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Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Newport County

Newport stretched their unbeaten run to six games as they dug deep to spoil Shrewsbury's 100% home record.

Visiting goalkeeper Joe Day had a fine day between the sticks, including a magnificent save to deny Shrewsbury substitute Ashley Vincent.

Day was also alert to tip an effort from Jermaine Grandison round the post.

Newport played the last 10 minutes with 10 men after referee Darren Handley showed Andrew Hughes a red card for a high tackle on James Wesolowski.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Of course I'm not satisfied with four points from six. We want to win every game we are taking part in.

"And I'm not interested in whether it's a good point for them. We wanted to start a little run again. But you are always going to have games like this during the season.

"We were being overrun in midfield in the second half. We weren't being physical enough. Chances-wise you have to say we have done enough to win. We've created some fantastic chances. But you have to keep a clean sheet and we've done that."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a very good game but I'm certainly delighted with a consecutive clean sheet away from home and another valuable point.

"I'm disappointed with the reaction of the Shrewsbury players when the tackle [by Hughes on Wesolowski] was made, There were similar type of tackles made in the game when there was no reaction from my players.

"That made a problem for the referee in that sense and I'm not sure if it was the right decision, if I'm honest."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 6Goldson
  • 2Grandison
  • 5Ellis
  • 4Woods
  • 19Mangan
  • 14WesolowskiBooked at 81mins
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forVincentat 64'minutes
  • 26Akpa-AkproSubstituted forGriffithat 45'minutes
  • 10VernonBooked at 7minsSubstituted forCollinsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Demetriou
  • 7Vincent
  • 9Collins
  • 11Lawrence
  • 12Gayle
  • 16Griffith
  • 21Halstead

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 5Jones
  • 16HughesBooked at 85mins
  • 26PooleSubstituted forJacksonat 68'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 7Chapman
  • 33Byrne
  • 8Minshull
  • 13SandellBooked at 56mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 45PigottSubstituted forJolleyat 64'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forO'Connorat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Jackson
  • 10O'Connor
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 23Jolley
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,904

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Andrew Hughes (Newport County) is shown the red card.

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Booking

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron O'Connor replaces Chris Zebroski.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Hand ball by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Darren Jones (Newport County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Anthony Griffith.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Jackson replaces Regan Poole.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury9621156920
2Burton9612129319
3Wycombe9531126618
4Southend9522117417
5Morecambe9513128416
6Shrewsbury9432127515
7Cheltenham943286215
8Mansfield95041111015
9Northampton94231713414
10Wimbledon94231512314
11Portsmouth9423108214
12Plymouth9414117413
13Luton933367-112
14Cambridge93241512311
15Stevenage93241013-311
16Newport9243810-210
17Accrington93151420-610
18Tranmere92341112-19
19York91621012-29
20Exeter9234812-49
21Dag & Red92251117-68
22Oxford Utd9144911-27
23Hartlepool9216514-97
24Carlisle9036821-133
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