Lee Minshull's goal saw Newport County move out of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone as they saw off fellow strugglers Bath City at Spytty Park.
Ryan Charles' left-wing cross found Minshull, who then fired in from close range early on.
Charles had two good chances to extend Newport's lead before Glyn Thompson and Chris Shephard went close for City.
Newport dominated after the break before Paul Stonehouse fired over for Bath late on.
Victory allowed Justin Edinburgh's side to move above of the relegation zone.
But defeat plunged Bath further into trouble at the bottom of the Blue Square Bet Premier with only three wins to date.
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Bath City manager Adie Britton told BBC Radio Bristol:
"It's the same position we've been in for quite some time - getting in great positions in the final third but not enough quality to take the opportunities.
"We gave away the goal with a poor header. There's been numerous goals this season where we should have defended better.
"I think Sean Canham would have made the difference along with Gethin Jones.
"I felt with Sean in the game we would have caused all sorts of problems."
Newport County 18 Thompson 03 Baker 05 Warren Booked 16 Hughes 25 Rodgers 19 Pipe 30 Minshull Booked 32 Chapman (Harris - 85' ) 10 Foley 20 Charles (Rose - 79' ) 26 Buchanan (Read - 68' ) Substitutes 01 Potter 23 Harris 11 Knights 31 Rose 41 Read Bath City 01 Garner 02 Simpson Booked 15 Preece 26 Gallinagh 03 Stonehouse Booked 08 Connolly 16 Canham (Hogg - 58' ) 18 Watkins 19 Burnell Booked (Russell - 82' ) 36 Shephard 10 Phillips Substitutes 17 Matthews 04 Rollo 11 Hogg 20 Egan 21 Russell