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Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Newport County

On-loan keeper Joe Day was Newport County's hero as they came away from Tranmere Rovers unbeaten in five games.

The hosts dominated throughout, but Day, on loan from Peterborough, thwarted their attacking efforts.

Abdulai Bell-Baggie hit the side-netting with his first chance before Day blocked with his feet.

Home keeper Owain Fon Williams denied a rare Newport attack when he tipped Chris Zebroski's 27th-minute shot over the bar.

Eliot Richards missed the target as the break beckoned, while Marc Laird and Cole Stockton's efforts also failed.

And Bell-Baggie's speculative shot landed on the roof of County's net as the Welsh side held on for a point.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We had to soak up a lot of pressure in the game but it was a very good away performance by ourselves.

"We were solid without being spectacular. When the keeper was called upon he was fantastic

"It's an excellent clean sheet and keeps the run going."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 25HillSubstituted forHolnessat 11'minutes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 2Holmes
  • 19Donacien
  • 14Laird
  • 23Gill
  • 4PowerSubstituted forKoumasat 71'minutes
  • 10Richards
  • 16StocktonSubstituted forDonnellyat 74'minutes
  • 11Bell-Baggie

Substitutes

  • 6Holness
  • 7Donnelly
  • 8Koumas
  • 9Odejayi
  • 12Rowe
  • 22Fanimo
  • 26Brezovan

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 3FeelyBooked at 27minsSubstituted forO'Connorat 45'minutes
  • 16Hughes
  • 5Jones
  • 13Sandell
  • 7Chapman
  • 8Minshull
  • 33ByrneBooked at 45mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 45PigottSubstituted forKlukowskiat 64'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forJolleyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 10O'Connor
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Parker
  • 26Poole
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
3,948

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Newport County 0.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers).

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Chris Zebroski.

Matt Gill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Foul by George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. George Donnelly replaces Cole Stockton.

Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jason Koumas replaces Max Power.

Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Foul by Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Matt Gill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Joe Pigott.

Attempt missed. Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses the top left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Newport County 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron O'Connor replaces Kevin Feely because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Newport County 0.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8611116519
2Bury8521125717
3Wycombe8521115617
4Morecambe8512127516
5Northampton8422138514
6Shrewsbury8422127514
7Southend842285314
8Cheltenham842275214
9Portsmouth841397213
10Mansfield840489-112
11Cambridge83231511411
12Wimbledon83231412211
13Plymouth831497210
14Stevenage83141013-310
15Tranmere8233101009
16York816189-19
17Newport8233810-29
18Luton823357-29
19Dag & Red82151016-67
20Accrington8215916-77
21Hartlepool8215512-77
22Oxford Utd8134911-26
23Exeter8134611-56
24Carlisle8035618-123
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