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Newport County 1-1 Exeter City

John Sheridan was able to celebrate a point earned in his first game as Newport manager
John Sheridan was able to celebrate a point earned in his first game as Newport manager

New boss John Sheridan saw Newport claim a hard-fought draw in his first game in charge thanks to a Lenell John-Lewis equaliser against Exeter.

Sheridan only took over as manager at Rodney Parade on Friday after Terry Butcher's departure the previous day.

He saw his side fall behind to Exeter when Joel Grant took Jordan Moore-Taylor's cross and cut inside to score.

But Newport fought back as John-Lewis pounced after Troy Brown blocked Alex Rodman's initial effort.

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Wales Sport: "We played very well, I couldn't have asked any more from the players.

"The endeavour and some of the football we played at times was really good.

"It's always difficult when you're bottom of the league, you're always looking up at everyone and it was a difficult game against Exeter, I've always liked the way they play.

"But the players really responded to the new manager coming in and they gave me a performance I was really pleased with."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 6Taylor
  • 12Donacien
  • 3Barrow
  • 7Elito
  • 19BodenSubstituted forRodmanat 72'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 51'minutes
  • 39CollinsSubstituted forBlackwoodat 65'minutes
  • 10John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 17Blackwood
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Parselle
  • 23Rodman

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 39Brown
  • 26Tillson
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forNichollsat 78'minutes
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forNicholsat 78'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 4NobleBooked at 87mins
  • 31Grant
  • 13MorrisonSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 11Davies
  • 14Nicholls
  • 20Nichols
  • 23McCready
  • 30Pym
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,870

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Exeter City 1.

Janoi Donacien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

Foul by Alex Rodman (Newport County).

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Alex Rodman (Newport County).

Joel Grant (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Booking

David Noble (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Noble (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

David Noble (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Medy Elito (Newport County).

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Foul by Alex Rodman (Newport County).

Joel Grant (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Will Hoskins.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Lee Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Nicholls replaces David Wheeler.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matt Taylor (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Troy Brown.

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

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Exeter City 1. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

David Noble (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Alex Rodman replaces Scott Boden.

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tyler Blackwood.

Scott Barrow (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11722189923
2Wycombe11632168821
3Leyton Orient116322013721
4Portsmouth115511710720
5Oxford Utd11551169720
6Mansfield11542179819
7Accrington115421510519
8Carlisle115422019119
9Northampton115331613318
10Luton115242115617
11Exeter115241616017
12Bristol Rovers115151412216
13Wimbledon114431313016
14Morecambe114252021-114
15Cambridge113531415-114
16Notts County114251619-314
17Hartlepool114161117-613
18York112451316-310
19Barnet113171320-710
20Stevenage112361118-79
21Crawley112361017-79
22Yeovil112271118-78
23Dag & Red111461221-97
24Newport11137719-126
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