Adrian Cieslewicz and Danny Wright struck as Wrexham ended Welsh rivals Newport's five-match unbeaten run in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Cieslewicz beat Andy Sandell before sending the ball past Lenny Pidgely in the 24th minute.

Wright replaced Cieslewicz in the 76th minute and finished off the task at the Racecourse.

Player-manager Andy Morrell combined with Robert Ogleby before Wright hit the top-right hand corner of the goal.

The visitors continued to press until the final whistle, but Justin Edinburgh's side were unable to profit from their efforts.

However, despite defeat, County remained top of the table while Wrexham climbed three places to seventh.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales: "It was good. They're a good team… big, strong, got pace both flanks, but I thought we played well bar the first 10 minutes where I thought we were a bit nervy, really, a little bit edgy.

"They had a really good chance, which they put over the bar and I think from then, 15 minutes in, I thought we played well.

"It wasn't pretty at times, but we dug in and were professional about the performance and once we go 1-0 up we're not easy to peg back.

"I think we probably deserved it.

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "We started the game very brightly, probably disappointed that we haven't gone one or two goals up, but I'm probably disappointed in the manner we conceded our goals.

"They were soft goals to give away.

"But I thought there were two good footballing sides out there in a strongly-contested derby.

"But it's one that we'll probably look back and think that if we'd been a bit more clinical when chances came our way, then we'd probably have got something out of the game."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 03 Ashton Booked
  • 06 Riley
  • 18 Walker
  • 23 Westwood (Wright - 46' )
  • 07 Cieslewicz (Wright - 76' )
  • 08 Harris
  • 12 Keates
  • 16 Hunt
  • 10 Ormerod (Morrell - 80' )
  • 15 Ogleby Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Wright
  • 14 Clarke
  • 17 Little
  • 09 Wright
  • 11 Morrell

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 05 James
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 02 Pipe Booked
  • 04 Porter
  • 13 Sandell
  • 14 Thomson (Evans - 59' )
  • 17 Flynn (Minshull - 66' Booked )
  • 07 O'Connor
  • 10 Louis (Harris - 60' )
  • 11 Charles

Substitutes

  • 22 Perry
  • 03 Hughes
  • 08 Minshull
  • 15 Harris
  • 16 Evans
Ref: Barratt
Att: 3,820

Match Stats

Shots

6 5

On target

4 2

Corners

6 5

Fouls

11 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:43 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:03

Jake Harris is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

90:00 +3:33

Direct free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

90:00 +3:33 Booking

Booking Robert Ogleby receives a caution.

90:00 +3:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Ogleby on Andy Sandell.

89:56

Foul by David Pipe on Robert Ogleby, free kick awarded. Dean Keates takes the free kick.

87:01

Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

87:01 Booking

Booking Neil Ashton goes into the referee's book.

86:54

Unfair challenge on David Pipe by Neil Ashton results in a free kick.

84:46

Declan Walker takes the free kick.

84:46 Booking

Booking Lee Minshull is cautioned.

84:31

Unfair challenge on Jay Harris by Lee Minshull results in a free kick.

82:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Porter on Dean Keates. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

81:13

Robert Ogleby provided the assist for the goal.

81:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Wright - Wrexham 2 - 0 Newport Co Danny Wright finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Wrexham 2-0 Newport County.

79:51 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Morrell is brought on as a substitute for Brett Ormerod.

79:07

Jake Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Keates. Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

77:42

Robert Ogleby is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Evans takes the free kick.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution (Wrexham) makes a substitution, with Danny Wright coming on for Adrian Cieslewicz.

75:16

Max Porter takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Joslain Mayebi.

72:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ismail Yakubu on Martin Riley. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

69:16

Max Porter restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Charles. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

69:16 Booking

Booking David Pipe is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

68:52

Dean Keates challenges Ismail Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick.

65:54 Substitution

Substitution Lee Minshull replaces Michael Flynn.

65:17

Brett Ormerod concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Evans. Lee Evans takes the free kick.

64:01

Johnny Hunt takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley. Corner taken right-footed by Declan Walker.

62:05

Brett Ormerod is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

61:13

Unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Ismail Yakubu results in a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the direct free kick.

58:05

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

58:05 Substitution

Substitution Jake Harris is brought on as a substitute for Jefferson Louis.

58:05 Substitution

Substitution Lee Evans replaces Jake Thomson.

58:05

Jay Harris takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Declan Walker from the left by-line, Martin Riley challenges Lenny Pidgeley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

56:50

Inswinging corner taken by Declan Walker from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Max Porter.

54:41

Foul by Aaron O'Connor on Adrian Cieslewicz, free kick awarded. Dean Keates produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

52:32

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Sandell played to the near post, Aaron O'Connor has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

51:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Declan Walker on Max Porter. Free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

50:31

Unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Michael Flynn results in a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

49:48

Aaron O'Connor is ruled offside. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

48:10

Corner taken by Jake Thomson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Neil Ashton. Michael Flynn takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Stephen Wright manages to make a clearance.

46:53

Short corner taken by Johnny Hunt.

45:22

Jefferson Louis challenges Declan Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Declan Walker takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Wright replaces Chris Westwood.

45:00 +3:04 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:27

Michael Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Harris. Declan Walker takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:19

Robert Ogleby is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.

44:09

Foul by Ismail Yakubu on Brett Ormerod, free kick awarded. Johnny Hunt crosses the ball, Martin Riley produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

42:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Riley by Ismail Yakubu. Joslain Mayebi takes the direct free kick.

41:10

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Sandell from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Johnny Hunt.

39:25

Foul by Jefferson Louis on Johnny Hunt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

36:03

Adrian Cieslewicz challenges Andy Sandell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

35:42

Johnny Hunt fouled by David Pipe, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

33:32

Ryan Charles concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Westwood. Joslain Mayebi takes the direct free kick.

32:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Declan Walker on Aaron O'Connor. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jake Thomson, Joslain Mayebi makes a comfortable save.

31:45

Martin Riley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Pipe. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

31:12

The referee blows for offside against Jefferson Louis. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

30:39

Jake Thomson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Harris. Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

29:30

Unfair challenge on Johnny Hunt by Max Porter results in a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the direct free kick.

27:39

Michael Flynn fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

26:02

Foul by Chris Westwood on Jefferson Louis, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael Flynn, Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

23:16

Assist by Johnny Hunt.

23:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Adrian Cieslewicz - Wrexham 1 - 0 Newport Co Adrian Cieslewicz grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wrexham 1-0 Newport County.

20:32

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hunt, save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

20:02

Johnny Hunt takes a short corner.

18:47

The referee blows for offside against Brett Ormerod. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.

14:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jefferson Louis. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

14:10

Effort on goal by Jefferson Louis from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

5:48

Jefferson Louis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Martin Riley restarts play with the free kick.

2:26

Short corner taken by Jake Thomson.

0:39

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jefferson Louis goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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