League Two Newport County marked their return to the League Cup after a 25-year exile with a shock extra-time win over Championship outfit Brighton.

The Seagulls led 1-0 through Ashley Barnes's 17th-minute strike but Inigo Calderon was sent off in the 67th minute for a foul on Byron Anthony.

Substitute Danny Crow took the game into extra time with a glancing header.

Newport's amazing journey

This is only Newport's third season as a full-time outfit. They have slowly climbed the English pyramid since reforming in 1989 after the original club folded amid financial ruin a year after relegation from the Football League.

He then added a spectacular second before Conor Washington scored a third to seal victory.

It completed a memorable night for League Two clubs, with Accrington and Morecambe shocking Middlesbrough and Wolves respectively, while League One Stevenage knocked out Championship side Ipswich.

All four teams will take their place in Thursday's second-round draw, and a plum tie would be just reward for a Newport side who were playing only their second competitive match as a Football League team after 25 years in the non-league ranks.

County were relegated from the league in 1988 and folded with debts of £330,000 in 1989 before reforming in their current guise later the same year.

They finally won promotion back to the fourth tier in May and won their opening League Two game on Saturday - beating Accrington 4-1 at Rodney Parade - but Tuesday's match looked like a much tougher task against a side that lost only three times at home last season.

Analysis

"I don't think there was any malice in Inigo Calderon's challenge on Byron Anthony. Both players went for the ball, Calderon might have been a fraction late, but I don't think there was any intent there."

And things appeared to be going to form when, with the Welsh side sitting back, Barnes rolled the ball in from close range for Brighton after good work from Will Buckley.

The hosts were comfortably on top, with Rohan Ince and Kazenga LuaLua causing problems, but the game changed in the 67th minute when Calderon and Anthony clashed near the halfway line.

The incident resulted in a red card for the Spanish defender and saw Newport captain Anthony carried off on a stretcher with a serious leg injury.

Newport were galvanised and drew level in the 81st minute when Crow met Chapman's cross with a glancing header past Casper Ankergren in the Brighton goal.

Both sides had late chances in normal time with Barnes heading over from six yards for Brighton.

And the hosts paid dearly when Crow curled a superb shot into the top-left corner three minutes into extra time to put Newport ahead, before Washington raced clear and rounded the goalkeeper before sliding the ball into the empty net.

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Oscar Garcia told BBC Sussex:

"I know Calde (Inigo Calderon). He went to the ball and it was a 50-50 challenge. It was unlucky for the Newport player. We have seen the video and we can see the action of Calde was legal.

"We had many, many chances to finish the game and win it before and they had three or four chances and they scored them all.

"I'm sorry for the fans, for the result, but I think we played really good and if you don't score it's difficult to win any game."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh:

"We've lost one of our players tonight with a double leg break. I don't think there was any malice in it - I know there wasn't - but we're really disappointed for Byron and it takes the gloss off tonight's result really.

"I'm not particularly interested in anybody else's supporters apart from our own and the conduct of my players, but to boo a player off the pitch who's had a double leg break is ludicrous, but we won't worry about that - we won't let that take away from what was a fantastic performance and a fantastic win."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 03 Greer
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 14 Calderon Dismissed
  • 32 Ince (Bridcutt - 84' )
  • 10 Agustien
  • 21 David Lopez
  • 28 Caskey Booked (Ulloa - 96' )
  • 09 Barnes
  • 25 LuaLua (Maksimenko - 73' )
  • 30 Buckley

Substitutes

  • 29 Kuszczak
  • 05 Dunk
  • 20 Upson
  • 28 Maksimenko
  • 26 Bridcutt
  • 27 March
  • 19 Ulloa

Newport County

  • 25 Stephens
  • 06 Yakubu Booked
  • 18 Jackson
  • 21 Anthony (Hughes - 72' )
  • 22 Worley
  • 07 Chapman
  • 08 Minshull Booked
  • 12 Willmott (Washington - 69' )
  • 13 Sandell Booked
  • 11 Zebroski (Crow - 66' )
  • 23 Jolley

Substitutes

  • 30 Bittner
  • 03 Hughes
  • 02 Pipe
  • 04 Porter
  • 09 Crow
  • 14 Washington
Ref: Malone
Att: 8,409

Match Stats

Shots

32 21

On target

10 6

Corners

13 8

Fouls

7 18

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +3:15

The referee blows for the end of the match.

