Port Vale 1-2 Newport County

Port Vale 1-2 Newport County
Port Vale 1-2 Newport County
Newport County saw their woodwork rattled as Port Vale pushed for an equaliser

Dan Butler scored the winner as Newport County held off hosts Port Vale.

The Exiles led through Scot Bennett when he latched onto a loose ball to score past Vale goalkeeper Scott Brown.

Tom Pope equalised with a header from a corner, his 56th goal at Vale Park setting a new record at the ground.

But when Mark Harris' cross was missed by Padraig Amond - who was later forced off with a head injury - Newport left-back Butler was following up to find the bottom corner.

Vale pushed hard for an equaliser, having a strong appeal for handball waved away before Ricky Miller hit the post with a curling effort, but have now lost five of their last six games.

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