Newport County plunged Wycombe Wanderers deeper into relegation trouble with victory at Rodney Parade.

Christian Jolley claimed his first goal since the opening day of an injury-hit season by turning in Ryan Jackson's header from close range.

Chris Zebroski added a second within six minutes, sending a rasping shot into the roof of the net from 16 yards.

Wycombe are now one place above the drop zone on goal difference, after Northampton Town beat Burton Albion.

County's first home win in 10 games lifts them seven points clear of the relegation places with four games of the season remaining.

Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm very happy, it's been a long time coming a win at home. I don't think we've been playing too badly but we've been getting punished for stupid mistakes.

"We didn't make the mistakes today and I thought it was quite an accomplished performance really.

"We were a little bit nervous at the start and the crowd were a little bit nervous, but we've got to spur them on and they've got to do the same for us."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I didn't like the nerves I saw today. The second half performance was just unrecognisable.

"There's a lot of work to do this week and we've got a huge game, not just for Wycombe, but for their careers. The players have got to stand up and be counted.

"I don't think we stood up to the challenges today. I thought we were out fought, out thought, and out played, and it's cost us dearly.

"We're going to work on what we can this week because I want to put things right."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Newport County

  • 33 McLoughlin
  • 13 Sandell
  • 18 Jackson
  • 04 Porter
  • 16 Blake
  • 20 Feely
  • 08 Minshull
  • 17 Flynn
  • 45 Howe (Willmott - 87' )
  • 23 Jolley
  • 11 Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 02 Pipe
  • 03 Hughes
  • 12 Willmott
  • 14 Jeffers
  • 15 Burge
  • 19 Naylor

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 23 Arnold (Jeffrey - 78' )
  • 08 Lewis
  • 19 Pierre Booked
  • 33 Rowe
  • 04 Scowen
  • 11 Wood
  • 29 McClure
  • 20 Craig (Kuffour - 72' )
  • 22 Kretzschmar (Morgan - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Johnson
  • 07 Morgan
  • 13 Horlock
  • 15 Jeffrey
  • 16 Pittman
  • 18 Kuffour
  • 27 Styche
Ref: Stuart Attwell
Att: 2,838

Match Stats

Shots

7 2

On target

4 1

Corners

9 9

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

88:25 Booking

Booking Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

86:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces Rene Howe.

82:25

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

82:25

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:24

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

78:24

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Nick Arnold.

75:44

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

75:13

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:13

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

72:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rene Howe.

71:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jo Kuffour replaces Steven Craig.

70:31

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

69:22

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

68:22

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Max Porter.

67:55

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Max Porter.

67:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newport County 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

63:58

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

63:17

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

57:43

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

56:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Dean Morgan replaces Max Kretzschmar because of an injury.

55:13

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

50:56

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

50:21

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

47:59

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

45:41

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Max Kretzschmar.

45:00

Second Half begins Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +2:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +1:15

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Darcy Blake.

43:05

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

43:05

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:14

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

40:14

Foul by Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers).

39:24

Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

39:24

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:03

Attempt missed. Max Porter (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

34:32

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Stuart Lewis.

33:53

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ian McLoughlin.

33:31

Attempt saved. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

32:28

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

32:28

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:15

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

30:15

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

26:44

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

26:44

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

24:19

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

24:19

Darcy Blake (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:15

Attempt saved. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:22

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Darcy Blake.

18:08

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

18:08

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:26

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

16:26

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:04

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sam Wood.

8:13

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

8:13

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:49

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Darcy Blake.

7:19

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Darcy Blake.

7:02

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Darcy Blake.

6:47

Attempt blocked. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

3:11

Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:11

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

0:35

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

0:35

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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