Romone Rose scored a late winner to edge Newport County away from the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone against play-off hopefuls York City.

Nat Jarvis put the home side ahead when he poked in Sam Foley's in-swinging corner from a yard out.

The lead lasted six minutes as Patrick McLaughlin arrowed a free-kick into the bottom corner but Rose set himself up for the winner 20 minutes from time.

Newport's victory means bottom club Bath City are relegated.

York, who arrived in Newport unbeaten in their last 13 away games in the league, stay above Southport on goal difference in fourth place.

County move up to two places to 18th and four points clear of the bottom four.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

Edinburgh confident of survival

"It's a fantastic result against an excellent side that have one of the best away records this season.

"I thought the boys were outstanding in terms of character and I'm delighted with them.

"It gives us a real good chance of survival."

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

It was not a great night - Mills

"It was a poor game. It's rock-hard, slippy and difficult to play on but they probably played it better than us.

"They won second balls in there and turned us and put us under pressure.

"Having said that, until they scored they weren't hurting us at all second half. We were dealing with it."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Newport County

  • 43 Darlow
  • 05 Warren Booked
  • 16 Hughes
  • 19 Pipe
  • 28 Sandell
  • 30 Minshull
  • 42 Porter
  • 10 Foley
  • 15 Jarvis (Read - 89' )
  • 20 Charles
  • 26 Buchanan (Rose - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 11 Knights
  • 31 Rose
  • 41 Read

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Meredith Booked
  • 06 Parslow
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 27 Gibson
  • 17 Blair (Moke - 76' )
  • 20 Challinor
  • 26 McLaughlin (Ashikodi - 75' )
  • 07 Reed (Chambers - 64' )
  • 21 Blinkhorn

Substitutes

  • 13 Bopp
  • 15 Tonne
  • 18 Moke
  • 10 Chambers
  • 28 Ashikodi
Ref: Whitton
Att: 1,241

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

4 5

Corners

2 4

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:25 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Charles by Jon Challinor. Ryan Charles takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:39

Foul by Jon Challinor on Gary Warren, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

90:00 +0:35

Adriano Moke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Pipe. David Pipe restarts play with the free kick.

88:03 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Jarvis leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Reid.

85:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Sandell by Adriano Moke. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

84:09

Outswinging corner taken by Lanre Oyebanjo, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.

78:02

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Nathaniel Jarvis goes wide of the right-hand upright.

74:44

Unfair challenge on Sam Foley by Lanre Oyebanjo results in a free kick. Max Porter crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by James Meredith.

74:44 Substitution

Substitution Adriano Moke on for Matty Blair.

74:44 Substitution

Substitution Moses Ashikodi comes on in place of Patrick McLaughlin.

74:44

Foul by Lee Minshull on Lanre Oyebanjo, free kick awarded. Jon Challinor takes the direct free kick.

74:29

Foul by Nathaniel Jarvis on Daniel Parslow, free kick awarded. Daniel Parslow takes the direct free kick.

73:53

Effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Blinkhorn misses to the right of the goal.

69:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Romone Rose - Newport Co 2 - 1 York Romone Rose fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newport County 2-1 York.

69:18

The official flags Matty Blair offside. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

68:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lanre Oyebanjo by Gary Warren. James Meredith takes the free kick.

64:28

Sam Foley has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

63:54

Sam Foley is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jon Challinor restarts play with the free kick.

63:04 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Chambers on for Jamie Reed.

60:55 Substitution

Substitution Romone Rose is brought on as a substitute for Elliott Buchanan.

59:39

James Meredith takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Warren.

55:48

The referee blows for offside against Matthew Blinkhorn. Indirect free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

55:16

Matthew Blinkhorn takes a shot. Lee Minshull gets a block in.

53:15

Jamie Reed fouled by Andy Sandell, the ref awards a free kick. Jon Challinor restarts play with the free kick.

49:49

Patrick McLaughlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Foley. Direct free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

48:58

Effort on goal by Lee Minshull from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

48:29

Matthew Blinkhorn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

47:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Pipe by Matthew Blinkhorn. Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

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

45:00 +0:53

Jamie Reed takes a shot. Save by Karl Darlow.

44:05

Inswinging corner taken by Lanre Oyebanjo from the left by-line, Karl Darlow makes a save. Daniel Parslow takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Foley. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lanre Oyebanjo from the left by-line.

41:52

Handball decision goes against Nathaniel Jarvis. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

39:00

Assist on the goal came from James Meredith.

39:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick McLaughlin - Newport Co 1 - 1 York Patrick McLaughlin finds the net from the free kick from 18 yards. Newport County 1-1 York.

38:08 Booking

Booking Gary Warren is cautioned.

37:36

Unfair challenge on James Meredith by Gary Warren results in a free kick.

32:48

Sam Foley provided the assist for the goal.

32:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathaniel Jarvis - Newport Co 1 - 0 York Nathaniel Jarvis finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Newport County 1-0 York.

32:21

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sam Foley,

30:34

Unfair challenge on Ryan Charles by Ben Gibson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Sandell, clearance by Jon Challinor.

30:02

Ryan Charles challenges Ben Gibson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Ingham takes the direct free kick.

28:46

Sam Foley takes a shot. Jon Challinor gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Foley, clearance made by Daniel Parslow.

25:18

Corner taken right-footed by Lanre Oyebanjo, save made by Karl Darlow. Unfair challenge on Karl Darlow by Ben Gibson results in a free kick. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

23:56

James Meredith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliott Buchanan. Direct free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

22:17

Sam Foley has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

19:02

Andrew Hughes crosses the ball, Daniel Parslow manages to make a clearance.

18:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Meredith on Nathaniel Jarvis. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Hughes, clearance by Daniel Parslow.

16:07 Booking

Booking The referee cautions James Meredith for unsporting behaviour.

14:57

Jamie Reed fouled by Gary Warren, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Challinor. James Meredith concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Foley. Direct free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

13:47

Unfair challenge on Matthew Blinkhorn by Andy Sandell results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jon Challinor, clearance by Gary Warren.

12:59

Matthew Blinkhorn concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Porter. Andy Sandell restarts play with the free kick.

5:05

Unfair challenge on James Meredith by Ryan Charles results in a free kick. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

4:03

Nathaniel Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Parslow.

3:28

Jon Challinor has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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