Kevin Betsy's first-half double helped Woking condemn leaders Newport County to their first Blue Square Bet Premier home defeat of the season.

Betsy punished sloppy Newport defending after Andrew Hughes failed to clear before the Seychelles striker doubled the lead after beating two defenders.

County's Danny Crow hit the bar before Andy Sandell's long-range free-kick dragged the hosts back into the game.

Bradley Bubb restored Woking's two-goal lead before a Mike Flynn consolation.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We gave ourselves an uphill task by conceding two sloppy goals. We got ourselves back into the game with an excellent free-kick.

"Then we got done on a counter attack, which was disappointing and probably game over.

"So obviously disappointing, and we've lost our unbeaten league record. We've got a lot of things to work on."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"We knew coming up against Newport County - top of the league, not lost at home in the league, four points clear - it was going to be a hard test for us today.

"We thought the number one thing today was to put pressure on them early and we had the elements and punished them early and got an ideal start.

"It's probably the biggest test the players have had since we came up, playing the league leaders away from home, and I thought we did superbly."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 03 Hughes
  • 05 James
  • 04 Porter
  • 08 Minshull
  • 12 Swallow (Conor Washington - 81' )
  • 13 Sandell
  • 14 Thomson (Louis - 71' )
  • 16 Evans (Flynn - 84' )
  • 07 O'Connor
  • 09 Crow

Substitutes

  • 22 Perry
  • 15 Harris
  • 17 Flynn
  • 10 Louis
  • 25 Conor Washington

Woking

  • 01 Howe
  • 02 Newton
  • 03 Mike
  • 05 McNerney
  • 08 Parkinson
  • 16 Johnson
  • 04 Ricketts Booked
  • 11 Betsy
  • 15 Sawyer
  • 19 McCallum (Doyle - 90' )
  • 07 Pires (Bubb - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Beasant
  • 06 Doyle
  • 17 Sinclair
  • 09 Bubb
  • 14 Williams
Ref: Huxtable
Att: 2,088

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

9 8

Corners

12 9

Fouls

6 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:18 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Minshull on Lee Sawyer. Free kick taken by Adam Doyle.

90:00 +1:08 Substitution

Substitution Gavin McCallum leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Doyle.

88:12

The assist for the goal came from Lee Evans.

88:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Flynn - Newport Co 2 - 3 Woking Michael Flynn scores a headed goal from close in. Newport County 2-3 Woking.

87:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Sandell,

84:53

Corner taken short by Gavin McCallum.

83:54 Substitution

Substitution Michael Flynn comes on in place of Lee Evans.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution Dean Sinclair is brought on as a substitute for Brett Johnson.

80:59 Substitution

Substitution (Newport County) makes a substitution, with Conor Washington coming on for Ben Swallow.

80:11

Corner from left by-line taken by Brett Johnson.

78:06

Tony James fouled by Lee Sawyer, the ref awards a free kick. Max Porter takes the free kick.

77:11

The ball is delivered by Ben Swallow.

76:42

Foul by Mike Cestor on Jefferson Louis, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Max Porter.

75:07

Corner from right by-line taken by Lee Evans. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Evans from the left by-line, Effort on goal by Ben Swallow from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

74:18

Max Porter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Howe.

74:01

The official flags Bradley Bubb offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

73:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aaron O'Connor. Aaron Howe takes the free kick.

72:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Evans played to the near post, Adam Newton manages to make a clearance.

71:13

Max Porter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy. Aaron Howe restarts play with the free kick.

70:10 Substitution

Substitution Jake Thomson goes off and Jefferson Louis comes on.

69:48

Gavin McCallum has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

66:59

Assist by Lee Sawyer.

66:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Bradley Bubb - Newport Co 1 - 3 Woking A goal is scored by Bradley Bubb from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Newport County 1-3 Woking.

66:25

The ball is crossed by Kevin Betsy, Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley. A cross is delivered by Kevin Betsy.

65:41

Danny Crow is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Aaron Howe restarts play with the free kick.

64:56 Substitution

Substitution Bradley Bubb on for Loick Pires.

