Andy Sandell settled the first Newport-Bristol Rovers Severn-side derby in 27 years from the penalty spot.

The 42nd-minute winner came after Christian Jolley was fouled in the box by visiting skipper Tom Parkes.

It was the hosts' second victory in three attempts since returning to the Football League and sent them up three places to seventh in League Two.

But Justin Edinburgh's side left Rovers without a league win this season as they dropped four spots to 20th.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 02 Pipe Booked
  • 03 Hughes
  • 19 Naylor
  • 07 Chapman
  • 08 Minshull
  • 12 Willmott Booked (Flynn - 88' )
  • 13 Sandell
  • 22 Worley
  • 11 Zebroski (Crow - 84' )
  • 23 Jolley (Washington - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Stephens
  • 18 Jackson
  • 04 Porter
  • 17 Flynn
  • 09 Crow
  • 14 Washington

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 06 Parks
  • 14 Brown
  • 29 McChrystal
  • 07 Clarkson (Santos - 65' )
  • 15 Norburn
  • 17 Harrison
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 32 O'Toole Booked (Brunt - 72' )
  • 10 Richards

Substitutes

  • 20 Gough
  • 05 Kenneth
  • 35 Southway
  • 08 Gill
  • 31 Hunter
  • 33 Santos
  • 26 Brunt
Ref: Collins
Att: 5,387

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

3 3

Corners

5 9

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:29

Corner from the right by-line taken by Oliver Norburn.

88:14

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

87:51 Substitution

Substitution Michael Flynn on for Robbie Willmott.

87:28

Ryan Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Naylor.

85:37

Oliver Norburn takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley catches the ball.

85:10

Corner taken by Oliver Norburn from the right by-line.

83:59

Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

83:51

Mark McChrystal fouled by Danny Crow, the ref awards a free kick.

83:11 Substitution

Substitution Chris Zebroski leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Crow.

82:35

Alefe Santos takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley makes a block.

80:30

Clearance by Mark McChrystal.

80:21

Corner from the left by-line taken by Conor Washington.

79:46

Adam Chapman has an effort at goal.

79:04

Clearance by Lee Minshull.

79:01

Corner from the right by-line taken by Oliver Norburn.

78:34

Shot by Michael Smith.

78:06

Conor Washington takes a shot.

77:26

Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

77:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Sandell on Michael Smith.

73:37

Lee Brown restarts play with the free kick.

73:28 Booking

Booking

73:28

Robbie Willmott receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

73:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Willmott on Lee Brown.

72:19

Tom Naylor manages to make a clearance.

72:11

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Brown.

71:09 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brunt replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

69:17

Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

68:59 Substitution

Substitution Christian Jolley goes off and Conor Washington comes on.

68:39

John-Joe O'Toole concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Minshull.

64:58 Substitution

Substitution Alefe Santos comes on in place of David Clarkson.

63:46

Headed chance falls to Tom Parkes. Lenny Pidgeley safely holds on.

63:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Brown.

62:26

Clearance made by Harry Worley.

62:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Brown.

62:05

Clearance by David Pipe.

61:56

Free kick crossed by Lee Brown.

61:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eliot Richards by Tom Naylor.

57:18

Chance falls to Chris Zebroski who heads at goal. Steve Mildenhall catches the ball.

46:07

Shot by Ellis Harrison went wide right of the target.

45:52

Corner taken by Eliot Richards from the right by-line.

45:21

Ellis Harrison takes the free kick.

45:09

Unfair challenge on John-Joe O'Toole by Harry Worley results in a free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +3:14 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:48

Tom Naylor manages to make a clearance.

44:57

John-Joe O'Toole is shown a yellow card.

44:57 Booking

Booking

44:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by Eliot Richards.

43:58

Eliot Richards restarts play with the free kick.

43:51

Harry Worley concedes a free kick for a foul on Ellis Harrison.

41:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Sandell - Newport 1 - 0 Bristol R Penalty scored by Andy Sandell. Newport County 1-0 Bristol Rovers.

41:13

Penalty awarded for a foul by Tom Parkes on Christian Jolley.

40:03

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

36:08

Lee Minshull makes a clearance.

36:01

Corner taken by Lee Brown from the left by-line.

35:12

Lee Minshull makes a clearance.

35:00

John-Joe O'Toole has an effort at goal.

33:45

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

33:23

Andy Sandell has an effort at goal.

33:06

Ellis Harrison makes a clearance.

32:46

Clearance made by Tom Parkes.

32:25

Shot by Andy Sandell. Steve Mildenhall fumbles the ball.

32:13

Corner taken by Adam Chapman.

31:45

Ellis Harrison manages to make a clearance.

30:17

Free kick taken by Robbie Willmott.

30:00

Chris Zebroski fouled by Tom Parkes, the ref awards a free kick.

29:09

Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

29:02

Booking for David Pipe for unsporting behaviour.

29:02 Booking

Booking

28:19

Tom Parkes fouled by David Pipe, the ref awards a free kick.

26:48

Tom Parkes makes a clearance.

24:09

Clearance by Tom Parkes.

24:01

Robbie Willmott crosses the ball in from the free kick.

23:41

Michael Smith challenges Andy Sandell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

22:19

Oliver Norburn takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

21:16

Shot by Christian Jolley. Steve Mildenhall safely holds on.

19:08

Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

17:27

Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

17:12

Andrew Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ellis Harrison.

13:59

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

13:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Brown on Tom Naylor.

12:53

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

12:40

Unfair challenge on Andrew Hughes by Mark McChrystal results in a free kick.

12:30

Robbie Willmott makes a clearance.

10:22

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

10:13

Eliot Richards is ruled offside.

7:50

Adam Chapman takes a shot and cleared the goal.

7:29

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

5:55

The ball is sent over by Tom Parkes.

3:30

Lee Minshull manages to make a clearance.

3:20

Eliot Richards takes the free kick.

2:50

Eliot Richards fouled by Tom Naylor, the ref awards a free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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