Football League Trophy - Southern Section Quarter-Final
Newport3Portsmouth0

Newport County 3-0 Portsmouth

Newport's Conor Washington

Ten-man Newport County are through to the semi-finals of the southern section of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after a convincing win against Portsmouth.

Striker Conor Washington scored a goal in each half, opening the scoring in the fifth minute for the Exiles.

Defender Adedeji OshilaJa, on loan from Cardiff City, scored with a header to make it 2-0 at half-time.

Newport captain David Pipe was sent off for a two-footed foul before Washington added his second in the 83rd minute.

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Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"Our game management, our game tempo and the chances we created...I just thought we were excellent.

"I was pleased from start to finish and for long periods we dominated and I thought the players rightly deserved the victory.

"Even at 2-0 it's hanging in the balance and if Portsmouth had got a goal it would have been a nervy end.

"But I thought we defended and attacked as a group and were worthy of the three goals, and the backline and the goalkeeper deserved their clean sheet."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 25Stephens
  • 2PipeBooked at 68mins
  • 20Oshilaja
  • 12Willmott
  • 6Yakubu
  • 19Naylor
  • 9CrowBooked at 78mins
  • 17FlynnBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMinshullat 61'minutes
  • 23JolleySubstituted forJacksonat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Washington
  • 22Worley

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 5James
  • 8Minshull
  • 16Jones
  • 18Jackson

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 3N'Gala
  • 4East
  • 20Cooper
  • 5Devera
  • 6BradleyBooked at 76mins
  • 11Holmes
  • 7Barcham
  • 18Bird
  • 10CraddockSubstituted forConnollyat 55'minutes
  • 8PadovaniBooked at 18mins

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 9Connolly
  • 13Ertl
  • 14Painter
  • 32Marquis
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
2,849

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away8

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