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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."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25NobleBooked at 85mins
  • 5Brown
  • 6ElliottBooked at 14mins
  • 4Taylor
  • 14RichardsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 65'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGornellat 65'minutes
  • 7Cureton
  • 8DeeringSubstituted forPennat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Gornell
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Roberts
  • 16Penn
  • 17Hanks
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18Jackson
  • 12Willmott
  • 20OshilajaBooked at 69mins
  • 6Yakubu
  • 22Worley
  • 19Naylor
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMinshullat 78'minutes
  • 14Washington
  • 9Crow
  • 23JolleySubstituted forBarkerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 5James
  • 8Minshull
  • 16Jones
  • 17Flynn
  • 24Barker
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
3,501

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home5
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Newport County 0.

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Booking

David Noble (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. George Barker replaces Christian Jolley.

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Conor Washington.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Hand ball by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lee Minshull replaces Adam Chapman.

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Russell Penn replaces Sam Deering.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Harry Worley.

Hand ball by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Byron Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Matthew Richards.

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

goal

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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