CARL ROOK was spot on as Whites overcame a determined Newport IoW side at Crabble.
The striker, making his debut following his signing from Hastings this week, netted with 18 minutes left after James Dunk handled a Nicky Humphrey shot in the box.
Dunk was sent off and Rook made no mistake from the spot to maintain Whites’ 100 per cent record in Ryman League Division One.
Whites dominated much of the game and thoroughly deserved maximum points.
Another good crowd of 804 were at Crabble to watch it – and now Clive Walker’s men will be looking for a bigger gate to cheer them on for another home game against Walton Casuals on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).
Full report to come.
STARTING LINE-UP: Paul Hyde, Tony Browne, Daniel Braithwaite, Danny Chapman, Craig Cloke, Nick Humphrey, Shane Hamshare, Lee Spiller (c), Craig Wilkins, Carl Rook, James Rogers. Subs: Dale Skelton, Walid Matata, Dean Readings, Sam Vallance, Darren Smith.