Bottom team Bath City boosted their Blue Square Bet Premier survival hopes with just a third victory of the season over fellow strugglers Newport County.

But loan striker Nat Jarvis gave County the lead, firing home after a shot by Adam Hughes had hit the post, before Bath scored twice inside seven minutes.

Adam Connolly's close-range strike was followed up by Sean Canham's effort.

Canham's solo run helped set up Scott Murray for Bath's third before Gary Warren's header gave County a lifeline.

But Bath held on for their second win in successive home games to move to within five points of Newport, who have won just twice in 10 league games, and safety.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Bath City

  • 17 Matthews
  • 02 Simpson
  • 03 Stonehouse
  • 05 Jones
  • 19 Burnell
  • 07 Murray (Russell - 68' )
  • 08 Connolly
  • 11 Hogg
  • 16 Canham Booked
  • 18 Watkins (Phillips - 87' )
  • 27 Canham Booked (Cook - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Rollo
  • 15 Preece
  • 21 Russell
  • 09 Cook
  • 10 Phillips

Newport County

  • 01 Potter
  • 05 Warren
  • 06 Yakubu (Matthews - 88' )
  • 16 Hughes
  • 25 Rodgers
  • 04 Miller (Buchanan - 59' )
  • 09 McAllister (Harris - 69' )
  • 11 Knights
  • 14 Doherty Booked
  • 19 Pipe
  • 15 Jarvis

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 03 Baker
  • 23 Harris
  • 21 Matthews
  • 26 Buchanan
Ref: Robinson
Att: 1,147

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

8 3

Corners

7 11

Fouls

5 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:23

Gary Warren is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

90:00 +3:56

Darryl Knights takes a shot. Save made by Jason Matthews.

90:00 +3:25

The referee blows for offside against Lee Phillips. Danny Potter takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:56

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Marc Canham.

90:00 +1:56 Booking

Booking Tommy Doherty is booked.

90:00 +1:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Cook by Tommy Doherty.

86:53 Substitution

Substitution Ismail Yakubu goes off and Robbie Matthews comes on.

86:53 Substitution

Substitution (Bath City) makes a substitution, with Lee Phillips coming on for Marley Watkins.

86:53 Substitution

Substitution (Bath City) makes a substitution, with Jamie Cook coming on for Sean Canham.

86:16

Elliott Buchanan sends in a cross.

84:22

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darryl Knights, Jason Matthews makes a save.

82:45

The ball is crossed by Alex Russell, clearance by Gary Warren.

82:00

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Save by Danny Potter.

80:45

Corner taken by Darryl Knights from the right by-line, David Pipe concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Matthews. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

78:15

Floated corner taken right-footed by Darryl Knights, clearance made by Joe Burnell.

76:10

Corner taken right-footed by Darryl Knights, Ismail Yakubu has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

74:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathaniel Jarvis. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

73:41

Floated corner taken right-footed by Darryl Knights from the right by-line, Header by Ismail Yakubu from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

72:28

Nathaniel Jarvis challenges Paul Stonehouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

71:11

Foul by Jake Harris on Joe Burnell, free kick awarded. Joe Burnell restarts play with the free kick.

70:02

Sean Canham fouled by Andrew Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Burnell.

69:12

Jake Harris is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

67:48 Substitution

Substitution Craig McAllister leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Harris.

67:48 Substitution

Substitution Alex Russell is brought on as a substitute for Scott Murray.

66:19

Free kick taken by Andrew Hughes.

66:19 Booking

Booking Sean Canham is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

66:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Canham on Andrew Hughes.

65:31

Nathaniel Jarvis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Connolly. Jason Matthews restarts play with the free kick.

61:22

Craig McAllister has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

60:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nathaniel Jarvis. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

58:57

Corner taken by Darryl Knights from the left by-line, Gary Warren produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

58:13 Substitution

Substitution Elliott Buchanan comes on in place of Tom Miller.

53:32

Assist by Darryl Knights.

53:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Warren - Bath City 3 - 2 Newport Co Gary Warren finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Bath City 3-2 Newport County.

53:14

Outswinging corner taken by Darryl Knights from the right by-line,

52:45

Corner taken by Darryl Knights, Sean Canham manages to make a clearance.

50:07

Corner from the right by-line taken by Darryl Knights, Ismail Yakubu has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

49:01

Corner taken right-footed by Darryl Knights, clearance by Joe Burnell.

46:58

Assist on the goal came from Sean Canham.

46:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Murray - Bath City 3 - 1 Newport Co Scott Murray fires in a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bath City 3-1 Newport County.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:59 Half time

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

45:00 +2:17

Marc Canham takes a shot. Save made by Danny Potter.

45:00 +2:04

The ball is swung over by David Pipe, Jason Matthews makes a save.

45:00 +0:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Canham on Ismail Yakubu. Danny Potter takes the free kick.

44:58

Inswinging corner taken by Marc Canham from the left by-line, Danny Potter makes a save.

44:31

Scott Murray takes the outswinging corner, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.

39:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nathaniel Jarvis. Jason Matthews takes the indirect free kick.

36:59

Scott Murray takes a shot. Save by Danny Potter.

36:24

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Canham from the left by-line, Gary Warren makes a clearance.

33:17

Header from close range by Nathaniel Jarvis misses to the right of the target.

32:17

Marc Canham challenges Tommy Doherty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Warren restarts play with the free kick.

29:27

Assist on the goal came from Lewis Hogg.

29:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Canham - Bath City 2 - 1 Newport Co Sean Canham grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bath City 2-1 Newport County.

26:47

The referee blows for offside against Marley Watkins. Danny Potter restarts play with the free kick.

25:50

Sean Canham takes a shot. Save by Danny Potter.

24:59

Craig McAllister challenges Joe Burnell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

22:26

Assist on the goal came from Marc Canham.

22:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Connolly - Bath City 1 - 1 Newport Co A goal is scored by Adam Connolly from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Bath City 1-1 Newport County.

19:37

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Murray, Header from close in by Lewis Hogg misses to the right of the goal.

18:30

Corner taken right-footed by Marc Canham from the right by-line, clearance by Gary Warren.

18:08

Corner from the right by-line taken by Marc Canham, clearance made by Paul Rodgers.

17:38

Corner taken by Marc Canham, Craig McAllister makes a clearance.

17:00

Nathaniel Jarvis is ruled offside. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

15:20

Scott Murray crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Sean Canham misses to the left of the goal.

12:57

Andrew Hughes provided the assist for the goal.

12:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathaniel Jarvis - Bath City 0 - 1 Newport Co Nathaniel Jarvis gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Bath City 0-1 Newport County.

12:23

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Save by Danny Potter.

11:40

Shot from just outside the area by Scott Murray misses to the left of the target.

8:53

Marley Watkins challenges Tommy Doherty unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Darryl Knights, Gary Warren takes a shot. Darryl Knights takes the outswinging corner, Tommy Doherty produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

7:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Canham on Craig McAllister.

7:18

Free kick crossed right-footed by Darryl Knights from left wing, clearance by Gethin Jones.

7:18 Booking

Booking Marc Canham goes into the referee's book.

5:59

David Pipe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gethin Jones. Joe Burnell takes the free kick. Shot from long range by Marc Canham misses to the right of the goal.

4:59

The referee blows for offside. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

4:18

The ball is crossed by Scott Murray, save by Danny Potter.

0:00

The match begins.

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