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Newport County 1-0 Morecambe

Jamille Matt
Jamille Matt previously played for Fleetwood Town

Newport responded to their mauling at Oldham with a hard-fought 1-0 win over stubborn Morecambe.

The hosts created the better chances in a tense game and won out thanks to Dale Gorman's clever chipped finish midway through the second half.

The Exiles saw an earlier penalty appeal turned down.

The win lifts Michael Flynn's side to 15th, while Morecambe remain 22nd having won only one of their last six games in League Two.

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1King
  • 27Inniss
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 6GormanBooked at 26mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 10Sheehan
  • 8DolanBooked at 90mins
  • 3Haynes
  • 11Matt
  • 15AbrahamsSubstituted forGreenat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Howkins
  • 9Amond
  • 21Collins
  • 22Waters
  • 31Khan
  • 33Green
  • 47Woodiwiss

Morecambe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 30Cooney
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 33Cranston
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forBrewittat 87'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 29SlewBooked at 26minsSubstituted forOatesat 80'minutes
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forBradburyat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Conlan
  • 14Brewitt
  • 18Oates
  • 21Halstead
  • 27Bradbury
  • 34Mbulu
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
3,048

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 0.

  3. Booking

    Harvey Bradbury (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Bradbury (Morecambe).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harvey Bradbury (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Booking

    Matthew Dolan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Oates (Morecambe).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Brewitt (Morecambe).

  13. Post update

    Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Jordan Green (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by John O'Sullivan (Morecambe).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Tom Brewitt replaces Alex Kenyon.

  17. Post update

    Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Jamille Matt (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe37209867432469
2Swindon36216962392369
3Plymouth37208961392268
4Exeter371811853431065
5Cheltenham361713652272564
6Colchester371513952371558
7Northampton371771354401458
8Port Vale37141585044657
9Bradford371412114440454
10Salford371311134946350
11Forest Green361310134340349
12Crawley371115115147448
13Grimsby371211144551-647
14Walsall36138154049-947
15Newport351210133237-546
16Cambridge37129164048-845
17Leyton Orient361012144755-842
18Oldham37914144457-1341
19Scunthorpe371010174456-1240
20Carlisle36912153756-1939
21Mansfield36911164855-738
22Morecambe37711193560-2532
23Macclesfield37715153247-1530
24Stevenage36313202450-2622
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