Justin Edinburgh confident Newport will avoid relegation

Justin Edinburgh
Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh

Boss Justin Edinburgh is confident Newport County will avoid relegation from the Blue Square Bet Premier after their 2-1 victory over York City.

Romone Rose scored the winner to edge County away from the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone on Tuesday night.

Newport's victory means they move up to 18th, while bottom club Bath City are relegated.

"It gives us a really good chance of surviving," said Edinburgh.

Newport, who play in the FA Trophy final against York on 12 May, are now four points clear of the bottom four.

It was a notable victory over a York side which had not lost in their last 13 away games in the league.

"It's a fantastic result against an excellent side which has have one of the best away records this season," said Edinburgh.

"I thought the boys were outstanding and, in terms of character, I am delighted with them.

"Since the turn of the year we have been a good form side and we have only lost one game at home against Braintree, when we played with 10 men for 85 minutes and we still had a go that night.

"We were up against a terrific side which came here after a great result against Luton on Friday night and had an extra day's recovery.

"I have great belief and trust in these players now and they showed what they are capable of against York.

"We have had back-to-back wins which we have spoken about and we need to take a certain amount of points from our home games."

Nat Jarvis put the home side ahead when he poked in Sam Foley's in-swinging corner from a yard out.

The lead lasted six minutes as Patrick McLaughlin arrowed a free-kick into the bottom corner but Rose set himself up for the winner 20 minutes from time.