Bristol Rovers 3-1 Newport County
Newport County are still seeking their first win of 2014 after defeat by struggling Bristol Rovers in the Severnside derby.
Debutant Kaid Mohamed, on loan from Port Vale, gave Rovers the lead in first-half stoppage time.
Eliot Richards doubled the home side's advantage four minutes after the re-start but Rene Howe pulled a goal back.
Newport's Lee Minshull struck the post before Rovers top-scorer John-Joe O'Toole sealed victory late on.
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Bristol Rovers boss John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:
"It's important because we talked prior to the game about the two home games and it will only become good if we can create a similar situation on Tuesday against Accrington.
"Fair play to both set of players - they've put on a decent afternoon for the supporters who have also got wet and cold
"The Rovers people will go home happy because they've won the game but I think both set of player deserve credit for putting on as strong a game as they could in such shocking conditions."
Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:
"A lot of things didn't go for us today. That's not taking it away from Bristol Rovers but I certainly didn't think there was too much between the two sides.
"We're disappointed with the goals we gave away. A couple of players have spoken and held their hands up and know they can do better.
"The timings of the goals were crucial for them and put us on the back foot and made it difficult. The ball hasn't fallen for us and it has for them."
- 6ParkesBooked at 90mins
- 39MohamedSubstituted forWoodardsat 85'minutes
- 32O'TooleBooked at 90mins
- 10RichardsSubstituted forHardingat 77'minutes
- 19BeardsleySubstituted forHarrisonat 90+3'minutes
- 24O Clarke
- 13SandellBooked at 77minsSubstituted forHughesat 81'minutes
- 22WorleyBooked at 71mins
- 8MinshullSubstituted forPorterat 85'minutes
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- Shots on Target