Southend United 1-0 Newport County

(11′ mins): Mark Oxley clawed away Aaron Lewis’ fierce angled attempt, while County stopper, Tom King saved from Greg Halford as the sides exchanged early opportunities. But with the Blues next foray forward, Shaun Hobson profited from Terrell Egbri’s centre to hand the home side an eleventh-minute lead.

Brian Jeeves

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