Full-back Richard Rose scored an injury-time winner as Dartford beat early-season Blue Square Bet Premier pacesetters Newport County.

The hosts took the lead when Harry Crawford nodded in after Jacob Erskine's header hit the bar.

Newport hit back five minutes after the home side's 49th-minute opener as Aaron O'Connor rounded goalkeeer Marcus Bettinelli to level the score.

But Rose's 18-yard strike secured a fourth straight win for the hosts.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I think we were naïve, really. We dominated the game and, certainly if we'd left with a point, it would have been the least we'd have deserved.

"But we've left here with nothing and probably of our own doing. I am really so disappointed with that.

"But again, we're learning all the time about the group and how they haven't been able to see a game out, which is disappointing."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Dartford

  • 12 Bettinelli
  • 02 Rose
  • 04 Champion
  • 06 Bonner
  • 13 Rogers
  • 16 Arber
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 20 Burns
  • 07 Hayes (Noble - 81' )
  • 09 Erskine
  • 21 Crawford (Harris - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Ibrahim
  • 08 Wallis
  • 14 Noble
  • 15 Collier
  • 11 Harris (Wallis - 84' )

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 05 James
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 02 Pipe
  • 04 Porter
  • 13 Sandell
  • 14 Thomson
  • 17 Flynn (Harris - 90' )
  • 07 O'Connor
  • 09 Crow
  • 10 Louis (Swallow - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Perry
  • 03 Hughes
  • 12 Swallow
  • 15 Harris
  • 16 Evans
Ref: Bull
Att: 1,446

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

8 5

Corners

5 5

Fouls

6 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:01 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:50 Substitution

Substitution Jake Harris replaces Michael Flynn.

90:00 +1:05

Assist by Elliot Bradbrook.

90:00 +1:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Rose - Dartford 2 - 1 Newport Co Richard Rose grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Dartford 2-1 Newport County.

88:58

Jake Thomson produces a cross, clearance made by Lee Burns.

83:01

Lee Noble takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Pipe.

83:01 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harris goes off and Jon Wallis comes on.

83:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble from the left by-line, Ismail Yakubu makes a clearance.

81:59

The ball is crossed by Jake Thomson, Richard Rose manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Sandell from the right by-line, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

80:33 Substitution

Substitution Lee Noble joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Hayes.

80:05

Max Porter delivers the ball.

76:51

Michael Flynn crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Rose. Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Sandell, Tom Bonner makes a clearance.

73:56

Danny Crow concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Rose. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

72:50

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

72:50 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harris joins the action as a substitute, replacing Harry Crawford.

72:50

Harry Crawford is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

72:31

Jake Thomson takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

69:21

Michael Flynn takes a shot. Marcus Bettinelli makes a save.

67:51 Substitution

Substitution Jefferson Louis leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Swallow.

65:49

The ball is delivered by Ryan Hayes, Jacob Erskine takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

64:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Hayes, Tom Bonner takes a shot. Clearance by Ismail Yakubu.

63:10

The official flags Jefferson Louis offside. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

62:42

Lee Burns is ruled offside. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

56:40

Elliot Bradbrook takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

55:48

Jake Thomson fouled by Jacob Erskine, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jake Thomson, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

55:32

Jacob Erskine concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Flynn. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

55:15

Ryan Hayes is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

53:32

Max Porter provided the assist for the goal.

53:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron O'Connor - Dartford 1 - 1 Newport Co A goal is scored by Aaron O'Connor from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dartford 1-1 Newport County.

53:11

Centre by James Rogers, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

51:29

Aaron O'Connor has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

48:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Crawford - Dartford 1 - 0 Newport Co Harry Crawford scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dartford 1-0 Newport County.

48:13

Ryan Hayes takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:27 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:11

James Rogers crosses the ball, David Pipe gets a block in. Corner taken by Ryan Hayes, Mark Arber takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

43:11

Unfair challenge on Mark Arber by Danny Crow results in a free kick. Tom Bonner takes the free kick.

41:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jefferson Louis by Lee Burns. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Flynn.

40:58

The ball is delivered by Aaron O'Connor, Mark Arber manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Jake Thomson from the left by-line, Marcus Bettinelli makes a save.

39:13

Max Porter has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

37:05

Unfair challenge on Jacob Erskine by Tony James results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ryan Hayes, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hayes from the right by-line, Tony James makes a clearance.

36:31

A cross is delivered by Andy Sandell, Marcus Bettinelli makes a save.

33:09

The ball is sent over by Jefferson Louis, Tom Bonner gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jake Thomson.

31:52

Foul by Jake Thomson on Ryan Hayes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ryan Hayes, Ismail Yakubu manages to make a clearance.

27:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Sandell by Tom Champion. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jake Thomson from left wing, Richard Rose manages to make a clearance.

24:40

Jake Thomson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

22:31

Jacob Erskine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn. Tony James restarts play with the free kick.

21:56

Effort from outside the penalty area by Danny Crow goes wide left of the goal.

18:56

Aaron O'Connor sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Jefferson Louis misses to the left of the goal.

18:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Crow on Mark Arber. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

17:35

The referee gives a free kick against Ryan Hayes for handball. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

17:21

The ball is delivered by James Rogers, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

13:59

The ball is swung over by Ryan Hayes, Effort from the edge of the area by James Rogers goes wide of the right-hand post.

11:59

Andy Sandell crosses the ball, Tom Bonner gets a block in. Corner crossed in by Jake Thomson.

11:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Porter on Tom Champion. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

9:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Champion on Danny Crow. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Flynn.

6:11

Unfair challenge on Tom Bonner by Jefferson Louis results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

4:54

Centre by David Pipe, Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

2:57

Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

0:50

Jake Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Rose. Ryan Hayes delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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