Terry Gornell struck just before half-time to send Shrewsbury Town into the FA Cup second round at the expense of hosts Newport County.

A tight encounter was settled when Mark Wright got round his marker on the left wing and sent in a near-post cross that Gornell stooped to head firmly home.

Newport almost equalised, but Craig McAllister's deflected volley was kept out by Chris Neal.

Danny Rose also shaved the post with a curling free-kick but Town held on.

The Shrews had the first sight of goal after 11 minutes when Marvin Morgan robbed Newport left-back Andrew Hughes in the box and brought a smart save from Danny Potter.

In-form Exiles winger Rose's thunderbolt midway through the half might have broken the deadlock, but his well-struck effort went just wide.

The visitors went ahead four minutes before the break when Gornell bagged his second goal in as many games, heading in Wright's whipped near-post cross.

Former Accrington Stanley striker Gornell is reportedly a target for Championship side Leeds and his strike, his fifth of the season, did his chances of a big-money move no harm.

The Exiles thought they had got themselves an equaliser 20 minutes into the second half, but Shrews goalkeeper Neal got a hand to McAllister's volley as it deflected off the back of Wayne Hatswell.

Five minutes later Rose shaved the post with a curling left-foot free-kick as the home side pressed for an equaliser.

But the planned grandstand finish failed to arrive as the Shrews, flying high in League Two, booked their place in the second round against their Blue Square Bet Premier opponents.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Newport County

  • 01 Potter
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 16 Hughes
  • 17 Hatswell Booked (Warren - 90' )
  • 25 Rodgers
  • 07 Rose Booked
  • 14 Doherty (Buchanan - 77' )
  • 19 Pipe
  • 09 McAllister
  • 10 Foley
  • 11 Knights (Jarvis - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 05 Warren
  • 04 Miller
  • 08 Rogers
  • 15 Jarvis
  • 23 Harris
  • 26 Buchanan

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison (Goldson - 56' )
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 04 McAllister (Wroe - 74' )
  • 07 Wright
  • 14 Richards
  • 20 Wildig
  • 10 Morgan
  • 24 Gornell

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 18 Goldson
  • 08 Wroe
  • 16 Ainsworth
  • 21 Male
  • 23 Taylor
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 2,362

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

1 5

Corners

4 7

Fouls

7 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:37

Elliott Buchanan produces a cross, Chris Neal makes a save.

90:00 +0:09

Sam Foley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

90:00 +0:09 Substitution

Substitution Wayne Hatswell leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Warren.

90:00 +0:09

Foul by Connor Goldson on Sam Foley, free kick awarded.

89:45

A cross is delivered by Sam Foley, clearance by Matthew Richards.

89:28

Elliott Buchanan sends in a cross, clearance by Ian Sharps.

85:13

Corner taken by Mark Wright played to the near post, clearance by Wayne Hatswell.

82:08

Effort on goal by Sam Foley from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

81:31

Matthew Richards challenges Danny Potter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Potter restarts play with the free kick.

81:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Aaron Wildig, save by Danny Potter.

80:09

Free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

80:09 Booking

Booking Wayne Hatswell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

79:44

Marvin Morgan fouled by Wayne Hatswell, the ref awards a free kick.

76:15 Substitution

Substitution Elliott Buchanan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tommy Doherty.

74:25

Nicky Wroe restarts play with the free kick.

74:25 Booking

Booking Danny Rose goes into the referee's book.

74:19

Danny Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Wildig.

73:00

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Mark Wright.

73:00 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Wroe comes on in place of Sean McAllister.

73:00

Wayne Hatswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell.

71:20

The ball is delivered by Paul Rodgers, save by Chris Neal.

70:45

Danny Rose takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

68:56

Sam Foley fouled by Ian Sharps, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Danny Rose from the free kick.

68:43

A cross is delivered by Sam Foley, clearance by Joe Jacobson.

