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Yeovil Town 1-0 Newport County

Match action
Jennison Myrie-Williams of Newport County and Alex Lacey of Yeovil compete for the ball

Newport County's first game under new manager Graham Westley ended in defeat as the Exiles remain rooted to the bottom of League Two.

In a game of few chances, the hosts finally took the lead with ten minutes remaining when defender Dan Butler deflected a cross into his own net under pressure from Yeovil's Tom Eaves.

Newport, who have only won once all season, only managed two shots on target in the match.

The victory lifts Yeovil to 15th.

Newport County boss Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought it was a very tight encounter. Both sides played some decent football in patches.

"We certainly did not look like a bottom of the table side. We were undone by a defensive error. But the lads went about their work in a very positive and constructive way."

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Krysiak
  • 5Mugabi
  • 26Ward
  • 6Lacey
  • 3Smith
  • 4Dolan
  • 8Lawless
  • 7Dawson
  • 19CampbellSubstituted forEavesat 56'minutes
  • 23HedgesSubstituted forWhitfieldat 90+5'minutes
  • 10KhanSubstituted forZokoat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Eaves
  • 11Dickson
  • 12Maddison
  • 13Zoko
  • 14Ezewelle
  • 18McLeod
  • 28Whitfield

Newport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Day
  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 17Bennett
  • 4Jones
  • 3Butler
  • 27Rigg
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forWoodat 86'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 11Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forGreenat 65'minutes
  • 9ParkinBooked at 64mins
  • 13JacksonSubstituted forComptonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Compton
  • 15Green
  • 18Cameron
  • 21Angel
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Wood
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,353

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home2
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ben Whitfield replaces Ryan Hedges.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Finley Wood replaces Josh Sheehan.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Newport County 0. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Hedges with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Compton (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Green (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Francois Zoko replaces Otis Khan.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Darren Jones.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Jack Compton replaces Marlon Jackson because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Green (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1392221111029
2Doncaster1382326161026
3Carlisle136702213925
4Luton136432314922
5Portsmouth136342114721
6Grimsby136251817120
7Accrington135441817119
8Crewe134721717019
9Crawley135441516-119
10Morecambe136161824-619
11Mansfield134631312118
12Notts County135352020018
13Colchester134451617-116
14Hartlepool133732022-216
15Yeovil135171319-616
16Wycombe134361417-315
17Blackpool133551715214
18Stevenage124261719-214
19Cheltenham132741517-213
20Exeter134181217-513
21Cambridge133461117-613
22Leyton Orient133371317-412
23Barnet122641319-612
24Newport111461016-67
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