Mike Flynn scored twice for Newport as Richie Barker's first game in charge of Portsmouth ended in defeat.

Newport rode their luck during the first half with Patrick Agyemang's effort cleared off the line.

Midfielder Flynn scored his first goal in 13 months, firing into the roof of the net to give Newport the lead.

Flynn added a second three minutes later with a close range finish to secure Newport's second away league win of the season.

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Portsmouth boss Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

Post-match: Portsmouth boss Barker

"Speaking to people who've been here a while, they've pretty much said that sums up the season in 90 minutes, so we've got a lot of work to do.

"At the minute it's probably too easy to score goals against us so we need to stop that very quickly. We're in a constant uphill battle so we need to prevent that very quickly and the only way we can do that is by working hard, constant hard work, constant training, trying to do the right things and hopefully people will buy in to what we're doing.

"I'd have to say apart from the first 10 or 15 minutes I thought we were pretty much the best team. We had weathered the storm a little bit, we'd had some really good chances, we probably had the most shots - I don't know the statistics but probably had the most shots - but it's the same old story again."

Newport County first team coach Wayne Hatswell told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a tough place to come and the boys have been absolutely superb. It's nice to come away with a 2-0 win and a clean sheet as well.

"We've had some good performances on the road and probably not got what we've deserved but our home form has obviously been really good.

"It sets us up nicely hopefully for Christmas and give the lads a bit of confidence after back to back defeats in the cups."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 02 Moutaouakil
  • 33 Potts Booked
  • 31 Racon
  • 05 Devera
  • 06 Bradley
  • 07 Barcham
  • 20 Cooper Booked (Ferry - 80' )
  • 09 Connolly
  • 23 Agyemang (Bird - 67' )
  • 11 Holmes (Wallace - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 03 N'Gala
  • 08 Padovani
  • 13 Ertl
  • 16 Ferry
  • 18 Bird
  • 25 Sullivan
  • 35 Wallace

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley Booked
  • 18 Jackson
  • 13 Sandell
  • 22 Worley Booked
  • 20 Oshilaja Booked
  • 02 Pipe
  • 17 Flynn (Minshull - 85' )
  • 07 Chapman Booked
  • 23 Jolley (Naylor - 80' )
  • 14 Washington (Crow - 41' )
  • 12 Willmott

Substitutes

  • 05 James
  • 08 Minshull
  • 09 Crow
  • 19 Naylor
  • 24 Barker
Ref: Darren Deadman
Att: 15,295

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

2 3

Corners

6 5

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2.

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2.

90:00 +4:00

Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:55

Foul by Yassin Moutaouakil (Portsmouth).

84:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Lee Minshull replaces Michael Flynn.

79:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Simon Ferry replaces Shaun Cooper.

79:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Christian Jolley.

79:30

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

77:32 Booking

Booking Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

77:14

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by David Pipe.

76:14

Attempt blocked. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

74:48

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

74:48

Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:23

Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

74:13

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

72:00 Booking

Booking Harry Worley (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

70:18

Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:18

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

67:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

66:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Patrick Agyemang.

66:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Ricky Holmes.

64:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1. Adam Chapman (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Jackson with a cross.

61:00

Harry Worley (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:56

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

58:50

Attempt missed. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

58:20

Attempt blocked. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

58:00

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

57:57

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

57:22 Booking

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

57:00

David Connolly (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:57

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

56:38

Attempt saved. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:07

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

53:27

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

49:40

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

49:40

Christian Jolley (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:32

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Potts.

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Newport County 0.

45:00 +2:43 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 0.

45:00 +2:32

Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

45:00 +2:32

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

45:00 +2:07

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

45:00 +0:46

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:46

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

45:00 +0:35 Booking

Booking Leonard Pidgeley (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

43:26 Booking

Booking Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

43:15

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:15

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County).

40:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Conor Washington because of an injury.

38:35

Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

35:35

Attempt missed. Harry Worley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

32:00

Attempt missed. Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

31:17

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:17

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

29:35

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:35

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

27:05

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

27:05

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

25:19

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

23:31

Attempt blocked. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

18:47

Attempt missed. David Connolly (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

17:22

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Therry Racon.

15:26

Attempt missed. Harry Worley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

14:48

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

14:48

Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

13:30

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Potts.

12:28

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Devera.

9:45

David Connolly (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:45

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

7:59

Attempt saved. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

4:35

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

4:06

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Potts.

3:15 Booking

Booking Daniel Potts (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

3:00

Christian Jolley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:52

Foul by Daniel Potts (Portsmouth).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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