Chris Clements' early strike left Newport County with three successive League Two defeats at the start of their campaign.

The Mansfield midfielder scored from close range after two minutes.

Chris Zebroski and Andy Sandell went close for the visitors.

The hosts also squandered chances, with Ollie Palmer heading over an open goal late on to highlight Town's inability to underline their superiority. But they did enough to seal a second win.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Studer
  • 06 Tafazolli
  • 04 Dempster
  • 02 Sutton Booked
  • 16 Heslop Booked
  • 22 Taylor
  • 18 Beevers
  • 28 Clements (Murray - 75' )
  • 12 McGuire Booked
  • 08 Fisher (Palmer - 60' )
  • 09 Rhead (Clucas - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Jones
  • 07 Bell
  • 11 Clucas
  • 14 Palmer
  • 19 Marsden
  • 21 Murray
  • 23 Evtimov

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 05 Jones
  • 03 Feely
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 08 Minshull (Klukowski - 83' )
  • 33 Byrne Booked
  • 12 Willmott
  • 07 Chapman
  • 13 Sandell (Jackson - 67' )
  • 11 Zebroski (Howe - 68' )
  • 10 O'Connor

Substitutes

  • 02 Jackson
  • 09 Howe
  • 14 Jeffers
  • 16 Hughes
  • 18 Klukowski
  • 22 Thomas
  • 23 Jolley
Ref: Darren Bond
Att: 2,448

Match Stats

Shots

7 12

On target

5 4

Corners

4 12

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Newport County 0.

90:00 +4:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Newport County 0.

90:00 +4:07

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +4:07

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

90:00 +2:57

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

89:11

Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:06

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

88:27

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

88:27

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:32

Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:32

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

86:37

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:37

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

84:35

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Samuel Clucas replaces Matthew Rhead.

82:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Lee Minshull.

81:15

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Simon Heslop.

78:56 Booking

Booking Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

78:40

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

78:40

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:01

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

78:01

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:12

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

76:22

Attempt missed. Rene Howe (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

75:56

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

74:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adam Murray replaces Chris Clements.

69:47

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Rene Howe replaces Chris Zebroski.

66:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Jackson replaces Andy Sandell.

65:15 Booking

Booking Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

64:43

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:43

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

63:19

Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

62:23

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

62:23

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

61:49

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

60:26

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

59:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Alex Fisher.

58:48

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

58:28

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Matthew Rhead.

57:40

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by John Dempster.

57:28

Attempt blocked. Kevin Feely (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

55:20

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Rob Taylor.

52:59

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

50:55

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:55

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

49:59

Foul by Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town).

49:59

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

47:57

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 1, Newport County 0.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

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

45:00 +1:13

Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:13

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

41:59

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:59

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Newport County).

40:14

Hand ball by Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town).

38:23

Delay in match John Dempster (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

35:16

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

34:35 Booking

Booking Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

34:29

Foul by Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town).

34:29

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:14

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

32:21

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

32:12

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

32:12

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:34

Attempt saved. Andy Sandell (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

30:22

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

30:22

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:22

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

28:34

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

28:03

Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:03

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

27:24

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Lenny Pidgeley.

27:07

Attempt saved. Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

24:49

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

24:35

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

19:29

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

19:02

Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

18:35

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

18:10

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by John Dempster.

17:21

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

15:34

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:34

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

14:57

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:57

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

14:24

John Dempster (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:24

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Newport County).

10:32

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

10:32

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

5:06

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Clements.

2:47

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

2:47

Rene Howe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Newport County 0. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Beevers.

0:56

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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