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Exeter City 1-0 Newport County

Newport sub Tristan Abrahams was one of eight players to be shown a yellow card by referee Brett Huxtable in a fiery encounter
Newport sub Tristan Abrahams was one of eight players to be shown a yellow card by referee Brett Huxtable in a fiery encounter

Lee Martin got the only goal as Exeter City won at home to Newport County.

Martin's matchwinner came on 14 minutes when Jake Taylor's shot was blocked and the 32-year-old midfielder followed up to find the corner from 15 yards.

County striker Jamille Matt almost snatched a draw but his close-range header under pressure from Taylor was narrowly off target.

Exeter remain second in League Two, three points behind leaders Swindon Town, while Newport drop to 14th.

Chances were few and far between on a miserable, blustery afternoon, during which the wet conditions turned the pitch into a quagmire.

In a fractious game of eight bookings (four for each side), five of the cautions from referee Brett Huxtable came in stoppage time.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 2SweeneyBooked at 90mins
  • 5Martin
  • 15Parkes
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 4Atangana
  • 25TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 22SparkesSubstituted forCollinsat 85'minutes
  • 8Law
  • 7MartinSubstituted forSeymourat 90'minutes
  • 12BowmanBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 6Tillson
  • 14Ajose
  • 17Jay
  • 20Richardson
  • 27Collins
  • 35Seymour

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 27Inniss
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 12McNamaraSubstituted forCollinsat 78'minutes
  • 22MaloneySubstituted forNurseat 45'minutes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 3HaynesBooked at 90mins
  • 4LabadieBooked at 45mins
  • 11MattBooked at 90mins
  • 9AmondSubstituted forAbrahamsat 45'minutesBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 8Dolan
  • 15Abrahams
  • 16Nurse
  • 21Collins
  • 24Poleon
  • 29Jefferies
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
5,968

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Newport County 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Lewis Collins (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Randell Williams (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jamille Matt (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ryan Haynes (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lewis Collins with a cross.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Lee Martin.

Attempt missed. Lewis Collins (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamille Matt with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Archie Collins replaces Jack Sparkes.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Foul by Jack Sparkes (Exeter City).

Lewis Collins (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lewis Collins replaces Dan McNamara.

Attempt saved. George Nurse (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Scot Bennett (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Hand ball by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan McNamara (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Bowman.

Attempt blocked. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Martin.

Attempt blocked. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Parkes.

Attempt blocked. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Martin.

Attempt blocked. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Attempt blocked. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nigel Atangana.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Booking

Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Scot Bennett (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by George Nurse with a cross.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon23144543241946
2Exeter2312743225743
3Crewe22115639271238
4Colchester22107532201237
5Bradford2210752819937
6Forest Green2310762618837
7Cheltenham2299433181536
8Plymouth2110563122935
9Northampton2310583227535
10Port Vale2371062829-131
11Salford237882732-529
12Scunthorpe237793030028
13Cambridge237792727028
14Newport217771919028
15Walsall2376102130-927
16Crawley236893033-326
17Oldham226882431-726
18Leyton Orient2367103140-925
19Mansfield235993033-324
20Grimsby215792127-622
21Carlisle2357112035-1522
22Macclesfield2151062023-319
23Morecambe2346132042-2218
24Stevenage2221191427-1317
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