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Newport County 1-0 Mansfield Town

Jamille Matt of Newport County beats Krystian Pearce of Mansfield Town
Newport's Jamille Matt put the League Two side ahead against Premier League Leicester in the FA Cup third round

Newport backed up their FA Cup win against Middlesbrough with victory over second-place Mansfield in League Two.

Robbie Willmott, who scored County's opener against Boro in midweek, did so once against at Rodney Parade after 15 minutes.

Mansfield Captain Krystian Pearce had a golden chance to level in injury time but he put his header wide of Joe Day's post from a corner.

Mansfield lose ground on league leaders Lincoln while County move up to 13th.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "That's my most satisfying win of the season, people wont believe that because of the Leicester and Middlesbrough ones, but for me what they have done and how they fought made it the most satisfying.

"That performance was first class, professional and resilient and I thought the boys were excellent."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 71mins
  • 26Poole
  • 25O'Brien
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forDolanat 88'minutes
  • 15Bakinson
  • 17Bennett
  • 4LabadieBooked at 90mins
  • 3Butler
  • 11Matt
  • 9AmondBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 8Dolan
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 16Sheehan
  • 19Kennedy
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 22Crofts
  • 30Townsend

Mansfield

  • 14Smith
  • 4Preston
  • 5PearceBooked at 90mins
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 37mins
  • 22Hamilton
  • 8Mellis
  • 6Bishop
  • 23Grant
  • 3BenningBooked at 42minsSubstituted forJonesat 45'minutes
  • 19Walker
  • 21AjoseSubstituted forRoseat 45'minutesSubstituted forTomlinsonat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 10Khan
  • 11Atkinson
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 20Jones
  • 30Smith
  • 32Rose
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,133

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Joss Labadie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Willem Tomlinson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

Booking

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Jamille Matt (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Robbie Willmott.

Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Padraig Amond (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Attempt blocked. Willem Tomlinson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Willem Tomlinson.

Attempt blocked. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Willem Tomlinson.

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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