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Newport County 1-3 Blackpool

By Dafydd PritchardBBC Wales Sport at Rodney Parade
Dan Butler clears the ball under pressure from Blackpool Nathan Delfouneso
Blackpool had beaten Newport County 4-1 earlier in the season

Blackpool moved to within a point of the League Two play-off places with a win at Newport which deepened the hosts' relegation worries.

Bright Osayi-Samuel's curling effort put the visitors ahead, and they had chances to extend their lead as Mark Cullen hit the bar and post.

Cullen scored with a penalty, before Alex Samuel bundled in to give Newport hope.

Osayi-Samuel broke to score a late third for Blackpool.

He scored after home keeper Joe Day had gone up for a corner.

Despite a first loss of caretaker manager Mike Flynn's reign, Newport stay second from bottom and seven points adrift of safety.

Newport County caretaker manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "I can't fault the boys' effort again. We gave away a poor first goal and I don't think it was a penalty.

"Their keeper made a great save at 2-1 that would have made it 2-2. I just think we needed to be on the move a little bit more in the box and anticipating more instead of reacting.

"We went for the equaliser an wanted to salvage something and they went and nicked the third."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 25O'Brien
  • 19NelsonSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 45'minutes
  • 17BennettBooked at 23mins
  • 18PipeBooked at 59mins
  • 6LabadieSubstituted forDemetriouat 41'minutes
  • 20Owen-EvansSubstituted forGordonat 77'minutes
  • 27Rigg
  • 3ButlerBooked at 90mins
  • 15Samuel
  • 40Bird

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 8Randall
  • 13Jackson
  • 28Demetriou
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Lyness
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 35DannsSubstituted forBlackat 80'minutes
  • 12FloresSubstituted forAimsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 28Payne
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 9CullenSubstituted forMattat 73'minutes
  • 21Osayi-SamuelBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Aimson
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 19Matt
  • 29Odelusi
  • 36Correia
  • 37Black
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,427

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Blackpool 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Blackpool 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Newport County 1, Blackpool 3. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Newport County) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

  6. Booking

    Bright Samuel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Booking

    Dan Butler (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Will Aimson replaces Jordan Flores.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

  12. Post update

    (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  15. Post update

    Ryan Bird (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jaanai Gordon (Newport County).

  18. Post update

    Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth381981159342565
4Stevenage381941564521261
5Luton371514854342059
6Carlisle38151495656059
7Exeter381771460441658
8Blackpool381415959392057
9Mansfield381413114542355
10Wycombe381510134746155
11Colchester38159145350354
12Cambridge37158144842653
13Grimsby38149154547-251
14Barnet371115114751-448
15Morecambe37137174456-1246
16Accrington361112134547-245
17Yeovil381015133948-945
18Crewe381112154354-1145
19Crawley38129174460-1645
20Hartlepool381011174863-1541
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham38912173852-1439
23Newport37711194161-2032
24Leyton Orient3895244167-2632
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