Barrow are off the bottom of the Blue Square Bet Premier after a win over Newport County at Rodney Parade.

The game only went ahead after more than 120 home fans helped clear snow off the pitch on Saturday morning.

But there was little reward as Matthew Flynn tapped in Adam Boyes' to give Barrow a half-time lead.

County were then caught on the counter as Paul Rutherford and Sean McConville set up Danny Rowe, who fired high into the net from the edge of the box.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"We should have performed a lot better and we're really disappointed. It's a tough league - there's no easy game in this league and we've always said that.

"But you've got to earn the right and we started the game with not the right attitude. I thought they deserved their win. They were better than us all over the park.

"We were really below par today. I felt we let everyone down and we let ourselves down. We need to be winning these games."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (3)

Newport County

  • 01 Julian
  • 02 Pipe Booked (Swallow - 72' )
  • 03 Hughes
  • 05 James
  • 13 Sandell
  • 08 Minshull (Washington - 69' )
  • 16 Evans Booked
  • 17 Flynn
  • 07 O'Connor (Crow - 37' )
  • 23 Jolley
  • 24 Willmott

Substitutes

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 12 Swallow
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 09 Crow
  • 25 Washington

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst Booked
  • 02 Flynn
  • 03 Skelton Booked
  • 04 Hessey
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Owen
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 08 Baker Booked
  • 22 McConville Booked
  • 09 Boyes
  • 10 Rowe

Substitutes

  • 21 Pearson
  • 11 Rowe
  • 14 Harvey
  • 15 Hunter
Ref: Swabey
Att: 2,107

Match Stats

Shots

12 5

On target

6 3

Corners

8 2

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:39 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:06

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Swallow, save by Danny Hurst.

90:00 +3:03 Booking

Booking Richie Baker booked for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:51

Lee Evans fouled by Richie Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

89:53

Effort from the edge of the area by Richie Baker goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85:45

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

84:30

Header by Conor Washington from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

83:18

Shot on goal by Michael Flynn from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

82:29

Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Willmott.

81:58

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Swallow from the right by-line.

81:37

Lee Evans takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

78:49

Robbie Willmott takes the inswinging corner, save by Danny Hurst.

74:11

Adam Boyes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Sandell. Andy Sandell restarts play with the free kick.

71:59 Substitution

Substitution Ben Swallow comes on in place of David Pipe.

67:33 Substitution

Substitution Lee Minshull goes off and Conor Washington comes on.

67:33 Booking

Booking Booking for Lee Evans for unsporting behaviour.

67:21

Lee Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Hurst. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

66:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny L Rowe on Lee Evans. Andy Sandell takes the free kick.

66:27

The offside flag is raised against Paul Rutherford. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Julian.

65:56

Andy Sandell takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

61:26

Assist by Sean McConville.

61:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny L Rowe - Newport 0 - 2 Barrow Danny L Rowe fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Newport County 0-2 Barrow.

58:46

Corner taken by Robbie Willmott, Tony James takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

50:38

Michael Flynn takes a shot. Gavin Skelton gets a block in.

49:02

Effort from the edge of the area by Gavin Skelton goes wide of the right-hand post.

47:14

Effort on goal by Danny Crow from 25 yards. Save by Danny Hurst.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +4:02 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +3:40

Corner taken by Robbie Willmott.

45:00 +1:06 Booking

Booking Danny Hurst goes into the referee's book for time wasting.

45:00 +0:34

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

43:34

Robbie Willmott takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Hessey.

42:10 Booking

Booking Sean McConville goes into the book for dissent.

40:55

Adam Boyes provided the assist for the goal.

40:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Flynn - Newport 0 - 1 Barrow A goal is scored by Matt Flynn from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newport County 0-1 Barrow.

40:04

Sean McConville takes a inswinging corner to the near post,

36:17 Substitution

Substitution Danny Crow on for Aaron O'Connor.

34:09

Effort from deep inside the area by Aaron O'Connor misses to the left of the target.

31:22

Tony James takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

30:58

Andrew Hughes fouled by Adam Boyes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Hughes.

29:11 Booking

Booking David Pipe is cautioned.

27:10

Lee Minshull challenges Adam Boyes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

25:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Flynn on Richie Baker. Sean Hessey takes the indirect free kick.

23:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Evans by James Owen. Free kick taken by Andrew Hughes.

20:59

Unfair challenge on Aaron O'Connor by James Owen results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Flynn.

20:24

Sean McConville takes the inswinging corner, Alan Julian makes a save.

20:07

Gavin Skelton takes a shot. Alan Julian makes a save.

15:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott from the left by-line.

14:14

Robbie Willmott takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, James Owen manages to make a clearance.

11:41

Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Blocked by Mike Pearson.

11:04

Lee Evans fouled by Danny L Rowe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

6:23

Effort from outside the penalty area by Andy Sandell goes wide left of the goal.

5:41 Booking

Booking Booking for Gavin Skelton for unsporting behaviour.

5:32

Gavin Skelton concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron O'Connor. Andrew Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

4:33

The ball is delivered by Lee Evans, save made by Danny Hurst.

1:35

Foul by Lee Evans on Richie Baker, free kick awarded. Sean Hessey restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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