Goals from Ismail Yakubu and Aaron O'Connor sent Newport County back to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Defender Yakubu headed in at the back post from Jake Thomson's corner on the stroke of half-time.

Adam Cunnington responded in similar fashion as the hosts levelled after the hour mark.

But O'Connor's rapid reply from close range put the visitors back on top, aided by Wrexham's 2-1 win against Forest Green Rovers.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "That was a fantastic advert for Blue Square Bet Premier football.

"The two teams went at it for a win and I thought we played some excellent stuff and we were unfortunate to come up against an outstanding goalkeeper on the day.

"Because I think we could have got a few more goals.

"We had to defend and be resilient and together and what pleased me is the whole performance… for me it was a complete performance."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 13 Breedon
  • 06 Marshall
  • 15 Courtney
  • 33 Dempster
  • 35 Taylor
  • 03 Kelly (Collins - 71' )
  • 04 Baldock Booked (Hendrie - 60' Booked )
  • 11 Kerry
  • 18 Till (Marna - 87' )
  • 07 Cunnington
  • 09 Wright

Substitutes

  • 31 Belford
  • 17 Gudger
  • 08 Hendrie
  • 10 Marna
  • 28 Collins

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 02 Pipe Booked
  • 05 James (Hughes - 75' )
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 04 Porter
  • 08 Minshull Booked (Flynn - 85' )
  • 12 Swallow
  • 13 Sandell
  • 14 Thomson
  • 07 O'Connor (Louis - 71' )
  • 09 Crow

Substitutes

  • 22 Perry
  • 03 Hughes
  • 17 Flynn
  • 10 Louis
  • 11 Charles
Ref: Kinsley
Att: 1,201

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

4 7

Corners

2 11

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:38 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +6:12

Tommy Wright takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

90:00 +5:15

The referee blows for offside against Jefferson Louis. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +4:27

Corner taken by Jake Thomson.

90:00 +3:59

Danny Crow takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

90:00 +2:09

The ball is delivered by Charlie Collins.

87:32

Corner taken by Jake Thomson, Ismail Yakubu takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

87:10

Jake Thomson takes a outswinging corner.

85:56 Substitution

Substitution (Tamworth) makes a substitution, with Jean-Paul Marna coming on for Peter Till.

85:56

Lee Hendrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Thomson. Andy Sandell takes the free kick.

85:56 Booking

Booking Lee Hendrie shown a yellow card.

84:55

Unfair challenge on Max Porter by Lloyd Kerry results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

84:03 Substitution

Substitution Michael Flynn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Minshull.

83:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Cunnington. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

82:33

Tommy Wright takes a shot.

81:24

Charlie Collins fouled by Andy Sandell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Greg Taylor.

80:16

Unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington by Ismail Yakubu results in a free kick. Peter Till restarts play with the free kick.

79:03

Peter Till takes the inswinging corner, Lenny Pidgeley makes a clearance.

78:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington by Max Porter. Strike comes in from Lee Hendrie from the free kick.

77:38

Foul by Jefferson Louis on John Dempster, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

77:09

Adam Cunnington produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

74:54 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Hughes on for Tony James.

74:30

Lloyd Kerry has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

73:10

The ball is crossed by Ben Swallow.

72:39

Centre by Danny Crow, Tom Marshall makes a clearance.

71:58

Ben Swallow produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

71:20

Effort from the edge of the box by Danny Crow goes wide of the left-hand post.

70:43 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Collins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Kelly.

70:43 Substitution

Substitution Jefferson Louis replaces Aaron O'Connor.

65:28

Ben Swallow concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Kerry. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

63:58

Tommy Wright is ruled offside. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.

63:21

Duane Courtney fouled by Danny Crow, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

62:27

The assist for the goal came from Lee Minshull.

62:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron O'Connor - Tamworth 1 - 2 Newport Co Aaron O'Connor finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Tamworth 1-2 Newport County.

61:48

Effort from the edge of the box by Peter Till goes wide of the right-hand upright.

60:39

Peter Till provided the assist for the goal.

60:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Cunnington - Tamworth 1 - 1 Newport Co Adam Cunnington scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Tamworth 1-1 Newport County.

60:18

A cross is delivered by Peter Till,

59:28 Substitution

Substitution George Baldock goes off and Lee Hendrie comes on.

55:55

The ball is swung over by Peter Till.

53:42

Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

53:42 Booking

Booking David Pipe goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

53:40

Foul by David Pipe on Adam Cunnington, free kick awarded.

53:26

The ball is crossed by Ben Swallow, Greg Taylor makes a clearance.

52:18

Lloyd Kerry sends in a cross.

51:43

David Pipe crosses the ball, clearance by Duane Courtney.

50:04

Jake Thomson takes the inswinging corner, save by Tony Breedon.

49:09

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Aaron O'Connor goes wide right of the goal.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:59 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +3:12

Assist by Jake Thomson.

45:00 +3:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Ismail Yakubu - Tamworth 0 - 1 Newport Co Ismail Yakubu grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Tamworth 0-1 Newport County.

45:00 +2:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jake Thomson,

45:00 +2:20

Lee Minshull takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Breedon.

45:00 +1:17

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Sandell, Tony Breedon makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:16

Andy Sandell takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Tony Breedon.

44:26

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Andy Sandell makes a clearance.

43:44

Lenny Pidgeley fouled by Tommy Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Sandell takes the direct free kick.

43:20

Marcus Kelly sends in a cross, Tommy Wright takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

38:13

Lloyd Kerry sends in a cross, Tommy Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony James. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.

33:49

Tommy Wright challenges Max Porter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ismail Yakubu.

33:02

Foul by Adam Cunnington on Lenny Pidgeley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

32:30

Max Porter concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Greg Taylor.

30:57

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Thomson from the right by-line, Danny Crow takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

28:58

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Till, clearance by David Pipe.

27:44

Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

27:44 Booking

Booking Lee Minshull receives a yellow card.

27:43

Foul by Lee Minshull on Adam Cunnington, free kick awarded.

24:04

Effort on goal by Danny Crow from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

23:28

Andy Sandell takes the free kick.

23:28 Booking

Booking George Baldock is shown a yellow card.

23:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Swallow by George Baldock.

22:45

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Sandell from the right by-line, clearance by Duane Courtney.

22:02

Jake Thomson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Duane Courtney.

21:18

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tommy Wright misses to the right of the goal.

20:19

Ben Swallow takes a shot. Clearance made by John Dempster.

17:53

Danny Crow fouled by John Dempster, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Crow.

15:14

Centre by Ben Swallow, Duane Courtney manages to make a clearance.

13:43

Aaron O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on John Dempster. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

11:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Baldock on Danny Crow. Free kick taken by Ismail Yakubu.

10:09

Danny Crow takes a shot. John Dempster makes a clearance.

8:31

Outswinging corner taken by Jake Thomson from the right by-line, John Dempster makes a clearance.

7:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Dempster by Danny Crow. Tony Breedon takes the indirect free kick.

4:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Kelly by Max Porter. Peter Till takes the free kick.

2:49

Unfair challenge on David Pipe by Tommy Wright results in a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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