Newport County 1-0 Tranmere Rovers


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

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 his 40th birthday Michael Flynn’s side 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

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