug Loft (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces David Pipe.

Attempt missed. Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 0, Colchester United 1. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Newport County).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1493234122230
2Notts County149232415929
3Exeter149232216629
4Wycombe147522821726
5Accrington148242418626
6Newport147342214824
7Stevenage147342322124
8Coventry14725148623
9Lincoln City146531613323
10Swindon147162018222
11Grimsby146351921-221
12Mansfield145542019120
13Cambridge146261415-120
14Colchester145362020018
15Carlisle145361920-118
16Cheltenham145271920-117
17Crewe145271520-517
18Yeovil144372028-815
19Crawley144281216-414
20Barnet143471719-213
21Morecambe143471220-813
22Port Vale143291520-511
23Forest Green142391231-199
24Chesterfield1422101227-158
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