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Southend United 0-0 Newport County

Robbie Willmott

Robbie Willmott's woeful penalty miss cost Newport County victory against promotion-chasing Southend United.

The winger hit his second-half spot-kick yards wide of goal after Mark Phillips had brought down Ryan Burge.

Lee Barnard, saw his shot blocked in the first half, as did Harry Worley at the other end.

Will Atkinson headed against an Exiles post as Southend moved to within a point of League Two's top three.

Willmott had another chance to secure the points for the Welsh side, hitting keeper Daniel Bentley when clean through in injury time, as eighth-place County went a fifth game without a win

Phil Brown's Southend are now unbeaten in eight league games but missed the opportunity to climb into the automatic promotion spots before the rest of the weekend games.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 23Thompson
  • 5Phillips
  • 14Hurst
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forC Cliffordat 75'minutes
  • 10CorrSubstituted forStrakerat 45'minutes
  • 39BarnardSubstituted forEastwoodat 61'minutes
  • 12Atkinson

Substitutes

  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 16C Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 29Gomis
  • 40Smith

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Pipe
  • 12Willmott
  • 19Naylor
  • 22Worley
  • 13Sandell
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forPorterat 71'minutes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 90mins
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forJolleyat 73'minutes
  • 45Howe
  • 15BurgeSubstituted forFlynnat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 4Porter
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Jackson
  • 21Anthony
  • 23Jolley
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
5,993

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Newport County 0.

Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Booking

Lee Minshull (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Christian Jolley (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Max Porter.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Ryan Burge because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Harry Worley.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Conor Clifford replaces Michael Timlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Adam Chapman.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by David Pipe.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Lee Barnard.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Harry Worley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot is close, but misses to the right. Robbie Willmott should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Mark Phillips (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Newport County. Ryan Burge draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 31st January 2014

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield28149544251951
2Scunthorpe281311441271450
3Fleetwood27153944311348
4Southend28138735231247
5Rochdale27145843331047
6Oxford Utd271210536211546
7Burton2713773127446
8Newport2610973530539
9Wimbledon28108103131038
10Morecambe28108103337-438
11Dag & Red2899103636036
12Plymouth2798102430-635
13Cheltenham2781093438-434
14Hartlepool2897123035-534
15Exeter2796123236-433
16York29711113236-432
17Accrington2788113238-632
18Portsmouth28711103341-832
19Mansfield28710112938-931
20Bristol Rovers2779112528-330
21Wycombe2778123237-529
22Bury26610103034-428
23Torquay2768132741-1426
24Northampton2657142036-1622
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