Substitute Andy Sandell's late goal earned Newport County their first win of the season.

The midfielder had only been on the pitch for four minutes when his free kick from the right hand side eluded everyone in the box to find the net.

The 84th-minute goal inflicted Pompey's first league defeat this season.

Kevin Feely's header against the bar from a long throw in was the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock in the first half.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

Awford on Portsmouth v Newport

"We had the best two chances of the game; Taylor in the first half and Westcarr in the second half.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't convert like we have done in previous games, which has settled us down.

"We are not going to be able to turn up here every week and pass it round like we did against Northampton, we have got to make sure that we have enough fire in our belly first half to win the right to win a game of football and earn the right to play and I don't think we did enough of that."

Lineup, Bookings (10) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Devera Booked
  • 06 Chorley Booked
  • 16 Robinson
  • 21 Dunne Booked
  • 11 Holmes (Storey - 72' )
  • 08 Wallace Booked
  • 29 Hollands (Atangana - 78' )
  • 17 Shorey (Barcham - 85' )
  • 09 Taylor
  • 20 Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 07 Barcham
  • 13 Ertl
  • 14 Storey
  • 24 Awford
  • 25 Atangana
  • 27 Brezovan
  • 34 Butler

Newport County

  • 30 Day
  • 03 Feely
  • 05 Jones
  • 16 Hughes Booked
  • 07 Chapman Booked
  • 02 Jackson
  • 33 Byrne Booked
  • 08 Minshull Booked
  • 12 Willmott (Sandell - 80' Booked )
  • 14 Jeffers (Jolley - 67' )
  • 11 Zebroski (O'Connor - 66' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 10 O'Connor
  • 13 Sandell
  • 17 Flynn
  • 18 Klukowski
  • 23 Jolley
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 16,191

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

2 6

Corners

6 5

Fouls

13 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1.

90:00 +6:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1.

90:00 +4:35 Booking

Booking Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:51 Booking

Booking Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:22 Booking

Booking Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:26

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

90:00 +2:26

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

90:00 +1:41

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

90:00 +1:41

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

90:00 +0:38

Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

89:31

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:31

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

86:55

Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).

84:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Nicky Shorey.

83:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1. Andy Sandell (Newport County) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

83:07

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

83:07

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:05

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

80:36

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Paul Jones.

80:15

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

79:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Robbie Willmott.

79:16 Booking

Booking Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

79:03

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

79:03

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

77:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Danny Hollands.

75:54

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

73:38

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

71:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Miles Storey replaces Ricky Holmes.

71:00

Attempt missed. Christian Jolley (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

70:13 Booking

Booking Joe Devera (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

70:09

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

70:09

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

68:44

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

67:33

Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:33

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

66:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Shaun Jeffers.

65:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Aaron O'Connor replaces Chris Zebroski.

65:25

Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

65:00

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:44

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

63:55

Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

63:13 Booking

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

63:07

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:07

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

62:21

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

62:09

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

59:15

Attempt saved. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

57:39

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

57:00

Attempt saved. Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

52:57

Attempt missed. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

52:21

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

51:06

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

51:06

Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:21 Booking

Booking James Dunne (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

50:15

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

50:15

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

47:34 Booking

Booking Andrew Hughes (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

47:17

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

47:17

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Newport County).

47:00

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:56

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Newport County 0.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

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

45:00 +1:20

Attempt saved. Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:00 +0:25

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

42:22

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

42:22

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

42:05

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

38:33

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

38:33

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:11

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

36:09 Booking

Booking Mark Byrne (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

36:04

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

36:04

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

34:25

Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

34:11

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

32:00

Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:52

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

26:07

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

25:12

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

24:50

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Danny Hollands.

24:25

Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:25

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

24:12

Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:12

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

23:00

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:57

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

22:00 Booking

Booking Lee Minshull (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

22:00

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:56

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

20:37

Hand ball by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

20:00

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:57

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

19:36

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

19:36

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

17:33

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

17:33

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

13:33

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

12:59

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

11:21

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

10:18

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

10:18

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:05

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Newport County).

9:05

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

7:51

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

7:51

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

4:25

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

3:40

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

3:40

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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