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Newport County 0-0 Hartlepool United

Newport County's Mark Byrne and Jake Carroll of Hartlepool compete for the ball
Newport County have only won four league games at Rodney Parade this season

Hartlepool extended their unbeaten run to three games and moved eight points clear of the League Two relegation zone after a goalless draw at Newport.

The visitors had the better of the first half with striker Billy Paynter testing home keeper Joe Day.

Newport were much improved after the break and Medy Elito's long-range shot was saved by Trevor Carson.

Newport have moved up to 17th in the table and are 14 points clear of the relegation zone.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales:

"I don't think we got going and we looked a bit leggy. The fantastic win on Saturday [against Portsmouth] took a lot out of us.

"It was going to be a scrap, they're on a good run themselves. I'm pleased with a point - it's a point closer to where we want to be.

"I still don't think we're safe. There's 10 games left to go and a lot of points to play for."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 4Jones
  • 12Donacien
  • 16HughesSubstituted forBarrowat 53'minutes
  • 17MorganSubstituted forWilkinsonat 68'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 23Rodman
  • 19Boden
  • 28O'SullivanSubstituted forGoslingat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Barrow
  • 8Klukowski
  • 9Wilkinson
  • 15Green
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 21Partridge
  • 39Gosling

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2Magnay
  • 6Bates
  • 26JacksonBooked at 77mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forOatesat 70'minutes
  • 16FeatherstoneBooked at 59mins
  • 18Hawkins
  • 30Gray
  • 33James
  • 10Paynter

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 15Oates
  • 19Richards
  • 28Laurent
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
2,394

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Scott Boden (Newport County).

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jake Gray (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Scott Barrow (Newport County).

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Jake Gosling (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Attempt blocked. Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Attempt blocked. Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Nathan Thomas.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Conor Wilkinson replaces Dean Morgan.

Dean Morgan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton36247565353079
2Oxford Utd371911765353068
3Plymouth36198951321965
4Bristol Rovers361951252361662
5Accrington35179958431560
6Portsmouth361514757342359
7Leyton Orient361511105248456
8Wycombe35167123832655
9Wimbledon361411115345853
10Carlisle35131395452252
11Mansfield36149134642451
12Cambridge36149135048251
13Luton36148145049150
14Exeter361310134751-449
15Barnet36138154852-447
16Crawley36136174156-1545
17Newport361011153949-1041
18Morecambe36117185764-740
19Notts County35117174658-1240
20Yeovil36911163647-1138
21Hartlepool34105193655-1935
22Stevenage36810184260-1834
23York3669213867-2927
24Dag & Red37510223465-3125
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