Adrian Cieslewicz's first-half strike gave Wrexham victory in the Welsh derby against Newport County at Spytty Park.

Wrexham's winner came in the 10th minute with the Polish midfielder shooting from inside the 18-yard box.

Newport, who are safe from relegation, dominated territory in the second-half in what could be their last game at Spytty but Wrexham held on for victory.

Wrexham, who made eight changes to the side, have one more regular season game at home to Braintree on Saturday.

Second-placed Wrexham still do not know who they will face in the play-off semi-final. It could be Luton, York City or Kidderminster.

Newport now have one league game remaining at Barrow on Saturday before their FA Trophy final appearance against York City on 12 May.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"The pitch was unbelievable. How they have played 23 games there I will never know and got through the season.

"The lads gave it everything. Second-half was tough but they [Wrexham] defended really well.

"There's a lot of positives. They have stood up and been counted."

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm always disappointed to lose any game. In all honesty our final ball and pass let us down in the final third.

"It's a tough pitch to play on but both teams gave a good account of themselves on it but it's very difficult at times.

"Lots of positives. My players have given everything in terms of effort and commitment."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Newport County

  • 43 Darlow
  • 05 Warren
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 16 Hughes
  • 19 Pipe (Rodgers - 72' )
  • 36 Lee Evans
  • 42 Porter
  • 10 Foley
  • 20 Charles (Knights - 58' )
  • 26 Buchanan (Hatswell - 82' )
  • 41 Read

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 17 Hatswell
  • 25 Rodgers
  • 24 Greening
  • 11 Knights

Wrexham

  • 21 Maxwell
  • 14 Clowes
  • 22 Walker
  • 23 Westwood
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 16 Hunt
  • 26 Clarke
  • 27 Colbeck (Evans - 85' )
  • 30 Leslie
  • 09 Wright (Morrell - 63' )
  • 31 Ogleby (Tolley - 33' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Gray
  • 36 Stevens
  • 18 Tolley
  • 35 Evans
  • 11 Morrell
Ref: Bratt
Att: 1,431

Match Stats

Shots

9 2

On target

5 2

Corners

5 1

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:25 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

88:53

The ball is delivered by Sam Foley, Chris Maxwell gets a block in.

86:37

Steven Leslie fouled by Paul Rodgers, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Hunt.

85:42

Centre by Paul Rodgers, save by Chris Maxwell.

84:32 Substitution

Substitution Rob Evans on for James Colbeck.

83:37

Chris Westwood challenges Gary Warren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Hughes takes the direct free kick.

82:52

Lee Evans challenges Steven Leslie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Steven Leslie from left channel, Lee Evans makes a clearance.

81:02 Substitution

Substitution Wayne Hatswell comes on in place of Elliott Buchanan.

81:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Morrell. Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

76:44

Foul by Jake Reid on Adrian Cieslewicz, free kick awarded. Chris Maxwell takes the indirect free kick.

75:00

Centre by Declan Walker, Ismail Yakubu manages to make a clearance.

74:24

The official flags Darryl Knights offside. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

73:51

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Tolley, save by Karl Darlow.

73:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Evans on Declan Walker. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jamie Tolley, Gary Warren makes a clearance.

72:19

Elliott Buchanan decides to take the corner short.

70:30 Substitution

Substitution Paul Rodgers is brought on as a substitute for David Pipe.

66:57

The referee blows for offside against Andrew Morrell. Indirect free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

66:23

A cross is delivered by Darryl Knights, Elliott Buchanan takes a shot. Save made by Chris Maxwell.

64:37

Max Porter produces a cross, save by Chris Maxwell.

64:09

Andrew Morrell concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Warren. Andrew Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

63:36

Elliott Buchanan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

62:23 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Morrell is brought on as a substitute for Danny Wright.

58:29

Andrew Hughes sends in a cross.

57:36 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Charles goes off and Darryl Knights comes on.

57:00

Declan Walker is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Andrew Hughes.

56:19

Ryan Charles delivers the ball.

54:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliott Buchanan on Chris Westwood. Chris Maxwell takes the indirect free kick.

53:31

Sam Foley takes a shot. Save by Chris Maxwell.

52:15

David Pipe crosses the ball, clearance by Chris Westwood. Short corner taken by Elliott Buchanan, Centre by Sam Foley, clearance by Danny Wright.

50:50

Inswinging corner taken by Elliott Buchanan.

47:25

Corner taken left-footed by Elliott Buchanan from the right by-line to the near post, Joe Clarke makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley by Danny Wright. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sam Foley from left channel.

46:36

Ismail Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Wright. Free kick crossed left-footed by Steven Leslie from left wing, blocked by Karl Darlow.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:37

The ball is sent over by Ryan Charles. Inswinging corner taken by Sam Foley from the left by-line, Joe Clarke makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:55

The official flags Danny Wright offside. Indirect free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

43:11

The ball is swung over by James Colbeck, Karl Darlow makes a save.

40:11

Sam Foley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

39:28

Johnny Hunt delivers the ball, clearance made by Gary Warren.

37:10

Danny Wright challenges Lee Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Hughes.

36:31

Centre by Declan Walker, save by Karl Darlow.

35:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Pipe on Johnny Hunt. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Hunt.

34:57

The ball is crossed by Ryan Charles.

33:36

Andrew Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by James Colbeck.

33:20

Sam Foley delivers the ball, Johnny Hunt manages to make a clearance.

30:50 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Tolley is brought on as a substitute for Robert Ogleby.

30:16

A cross is delivered by Lee Evans, save made by Chris Maxwell.

29:41

Sam Foley takes a shot. Save by Chris Maxwell.

25:51

The ball is delivered by Sam Foley, Chris Westwood makes a clearance.

23:59

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Andrew Hughes gets a block in.

22:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Hughes on James Colbeck. Free kick taken by Declan Walker.

21:34

The ball is sent over by Johnny Hunt.

21:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Reid on Declan Walker. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.

17:37

The referee blows for offside against Robert Ogleby. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

15:08

Danny Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ismail Yakubu. Karl Darlow takes the indirect free kick.

12:37

Effort on goal by Elliott Buchanan from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

11:46

Jake Reid fouled by Chris Westwood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Elliott Buchanan, Danny Wright manages to make a clearance.

10:52

The ball is swung over by James Colbeck, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.

10:10

Close range shot by Sam Foley goes wide of the left-hand post.

9:11

Assist by Danny Wright.

9:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Adrian Cieslewicz - Newport Co 0 - 1 Wrexham Goal scored by Adrian Cieslewicz from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Newport County 0-1 Wrexham.

6:51

Max Porter is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

6:21

Robert Ogleby is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

5:02

Elliott Buchanan produces a cross.

4:39

Centre by Adrian Cieslewicz, Gary Warren makes a clearance.

3:20

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Declan Walker.

2:07

Jake Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Maxwell. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Cieslewicz by Andrew Hughes. Indirect free kick taken by Leon Clowes.

1:17

The referee gives a free kick against Danny Wright for handball. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

0:26

The ball is swung over by Declan Walker, Ismail Yakubu manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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