120:00 +2:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Bridcutt.

120:00 +1:24

Shot by Adam El-Abd. Jose Ulloa takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jamie Stephens parries the ball but the danger is not over. A parry by Jamie Stephens prevents the goal.

120:00 +0:54

Jose Ulloa takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Jamie Stephens back into danger.

120:00 +0:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Lopez.

120:00 +0:14

Liam Bridcutt crosses the ball.

120:00 +0:04

Corner taken by Liam Bridcutt from the left by-line.

119:50

Christian Jolley manages to make a clearance.

119:37

Kemy Agustien crosses the ball.

119:27

Andrew Hughes manages to make a clearance.

117:00

Header at goal by Jose Ulloa misses left of the target.

116:52

Kemy Agustien sends in a cross.

116:28

Clearance made by Harry Worley.

116:21

Centre by Kemy Agustien.

115:19

Clearance made by Danny Crow.

113:27

Ashley Barnes takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

113:08

Jose Ulloa takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Chapman.

111:52

Free kick taken by Jamie Stephens.

111:25

Jose Ulloa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Hughes.

107:28

A cross is delivered by David Lopez.

106:52

Gordon Greer restarts play with the free kick.

106:30

Foul by Andy Sandell on David Lopez, free kick awarded.

106:11

Jamie Stephens takes the free kick.

105:42

Jose Ulloa is caught offside.

105:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half of extra time.

102:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Conor Washington - Brighton 1 - 3 Newport Conor Washington scores with a right foot finish. Brighton 1-3 Newport County.

101:17

Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

101:06

Andy Sandell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt.

100:50

Harry Worley manages to make a clearance.

100:45

The ball is sent over by Vitalijs Maksimenko.

100:28

Clearance by Ryan Jackson.

99:50

Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.

99:43

Danny Crow concedes a free kick for a foul on Vitalijs Maksimenko.

97:32

Jose Ulloa takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

97:09

Kemy Agustien restarts play with the free kick.

97:03

Adam Chapman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley.

95:25 Substitution

Substitution Jose Ulloa replaces Jake Caskey.

95:05

Shot by Andy Sandell went wide left of the goal.

93:53

The assist for the goal came from Lee Minshull.

93:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Crow - Brighton 1 - 2 Newport Danny Crow grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Brighton 1-2 Newport County.

91:07

The ball is delivered by Will Buckley.

90:00 +10:06

The match has reached the end of normal time.

90:00 +9:05

Header at goal by Ashley Barnes goes over the bar.

90:00 +9:01

The ball is swung over by Will Buckley.

90:00 +8:42

Lee Minshull manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +8:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Lopez.

90:00 +8:10

Will Buckley takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Worley.

90:00 +6:57

Liam Bridcutt takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

90:00 +6:28

Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.

90:00 +6:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Washington on David Lopez.

90:00 +5:19

Header by Andy Sandell goes to the left of the goal.

90:00 +5:11

Ryan Jackson delivers the ball.

90:00 +4:00

Free kick taken by Jake Caskey.

90:00 +3:45

Caution for Lee Minshull.

90:00 +3:45 Booking

Booking

90:00 +3:40

Unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Lee Minshull results in a free kick.

90:00 +3:12

Danny Crow takes a shot. Blocked by Adam El-Abd.

90:00 +2:14

Shot by Will Buckley missed to the left of the net.

90:00 +1:23

Ashley Barnes takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

90:00 +0:53

Andy Sandell has an effort at goal. Casper Ankergren catches the ball.

90:00 +0:30

Jake Caskey shoots direct from the free kick. Jamie Stephens safely holds on.

89:49

Unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Harry Worley results in a free kick.

89:29

Corner taken by Jake Caskey.

89:01

Ashley Barnes has an effort at goal. Blocked by Andy Sandell.

