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Newport County 0 - 1 Morecambe

21 February 2015

Newport County 0 - 1 Morecambe

JACK Redshaw earned the Shrimps a second win in three games with the only goal of the match at Rodney Parade.

Redshaw scored his eighth league goal of the season in the eighth minute with a wonderful finish.

A long ball forward dissected the Newport defence and gave Redshaw a free run on goal and the striker made no mistake with a sweetly struck left foot shot that beat Chris Day low to his left.

Boss Jim Bentley made three changes to the side that lost 3-2 against Dagenham at the Globe Arena on Sunday with Andy Fleming missing the game after his partner gave birth on Friday.

Jamie Devitt, who was not 100% fit and Paul Mullin dropped to the bench with Andy Wright a welcome returnee after his recent hernia injury.

After Redshaw's early strike Morecambe continued to press with Ryan Williams drilling a 25 yard free kick well over before the home side began to find a second gear.

Midfielder Mark Byrne flashed a shot from outside the box well wide before Jan Klukowski volleyed over after being found by Ryan Jackson’s cutback.

Morecambe looked sharp on the break and Redshaw went close to a second on 42 minutes with a shot from the edge of the area that forced Day into a neat save low to his right.

Newport dominated possession in the second but only created one moment to worry the Morecambe defence when they had a goal controversially disallowed on 57 minutes. Robbie Willmott curled on a cross from the left hand side that seemed to evade everyone and end up in the back of the Morecambe net but the officials ruled that Shaun Jeffers got the final touch and the goal was ruled out for offside.

Chances were rare for the visitors from there as Mark Hughes produced two vital blocks before Mark Byrne headed a late chance wide.

It was Morecambe who finished on the attack with Kevin Ellison forcing Day into a neat save with virtually the last touch of the ball.
Newport: Day, Jackson, Yakubu, Jones, Tutonda, Porter (rep Chapman 74), Klukowski (rep Willmott 46), Storey, Byrne, Howe, Jeffers (rep Zebroski 65). Subs not used: Stephens, Flynn, Feeley, Minshull.
Morecambe: Arestidou, Beeley, Parrish, Edwards, Hughes, Wilson, Kenyon (rep Wright 81), Williams (Amond 63), Goodall, Redshaw (rep Mullin 73), Ellison. Subs not used: Jones, McGowan, Sampson, Devitt.

Ref: A D’Urso

Att: 2,883.

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