Match ends, Newport County 0, Stevenage 1.
Stevenage boss Dino Maamria's return to Rodney Parade was a happy one as his side made it two wins on the bounce with victory over Newport County.
Chris Whelpdale's goal on the stroke of half-time was enough to condemn County to a fourth game without a win as hopes of a play-off push all but faded.
Danny Newton missed two chances late on to put the game beyond Newport but Stevenage were not made to pay.
Newport drop one place to 13th, while Stevenage remain 16th.
- 2PipeSubstituted forReidat 77'minutes
- 3ButlerBooked at 75mins
- 12TozerSubstituted forJacksonat 81'minutes
- 45CollinsSubstituted forSheehanat 60'minutes
- 6WilkinsonBooked at 71mins
- 8SheafBooked at 20minsSubstituted forGoddenat 82'minutes
- 10KennedySubstituted forGormanat 67'minutes
- 9RevellSubstituted forFranksat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Ollie Yates
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Stevenage 1.
Fraser Franks (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Amos.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.
Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).
(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Fraser Franks.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.
Substitution, Stevenage. Fraser Franks replaces Alex Revell.
Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Stevenage. Matt Godden replaces Ben Sheaf.
Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Ben Tozer.
Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).