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Rovers' first competitive meeting with the re-formed Newport County ended in a 1–0 defeat at Rodney Parade, with former Rovers man Andy Sandell's penalty proving to be the difference between the sides.

The Newport lineup included two other ex-Pirates in Chris Zebroski and David Pipe, who was lucky not to be sent off in the first half following a crunching tackle on Tom Lockyer.

Match details[]

Newport County Newport County 1–0 Bristol Rovers Bristol Rovers
Sandell (pen 42) (1–0 HT)
Venue: Rodney Parade – KO: 17 August 2013 @ 1500
Attendance: 5,387 – Referee: Lee Collins
Lineups
1 Lenny Pidgeley 1 Steve Mildenhall
Yellow 2 David Pipe 2 Michael Smith
22 Harry Worley 6 Tom Parkes
19 Tom Naylor 29 Mark McChrystal
3 Andrew Hughes 30 Tom Lockyer
7 Adam Chapman 14 Lee Brown
8 Lee Minshull 32 John-Joe O'Toole Yellow Sub-off
Ball 13 Andy Sandell 15 Oliver Norburn
Yellow Sub-off 12 Robbie Willmott 17 Ellis Harrison
Sub-off 11 Chris Zebroski 7 David Clarkson Sub-off
Sub-off 23 Christian Jolley 10 Eliot Richards
Substitutes
25 Jamie Stephens (GK) 20 Conor Gough (GK)
4 Max Porter 5 Garry Kenneth
Sub-on 9 Danny Crow 8 Matt Gill
Sub-on 14 Conor Washington 26 Ryan Brunt Sub-on
Sub-on 17 Michael Flynn 31 Shaquille Hunter
18 Ryan Jackson 33 Alefe Santos Sub-on
  35 Josh Southway

Timeleine[]


2013–14 matches
League Two
Team ACC AFW BUA BRY CNM CFD D&R EXE FWD HAR MAN MOR NWP NOR OXF PLY POR RDL SCU SOU TOR WYC YOR
Home 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–2
Away 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1
FA Cup Capital One Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Rnd 1 Rnd 1 Rnd 1sw
Team Team WAT Team BRC
H/A H/A H H/A A
Res Res 1–3 Res 1–2
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