A late Tamworth fightback ended Newport County's seven-match unbeaten run to secured only their second Blue Square Bet Premier victory since November.

Sam Foley's early penalty gave Newport the lead after Elliott Buchanan was fouled by Tamworth defender Paul Green.

Welshman Scott Barrow levelled against the Welsh club with eight minutes remaining with a curling 20-yard free-kick after Kyle Patterson was fouled.

Danny Thomas won it for Tamworth two minutes later with a close-range shot.

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Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"In the end I think we probably got what we deserved. After a really good start to the game, the first 25 to 30 minutes, I thought we started where we left off on Saturday.

"We hit the woodwork three or four times but once we didn't get that second goal you're always under a little bit of pressure.

"But after 15 minutes into the second half I thought we would see it out but we've really beat ourselves here."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Tait
  • 04 Courtney Booked
  • 16 Green Booked
  • 10 St Aimie (Thomas - 64' )
  • 12 McDonald
  • 18 Isaac (Reece - 64' )
  • 19 Barrow
  • 33 McKoy
  • 07 Marna (Patterson - 75' )
  • 23 Christie

Substitutes

  • 05 Francis
  • 08 Reece
  • 11 Thomas
  • 14 Patterson
  • 15 Nix

Newport County

  • 18 Thompson Booked
  • 03 Baker
  • 06 Yakubu (Rodgers - 77' )
  • 16 Hughes
  • 19 Pipe
  • 30 Minshull
  • 32 Chapman
  • 10 Foley
  • 15 Jarvis (Read - 65' )
  • 20 Charles Booked
  • 26 Buchanan (Harris - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Potter
  • 25 Rodgers
  • 23 Harris
  • 31 Rose
  • 41 Read
Ref: Handley
Att: 815

Match Stats

Shots

14 4

On target

9 2

Corners

8 6

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:08

Adam Chapman restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:08 Booking

Booking Duane Courtney goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:55

Duane Courtney challenges Sam Foley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:22

Richard Tait restarts play with the free kick.

88:22 Booking

Booking Ryan Charles shown a yellow card.

87:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Charles on Charles Reece.

86:12

Jake Reid challenges Paul Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

85:35 Substitution

Substitution Jake Harris replaces Elliott Buchanan.

84:01

Assist on the goal came from Charles Reece.

84:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Thomas - Tamworth 2 - 1 Newport Co Danny Thomas fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Tamworth 2-1 Newport County.

82:01

Assist by Kyle Patterson.

82:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Barrow - Tamworth 1 - 1 Newport Co Scott Barrow hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Tamworth 1-1 Newport County.

79:46 Booking

Booking Glyn Thompson is given a yellow card.

79:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glyn Thompson on Kyle Patterson.

77:49

Richard Tait fouled by Ryan Charles, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

76:07

Glyn Thompson takes the direct free kick.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Paul Rodgers replaces Ismail Yakubu.

76:07

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam McDonald, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glyn Thompson by Duane Courtney.

75:37

Charles Reece decides to take a short corner.

74:49 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Patterson replaces Jean-Paul Marna.

72:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Chapman from the left by-line.

71:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Buchanan by Paul Green. Adam Chapman restarts play with the free kick.

68:39

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Chapman, Nick McKoy makes a clearance.

66:13

Corner taken by Liam McDonald played to the near post.

65:34

Outswinging corner taken by Liam McDonald from the left by-line.

64:50 Substitution

Substitution Jake Reid replaces Nathaniel Jarvis.

63:30 Substitution

Substitution (Tamworth) makes a substitution, with Danny Thomas coming on for Kieron St Aimie.

63:30 Substitution

Substitution Charles Reece joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chez Isaac.

59:30

Chez Isaac has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

58:52

Unfair challenge on Jean-Paul Marna by Adam Chapman results in a free kick. Jean-Paul Marna takes the free kick.

58:08

Kieron St Aimie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

57:42

Corner taken left-footed by Liam McDonald from the right by-line, save by Glyn Thompson.

54:57

Effort on goal by Lee Baker from a long way out goes over the bar.

54:21

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

50:39

Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Save made by Glyn Thompson.

50:23

Corner taken by Liam McDonald played to the near post, Andrew Hughes manages to make a clearance.

49:57

Chez Isaac takes a shot. Blocked by Ismail Yakubu.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:32

Shot from just outside the box by Scott Barrow misses to the right of the goal.

42:13

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Elliott Buchanan.

42:13 Booking

Booking Paul Green booked for unsporting behaviour.

42:09

Foul by Paul Green on Sam Foley, free kick awarded.

36:41

Nathaniel Jarvis concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Barrow. Scott Barrow takes the free kick.

35:18

Foul by Ismail Yakubu on Iyseden Christie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam McDonald.

32:44

Jean-Paul Marna takes a shot. Save by Glyn Thompson.

31:04

Corner taken short by Adam Chapman.

30:23

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Foley from the left by-line played to the near post, Richard Tait makes a clearance.

30:03

Adam Chapman decides to take the corner short.

29:01

Effort from the edge of the box by Iyseden Christie goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:50

Chez Isaac takes a shot. Adam Chapman gets a block in.

25:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieron St Aimie by Lee Baker. Free kick taken by Liam McDonald.

23:32

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam McDonald played to the near post, Ryan Charles makes a clearance.

23:01

Foul by Lee Minshull on Kieron St Aimie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chez Isaac.

21:09

Jean-Paul Marna produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

19:27

Foul by Kieron St Aimie on Andrew Hughes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

15:30

Shot from just outside the area by Sam Foley misses to the right of the target.

15:03

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Chapman from the right by-line, clearance made by Paul Green.

13:43

Scott Barrow takes a shot. Glyn Thompson makes a save.

13:14

Corner taken by Liam McDonald from the right by-line played to the near post, Ryan Charles manages to make a clearance.

12:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hedge by Lee Minshull. Jonathan Hedge takes the direct free kick.

10:50

Elliott Buchanan takes a shot. Blocked by Duane Courtney.

9:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iyseden Christie by Lee Minshull. Direct free kick taken by Scott Barrow.

8:33

Kieron St Aimie takes a shot.

8:03

Paul Green takes a shot. Save made by Glyn Thompson.

6:15

Adam Chapman concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean-Paul Marna. Free kick taken by Paul Green.

5:26

Elliott Buchanan provided the assist for the goal.

5:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Foley - Tamworth 0 - 1 Newport Co Sam Foley scores a placed penalty. Tamworth 0-1 Newport County.

4:42

Elliott Buchanan fouled by Paul Green, the ref awards a Penalty.

2:19

Foul by Kieron St Aimie on Ismail Yakubu, free kick awarded. Glyn Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

1:09

The official flags Elliott Buchanan offside. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

0:15

Liam McDonald takes a shot. Save by Glyn Thompson.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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