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Luton Town 1-1 Newport County

Warren Feeney celebrates
Warren Feeney took over as Newport County manager in January

Newport County's Football League status was secured as they ended Luton Town's three-match winning run and killed off their League Two play-off push.

Jack Marriott ensured the hosts' domination was rewarded as he headed in Olly Lee's cross after Joe Piggott had missed a host of Luton chances.

But Souleymane Coulibaly rescued County a point late on as the substitute striker nodded in Alex Rodman's cross.

Accrington's win over York mean the Minstermen drop out as County are safe.

Newport manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "When I first came in it was 'stay up at all costs' and (former manager) John Sheridan put the ground in there for me and I just tried to carry on what he left.

"And full credit to the players because people won't realise how hard it is down the bottom of that league.

"But they've responded and it's job done for us."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 5Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 11GreenSubstituted forBantonat 59'minutes
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forMcGeehanat 29'minutes
  • 17Ruddock
  • 19Lee
  • 23McQuoidBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMarriottat 68'minutes
  • 45Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 9Benson
  • 14Marriott
  • 31King
  • 35Banton
  • 37Musonda
  • 40Howells

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 4Jones
  • 16Hughes
  • 5DaviesBooked at 39mins
  • 23Rodman
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 3BarrowSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 86'minutes
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forMorganat 64'minutes
  • 19BodenSubstituted forCoulibalyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Coulibaly
  • 15Green
  • 17Morgan
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Parselle
  • 28O'Sullivan
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
7,606

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Newport County 1.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Newport County 1. Souleymane Coulibaly (Newport County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Rodman.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tommy O'Sullivan replaces Scott Barrow.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Souleymane Coulibaly replaces Scott Boden.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Newport County 0. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Olly Lee.

Attempt missed. Dean Morgan (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Luton Town).

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

Attempt missed. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Josh McQuoid.

Attempt saved. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Dean Morgan replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Attempt saved. Josh McQuoid (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Olly Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Zane Banton replaces Danny Green.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

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

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

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

Joe Pigott (Luton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 0, Newport County 0.

goal

As It Stood

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2Accrington442312973482581
3Oxford Utd442214879413880
4Bristol Rovers442471371442779
5Plymouth442381365442177
6Portsmouth431915971422972
7Wimbledon4320111263491471
8Cambridge4418121464531166
9Wycombe441713144540564
10Carlisle441616126260264
11Mansfield441712156152963
12Exeter441712156160163
13Luton44189175958163
14Leyton Orient441712155861-363
15Barnet441611176164-359
16Hartlepool44156234965-1651
17Notts County44139225378-2548
18Crawley44138234572-2747
19Stevenage441113205267-1546
20Yeovil441015193955-1645
21Morecambe44128246789-2244
22Newport441013214362-1943
23York44712254982-3333
24Dag & Red44710274279-3731
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