88:32

Corner taken by Jake Caskey.

88:18

Will Buckley has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ismail Yakubu.

87:13

Adam Chapman has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

85:57

Free kick taken by David Lopez.

85:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Harry Worley.

84:32

Jake Caskey takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

83:04 Substitution

Substitution Liam Bridcutt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rohan Ince.

82:30

Ashley Barnes has an effort at goal. Adam Chapman gets a block in.

82:01

Free kick taken by Vitalijs Maksimenko.

81:51

Vitalijs Maksimenko fouled by Lee Minshull, the ref awards a free kick.

80:16

Adam Chapman provided the assist for the goal.

80:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Crow - Brighton 1 - 1 Newport Danny Crow heads the ball into the goal. Brighton 1-1 Newport County.

80:04

Adam Chapman sends in a cross.

78:25

Clearance by Adam El-Abd.

78:12

Vitalijs Maksimenko makes a clearance.

78:06

The ball is crossed by Andy Sandell.

77:44

Lee Minshull takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Vitalijs Maksimenko.

77:30

The ball is crossed by Andy Sandell.

77:02

Jamie Stephens takes the free kick.

76:56

Will Buckley is caught offside.

76:26

Free kick taken by Harry Worley.

76:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ashley Barnes.

76:12

Vitalijs Maksimenko restarts play with the free kick.

76:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Caskey by Ryan Jackson.

74:54

Adam El-Abd makes a clearance.

74:43

Andrew Hughes delivers the ball.

73:16

Free kick taken by Ismail Yakubu.

73:13

The official flags Will Buckley offside.

72:53

Clearance made by Gordon Greer.

72:47

Free kick crossed by Andy Sandell.

72:15 Substitution

Substitution Vitalijs Maksimenko is brought on as a substitute for Kazenga LuaLua.

71:54 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Hughes on for Byron Anthony.

65:15 Substitution

Substitution Conor Washington replaces Robbie Willmott.

66:58 Dismissal

Dismissal

66:58

Inigo Calderon is shown a red card for serious foul play.

66:45

Inigo Calderon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony.

65:43

Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Jamie Stephens fumbles the ball.

65:40

Jake Caskey crosses the ball in from the free kick.

65:05 Substitution

Substitution Danny Crow on for Chris Zebroski.

63:51

Lee Minshull challenges Kazenga LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62:50

Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick.

62:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Jolley on Jake Caskey.

61:48

Shot by Will Buckley. Harry Worley gets a block in.

60:53

Short corner taken by David Lopez.

60:17

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from David Lopez. Blocked by Harry Worley.

59:15 Booking

Booking

59:15

Ismail Yakubu receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59:05

Foul by Ismail Yakubu on Rohan Ince, free kick awarded.

56:43

Adam El-Abd takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

56:32

Ryan Jackson manages to make a clearance.

56:26

Free kick crossed by Kazenga LuaLua.

56:04

Unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Ryan Jackson results in a free kick.

55:51

Ryan Jackson makes a clearance.

55:41

A cross is delivered by Kazenga LuaLua.

54:55

Short corner taken by Jake Caskey.

54:49

Clearance made by Harry Worley.

54:43

A cross is delivered by Will Buckley.

52:43

Shot by Will Buckley went wide of the left-hand post.

51:28

Shot by Ashley Barnes went wide right of the net.

51:20

The ball is delivered by Will Buckley.

50:50

Header by Harry Worley misses right.

50:40

Corner taken by Adam Chapman.

50:26

Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal. Blocked by Adam El-Abd.

50:03

Clearance made by Gordon Greer.

49:59

A cross is delivered by Christian Jolley.

48:37

Adam Chapman fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick which goes right of the net.

47:50

David Lopez challenges Andy Sandell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47:29

Jamie Stephens restarts play with the free kick.

47:15

Will Buckley concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Worley.

46:20

Shot by Will Buckley missed to the left of the target.

45:42

Inigo Calderon manages to make a clearance.

45:24

Rohan Ince manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +4:54 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:52

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Chapman.

45:00 +2:37

Clearance by Ashley Barnes.

