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Newport County 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth boosted their League Two play-off hopes with their first win in four at mid-table Newport.

Tyler Harvey's powerful header from Nathan Thomas' cross put the Pilgrims in front.

Former Argyle striker Chris Zebrowski levelled from an awkward angle following Ryan Jackson's through ball.

Conor Hourihane's finish from a counter-attack sealed the win and moved ninth-placed Argyle to within two points of York in seventh.

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Post-match: Plymouth boss Sheridan

Plymouth manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"The main thing now, at this stage of the season, is just getting three points.

"I thought we worked very hard and we probably deserved it.

"We scored two excellent goals but I was disappointed about their goal."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 3Hughes
  • 18Jackson
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forJolleyat 64'minutes
  • 16Blake
  • 20FeelyBooked at 59mins
  • 4Porter
  • 12Willmott
  • 11Zebroski
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forHoweat 64'minutes
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forBurgeat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 13Sandell
  • 15Burge
  • 19Naylor
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
  • 45Howe

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 4Blanchard
  • 15Wotton
  • 19N ThomasSubstituted forBerryat 88'minutes
  • 16Trotman
  • 17Nelson
  • 6Hourihane
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 9Reid
  • 10MorganSubstituted forShowunmiat 70'minutes
  • 18HarveySubstituted forBlizzardat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Berry
  • 8Boco
  • 11Blizzard
  • 20Banton
  • 25Purrington
  • 29Showunmi
  • 32Dawson
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
3,381

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.
Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).
Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Durrell Berry replaces Nathan Thomas.
Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).
Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Burge replaces Michael Flynn.
Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Blizzard replaces Tyler Harvey.
Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).
Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).
Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.
Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).
Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Enoch Showunmi replaces Marvin Morgan.
Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt missed. Michael Flynn (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).
Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt missed. Max Porter (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Christian Jolley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Lee Minshull.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Rene Howe replaces Shaun Jeffers.
Attempt missed. Kevin Feely (Newport County) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andres Gurrieri.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale41229102575
2Scunthorpe41191842575
3Chesterfield41191482671
4Fleetwood41208131368
5Burton4118149668
6Southend411614111362
7York41151511860
8Oxford Utd41151412659
9Plymouth41161015058
10Dag & Red41131513-154
11Bury41121712553
12Mansfield41131414-953
13Cheltenham41121514-851
14Newport41121415-550
15Hartlepool41131018-149
16Accrington41121316-349
17Wimbledon41121316-649
18Morecambe41121217-1448
19Portsmouth41111515-1548
20Exeter41121118-647
21Bristol Rovers41111416-847
22Wycombe41111317-746
23Northampton41101318-2043
24Torquay419923-2436
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