Newport County recovered from a goal down to maintain their perfect start to the Blue Square Bet Premier season.

Brad Quinton gave Braintree the lead shortly after the break when he stooped low to head home from a corner.

Max Porter started the County comeback by finding the top left-hand corner with a sublime strike.

Defender Ismail Yakubu scored the late winner with a calm side-foot finish after being left unmarked in the six-yard box.

Newport's fourth successive victory represents the club's best start to a season since 2005.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was hard-fought. It wasn't pretty at times but I've learned a bit more about this group of players today.

"I'm immensely proud of them, as I have been since we reported back for pre-season.

"It shows we have a good togetherness, quality and spirit. I've been in some good teams and that can take you a long way.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Braintree Town

  • 22 Naisbitt
  • 02 Peters Booked
  • 03 Habergham Booked
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis
  • 19 Wells
  • 05 Paine
  • 06 Quinton (Mulley - 87' )
  • 08 Davis Booked
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 09 Marks (Dawkin - 67' )
  • 15 Gash

Substitutes

  • 01 McDonald
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 07 Symons
  • 17 Mulley
  • 10 Dawkin

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 02 Pipe
  • 05 James
  • 06 Yakubu Booked
  • 04 Porter Booked (Charles - 81' )
  • 13 Sandell
  • 14 Thomson (Evans - 61' Booked )
  • 17 Flynn
  • 07 O'Connor
  • 09 Crow (Hughes - 90' )
  • 10 Louis

Substitutes

  • 22 Perry
  • 03 Hughes
  • 15 Harris
  • 16 Evans
  • 11 Charles
Ref: Treleaven
Att: 611

Match Stats

Shots

6 9

On target

2 3

Corners

5 3

Fouls

8 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:58 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:31

The ball is delivered by Daniel Sparkes, Josh Dawkin takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

90:00 +4:31 Booking

Booking Lee Evans is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +4:21

Matthew Paine fouled by Lee Evans, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +2:42 Booking

Booking Kenny Davis is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:31

Foul by Kenny Davis on Michael Flynn, free kick awarded. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:07 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Hughes replaces Danny Crow.

90:00 +0:20

The ball is crossed by Matthew Paine.

88:52

Matthew Paine is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Ismail Yakubu.

86:42 Substitution

Substitution Brad Quinton goes off and James Mulley comes on.

83:12

Danny Crow provided the assist for the goal.

83:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Ismail Yakubu - Braintree 1 - 2 Newport Co Ismail Yakubu scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-2 Newport County.

82:41

Brad Quinton concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Sandell. Andy Sandell restarts play with the free kick, A cross is delivered by Danny Crow,

80:51 Substitution

Substitution (Newport County) makes a substitution, with Ryan Charles coming on for Max Porter.

79:44

Max Porter takes the outswinging corner, Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

79:20

Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Dean Wells gets a block in.

78:56

Corner taken by Andy Sandell from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Michael Gash.

77:33

Danny Crow is adjudged to have handled the ball. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

75:48

Foul by Danny Crow on Adam Bailey-Dennis, free kick awarded. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

75:13

Daniel Sparkes has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

73:48

Jefferson Louis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Wells. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

68:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Max Porter - Braintree 1 - 1 Newport Co Max Porter scores a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-1 Newport County.

68:16

Andy Sandell sends in a cross, clearance by Sam Habergham.

66:22 Substitution

Substitution Josh Dawkin replaces Sean Marks.

64:07

David Pipe produces a cross, Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

63:37

The ball is swung over by Andy Sandell, Michael Gash makes a clearance.

62:56

Brad Quinton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Evans. Andy Sandell takes the free kick.

62:45

The ball is delivered by Andy Sandell, Dean Wells manages to make a clearance.

61:42

Andy Sandell takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Ryan Peters manages to make a clearance.

60:11

Free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

60:11 Substitution

Substitution Jake Thomson leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Evans.

60:11 Booking

Booking Ryan Peters is cautioned.

59:54

Foul by Brad Quinton on Andy Sandell, free kick awarded.

57:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Jefferson Louis. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

57:26

Daniel Sparkes produces a cross, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

57:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Sandell on Sam Habergham. Brad Quinton takes the direct free kick.

56:00

Shot from just outside the area by Jefferson Louis misses to the left of the target.

52:39

Assist by Daniel Sparkes.

52:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Brad Quinton - Braintree 1 - 0 Newport Co Brad Quinton scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Braintree Town 1-0 Newport County.

51:04

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Sparkes from the right by-line to the near post,

50:13

Aaron O'Connor takes a shot.

47:36 Booking

Booking Caution for Max Porter.

47:19

Max Porter concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Davis.

46:15

The ball is swung over by Sam Habergham, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:36

Ismail Yakubu challenges Sean Marks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

44:35

The ball is sent over by Sam Habergham, Sean Marks takes a shot.

42:49

David Pipe produces a cross, clearance by Dean Wells.

39:11

The ball is crossed by Ryan Peters, clearance by Ismail Yakubu.

38:21

Andy Sandell crosses the ball, Sam Habergham makes a clearance.

37:17

Foul by Aaron O'Connor on Dean Wells, free kick awarded. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

36:43

Inswinging corner taken by Kenny Davis.

36:30

The ball is delivered by Daniel Sparkes, blocked by Ismail Yakubu.

34:54

Sam Habergham challenges Danny Crow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

31:08

The ball is swung over by Michael Flynn, Dean Wells makes a clearance.

30:11

Max Porter delivers the ball, save by Danny Naisbitt.

28:03

Sam Habergham takes the free kick.

28:03 Booking

Booking Booking for Ismail Yakubu for unsporting behaviour.

27:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine by Ismail Yakubu.

27:37

The ball is crossed by Max Porter, clearance by Dean Wells.

24:47

Jake Thomson takes a shot.

23:45

Foul by Aaron O'Connor on Ryan Peters, free kick awarded. Dean Wells takes the indirect free kick.

23:33

The ball is sent over by Daniel Sparkes, clearance by Tony James.

21:40

Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Sandell, save made by Danny Naisbitt.

21:40 Booking

Booking The referee shows Sam Habergham a yellow card.

21:28

Sam Habergham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Crow.

20:43

Shot from just outside the box by Andy Sandell goes over the target.

19:23

The ball is sent over by Andy Sandell, Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

18:55

David Pipe delivers the ball, clearance by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

18:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brad Quinton, Close range headed effort by Adam Bailey-Dennis clears the crossbar.

17:51

Daniel Sparkes produces a cross, Ismail Yakubu makes a clearance.

16:48

Jake Thomson has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the goal.

15:59

Ryan Peters handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

14:40

Jefferson Louis sends in a cross, Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

12:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Peters by Danny Crow. Daniel Sparkes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from own half, save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

12:14

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Sparkes to the near post, clearance made by Tony James.

11:56

Michael Gash crosses the ball, Ismail Yakubu manages to make a clearance.

11:13

Sean Marks gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ismail Yakubu. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.

9:49

Corner taken by Brad Quinton played to the near post, Jefferson Louis makes a clearance.

9:31

Michael Gash sends in a cross, Tony James makes a clearance.

8:44

Foul by David Pipe on Sean Marks, free kick awarded. Dean Wells takes the free kick.

7:43

Daniel Sparkes fouled by David Pipe, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

7:09

Brad Quinton delivers the ball.

6:03

Kenny Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Thomson. Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

5:39

The referee blows for offside against Jefferson Louis. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

4:28

Jefferson Louis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Bailey-Dennis. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

0:00

The match begins.

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