Ryan Charles' early winner boosted Newport's Blue Square Bet Premier survival bid as they saw off play-off hopefuls Gateshead at Spytty Park.

Andy Sandell's corner was intended for Gary Warren, but Charles toe-poked it home in the 12th minute.

Gateshead debutant Carl Magnay was sent off for a challenge on Charles just before half-time.

Visiting goalkeeper Paul Farman tipped Sam Foley's looping volley over the bar midway through the second half.

The outcome did not affect either team's league standing with Gateshead remaining ninth and the Exiles staying one place above the relegation zone in 20th.

But Charles' second goal of the season was enough to secure victory on a day when 21st-placed Hayes and Yeading won 2-1 at Southport.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Newport County

  • 43 Darlow
  • 05 Warren
  • 16 Hughes
  • 19 Pipe
  • 28 Sandell
  • 10 Foley
  • 30 Minshull
  • 42 Porter
  • 15 Jarvis
  • 20 Charles (Rose - 85' )
  • 26 Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 25 Rodgers
  • 11 Knights
  • 31 Rose
  • 41 Read

Gateshead

  • 13 Farman
  • 06 Clark
  • 14 Baxter
  • 18 Magney Dismissed
  • 25 Dummett
  • 07 Brittain (Gillies - 59' )
  • 11 Cummins
  • 21 Chandler
  • 24 O'Brien (Gate - 60' )
  • 09 Shaw
  • 15 Hatch Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Deasy
  • 02 Anaclet
  • 20 Carruthers
  • 04 Gate
  • 16 Gillies
Ref: Amey
Att: 1,261

Match Stats

Shots

10 6

On target

6 4

Corners

7 1

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:44 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:12

Josh Gillies takes a shot. Save by Karl Darlow.

90:00 +2:04

The ball is swung over by Craig Baxter, clearance by Max Porter.

90:00 +0:56

Nathaniel Jarvis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

89:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Romone Rose on Liam Hatch. Shot comes in from Josh Gillies from the free kick, save by Karl Darlow.

88:14

Nathaniel Jarvis is caught offside. Paul Dummett restarts play with the free kick.

87:35

Josh Gillies produces a cross, clearance by Andrew Hughes.

86:50

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies, Andrew Hughes makes a clearance.

86:08

Romone Rose crosses the ball, clearance by Craig Baxter.

84:53

Andy Sandell sends in a cross, clearance made by Micky Cummins.

84:04 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Charles leaves the field to be replaced by Romone Rose.

80:00

Nathaniel Jarvis is ruled offside. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

78:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Jarvis on Craig Baxter. Free kick taken by Craig Baxter.

77:48

Lee Minshull produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

77:11

Unfair challenge on Max Porter by Micky Cummins results in a free kick. Andy Sandell takes the free kick.

75:59

The ball is crossed by David Pipe, Lee Minshull has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

73:39

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Sandell from the right by-line, clearance made by Ben Clark.

71:43

Elliott Buchanan takes a shot. Paul Farman makes a save.

71:22

Craig Baxter produces a cross, save made by Karl Darlow.

70:58

The ball is delivered by Craig Baxter, clearance by Andrew Hughes.

70:35

Elliott Buchanan takes a shot. Paul Farman makes a save.

69:53

Sam Foley takes the inswinging corner, Liam Hatch makes a clearance.

69:40

Sam Foley takes a shot. Fantastic save by Paul Farman.

64:34

Corner taken by Sam Foley from the left by-line, Lee Minshull produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

64:28

Centre by Nathaniel Jarvis, clearance made by Ben Clark.

61:36

Andrew Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Gillies. Jamie Chandler takes the free kick.

61:01

Lee Minshull delivers the ball, save made by Paul Farman.

59:15 Substitution

Substitution Kris Gate replaces Alan O'Brien.

58:46 Substitution

Substitution Martin Brittain leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Gillies.

57:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Hatch by Gary Warren. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

57:33

Sam Foley takes the free kick.

57:33 Booking

Booking Liam Hatch is given a yellow card.

57:04

Unfair challenge on Elliott Buchanan by Liam Hatch results in a free kick.

56:51

A cross is delivered by Martin Brittain, save by Karl Darlow.

55:24

Unfair challenge on Paul Dummett by Max Porter results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dummett.

52:11

Elliott Buchanan concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Hatch. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

51:28

Jon Shaw concedes a free kick for a foul on David Pipe. Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

50:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Jarvis on Ben Clark. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

48:57

Corner taken by Andy Sandell from the right by-line to the near post.

45:57

Nathaniel Jarvis fouled by Craig Baxter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sam Foley. Lee Minshull is ruled offside. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:55 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

43:40

The ball is swung over by Sam Foley, Nathaniel Jarvis takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

42:22

Sam Foley takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Minshull on Jon Shaw. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

40:54

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Sandell from right wing, Liam Hatch manages to make a clearance.

40:54 Dismissal

Dismissal Carl Magnay shown a red card for violent conduct.

40:37

Carl Magnay challenges Ryan Charles unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Brittain on Nathaniel Jarvis. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

38:45

The ball is sent over by Paul Dummett.

34:59

The offside flag is raised against Elliott Buchanan. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

33:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Micky Cummins by Lee Minshull. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

32:26

The official flags Jon Shaw offside. Karl Darlow takes the indirect free kick.

30:36

Lee Minshull has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

30:01

Lee Minshull fouled by Liam Hatch, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

28:15

Andrew Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Hatch. Craig Baxter takes the direct free kick.

26:36

The ball is crossed by David Pipe, Ben Clark makes a clearance.

24:41

A cross is delivered by Craig Baxter, Liam Hatch takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

24:35

The ball is crossed by Paul Dummett, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.

23:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Charles on Liam Hatch. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

21:33

Sam Foley challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Clark restarts play with the free kick.

21:02

Handball by Jon Shaw. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

19:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Sandell by Martin Brittain. Andy Sandell takes the direct free kick.

17:46

Liam Hatch produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

16:30

Paul Dummett sends in a cross, Jamie Chandler takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Warren.

15:52

The ball is sent over by Craig Baxter, clearance by Max Porter.

15:12

Ryan Charles sends in a cross.

11:55

Assist on the goal came from Andy Sandell.

11:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Charles - Newport Co 1 - 0 Gateshead Ryan Charles scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newport County 1-0 Gateshead.

11:21

Andy Sandell takes the inswinging corner,

9:58

Max Porter fouled by Micky Cummins, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Charles restarts play with the free kick.

7:51

A cross is delivered by Martin Brittain, save by Karl Darlow.

6:14

The ball is crossed by Ryan Charles, Micky Cummins manages to make a clearance. The ball is crossed by David Pipe, Micky Cummins makes a clearance.

4:52

Sam Foley concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Clark. Carl Magnay takes the free kick.

4:05

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Sandell, Gary Warren takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.

2:54

Alan O'Brien takes a shot. Andrew Hughes gets a block in.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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