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Plymouth Argyle 0-0 Newport County

Plymouth v Newport

A 10-minute delay because of floodlight failure was the highlight of this dour contest between Plymouth Argyle and Newport County.

The game was stopped in the 74th minute after one light went out during this goalless draw at Home Park.

The game resumed when it was repaired but neither side looked like coming away with the points.

Newport's Ryan Jackson and Plymouth's Lewis Alessandra had shots on target in a game played in torrential rain.

This was another draw for Plymouth and adds to the growing pressure on manager John Sheridan.

Argyle are still without a win in their last seven games, while Newport have now lost only once in their last six games.

Exiles manager Justin Edinburgh will have been disappointed his side failed to build on the 3-0 victory over York on Saturday.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We are delighted with a point again on the road. It was a solid performance, rather than spectacular.

"We have come to a big club and one we look up to and we were worthy of the point, but I don't think we did enough to win the game.

"We huffed and puffed and just the final ball wasn't there.

"I felt we could have played on (during the floodlight failure), but that was the ref's decision and they (Plymouth) were adamant the lights were going to come back on."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 3Blackman
  • 7Alessandra
  • 4Blanchard
  • 16Trotman
  • 17Nelson
  • 8BocoSubstituted forGurrieriat 71'minutes
  • 14YoungSubstituted forBencherifat 85'minutes
  • 19HayesSubstituted forHarveyat 71'minutes
  • 9Reid
  • 6Hourihane

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 2Berry
  • 15Wotton
  • 18Harvey
  • 20Bencherif
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 28Reckord

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 12Willmott
  • 18Jackson
  • 5James
  • 6Yakubu
  • 16Jones
  • 19Naylor
  • 8Minshull
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forCrowat 90+4'minutes
  • 14Washington
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forFlynnat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 9Crow
  • 17Flynn
  • 23Jolley
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Redman
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
5,689

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Newport County 0.

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Chris Zebroski.

Attempt missed. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Hamza Bencherif replaces Luke Young.

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Adam Chapman.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Paul Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Andres Gurrieri replaces Romuald Boco.

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

Attempt blocked. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony James (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lewis Alessandra.

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Blackman (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale138232114726
2Chesterfield137332013724
3Exeter137331813524
4Oxford Utd136522112923
5Fleetwood137152015522
6Morecambe136432018222
7Mansfield135621511421
8Burton136341917221
9Newport135531814420
10Wycombe126241814420
11Southend136251411320
12Scunthorpe125521412220
13Dag & Red135531817120
14Hartlepool135351715218
15Wimbledon135351516-118
16Portsmouth124441919016
17Cheltenham134361824-615
18York123361519-412
19Plymouth13337815-712
20Bury132471316-310
21Bristol Rovers132471118-710
22Torquay132471323-1010
23Northampton132381220-89
24Accrington13148920-117
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