Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Newport County 1.
Newport County's hopes of escaping relegation suffered a further blow as Mansfield came from behind to win in League Two.
Ryan Bird scored from close range to give County an early lead but Krystian Pearce levelled.
County's Jaanai Gordon was sent off for a second yellow card before Shaquile Coulthirst's penalty put Mansfield ahead after Craig Reid handled.
Newport remain six points adrift at the bottom of the table.
Mansfield are eighth in the table and outside the play-off places on goal difference.
Newport County manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales: "It's a difficult result to take. We have to talk about a huge turning point in the where a sending off happens.
"We were confident and feeling good about the way we were playing at the stage and the sending off was a massive turning point - there was scarcely any contact.
"It was never going to be easy for us but credit to our players."
- 21KeanSubstituted forShearerat 40'minutes
- 5PearceBooked at 66mins
- 24McGuireSubstituted forMacDonaldat 73'minutes
- 9HobanSubstituted forArquinat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 9ReidSubstituted forJacksonat 85'minutes
- 23FlynnSubstituted forBignotat 27'minutesSubstituted forSheehanat 80'minutes
- 38RoseBooked at 9mins
- 40BirdBooked at 79mins
- 42GordonBooked at 67mins
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Newport County 1.
Attempt missed. Ryan Bird (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town).
Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Yoann Arquin replaces Pat Hoban.
Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Craig Reid.
Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).
Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Alex Samuel (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town).
Mitch Rose (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Paul Bignot.
Ryan Bird (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).
Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Newport County 1. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.