Goals from Aaron O'Connor and Christian Jolley ended Newport's two-match losing run with victory at Southport.

The promotion chasers remain fourth, but have four games in hand on current leaders Kidderminster.

O'Connor and Jolley struck from close range in the first half for Justin Edinburgh's side.

Defeat saw Southport drop to 18th in the table and, apart from bottom side Telford, all those in the relegation zone have games in hand.

Newport are eight points behind second-placed Mansfield and have a game in hand on the Stags.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Southport

  • 26 Smith (Hibbert - 46' )
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lever
  • 06 Grand
  • 09 Owens
  • 05 Parry Booked
  • 07 Whalley
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 16 Moogan Booked (Almond - 64' )
  • 22 Poku (Kay - 31' Booked )
  • 19 Hattersley

Substitutes

  • 13 Hibbert
  • 14 Byrne
  • 10 Clancy
  • 21 Kay
  • 11 Almond

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 03 Hughes
  • 05 James
  • 21 Anthony
  • 02 Pipe
  • 08 Minshull Booked
  • 13 Sandell
  • 23 Jolley (Willmott - 65' )
  • 26 Donnelly
  • 34 Evans Booked
  • 07 O'Connor (Griffiths - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 28 Boateng
  • 24 Willmott
  • 25 Washington
  • 27 Griffiths
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 606

Match Stats

Shots

8 13

On target

7 7

Corners

1 1

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:46 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:56

The referee blows for offside against Rhys Griffiths. Indirect free kick taken by Zac Hibbert.

90:00 +3:31

Shot by Karl Ledsham from a long way out goes over the net.

90:00 +1:28

Karl Ledsham fouled by Will Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Zac Hibbert takes the direct free kick.

86:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Donnelly by Scott Kay. Byron Anthony restarts play with the free kick.

84:51

Andy Owens fouled by Rhys Griffiths, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Grand.

83:22 Substitution

Substitution Rhys Griffiths is brought on as a substitute for Aaron O'Connor.

78:25

The ball is swung over by Karl Ledsham.

78:00

Lee Minshull concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Almond. Zac Hibbert takes the free kick.

76:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Donnelly, clearance by Andy Parry.

76:14

Robbie Willmott takes a shot. Save made by Zac Hibbert.

72:42

David Pipe fouled by Andy Owens, the ref awards a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

72:11

Corner taken by Karl Ledsham, David Pipe manages to make a clearance.

71:30

Robbie Willmott takes a shot. Save by James Smith.

70:05

The referee blows for offside. Zac Hibbert takes the free kick.

67:22

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

66:37 Booking

Booking Scott Kay is given a yellow card.

64:18 Substitution

Substitution Christian Jolley leaves the field to be replaced by Robbie Willmott.

63:12 Substitution

Substitution Alan Moogan leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Almond.

63:12

The referee penalises Tony James for handball. Free kick taken by Karl Ledsham.

61:12

Scott Donnelly fouled by Andy Parry, the ref awards a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

59:51

Andy Sandell concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Lever. Karl Ledsham crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by David Pipe.

58:44

Andy Owens concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Donnelly. Andy Sandell fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Zac Hibbert.

58:04

Karl Ledsham is caught offside. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.

57:16

Left-footed shot by Andy Sandell went over the net.

55:11

Unfair challenge on Aaron O'Connor by Karl Ledsham results in a free kick. Andy Sandell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Zac Hibbert.

53:53

Chris Lever takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

53:34

Scott Kay takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

52:43

Scott Donnelly takes the direct free kick.

52:43 Booking

Booking Andy Parry is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

52:37

Unfair challenge on Andy Sandell by Andy Parry results in a free kick.

52:22

David Pipe delivers the ball, clearance made by Andy Parry.

51:26

Danny Hattersley fouled by Byron Anthony, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

50:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Danny Hattersley. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

49:40

A cross is delivered by Danny Hattersley, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

48:28

Andy Owens takes a shot. Byron Anthony gets a block in.

47:32

Right-footed shot by Lee Minshull missed to the left of the target.

45:10

Alan Moogan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Donnelly. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Zac Hibbert comes on in place of Ben Smith.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:17

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

45:00 +0:59

Aaron O'Connor is ruled offside. Ben Smith restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:24

Shaun Whalley concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Sandell. Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

40:53

Christian Jolley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Parry restarts play with the free kick.

40:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony James on Andy Owens. Alan Moogan restarts play with the free kick.

39:16

Effort from inside the area by Scott Donnelly misses to the right of the goal.

37:38

The official flags Christian Jolley offside. Simon Grand takes the indirect free kick.

36:39

Andy Owens produces a cross, Danny Hattersley takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

33:50

Assist by Scott Donnelly.

33:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Christian Jolley - Southport 0 - 2 Newport Christian Jolley fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southport 0-2 Newport County.

32:26

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Save by Ben Smith.

31:46

Long distance shot from Will Evans misses to the left of the target.

30:07 Substitution

Substitution Scott Kay replaces Godfrey Poku.

26:49

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Ben Smith makes a comfortable save.

23:02

Effort from inside the area by Lee Minshull misses to the left of the goal.

21:27

The referee blows for offside against Aaron O'Connor. Ben Smith restarts play with the free kick.

20:17

Danny Hattersley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

17:52

Chris Lever challenges Scott Donnelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

16:52

The official flags Shaun Whalley offside. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.

13:50 Booking

Booking Will Evans receives a yellow card.

13:08

Will Evans challenges James Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Moogan takes the free kick.

12:50

Unfair challenge on Andy Parry by Lee Minshull results in a free kick. Simon Grand restarts play with the free kick.

12:03

Shot from outside the area by Andy Sandell misses to the left of the goal.

9:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron O'Connor - Southport 0 - 1 Newport A goal is scored by Aaron O'Connor from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southport 0-1 Newport County.

8:04 Booking

Booking Alan Moogan is cautioned.

7:28

Alan Moogan concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Minshull. Free kick taken by Byron Anthony.

3:24

Foul by Tony James on Andy Owens, free kick awarded. Ben Smith takes the direct free kick.

2:48

Godfrey Poku takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

1:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hattersley by Tony James. Alan Moogan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

0:47 Booking

Booking Booking for Lee Minshull.

0:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Minshull on James Smith. Direct free kick taken by Ben Smith.

0:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christian Jolley by Alan Moogan. Will Evans restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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