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Portsmouth 0-2 Newport County

Mike Flynn scores his second goal for Newport

Mike Flynn scored twice for Newport as Richie Barker's first game in charge of Portsmouth ended in defeat.

Newport rode their luck during the first half with Patrick Agyemang's effort cleared off the line.

Midfielder Flynn scored his first goal in 13 months, firing into the roof of the net to give Newport the lead.

Flynn added a second three minutes later with a close range finish to secure Newport's second away league win of the season.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Portsmouth boss Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"Speaking to people who've been here a while, they've pretty much said that sums up the season in 90 minutes, so we've got a lot of work to do.

"At the minute it's probably too easy to score goals against us so we need to stop that very quickly. We're in a constant uphill battle so we need to prevent that very quickly and the only way we can do that is by working hard, constant hard work, constant training, trying to do the right things and hopefully people will buy in to what we're doing.

"I'd have to say apart from the first 10 or 15 minutes I thought we were pretty much the best team. We had weathered the storm a little bit, we'd had some really good chances, we probably had the most shots - I don't know the statistics but probably had the most shots - but it's the same old story again."

Newport County first team coach Wayne Hatswell told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a tough place to come and the boys have been absolutely superb. It's nice to come away with a 2-0 win and a clean sheet as well.

"We've had some good performances on the road and probably not got what we've deserved but our home form has obviously been really good.

"It sets us up nicely hopefully for Christmas and give the lads a bit of confidence after back to back defeats in the cups."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Carson
  • 2Moutaouakil
  • 33PottsBooked at 4mins
  • 31Racon
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Barcham
  • 20CooperBooked at 78minsSubstituted forFerryat 80'minutes
  • 9Connolly
  • 23AgyemangSubstituted forBirdat 67'minutes
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forJ Wallaceat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3N'Gala
  • 8Padovani
  • 13Ertl
  • 16Ferry
  • 18Bird
  • 25Sullivan
  • 35J Wallace

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1PidgeleyBooked at 45mins
  • 18Jackson
  • 13Sandell
  • 22WorleyBooked at 72mins
  • 20OshilajaBooked at 44mins
  • 2Pipe
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forMinshullat 85'minutes
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 58mins
  • 23JolleySubstituted forNaylorat 80'minutes
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forCrowat 41'minutes
  • 12Willmott

Substitutes

  • 5James
  • 8Minshull
  • 9Crow
  • 19Naylor
  • 24Barker
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
15,295

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Yassin Moutaouakil (Portsmouth).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Lee Minshull replaces Michael Flynn.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Simon Ferry replaces Shaun Cooper.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Christian Jolley.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  9. Booking

    Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by David Pipe.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

  13. Post update

    Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  16. Booking

    Harry Worley (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 0, Newport County 2. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Patrick Agyemang.

As It Stood

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3Fleetwood2011273425935
4Newport209742921834
5Scunthorpe209742722534
6Burton2010462421334
7Southend2010372518733
8Rochdale2010372927233
9Morecambe219572728-132
10Dag & Red208662925430
11Exeter208572727029
12Wimbledon207672324-127
13Cheltenham216962731-427
14Hartlepool207582322126
15Wycombe206682527-224
16Plymouth206591421-723
17Mansfield205782126-522
18Portsmouth205782734-722
19Bury204882225-320
20York204882428-420
21Accrington2055102027-720
22Bristol Rovers204791722-519
23Northampton2046101625-918
24Torquay2046102133-1218
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