Cheltenham Town 0-0 Newport County

Action from Cheltenham Town v Newport County

Newport County maintained their place in the League Two play-off places after surviving a late onslaught at Cheltenham.

Home striker Jamie Cureton had an effort saved by County goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley and then headed wide in the final 10 minutes.

Conor Washington hit a post for Newport before the interval, who are now gone five games unbeaten.

The Robins have yet to win two consecutive matches in the League.

VIEW FROM THE CHANGING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Mark Yates

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Mark Yates

"We couldn't quite find the killer touch, we couldn't find our enterprise in that final third - we had lots of half chances but didn't work the keeper enough.

"We've kept a clean sheet and gone five games unbeaten, so we'll just have to roll into Tuesday and improve on the things we did today.

"Clean sheets and unbeaten runs are important for confidence. I think we needed a bit more creativity today but apart from that I think it was a decent game of football."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We hit a post and had one cleared off the line, on another day we may have come away with all three points.

"I thought we did control the first half, I thought we just didn't have good execution in the final third.

"That's four clean sheets on the spin now and with our own form if we can keep doing that away from home we're going to be there or thereabout."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd179531532
2Chesterfield179531132
3Rochdale171025732
4Fleetwood1710161031
5Southend17926729
6Newport17764527
7Burton17836127
8Scunthorpe17764-127
9Dag & Red17755326
10Wimbledon17746225
11Morecambe17746-225
12Hartlepool17737224
13Exeter17737-124
14Plymouth17647-422
15Wycombe16637021
16Mansfield17566-321
17Cheltenham17566-521
18Portsmouth16556-420
19York17458-417
20Accrington17458-717
21Bury17368-415
22Bristol Rovers17368-715
23Torquay17359-1114
24Northampton173410-1013
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