League Two
NewportNewport County1TranmereTranmere Rovers0

Newport County 1-0 Tranmere Rovers

Paul Lewis of Tranmere Rovers is shown a red card for a challenge on Joss Labadie
Tranmere Paul Lewis despairs as he is sent off by Antony Coggins following a challenge on Joss Labadie

Newport County maintained their early challenge at the top of League Two against 10-man Tranmere Rovers.

Saikou Janneh struck before the break with his first goal for the hosts, guiding the ball into the top right hand side of the net from a corner.

The visitors saw Paul Lewis sent off in the second period for a dangerous challenge on Joss Labadie.

On manager Michael Flynn's 40th birthday, Newport stayed second in the table behind leaders Cambridge United.

Rovers ended the day 15th after the second defeat of their campaign.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 6Cooper
  • 8Dolan
  • 28Demetriou
  • 32Shephard
  • 4Labadie
  • 10SheehanBooked at 36mins
  • 19Twine
  • 3Haynes
  • 20JannehSubstituted forAmondat 86'minutes
  • 11Abrahams

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 2Baker
  • 7Willmott
  • 9Amond
  • 16Webb
  • 17Bennett
  • 22Ellison

Tranmere

  • 13Murphy
  • 2O'Connor
  • 26Clarke
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Morris
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forBurtonat 87'minutes
  • 22LewisBooked at 52mins
  • 28BanksBooked at 21minsSubstituted forFeeneyat 45'minutes
  • 17KhanSubstituted forYoungat 65'minutes
  • 14Woolery

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 5Ellis
  • 15Young
  • 19Feeney
  • 20Walker-Rice
  • 27Burton
  • 99Jones
Referee:
Antony Coggins

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

  4. Post update

    Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Padraig Amond.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Twine (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Shephard with a headed pass.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Burton replaces Jay Spearing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Saikou Janneh.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Saikou Janneh (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Twine.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

  17. Post update

    Jack Young (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Feeney.

  20. Post update

    Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.