League Two
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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Newport County

Newport County's Mike Flynn celebrates a goal

Newport County moved up to fifth in League Two with victory at Wycombe.

The Exiles began well, Christian Jolley hitting the underside of the bar with a half volley from the corner of the box.

But Mike Flynn then flicked home Adam Chapman's long ball first-time with the outside of his right foot for the game's only goal on 31 minutes.

Wycombe, who have not won at home in the League since October, twice had efforts cleared off the line - from Jo Kuffour and Matt McClure.

Tom Naylor came close to doubling the visitors' lead with 10 minutes left with a volley that flew wide.

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Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"There weren't many chances in the whole game. Newport didn't create much, we didn't create much, but Newport took one of those, and that was the difference.

"We had a couple of good chances second half and didn't convert. It was a bitty game. The ball was in the air a lot and I didn't like that too much. But we go again Sunday. That's the important thing now.

"We always do well in adversity though, so hopefully we can do the David and Goliath thing, and we'll be victors over Fleetwood."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's an excellent win. I thought we dominated the first half in possession and looked threatening. Second half we had to defend very well.

"The finish was executed brilliantly and it's probably the best we've scored this season. We're very, very confident right now.

"We are getting closer to survival which was the aim of the football club but now I think we are where we are. We have to be positive and aim for as high as we can possibly go."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 11Wood
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 5Stewart
  • 19Hause
  • 23Arnold
  • 8Lewis
  • 18KuffourSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 74'minutes
  • 7MorganSubstituted forMcClureat 45'minutes
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forKnottat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Scowen
  • 6Johnson
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Horlock
  • 28Knott
  • 29McClure
  • 30Doherty

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18JacksonBooked at 63mins
  • 13Sandell
  • 22Worley
  • 20Oshilaja
  • 2Pipe
  • 17Flynn
  • 12WillmottSubstituted forNaylorat 78'minutes
  • 23JolleySubstituted forBurgeat 88'minutes
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forCrowat 73'minutes
  • 7Chapman

Substitutes

  • 5James
  • 6Yakubu
  • 8Minshull
  • 9Crow
  • 15Burge
  • 19Naylor
  • 24Barker
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
3,513

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Newport County 1.

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers).

Harry Worley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Harry Worley.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Burge replaces Christian Jolley.

Attempt saved. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

Foul by Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Robbie Willmott.

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Jo Kuffour.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Conor Washington.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Billy Knott replaces Max Kretzschmar.

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Harry Worley.

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

Michael Flynn (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2211741440
2Oxford Utd2210841538
3Scunthorpe221084738
4Burton221156438
5Newport211074937
6Southend221147837
7Rochdale221147537
8Fleetwood221129635
9Morecambe231058-235
10Cheltenham23896-133
11Dag & Red22868230
12Exeter22859-329
13Plymouth22859-529
14Hartlepool22778128
15Wycombe22769027
16Wimbledon21768-227
17Portsmouth22679-825
18Accrington226610-624
19Bristol Rovers22589-323
20York224108-422
21Mansfield225710-922
22Torquay225710-1122
23Bury22499-421
24Northampton224612-1318
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