Ten-man Newport County are through to the semi-finals of the southern section of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after a convincing win against Portsmouth.

Striker Conor Washington scored a goal in each half, opening the scoring in the fifth minute for the Exiles.

Defender Adedeji OshilaJa, on loan from Cardiff City, scored with a header to make it 2-0 at half-time.

Newport captain David Pipe was sent off for a two-footed foul before Washington added his second in the 83rd minute.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"Our game management, our game tempo and the chances we created...I just thought we were excellent.

"I was pleased from start to finish and for long periods we dominated and I thought the players rightly deserved the victory.

"Even at 2-0 it's hanging in the balance and if Portsmouth had got a goal it would have been a nervy end.

"But I thought we defended and attacked as a group and were worthy of the three goals, and the backline and the goalkeeper deserved their clean sheet."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (3)

Newport County

  • 25 Stephens
  • 02 Pipe Dismissed
  • 20 Oshilaja
  • 12 Willmott
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 19 Naylor
  • 09 Crow Booked
  • 17 Flynn Booked (Minshull - 61' )
  • 23 Jolley (Jackson - 72' Booked )
  • 14 Washington
  • 22 Worley

Substitutes

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 05 James
  • 08 Minshull
  • 16 Jones
  • 18 Jackson

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 03 N'Gala
  • 04 East
  • 20 Cooper
  • 05 Devera
  • 06 Bradley Booked
  • 11 Holmes
  • 07 Barcham
  • 18 Bird
  • 10 Craddock (Connolly - 55' )
  • 08 Padovani Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 09 Connolly
  • 13 Ertl
  • 14 Painter
  • 32 Marquis
Ref: Graham Scott
Att: 2,849

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

5 2

Corners

3 7

Fouls

12 8