45:00 +2:27

Free kick crossed by Andy Sandell.

45:00 +2:14

Kazenga LuaLua concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Jackson.

45:00 +1:27

Jake Caskey takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jamie Stephens safely holds on.

45:00 +1:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Lopez.

45:00 +1:00

Andy Sandell makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:52

The ball is delivered by David Lopez.

44:48

A cross is delivered by Kazenga LuaLua.

44:20

Robbie Willmott has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.

43:38 Booking

Booking

43:38

Jake Caskey is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

43:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Caskey on Lee Minshull.

43:13

Robbie Willmott has an effort at goal. Blocked by Inigo Calderon.

42:15

The ball is crossed by Ryan Jackson.

41:55

Clearance made by Jake Caskey.

41:14

Ashley Barnes has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

39:37

Clearance by Byron Anthony.

39:00

Will Buckley takes a shot. Jamie Stephens safely holds on.

38:39

Lee Minshull manages to make a clearance.

38:25

Corner taken by Jake Caskey from the left by-line.

37:57

Harry Worley makes a clearance.

37:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jake Caskey.

37:24

Kazenga LuaLua takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Byron Anthony gets a block in.

36:37

The ball is delivered by Kemy Agustien.

35:24

Kemy Agustien takes a shot. Jamie Stephens catches the ball.

35:13

The ball is sent over by Will Buckley.

34:15

Harry Worley restarts play with the free kick.

34:02

Ashley Barnes is ruled offside.

33:46

Andy Sandell sends in a cross.

31:37

A cross is delivered by David Lopez.

31:10

Corner taken by Jake Caskey from the .

30:41

Clearance made by Ismail Yakubu.

30:35

Will Buckley sends in a cross.

29:50

The ball is crossed by Ryan Jackson.

29:08

Clearance by Ismail Yakubu.

28:20

Free kick taken by Jamie Stephens.

28:14

Handball by Ashley Barnes.

27:58

Rohan Ince takes a shot. Parried by Jamie Stephens back into danger.

27:45

Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

27:40

Kazenga LuaLua sends in a cross.

26:25

Chris Zebroski delivers the ball.

25:44

Shot by Kazenga LuaLua. Byron Anthony gets a block in.

25:21

Chris Zebroski takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

24:49

Clearance made by Byron Anthony.

24:46

Free kick crossed by David Lopez.

24:22

The referee books Andy Sandell for unsporting behaviour.

24:22 Booking

Booking

24:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Sandell on Will Buckley.

23:30

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

22:45

Chris Zebroski has a headed effort at goal. Casper Ankergren parries the ball away.

21:40

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Casper Ankergren safely holds on.

17:42

Assist by Will Buckley.

17:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Barnes - Brighton 1 - 0 Newport Ashley Barnes scores with a right foot finish. Brighton 1-0 Newport County.

16:10

Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.

15:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Ryan Jackson.

15:30

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Chapman.

15:12

Header by Ismail Yakubu goes harmlessly over the bar.

15:00

Corner taken by Andy Sandell.

14:42

Shot by Chris Zebroski. Adam El-Abd gets a block in.

14:22

Corner taken by Adam Chapman.

13:59

Adam Chapman takes the free kick.

13:41

Unfair challenge on Lee Minshull by Kemy Agustien results in a free kick.

12:41

Gordon Greer restarts play with the free kick.

12:24

Unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien by Adam Chapman results in a free kick.

9:31

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

9:08

Clearance made by Adam El-Abd.

7:44

Casper Ankergren makes a clearance.

7:38

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

7:18

Clearance by David Lopez.

7:04

Ryan Jackson sends in a cross.

6:01

Header by Adam Chapman misses left.

5:56

Christian Jolley produces a cross.

5:35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jake Caskey.

5:10

Clearance made by Ismail Yakubu.

5:01

Centre by David Lopez.

3:53

Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

3:46

Lee Minshull challenges Rohan Ince unfairly and gives away a free kick.

2:55

The referee blows for offside.

2:48

Centre by Kemy Agustien.

1:26

Christian Jolley takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

0:41

Clearance by Inigo Calderon.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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