It just wasn't to last, was it?
Notts County's good recent run of form, which culminated in the superb 1-0 win over Mansfield, had us to the point we could come out of the League Two relegation zone with victory over Newport.
Instead, revert to type. A 4-1 home defeat to a side 15th in the standings and we're still bottom.
Fraser Franks opened the scoring before a Jamille Matt brace put the Exiles 3-1 ahead at the break despite Kane Hemmings's early equaliser.
And in true Magpie style, any hopes of possibly launching a comeback, snuffed out as Padraig Amond scored directly after the restart in the second half.
Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at Meadow Lane to experience his hopes crushed like everyone else in the home stands - here's his account of the evening.