Steve Schumacher's first senior hat-trick saw Fleetwood Town beat 10-man Newport in League Two.

Robbie Willmott was shown a straight red card after blocking Schumacher's goal-bound shot with his hand.

Schumacher scored from the resulting spot kick before the midfielder added two further goals, including a second penalty.

Chris Zebroski scored from the penalty spot for Newport before David Ball netted a fourth for Fleetwood.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "I've got to be careful how I say this, but I think the man in the middle [referee Andy Haines] has stole the show from us really.

"Where do you want Robbie [Willmott] to put his arms? They're down by his side, he hasn't made an attempt [to lift them], he's just put his body across.

"We get a player booked and sent off for penalties conceded, they concede a penalty and nothing happens. Work that one out, it's very inconsistent refereeing today.

"I'm going to go and ask his explanation after this."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 14 Hogan Booked (McLaughlin - 43' )
  • 06 Pond
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 20 Taylor
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 11 Hughes
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 23 Ball (Dieseruvwe - 83' )
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 07 Evans

Substitutes

  • 05 Roberts
  • 09 Parkin
  • 12 Brown
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 17 Blair
  • 29 Dieseruvwe
  • 33 Lucas

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 18 Jackson
  • 12 Willmott Dismissed
  • 20 Oshilaja
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 16 Jones
  • 19 Naylor (Crow - 78' )
  • 08 Minshull Booked (Pipe - 43' )
  • 14 Washington (Jolley - 79' )
  • 11 Zebroski Booked
  • 07 Chapman Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Pipe
  • 09 Crow
  • 17 Flynn
  • 23 Jolley
  • 25 Stephens
  • 26 Redman
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 2,354

Match Stats

Shots

17 11

On target

13 5

Corners

3 10

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1.

90:00 +4:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1.

90:00

Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:58

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).

88:35

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

84:04

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

83:22

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

83:22

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces David Ball.

81:46

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

81:05

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Steven Schumacher.

78:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Conor Washington.

77:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Tom Naylor.

77:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 4, Newport County 1. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

72:01

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

72:01

(Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Newport County 1. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

69:08

Penalty conceded by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

68:32

Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

66:39

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:39

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

66:26

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:00

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

62:23

Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:06 Booking

Booking Ryan Jackson (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

58:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Newport County 0. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

57:44

Penalty Fleetwood Town. Charlie Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

56:59

Penalty conceded by Ryan Jackson (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

56:37

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:37

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

54:51

Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

52:14

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

52:14

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:00

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:56

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

50:48

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

50:22

Attempt saved. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

49:38

Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Newport County 0. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

46:24

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:28

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 1, Newport County 0.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Newport County 0.

45:00 +1:41 Booking

Booking Adam Chapman (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +1:34

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

45:00 +1:34

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:42

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

44:20

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:20

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

43:43

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

42:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. David Pipe replaces Lee Minshull.

42:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McLaughlin replaces Liam Hogan.

42:04

Attempt missed. Billy Jones (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

41:10

Hand ball by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).

40:40

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:57

Conor Washington (Newport County) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

38:40

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:40

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

36:44

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

36:03

Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

35:41

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

35:41

Adam Chapman (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:50

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Hogan.

31:20

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

30:58

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

30:49

Attempt blocked. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

30:10

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Davies.

29:58

Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

28:31

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

27:41 Booking

Booking Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

27:36

Foul by Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town).

27:36

Adam Chapman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:29

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

26:05

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

24:47

Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

24:16

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

22:59

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

19:04

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

18:51

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

17:00 Booking

Booking Lee Minshull (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

16:50

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

16:50

Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:34

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:34

Foul by Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town).

11:04

Hand ball by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

10:28

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4:04

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County).

4:04

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Newport County 0. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

2:19 Dismissal

Dismissal Robbie Willmott (Newport County) is shown the red card for hand ball.

2:07

Penalty conceded by Robbie Willmott (Newport County) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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