Goals from Conor Washington and Harry Worley helped Newport defy the form book for a morale-boosting win at Exeter.

The home side dropped five places in League Two as the visitors climbed one spot to 11th.

Washington benefited from a long throw-in, smashing in his 23rd-minute effort.

And Washington provided Warley with the chance to hammer the ball into the roof of the net for the score that settled the encounter.

The hosts had their first-half chances, but were unable to take advantage.

And Lenny Pidgely halted David Wheeler's shot while Exeter's Alan Gow headed against the post.

Newport took control in the second period and Worley sealed the win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "Ever so pleasing. We hadn't won since the 17th of August which seems like a long time.

"But packed in amongst that we've had some real good performances and probably not got what we've deserved.

"But I think we really had to earn our win against a very good Exeter side and I felt we were worthy of our victory."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 08 Oakley Booked
  • 11 Davies (Moore-Taylor - 72' )
  • 32 Wheeler (Keohane - 63' )
  • 10 Gow (Reid - 72' )
  • 19 O'Flynn

Substitutes

  • 30 Pyn
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 14 Doherty
  • 16 Dawson
  • 22 Keohane
  • 29 Grimes
  • 18 Reid

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 02 Pipe
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 22 Worley Booked
  • 03 Hughes
  • 07 Chapman Booked
  • 12 Willmott Booked (Naylor - 70' )
  • 16 Jones (James - 46' )
  • 17 Flynn
  • 11 Zebroski (Crow - 77' )
  • 14 Washington

Substitutes

  • 25 Stephens
  • 05 James
  • 18 Jackson
  • 19 Naylor
  • 15 Burge
  • 09 Crow
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Match Stats

Shots

16 11

On target

6 4

Corners

10 5

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:57 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:26

Header by Pat Baldwin goes over the bar.

90:00 +2:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Reid.

90:00 +1:43

Scot Bennett takes a shot.

90:00 +0:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Flynn.

86:50

Shot by Liam Sercombe went over the crossbar.

85:22

Craig Woodman takes the free kick.

85:15

Foul by Danny Crow on Craig Woodman, free kick awarded.

84:05

Shot by Matt Oakley cleared the bar.

82:43

Ismail Yakubu makes a clearance.

82:38

Corner taken by Jamie Reid from the left by-line.

81:56

Corner taken by Jamie Reid.

78:27

Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.

78:20

Unfair challenge on John O'Flynn by Harry Worley results in a free kick.

76:36 Substitution

Substitution Danny Crow is brought on as a substitute for Chris Zebroski.

73:17

Clearance by Ismail Yakubu.

73:07

A cross is delivered by Jamie Reid.

72:03

Andrew Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

71:37 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reid replaces Alan Gow.

71:30 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Moore-Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Arron Davies.

70:59

Unfair challenge on Harry Worley by Liam Sercombe results in a free kick.

69:36

Assist on the goal came from Michael Flynn.

69:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Worley - Exeter 0 - 2 Newport Harry Worley slots the ball right footed into the goal. Exeter 0-2 Newport County.

69:03 Substitution

Substitution Tom Naylor on for Robbie Willmott.

67:56

Clearance by Harry Worley.

67:53

The ball is sent over by Arron Davies.

66:21

Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

66:02

John O'Flynn is caught offside.

65:15

Chris Zebroski takes a shot.

63:26

The ball is swung over by Michael Flynn.

62:02 Substitution

Substitution Jimmy Keohane is brought on as a substitute for David Wheeler.

61:32

John O'Flynn takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

60:10

Harry Worley is caught offside.

60:01

Danny Coles makes a clearance.

58:29

Clearance by Scot Bennett.

58:26

Michael Flynn takes the free kick.

58:04 Booking

Booking

58:04

Booking for Matt Oakley.

58:00

Chris Zebroski fouled by Matt Oakley, the ref awards a free kick.

57:36

Matt Oakley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski.

56:54

Michael Flynn takes a shot and bounces off the post.

56:00

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

55:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against John O'Flynn.

52:56

Free kick crossed by Craig Woodman.

52:43

Chris Zebroski challenges Danny Coles unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:31

Tony James restarts play with the free kick.

52:14

Pat Baldwin is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

51:31

Robbie Willmott has an effort at goal. Artur Krysiak parries the ball away.

50:38

Corner taken by Robbie Willmott from the right by-line.

49:40

The ball is sent over by Michael Flynn.

47:55

Harry Worley has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

47:43

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robbie Willmott.

46:13

Free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

45:55

Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Pat Baldwin.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Tony James joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Jones.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:56

Shot by Conor Washington went harmlessly over the bar.

44:31

Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley catches the ball.

44:16

Matt Oakley restarts play with the free kick.

43:59

Booking for Robbie Willmott for unsporting behaviour.

43:59 Booking

Booking

43:48

Unfair challenge on David Wheeler by Michael Flynn results in a free kick.

42:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Oakley.

41:28

Pat Baldwin has a headed effort at goal.

41:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Woodman.

40:58

David Wheeler has an effort at goal. Lenny Pidgeley parries the ball away.

39:04

Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.

38:49

Adam Chapman is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

38:49 Booking

Booking

38:44

Adam Chapman challenges Alan Gow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:21

Shot by Robbie Willmott. A parry by Artur Krysiak prevents the goal.

36:59

Clearance by David Pipe.

36:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Woodman.

36:18

Alan Gow takes a shot. Ismail Yakubu gets a block in.

34:36

A cross is delivered by Arron Davies.

33:19

Centre by Billy Jones.

32:56

Clearance by Danny Coles.

32:50

Corner taken by Billy Jones.

32:28

Chris Zebroski takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Danny Coles.

31:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alan Gow.

31:27

Shot by Liam Sercombe. Lenny Pidgeley parries the effort to safety.

29:08

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Oakley.

28:46

Liam Sercombe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lenny Pidgeley parries the effort to safety.

27:09

Alan Gow takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

26:35

Clearance made by Adam Chapman.

26:31

Corner taken by Matt Oakley from the left by-line.

26:09

David Wheeler sends in a cross.

24:13

A cross is delivered by Robbie Willmott.

22:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Conor Washington - Exeter 0 - 1 Newport Conor Washington scores a right footed goal. Exeter 0-1 Newport County.

20:55

Shot by Chris Zebroski missed to the right of the net.

20:24

David Wheeler sends in a cross.

17:24

Alan Gow takes a shot.

15:39

The ball is delivered by David Pipe.

15:18

Robbie Willmott sends in a cross.

13:52

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Oakley.

12:06

Matt Oakley takes the free kick.

11:55

Harry Worley shown a yellow card.

11:55 Booking

Booking

11:50

Harry Worley concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Gow.

10:47

Free kick taken by Craig Woodman.

10:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chapman on Alan Gow.

8:11

Free kick taken by Harry Worley.

7:48

Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Craig Woodman results in a free kick.

6:39

Shot by Alan Gow. Lenny Pidgeley catches the ball.

4:27

Alan Gow takes a shot.

3:33

Corner taken by Craig Woodman.

2:38

Billy Jones sends in a cross.

1:48

Corner taken by Billy Jones.

1:21

Conor Washington takes a shot. Danny Coles gets a block in.

0:37

Arron Davies takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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