Newport County recorded their fifth win of the season in League Two by overcoming Torquay at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles took control of proceedings early on and were never really troubled by their visitors and were 2-0 ahead at half-time after goals by Ismail Yakubu and Danny Crow.

Torquay debutant Adebayo Azeez clawed his side back into the game with an effort midway through the second half.

Newport slip a place to eighth in League Two despite the win.

Yakabu's free-kick opened the scoring on the 28th minute before a right-foot finish by Crow from a Conor Washington cross doubled the home side's lead.

Azeez, who signed on loan from Charlton on Thursday, produced a superb right-foot finish for his goal on the 58th minute.

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh has seen his side cope with a lengthy injury list and was without strikers Aaron O'Connor and Christian Jolley for this game

While Andy Sandell and Bryan Anthony are both on the long-term injury list for the Exiles.

Torquay were without goalkeeper Michael Poke who continues to undergo shockwave treatment on his torn thigh muscle.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We have had a couple of disappointing results rather then performances at home, and we were a little bit edgy towards the end.

"It was about getting the home victory and the crowd played their part again and we are pleased to get over the line.

"We are really being punished at the moment, Ryan Bird has picked up a dead leg in a University game on Tuesday.

"It was an innocuous challenge but he could not make the bench.

"Hopefully we can start to get these injured players back because that will make us a stronger team

"But the players who played have done a fantastic job."

Match Stats

Shots

5 10

On target

3 5

Corners

1 7

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:42 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:11

Adebayo Azeez takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

90:00 +3:24

Conor Washington takes a shot. Martin Rice parries the effort to safety.

90:00 +2:49

Header at goal by Elliot Benyon to the left of the net.

90:00 +2:29

Centre by Damon Lathrope.

87:04

A cross is delivered by Tom Naylor.

83:10

Ismail Yakubu manages to make a clearance.

83:03

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Harding.

82:31

Tony James manages to make a clearance.

82:26

Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

82:00

David Pipe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell.

81:10 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Benyon comes on in place of Dale Tonge.

80:35 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jackson replaces Robbie Willmott.

76:33

Karl Hawley takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley safely holds on.

76:09

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

75:44 Substitution

Substitution Karl Hawley on for Callum Ball.

75:22

Kevin Nicholson fouled by Chris Zebroski, the ref awards a free kick.

74:50

Kevin Nicholson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Lenny Pidgeley makes a block.

73:59

Adam Chapman concedes a free kick for a foul on Adebayo Azeez.

73:40

Robbie Willmott is ruled offside.

71:52

Lee Mansell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

71:34 Booking

Booking

71:34

Booking for Robbie Willmott for unsporting behaviour.

71:09

Callum Ball fouled by Robbie Willmott, the ref awards a free kick.

70:31

A cross is delivered by Billy Bodin.

67:10

Billy Bodin has an effort at goal.

63:56

Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

63:49

Chris Zebroski challenges Kevin Nicholson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62:39

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

62:24 Substitution

Substitution Michael Flynn goes off and Tom Naylor comes on.

62:12 Substitution

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

61:41 Booking

Booking

61:41

Billy Bodin receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

60:32

Header by Billy Bodin goes to the left of the goal.

59:36

Robbie Willmott makes a clearance.

59:27

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

57:42

Callum Ball provided the assist for the goal.

57:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Adebayo Azeez - Newport 2 - 1 Torquay Adebayo Azeez slots the ball right footed into the goal. Newport County 2-1 Torquay.

56:22

Harry Worley manages to make a clearance.

56:14

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

55:51

Dale Tonge takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lenny Pidgeley parries the ball away.

53:29 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Chapell goes off and Adebayo Azeez comes on.

52:39

Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

52:29

Foul by David Pipe on Billy Bodin, free kick awarded.

52:22

Clearance by Damon Lathrope.

52:10

Michael Flynn crosses the ball.

51:14

Andrew Hughes makes a clearance.

51:07

The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson.

49:46

Clearance by Ismail Yakubu.

49:38

Callum Ball produces a cross.

47:01

Tony James manages to make a clearance.

46:46

Free kick crossed by Damon Lathrope.

46:35

Unfair challenge on Jordan Chapell by Ismail Yakubu results in a free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:17 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:23

Jordan Chapell crosses the ball.

45:00 +0:14

Callum Ball crosses the ball.

44:58

Clearance by Krystian Pearce.

44:51

Danny Crow delivers the ball.

44:02

Clearance made by Adam Chapman.

43:57

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

42:21

Martin Rice takes the free kick.

42:18

Michael Flynn is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

40:50

Damon Lathrope has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

40:39

Clearance made by Tony James.

40:27

Jordan Chapell produces a cross.

40:18

Free kick taken by Thomas Cruise.

40:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chapman on Thomas Cruise.

39:53

Free kick taken by David Pipe.

39:47

David Pipe fouled by Callum Ball, the ref awards a free kick.

38:37

Header by Harry Worley misses right.

38:26

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

37:29

Harry Worley restarts play with the free kick.

37:22

Ben Harding concedes a free kick for a foul on David Pipe.

35:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Crow - Newport 2 - 0 Torquay Danny Crow grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Newport County 2-0 Torquay.

35:47

The ball is swung over by Conor Washington.

33:44

Clearance made by Thomas Cruise.

33:38

The ball is swung over by David Pipe.

32:54

Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

32:45

The offside flag is raised against Billy Bodin.

31:25

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

31:17

Foul by Jordan Chapell on Danny Crow, free kick awarded.

30:58

Thomas Cruise manages to make a clearance.

30:51

Robbie Willmott crosses the ball in from the free kick.

30:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Hughes by Dale Tonge.

29:21

Callum Ball takes a shot and cleared the net.

27:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Ismail Yakubu - Newport 1 - 0 Torquay Free kick scored by Ismail Yakubu. Newport County 1-0 Torquay.

27:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Harding on Robbie Willmott.

25:49

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

25:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Willmott on Krystian Pearce.

24:36

Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

24:26

Unfair challenge on Kevin Nicholson by David Pipe results in a free kick.

23:27

Clearance made by Tony James.

23:20

Lee Mansell sends in a cross.

22:53

Thomas Cruise restarts play with the free kick.

22:44

Adam Chapman is penalised for a handball.

21:41

Lee Mansell restarts play with the free kick.

21:35

Foul by Danny Crow on Krystian Pearce, free kick awarded.

19:47

Clearance made by Ismail Yakubu.

19:39

Corner taken by Lee Mansell.

18:26

The ball is delivered by Billy Bodin.

16:42

Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

16:26

Damon Lathrope is shown a yellow card.

16:26 Booking

Booking

16:11

Damon Lathrope challenges Danny Crow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12:03

Shot by Michael Flynn went wide right of the post.

9:32

Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

9:18

Unfair challenge on Adam Chapman by Billy Bodin results in a free kick.

8:42

The ball is crossed by Andrew Hughes.

6:30

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

6:08

Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball.

5:20

Adam Chapman restarts play with the free kick.

5:04

Thomas Cruise concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Crow.

3:46

Clearance by Krystian Pearce.

3:08

Clearance by Robbie Willmott.

3:01

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

2:34

Jordan Chapell produces a cross.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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