Kettering Town 3-2 Newport County

Jean-Paul Marna's injury time penalty ensured Kettering Town began their Nene Park era with a thrilling Blue Square Bet Premier win over Newport County.

Debutant Elliott Bachanan headed Ismail Yakubu's ball home from close range to give the visitors an early lead.

Marna converted Marcus Kelly's corner to equalise before Adam Cunnington gave Kettering the lead, firing home after Moses Ashikodi's shot had hit the bar.

Danny Rose levelled but Marna won it after Scott Rogers fouled Aman Verma.

LINE-UPS

Kettering: Walker, Phil Ifil, Jerel Ifil, Challinor, Kelly, Cunnington (Dobson 63), Davis, Verma, Ashikodi, Parry, Marna.

Subs Not Used: Noubissie, Bailey, Patrick, Haxia.

Booked: Phil Ifil, Marna.

Goals: Marna 51, Cunnington 60, Marna 90 pen.

Newport County: Potter, Robson, Miller, Yakubu, Baker, Doherty, Rogers, Rose, Velez (McAllister 56), Selino (Foley 86), Buchanan.

Subs Not Used: Andrew Hughes, Rodgers, Harrison.

Booked: Doherty, Rogers, Rose.

Goals: Bachanan 6, Rose 61.