64:10

Danny Crow takes a shot. Save by Aaron Howe.

63:38

Jake Thomson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Mark Ricketts.

62:51

Jake Thomson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Adam Newton.

62:42

The ball is sent over by Max Porter, Brett Johnson manages to make a clearance.

60:26

Jack Parkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Evans. Andy Sandell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Aaron Howe.

58:59

Andy Sandell delivers the ball, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Aaron O'Connor goes wide right of the goal.

56:51

Shot from deep inside the area by Ben Swallow clears the crossbar.

54:45

Unfair challenge on Ben Swallow by Loick Pires results in a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

53:52

Corner taken right-footed by Kevin Betsy from the left by-line, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

52:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aaron O'Connor. Aaron Howe restarts play with the free kick.

50:13

Kevin Betsy takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Lee Evans.

49:06

Jake Thomson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Adam Newton manages to make a clearance.

46:29

The ball is sent over by Jake Thomson.

45:15

Ben Swallow sends in a cross, blocked by Mike Cestor. Inswinging corner taken by Jake Thomson from the right by-line, clearance made by Mike Cestor.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:52 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin McCallum by Andy Sandell. Brett Johnson takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Sandell - Newport Co 1 - 2 Woking Andy Sandell scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Newport County 1-2 Woking.

45:00 +0:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe McNerney on Lee Minshull.

45:00 +0:01

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Betsy. Max Porter restarts play with the free kick.

42:47

Danny Crow takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ricketts. Corner taken left-footed by Danny Crow, Ben Swallow takes a shot. Aaron Howe makes a save.

40:26

Lee Sawyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Swallow. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

38:44

Lee Sawyer takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley. Corner from the right by-line taken by Gavin McCallum, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

38:00

Foul by Andy Sandell on Gavin McCallum, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gavin McCallum, Lee Evans manages to make a clearance.

37:20

The ball is sent over by Jake Thomson, clearance by Brett Johnson.

33:38

Jake Thomson takes a shot. Blocked by Brett Johnson. Corner taken right-footed by Jake Thomson. Tony James delivers the ball.

32:45

Inswinging corner taken by Jake Thomson from the left by-line, Danny Crow takes a shot. Save by Aaron Howe.

30:00

Unfair challenge on Mark Ricketts by Lee Minshull results in a free kick. Adam Newton restarts play with the free kick.

28:11

Shot from deep inside the area by Danny Crow clears the crossbar.

26:35

Danny Crow takes a shot. Save by Aaron Howe. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Thomson, clearance by Mark Ricketts.

25:31

Aaron O'Connor has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

24:26

Direct free kick taken by Andrew Hughes.

24:26 Booking

Booking Mark Ricketts is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

24:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Ricketts on Danny Crow.

21:23

Shot by Gavin McCallum from just outside the area goes over the net.

20:56

Ben Swallow crosses the ball.

20:12

Foul by Lee Sawyer on Lee Evans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

19:38

Effort from outside the box by Jack Parkinson goes wide right of the target.

18:08

Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

16:56

Loick Pires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Sandell. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

14:48

Mark Ricketts provided the assist for the goal.

14:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Betsy - Newport Co 0 - 2 Woking A goal is scored by Kevin Betsy from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newport County 0-2 Woking.

14:02

The ball is crossed by Adam Newton, Lee Minshull manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Gavin McCallum from the right by-line, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

12:35

Jake Thomson takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ricketts.

11:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe McNerney on Danny Crow. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

8:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin McCallum, Jack Parkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Minshull. Foul by Tony James on Lee Sawyer, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Joe McNerney from the free kick, save by Lenny Pidgeley. Corner taken left-footed by Gavin McCallum. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gavin McCallum, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

7:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe McNerney on Danny Crow. Danny Crow restarts play with the free kick. The official flags Ben Swallow offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe McNerney.

5:52

Assist by Gavin McCallum.

5:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Betsy - Newport Co 0 - 1 Woking Kevin Betsy finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newport County 0-1 Woking.

2:41

Lee Sawyer is caught offside. Tony James restarts play with the free kick.

2:04

The ball is delivered by Max Porter.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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