Match ends, Port Vale 2, Newport County 1.
Newport County missed the chance to close the gap on League Two's top three as they lost at Port Vale.
The hosts got off to the perfect start when David Worrall cut the ball back to Tom Conlon, and the captain's calm finish beat goalkeeper Nick Townsend.
County equalised 10 minutes into the second half as substitute Jake Scrimshaw made an immediate impact.
But Devante Rodney's late strike gave Vale a much-needed win, moving them eight points clear of the bottom two.
- 8OyelekeSubstituted forAmooat 63'minutes
- 4JoyceBooked at 43mins
- 12RobinsonSubstituted forBrisleyat 80'minutes
- 8DolanSubstituted forTelfordat 78'minutes
- 17BennettSubstituted forGambinat 45'minutes
- 9AmondSubstituted forScrimshawat 45'minutes
- 29TaylorSubstituted forEllisonat 78'minutes
- Marc Edwards
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Newport County 1.
Foul by Luke Gambin (Newport County).
Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Zak Mills.
Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).
Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Offside, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño tries a through ball, but Devante Rodney is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Aaron Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luke Gambin.
Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Conlon (Port Vale).
Substitution, Port Vale. Shaun Brisley replaces Theo Robinson.
Substitution, Newport County. Kevin Ellison replaces Ryan Taylor.
Substitution, Newport County. Dominic Telford replaces Matthew Dolan.
Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).
Devante Rodney (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Goal! Port Vale 2, Newport County 1. Devante Rodney (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Worrall.
Foul by Jake Scrimshaw (Newport County).