Newport County moved up to third in the Blue Square Bet Premier after victory over bottom side Telford United.

Christian Jolley headed home to give County the lead shortly after the break, before Jordan Rose narrowly missed the target for the visitors.

Danny Crow then poked home to double the hosts' advantage meaning Phil Trainer's late drive for the Bucks proved little more than a consolation.

Victory was the high-flying Exiles' 18th league win of the season.

Telford are still bottom of the table after their 15th league defeat of this campaign.

Striker Rhys Griffiths made his County debut from the bench in the 80th minute after he joined the club following his release by Plymouth Argyle.

Before his spell at the League Two strugglers, he scored 181 Welsh Premier League goals in 180 League games for Llanelli.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we were very efficient on a difficult surface. I thought we controlled the game from start to finish.

"Obviously I'm disappointed to concede the late goal again for the second week running but overall I was pleased with the team's performance."

AFC Telford United Manager Mark Cooper told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We gave two criminal goals away again today - and we need to rectify the problem. We got a goal back towards the end and that made the scoreline respectable.

"At half-time, we were still in the game and it was only a few mistakes that cost us deeply in the end - our players weren't good enough. We need to be better all-round defensively.

"We must have a go for the 11 games left this season. We have to sign a few new players and the chairman is working to make this happen for us."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 05 James
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 21 Anthony
  • 02 Pipe
  • 08 Minshull
  • 13 Sandell
  • 17 Flynn
  • 23 Jolley (Willmott - 90' )
  • 26 Donnelly (Griffiths - 80' )
  • 09 Crow (Thomson - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 03 Hughes
  • 14 Thomson
  • 24 Willmott
  • 27 Griffiths

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 03 Valentine
  • 11 Hubbins
  • 21 Watson
  • 22 Rose
  • 04 Craney
  • 08 Trainer Booked
  • 12 Smith (Graham - 61' )
  • 23 Henry
  • 15 Reid (Rodney - 67' )
  • 16 Peniket

Substitutes

  • 02 Salmon
  • 05 Preston
  • 09 Graham
  • 10 Jones
  • 24 Rodney
Ref: Swabey
Att: 1,761

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

9 6

Corners

7 4

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:49 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +0:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Phil Trainer - Newport 2 - 1 AFC Telf'd Phil Trainer gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newport County 2-1 AFC Telford.

89:07 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Willmott is brought on as a substitute for Christian Jolley.

88:57

Richard Peniket takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

87:19

Luke Hubbins fouled by Michael Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Craney crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by David Pipe.

85:09 Substitution

Substitution Jake Thomson is brought on as a substitute for Danny Crow.

84:33

Christian Jolley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Valentine. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

83:54

Nialle Rodney takes a shot. Blocked by Ismail Yakubu.

83:26

Rhys Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

81:46

Charlie Henry has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

80:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Crow on Luke Hubbins. Phil Trainer restarts play with the free kick.

80:05

Corner taken by Ian Craney, clearance made by Lee Minshull.

79:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Griffiths on Karlton Watson. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

79:27 Substitution

Substitution Scott Donnelly leaves the field to be replaced by Rhys Griffiths.

78:45

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

77:21

Unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Andy Sandell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Henry.

76:14

Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Henry from the right by-line, David Pipe manages to make a clearance.

75:55

Ian Craney takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

74:25

The assist for the goal came from David Pipe.

74:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Crow - Newport 2 - 0 AFC Telf'd Danny Crow scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newport County 2-0 AFC Telford.

73:35

Effort on goal by Jordan Rose from long range goes over the bar.

69:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Jolley on Jordan Rose. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

68:04

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Flynn, Ismail Yakubu produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

67:36

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

66:59

Foul by Richard Peniket on David Pipe, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tony James.

66:12 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Telford) makes a substitution, with Nialle Rodney coming on for Jake Reid.

65:28

Ian Craney takes the outswinging corner, Effort on goal by Jordan Rose from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

64:19

Shot by Danny Crow from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

61:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Donnelly on Ian Craney. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

60:41

The offside flag is raised against Michael Flynn. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

60:25 Substitution

Substitution Bagasan Graham replaces Jay Smith.

59:25

The referee blows for offside against Richard Peniket. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

57:16

Scott Donnelly produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

55:42

David Pipe takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

54:07

The assist for the goal came from Lee Minshull.

54:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Christian Jolley - Newport 1 - 0 AFC Telf'd Christian Jolley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Newport County 1-0 AFC Telford.

53:31

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Blocked by Karlton Watson.

50:49

Unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Richard Peniket results in a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

50:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn by Ian Craney. Byron Anthony crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Jay Smith.

48:21

Outswinging corner taken by Scott Donnelly from the right by-line, Ian Craney manages to make a clearance.

47:00

Unfair challenge on Jay Smith by Andy Sandell results in a free kick. Ian Craney crosses the ball in from the free kick, Lee Minshull manages to make a clearance.

46:04

Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Henry from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by David Pipe.

45:33

Michael Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Reid. Free kick crossed by Ian Craney, Andy Sandell makes a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:36 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:03

Outswinging corner taken by Scott Donnelly from the right by-line, Karlton Watson makes a clearance.

38:14

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

37:15

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Donnelly, Ryan Young makes a save.

36:43

Andy Sandell takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Hubbins.

35:04

Karlton Watson fouled by Scott Donnelly, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

33:33

Danny Crow is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

30:04

Phil Trainer takes a shot. Blocked by Christian Jolley.

29:13

Ismail Yakubu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

28:35

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Donnelly, clearance made by Luke Hubbins.

27:51

Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee Minshull goes wide left of the goal.

24:20

Effort from outside the penalty area by Scott Donnelly goes wide left of the goal.

22:37

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Blocked by Karlton Watson.

21:38

Charlie Henry takes a shot. David Pipe gets a block in.

20:57

Michael Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins. Ian Craney delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Lee Minshull.

19:43

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Donnelly, save by Ryan Young.

18:35

Jay Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn. Andy Sandell shoots direct from the free kick.

17:39

Richard Peniket challenges Andy Sandell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

16:04

Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Sandell, Ryan Young makes a save.

16:04 Booking

Booking The referee shows Phil Trainer a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

15:58

Phil Trainer concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Minshull.

12:30

Charlie Henry is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

8:46

Richard Peniket concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Minshull. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

8:27

Danny Crow takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

8:00

Charlie Henry takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

7:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Donnelly, Luke Hubbins makes a clearance.

5:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Hubbins on Andy Sandell. Andy Sandell takes the direct free kick.

2:41

Foul by Byron Anthony on Karlton Watson, free kick awarded. Ian Craney takes the free kick.

0:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Crow. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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