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Port Vale 2-1 Newport County

Priestley Farquharson of Newport County tries to run through Devante Rodney of Port Vale and Luke Joyce of Port Vale
Priestley Farquharson of Newport County tries to get past Devante Rodney and Luke Joyce of Port Vale

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.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 15Mills
  • 5Legge
  • 6Smith
  • 11Montaño
  • 8OyelekeSubstituted forAmooat 63'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 43mins
  • 10Conlon
  • 7Worrall
  • 12RobinsonSubstituted forBrisleyat 80'minutes
  • 21Rodney

Substitutes

  • 13Cullen
  • 16Brisley
  • 17Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 27Hurst
  • 32Scott
  • 33Olagunju

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Townsend
  • 6Farquharson
  • 8DolanSubstituted forTelfordat 78'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 32Shephard
  • 4Labadie
  • 17BennettSubstituted forGambinat 45'minutes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 14Lewis
  • 9AmondSubstituted forScrimshawat 45'minutes
  • 29TaylorSubstituted forEllisonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 15Longe-King
  • 16Gambin
  • 19Telford
  • 20Hartigan
  • 22Ellison
  • 27Scrimshaw
Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Luke Gambin (Newport County).

  4. Post update

    Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Zak Mills.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

  7. Post update

    Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño tries a through ball, but Devante Rodney is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luke Gambin.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Conlon (Port Vale).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Shaun Brisley replaces Theo Robinson.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Kevin Ellison replaces Ryan Taylor.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Dominic Telford replaces Matthew Dolan.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

  17. Post update

    Devante Rodney (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Goal!

    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.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Worrall.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jake Scrimshaw (Newport County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham35188946331362
2Cambridge361871154342061
3Forest Green341710749361361
4Newport351691046361057
5Tranmere33176104638857
6Bolton35169104542357
7Morecambe35168115049156
8Exeter331411857381953
9Salford341312941271451
10Crawley34149114541451
11Carlisle32146124538748
12Harrogate35146154040048
13Bradford33138123838047
14Leyton Orient34128143839-144
15Stevenage36916112831-343
16Mansfield35914124246-441
17Oldham35118165261-941
18Scunthorpe34125173544-941
19Walsall34815113743-639
20Port Vale36108184551-638
21Colchester35814133348-1538
22Barrow3398163841-335
23Southend3579192149-2830
24Grimsby3368192452-2826
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