67:15

Effort on goal by Craig McAllister from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

65:32

Sam Foley delivers the ball, clearance by Sean McAllister.

65:21

A cross is delivered by Sam Foley, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

63:59

Short corner worked by Danny Rose.

63:44

Craig McAllister takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

62:49

Danny Rose takes the direct free kick.

62:49 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Jarvis is brought on as a substitute for Darryl Knights.

62:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Wildig on Danny Rose.

61:47

Corner taken by Mark Wright, free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff on Danny Potter. Free kick taken by Danny Potter.

60:11

Darryl Knights takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Wayne Hatswell misses to the right of the target.

58:40

Connor Goldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darryl Knights. Andrew Hughes takes the direct free kick.

58:02

Connor Goldson delivers the ball, clearance by Paul Rodgers.

56:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan by Ismail Yakubu. Mark Wright crosses the ball in from the free kick, Wayne Hatswell manages to make a clearance.

55:17 Substitution

Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Connor Goldson coming on for Jermaine Grandison.

52:35

Jermaine Grandison delivers the ball, Wayne Hatswell manages to make a clearance.

47:05

Sean McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Doherty. Danny Potter takes the direct free kick.

45:54

Andrew Hughes produces a cross.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:22 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:49

Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Jermaine Grandison results in a free kick. Danny Potter takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:09

David Pipe concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Jacobson. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

42:39

Mark Wright delivers the ball.

42:11

Andrew Hughes produces a cross, save made by Chris Neal.

40:56

Mark Wright provided the assist for the goal.

40:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Terry Gornell - Newport Co 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Terry Gornell grabs a headed goal from close range. Newport County 0-1 Shrewsbury.

40:47

Mark Wright sends in a cross,

38:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Wildig from the right by-line, Jermaine Grandison has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

36:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Mark Wright. Tommy Doherty takes the direct free kick.

36:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line, save by Danny Potter.

35:50

Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Danny Potter.

35:28

The ball is sent over by Joe Jacobson, clearance by Ismail Yakubu.

35:09

Terry Gornell produces a cross.

34:32

Wayne Hatswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.

33:10

The ball is sent over by Marvin Morgan, save by Danny Potter.

31:40

Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Hatswell. Danny Potter takes the direct free kick.

26:52

Andrew Hughes crosses the ball, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

25:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Rodgers by Marvin Morgan. Ismail Yakubu restarts play with the free kick.

24:36

Danny Rose has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.

24:17

Unfair challenge on Tommy Doherty by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Doherty.

22:26

Marvin Morgan fouled by Tommy Doherty, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Richards, Craig McAllister makes a clearance.

19:34

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Rose from the right by-line, Marvin Morgan makes a clearance.

17:01

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Danny Potter makes a save.

15:10

Shot from long distance by Andrew Hughes goes wide of the left-hand post.

14:59

Sam Foley produces a cross, clearance by Jermaine Grandison.

12:48

Sean McAllister concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose. Danny Potter takes the direct free kick.

12:32

Sam Foley crosses the ball, save by Chris Neal.

12:06

Marvin Morgan challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ismail Yakubu takes the direct free kick.

10:57

Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Save made by Danny Potter.

10:49

The ball is crossed by Marvin Morgan, clearance by Paul Rodgers.

9:44

Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Wildig from the right by-line to the near post, Ismail Yakubu makes a clearance.

9:22

Centre by Sean McAllister, Danny Potter makes a save.

7:32

Darryl Knights produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

7:11

The ball is delivered by Terry Gornell, clearance by Paul Rodgers.

6:54

Terry Gornell takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Doherty.

5:51

Terry Gornell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ismail Yakubu. Free kick taken by Danny Potter.

4:47

The ball is swung over by Terry Gornell, blocked by Wayne Hatswell.

2:58

The ball is delivered by Danny Rose, Headed effort on goal by Craig McAllister from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

0:00

The match begins.

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