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Newport County 1-1 Cambridge United

Robbie Willmott scores for Newport against Cambridge
Robbie Willmott's late equaliser means Newport have picked up five out of a possible nine points from their last three League Two games.

Robbie Willmott's 90th-minute equaliser earned Newport a valuable point against former club Cambridge at Rodney Parade.

Substitute Luke Chadwick's curling 48th-minute shot put the visitors ahead against the run of play before he had to limp off with a hamstring problem.

Newport dominated, but were denied by a brilliant save by Chris Dunn from Lee Minshull's header and Mark Byrne hit the bar with a long-range shot.

However, Yan Klukowski's unselfish pass presented Willmott with an open goal.

Midfielder Chadwick's contribution lasted only eight minutes after he came on for Ryan Bird at half-time, the 33-year-old being replaced in turn by Sam Whittall.

County moved up a place to 19th in League Two as their improved form continues, while Cambridge rose three places to 11th.

Luke Chadwick celebrates scoring against Newport County
Luke Chadwick's contribution lasted only eight minutes, but included a goal for Cambridge.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was the least we deserved tonight. Our performances are getting better all the time, I thought we were outstanding and to have come away with nothing would have been a travesty.

"But I'm still bitterly disappointed to only come away with a point.

"From the edge of the box and even in to their box tonight was the best we've seen for a long, long time.

"But we need to be more clinical. That's all that's missing now is that ruthless edge in the opposition's box. But I believe in the players and that will come."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Jones
  • 3FeelySubstituted forKlukowskiat 81'minutes
  • 16Hughes
  • 7Chapman
  • 33Byrne
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forSandellat 65'minutes
  • 12Willmott
  • 11Zebroski
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forJolleyat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 6Yakubu
  • 13Sandell
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Parker

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 12Lanzoni
  • 4Coulson
  • 3Taylor
  • 18Nelson
  • 17Hughes
  • 20Diallo
  • 32BirdSubstituted forChadwickat 45'minutesSubstituted forWhittallat 55'minutes
  • 11DunkSubstituted forLennonat 85'minutes
  • 7Donaldson
  • 10ElliottBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 2Tait
  • 13Norris
  • 22Chadwick
  • 23Stockley
  • 24Whittall
  • 25Lennon
  • 27Taylor
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
2,594

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home21
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home15
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Cambridge United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Cambridge United 1. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yan Klukowski.

Booking

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Cambridge United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harry Lennon replaces Harrison Dunk because of an injury.

Delay in match Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Kevin Feely.

Attempt missed. Andrew Hughes (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Aaron O'Connor.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Issaga Diallo.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Feely (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

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

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

Mark Byrne (Newport County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Lee Minshull.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Foul by Matteo Lanzoni (Cambridge United).

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Sam Whittall (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

Adam Chapman (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
1Burton651093616
2Cheltenham642073414
3Morecambe6411105513
4Shrewsbury6321116511
5Wycombe632184411
6Bury632174311
7Northampton632164211
8Plymouth631284410
9Portsmouth631265110
10Mansfield630367-19
11Cambridge622211748
12York61508718
13Wimbledon6222111108
14Southend62225508
15Tranmere6213101007
16Dag & Red6213810-27
17Stevenage6213811-37
18Hartlepool620447-36
19Newport612358-35
20Luton612347-35
21Accrington6114713-64
22Carlisle6033614-83
23Oxford Utd602459-42
24Exeter602439-62
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