League Two
ExeterExeter City1NewportNewport County0

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

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 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

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 1, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Booking

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

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Lee Martin.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Archie Collins replaces Jack Sparkes.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sparkes (Exeter City).

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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