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Portsmouth 0-2 Newport County

Mike Flynn scored twice for Newport as Richie Barker's first game in charge of Portsmouth ended in defeat.

Newport rode their luck during the first half with Patrick Agyemang's effort cleared off the line.

Midfielder Flynn scored his first goal in 13 months, firing into the roof of the net to give Newport the lead.

Flynn added a second three minutes later with a close range finish to secure Newport's second away league win of the season.

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Portsmouth boss Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

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Post-match: Portsmouth boss Barker

"Speaking to people who've been here a while, they've pretty much said that sums up the season in 90 minutes, so we've got a lot of work to do.

"At the minute it's probably too easy to score goals against us so we need to stop that very quickly. We're in a constant uphill battle so we need to prevent that very quickly and the only way we can do that is by working hard, constant hard work, constant training, trying to do the right things and hopefully people will buy in to what we're doing.

"I'd have to say apart from the first 10 or 15 minutes I thought we were pretty much the best team. We had weathered the storm a little bit, we'd had some really good chances, we probably had the most shots - I don't know the statistics but probably had the most shots - but it's the same old story again."

Newport County first team coach Wayne Hatswell told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a tough place to come and the boys have been absolutely superb. It's nice to come away with a 2-0 win and a clean sheet as well.

"We've had some good performances on the road and probably not got what we've deserved but our home form has obviously been really good.

"It sets us up nicely hopefully for Christmas and give the lads a bit of confidence after back to back defeats in the cups."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 2Moutaouakil
  • 33PottsBooked at 4mins
  • 31Racon
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Barcham
  • 20CooperBooked at 78minsSubstituted forFerryat 80'minutes
  • 9Connolly
  • 23AgyemangSubstituted forBirdat 67'minutes
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forWallaceat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3N'Gala
  • 8Padovani
  • 13Ertl
  • 16Ferry
  • 18Bird
  • 25Sullivan
  • 35Wallace

Newport

  • 1PidgeleyBooked at 45mins
  • 18Jackson
  • 13Sandell
  • 22WorleyBooked at 72mins
  • 20OshilajaBooked at 44mins
  • 2Pipe
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forMinshullat 85'minutes
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 58mins
  • 23JolleySubstituted forNaylorat 80'minutes
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forCrowat 41'minutes
  • 12Willmott

Substitutes

  • 5James
  • 8Minshull
  • 9Crow
  • 19Naylor
  • 24Barker
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
15,295

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2.
Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Yassin Moutaouakil (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lee Minshull replaces Michael Flynn.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Simon Ferry replaces Shaun Cooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Christian Jolley.
Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Booking

Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by David Pipe.
Attempt blocked. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).
Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Booking

Harry Worley (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Patrick Agyemang.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Ricky Holmes.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Newport County 1. Adam Chapman (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Jackson with a cross.
Harry Worley (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).
Attempt missed. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

Booking

Adam Chapman (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
David Connolly (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).
Attempt saved. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Chapman.
Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).
Christian Jolley (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Potts.

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Newport County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 0.
Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).
goal

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