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Newport County 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Christian Jolley

Newport County plunged Wycombe Wanderers deeper into relegation trouble with victory at Rodney Parade.

Christian Jolley claimed his first goal since the opening day of an injury-hit season by turning in Ryan Jackson's header from close range.

Chris Zebroski added a second within six minutes, sending a rasping shot into the roof of the net from 16 yards.

Wycombe are now one place above the drop zone on goal difference, after Northampton Town beat Burton Albion.

County's first home win in 10 games lifts them seven points clear of the relegation places with four games of the season remaining.

Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm very happy, it's been a long time coming a win at home. I don't think we've been playing too badly but we've been getting punished for stupid mistakes.

"We didn't make the mistakes today and I thought it was quite an accomplished performance really.

"We were a little bit nervous at the start and the crowd were a little bit nervous, but we've got to spur them on and they've got to do the same for us."

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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Newport loss

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I didn't like the nerves I saw today. The second half performance was just unrecognisable.

"There's a lot of work to do this week and we've got a huge game, not just for Wycombe, but for their careers. The players have got to stand up and be counted.

"I don't think we stood up to the challenges today. I thought we were out fought, out thought, and out played, and it's cost us dearly.

"We're going to work on what we can this week because I want to put things right."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 13Sandell
  • 18Jackson
  • 4Porter
  • 16Blake
  • 20Feely
  • 8Minshull
  • 17Flynn
  • 45HoweSubstituted forWillmottat 87'minutes
  • 23Jolley
  • 11Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Pipe
  • 3Hughes
  • 12Willmott
  • 14Jeffers
  • 15Burge
  • 19Naylor

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 23ArnoldSubstituted forJeffreyat 78'minutes
  • 8Lewis
  • 19PierreBooked at 89mins
  • 33Rowe
  • 4Scowen
  • 11Wood
  • 29McClure
  • 20CraigSubstituted forKuffourat 72'minutes
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forMorganat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Johnson
  • 7Morgan
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 16Pittman
  • 18Kuffour
  • 27Styche
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
2,838

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away2
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces Rene Howe.

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Nick Arnold.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rene Howe.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jo Kuffour replaces Steven Craig.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Max Porter.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Max Porter.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

Attempt saved. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Dean Morgan replaces Max Kretzschmar because of an injury.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Max Kretzschmar.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newport County 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Darcy Blake.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Christian Jolley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Max Porter (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Stuart Lewis.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ian McLoughlin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe42191942576
2Rochdale42229112275
3Chesterfield42201482774
4Fleetwood42209131369
5Burton42181410568
6Southend421614121262
7Oxford Utd42161412862
8York42151611861
9Plymouth42161016-258
10Mansfield42141414-656
11Bury42121812554
12Dag & Red42131514-454
13Newport42131415-353
14Wimbledon42131316-552
15Cheltenham42121614-852
16Portsmouth42121515-1251
17Accrington42121416-350
18Hartlepool42131019-249
19Morecambe42121317-1449
20Exeter42121218-648
21Bristol Rovers42111417-947
22Wycombe42111318-946
23Northampton42111318-1946
24Torquay4210923-2339
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