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Newport County 2-1 Barrow: Ryan Taylor earns Newport win over Barrow

Newport's Ryan Taylor challenges Barrow's Mike Jones
Newport's Ryan Taylor (left) challenges Barrow's Mike Jones

Ryan Taylor made it two goals from two League Two games to give Newport County victory over Barrow.

The summer striking recruit seized on a defensive mistake to send the ball past visiting goalkeeper Joel Dixon.

Liam Shephard had given Newport an early lead with his first goal for the Exiles, after Barrow failed to deal with a Ryan Haynes cross.

Barrow levelled before half-time thanks to Lewis Hardcastle's screamer from the edge of the area.

Newport manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"I thought we were quite sloppy first half if I am honest. We were looking to play good football and we played some really good stuff but I spoke to them at half-time, every single one of the back five made an individual error before half-time.

"That gives the opposition a chance to get some impetus. The goal we gave them was poor.

"But I thought second half was a very professional performance. We carried on playing football which was pleasing.

"It's gone from a good start (to the season) to a very good start, but it's just the beginning. There's a lot of hard work to do."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 5HowkinsBooked at 12mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 28Demetriou
  • 32ShephardSubstituted forBakerat 87'minutes
  • 7Willmott
  • 10Sheehan
  • 19TwineSubstituted forLabadieat 86'minutes
  • 3Haynes
  • 20Janneh
  • 29TaylorSubstituted forAbrahamsat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 2Baker
  • 4Labadie
  • 9Amond
  • 11Abrahams
  • 17Bennett
  • 21Collins

Barrow

  • 1Dixon
  • 14JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 6HirdSubstituted forGribbinat 67'minutes
  • 24NtlheSubstituted forWilsonat 23'minutes
  • 27Barry
  • 8JonesBooked at 57mins
  • 16Beadling
  • 10Hardcastle
  • 2BrownBooked at 70minsSubstituted forHindleat 82'minutes
  • 33James
  • 20Angus

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 7Gribbin
  • 12Lillis
  • 19Wilson
  • 22Hindle
  • 25Biggins
Referee:
Robert Lewis

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 2, Barrow 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Barrow 1.

  3. Booking

    Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

  5. Post update

    Jack Hindle (Barrow) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Saikou Janneh with a headed pass.

  7. Booking

    James Jones (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hindle (Barrow).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Callum Gribbin (Barrow).

  12. Post update

    Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Jones (Barrow).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Ashley Baker replaces Liam Shephard because of an injury.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Joss Labadie replaces Scott Twine.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Saikou Janneh.

  17. Post update

    Saikou Janneh (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Barry (Barrow).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Jack Hindle replaces Connor Brown.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Howkins (Newport County).