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Newport County 1-0 Grimsby Town

Matthew Dolan of Newport County scores from a free kick
Newport County completed the double against Grimsby Town last season, including a 1-0 win at Rodney Parade

Newport County made it three wins from three at home with a comfortable victory over Grimsby Town.

Matty Dolan's first-half free kick after 40 minutes gave the Exiles a deserved lead, Mike Flynn's side rarely threatened by the visitors.

Cardiff City loanee Mark Harris again impressed and was denied a strong claim for a penalty just before half-time.

Grimsby finished with 10 men after Wes Thomas was shown red for a high foot as they suffered a second league defeat.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "We should have scored a lot more and killed them off but we will take the 1-0 win at home, a clean sheet, and I thought it was a very good performance.

"I wasn't nervous but they have some very good players and it only takes a ricochet or a slip at 1-0 and be dragged back to a draw so it's good to get three points."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 5Franks
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 15Bakinson
  • 8DolanSubstituted forCooperat 81'minutes
  • 3ButlerBooked at 61mins
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forMattat 86'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 14M HarrisSubstituted forSemenyoat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 11Matt
  • 18Foulston
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Townsend
  • 33Cooper
  • 42Semenyo

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 24Davis
  • 25Whitmore
  • 12Famewo
  • 27Hendrie
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forRoseat 45'minutes
  • 4WelshBooked at 50mins
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 16WoolfordSubstituted forVernamat 75'minutes
  • 11Cook
  • 9HooperSubstituted forThomasat 55'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Rose
  • 14Robles
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Fox
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 39Thomas
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
3,288

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dismissal

Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) is shown the red card.

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jamille Matt replaces Josh Sheehan.

Attempt blocked. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

John Welsh (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Charles Vernam.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Charlie Cooper replaces Matthew Dolan.

Foul by Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County).

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Martyn Woolford.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt blocked. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John Welsh (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Antoine Semenyo replaces Mark Harris.

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

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

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Grimsby Town).

Mark Harris (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt missed. Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

Attempt blocked. Mark Harris (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Dan Butler (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City5410114713
2MK Dons532052311
3Exeter531183510
4Carlisle531176110
5Newport531166010
6Colchester522110378
7Yeovil52218358
8Oldham52217438
9Stevenage52216518
10Tranmere52216518
11Swindon52211011-18
12Forest Green51407437
13Mansfield51407437
14Crawley521278-17
15Port Vale52035506
16Northampton512267-15
17Grimsby512257-25
18Crewe511368-24
19Bury511357-24
20Cheltenham511324-24
21Cambridge5113510-54
22Morecambe5104111-103
23Macclesfield5023510-52
24Notts County5014513-81
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