Jack has a knack for finding the net

Jack Redshaw was on target at Newport County on Saturday
Jack Redshaw was on target at Newport County on Saturday
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Newport County 0 Morecambe 1

A moment of quality from striker Jack Redshaw earned Morecambe victory over play-off chasing Newport.

The Shrimps front man made it two goals in two games with an early goal which gave his side the platform to go on and pick up three valuable points.

Redshaw took his League Two tally to eight for the season with an eight minute strike of quality.

A long ball from defender Ryan Edwards dissected the Newport defence and gave Redshaw a free run on goal.

Despite the acute angle, he picked his spot perfectly and arrowed a shot into the left-hand corner of Joe Day’s goal to give Jim Bentley’s side the perfect start.

Morecambe continued to press with Ryan Williams recalled to the starting line-up, 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 were happy to hit Newport 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.

The visitors stepped up their challenge in the second half but still could not find their way past an excellent Shrimps’ defence.

Substitute Robbie Willmott added some zest to their attack and forced Andreas Arestidou into a neat save, before being involved in the game’s most controversial moment on 57 minutes.

Willmott curled in 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.

The Morecambe defence held the upper hand from there on in with skipper Mark Hughes making two flying blocks to keep out the home side.

It was Morecambe who finished on the attack, with Kevin Ellison forcing Day into a neat save in the 90th minute and despite five minutes of injury time, the Shrimps held on for an excellent victory.

Newport: Day, Jackson, Yakubu, Jones, Tutonda, Porte, (Chapman 74), Klukowski, (Willmott 46), Storey, Byrne, Howe, Jeffers (Zebroski 65). Subs (not used): Stephens, Flynn, Feeley, Minshull

Morecambe: Arestidou, Beeley, Parrish, Edwards, Hughes, Wilson, Kenyon (Wright 81), Williams (Amond 63), Goodall, Redshaw (Mullin 73), Ellison. Subs (not used): Jones, McGowan, Sampson, Devitt

Referee: A D’Urso

Attendance: 2,883

l Burton moved to the top of the League Two table after cruising to a 3-1 win at Dagenham.

Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s substitution played a crucial role as Abdenasser El Khayati put them ahead before teeing up Damian McCrory late on.

Dagenham, without ill boss Wayne Burnett, had threatened to cause an upset when Alex Jakubiak opened the scoring, only for Adam McGurk to smash home the leveller four minutes later.

Previous leaders Shrewsbury slipped to second as they lost 2-1 at Tranmere.