Newport County are out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after a 3-0 home defeat to League One Peterborough United in the Southern Section semi-final.

Kgosi Ntlhe's 13th minute 25-yard strike put Darren Ferguson's ahead.

Newport pressed but failed to score at Rodney Parade for the first time this season.

Grant McCann made it 2-0 on 90 minutes before Nathaniel Mendez-Laing added a third on the break in injury time.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Newport County

  • 25 Stephens (Pidgeley - 60' )
  • 14 Washington
  • 20 Oshilaja
  • 07 Chapman
  • 03 Hughes (Crow - 45' )
  • 02 Pipe
  • 12 Willmott Booked
  • 13 Sandell Booked
  • 23 Jolley
  • 22 Worley
  • 19 Naylor (Flynn - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 08 Minshull
  • 09 Crow
  • 17 Flynn
  • 24 Barker

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 31 Little (Knight-Percival - 37' )
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 04 Brisley
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 11 McCann
  • 15 Anderson
  • 07 Swanson Booked (Ferdinand - 61' )
  • 10 Tomlin Booked
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 36 Jeffers (Mendez-Laing - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Payne
  • 13 Day
  • 18 Ferdinand
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 20 Knight-Percival
Ref: Trevor Kettle
Att: 1,765

Match Stats

Shots

13 15

On target

4 6

Corners

6 2

Fouls

12 14