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Newport County 0-1 Oldham Athletic

Zak Mills
Zak Mills joined Oldham on a one-year deal after leaving Morecambe in June 2019

Zak Mills' goal on the stroke of half-time was enough for Oldham Athletic to seal an away win at Newport County.

The 27-year-old passed a late fitness test to start for the Latics and he reacted quickest after Nick Townsend saved Jonny Smith's initial shot.

Newport improved in the second half but rarely troubled Zeus de la Paz.

The result is only the second win for Oldham in eight games as they move up to 20th, Newport drop to 11th after a third successive league defeat.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn said: "Two very poor teams, they got the goal and we didn't look like scoring. We're switching off and we're not looking positive going forward.

"It's not good enough. Too many balls wasted, too many crosses hit the front man and we've got work to do. But it's nothing we haven't been through before.

"They're a bunch of players who look low on confidence. We were poor and I've got to take responsibility for that as well."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 12McNamaraSubstituted forDolanat 62'minutes
  • 27InnissBooked at 89mins
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3Haynes
  • 4LabadieBooked at 61minsSubstituted forMaloneyat 68'minutes
  • 17BennettBooked at 90mins
  • 15AbrahamsBooked at 60mins
  • 20WhitelySubstituted forNurseat 77'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 5Howkins
  • 8Dolan
  • 16Nurse
  • 22Maloney
  • 24Poleon
  • 29Jefferies

Oldham

  • 20de la Paz
  • 2Mills
  • 34Hamer
  • 31Wheater
  • 6Stott
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 8MoraisBooked at 70mins
  • 25McCann
  • 17Missilou
  • 26Smith
  • 19Segbe Azankpo

Substitutes

  • 1Woods
  • 10Maouche
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Fage
  • 24Sylla
  • 33Eagles
  • 53Emmerson
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
3,748

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Scot Bennett (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic).

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Ryan Inniss (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic).

Offside, Oldham Athletic. Jamie Stott tries a through ball, but Alex Iacovitti is caught offside.

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zak Mills.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. George Nurse replaces Corey Whitely.

Foul by Corey Whitely (Newport County).

Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Newport County).

Zak Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Taylor Maloney.

Attempt blocked. Zak Mills (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Filipe Morais.

Booking

Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic).

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Taylor Maloney replaces Joss Labadie.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon19113532221036
2Forest Green18104424131134
3Crewe18103532221033
4Exeter199642420433
5Northampton199462819931
6Cheltenham1786328151330
7Bradford179352517830
8Plymouth188552721629
9Port Vale197752525028
10Colchester187652317627
11Newport177641714327
12Salford196762328-525
13Cambridge196672319424
14Macclesfield185761720-322
15Mansfield195682626021
16Scunthorpe195682526-121
17Crawley195682531-621
18Leyton Orient195592634-820
19Grimsby165472022-219
20Oldham184771926-719
21Carlisle1954101931-1219
22Walsall1954101426-1219
23Stevenage182881221-914
24Morecambe1935111635-1914
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