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Newport win lifts them off the foot of League Two

Newport County's new boss Michael Flynn recorded two wins from his opening two games, as a second half penalty from Ryan Bird proved the difference for County away at Morcambe this evening.

The Exiles are now seven points from safety and off the bottom of League Two - having been 11 points adrift when Graham Westley was dismissed.

Next up for County is a home tie against Blackpool on Saturday.

Full-time: Mansfield Town 2 - 1 Newport County

Newport County narrowly lost out to Mansfield Town this afternoon after a late goal by the hosts saw them nudge a win.

Things looked promising for County thanks to an early goal by Ryan Bird, though Mansfield's Krystian Pearce equalised shortly after to make the score one-all at half time.

County found themselves a man down around the 67-minute mark when Jaanai Gordon was sent off after a second yellow card.

A Mansfield penalty saw them finish the game as the winners.

Final score: Mansfield Town 2 - 1 Newport County.


Newport and Morecambe play out draw at Rodney Parade

Newport County remain bottom of League Two after being held to a draw by Morecambe at Rodney Parade.

Graham Westley's side have drawn six games out of eight. Credit: PA

The home side took the lead after 18 minutes, with striker Aaron Williams scoring his first goal of the season.

But Morecambe drew level mid-way second half through a Michael Rose free-kick.

The result leaves the Exiles deep in relegation trouble and six points from safety.

Newport grab point against league leaders Doncaster

Newport County remain bottom of League 2, despite picking up a creditable point against league leaders Doncaster Rovers at Rodney Parade this evening.

Graham Westley's side had to settle for a point. Credit: PA

A win would've taken Graham Westley's side out of the relegation zone for the first time in three months, but The Exiles stay two points and two places off Notts County, who sit 22nd.

Newport's next game is another home fixture against Grimsby Town on Tuesday evening.

FT: Stevenage 3 - 1 Newport County

Newport County have been beaten by Stevenage in League Two.

Credit: Newport AFC

Matthew Godden scored his third goal at the Lamex Stadium after a penalty was given in the 60th minute.

Shortly after, County had a goal disallowed after Aaron Williams was ruled offside.

Dan Butler made it 3-1 in the 88th minute after a finish in the bottom right corner from the edge of the box.

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