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Rodney Parade (ATT 4,261) 29th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Portsmouth Portsmth

Newport 1

A Chapman (S/O 27)
I Yakubu (74)
D Blake (S/O 83)

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Portsmth 2

R Taylor (pen 22)
J Wallace (40)

Awford inspires Pompey

Last Updated: 29/03/14 6:08pm

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Ryan Taylor: Scored from the spot

Ryan Taylor: Scored from the spot

Caretaker manager Andy Awford led Portsmouth to their first win in seven with a 2-1 victory at nine-man Newport.

Goals from Ryan Taylor and Jed Wallace secured Awford his first win since taking charge following Richie Barker's sacking on Thursday. Newport defender Ismail Yakubu scored a second-half header for the home side, who had midfielder Adam Chapman sent off in the first half before Darcy Blake was also dismissed in the second period.

The win moves Portsmouth five points clear of the League Two relegation places.

Taylor gave Portsmouth the lead with a penalty in the 22nd minute after he had his shirt pulled in the box by Kevin Feely. Chapman was then sent off shortly afterwards for a reckless two-footed lunge on Danny Hollands near the halfway line.

Wallace doubled Portsmouth's advantage before the break with a firm header from Ricky Holmes' cross.

Yakubu gave Newport lifeline 16 minutes from time when he headed home Robbie Willmott's corner from six yards.

But despite plenty of late pressure from the home side, they couldn't find an equaliser and their cause was not aided when Blake accrued a second yellow card seven minutes from time.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 28 54
2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
6 Newport County AFC 28 46
7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21