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Newport County 1-1 Colchester United

Josh Sheehan
Josh Sheehan fired Newport into the lead with a deflected effort

Newport County ended a run of eight straight League Two defeats to hold in-form Colchester United to a 1-1 draw.

The hosts got off to an ideal start when Josh Sheehan's deflected shot from just inside the area found its way into the net but could not build on it.

Chris Porter equalised from the spot after Darren Jones fouled Kurtis Guthrie and Craig Reid missed two key chances for the hosts after the break.

County remain bottom of League Two, six points adrift as Colchester stay sixth.

Newport manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales: "It was a turning point for us. It was important to stop the rot and it's not easy to do that. Credit to the team, I thought they were excellent and doing the things you have to do to win football matches.

"We were dogged, we were resilient. We won our headers and our tackles. We created enough moments in the game to have won it really. As the game wore on, we were the better side."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 19Nelson
  • 25O'Brien
  • 4Jones
  • 3Butler
  • 16Sheehan
  • 17Bennett
  • 8RandallSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 66'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBojajat 75'minutes
  • 41Williams

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 15Samuel
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 23Flynn
  • 24Bojaj
  • 28Demetriou
  • 30Bittner

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 15Elokobi
  • 2Brindley
  • 4Lapslie
  • 22Garvan
  • 11Dickenson
  • 24SlaterSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 88'minutes
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forJohnstoneat 78'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 17Johnstone
  • 25Barnes
  • 30Doyley
  • 31Fosu-Henry
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
2,397

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Colchester United 1.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

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

Attempt blocked. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Colchester United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tarique Fosu-Henry replaces Craig Slater.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Attempt missed. Denny Johnstone (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Denny Johnstone replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Foul by George Elokobi (Colchester United).

Aaron Williams (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Florent Bojaj replaces Craig Reid.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Owen Garvan.

Attempt saved. Craig Reid (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Mark Randall because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mark Randall (Newport County) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Craig Reid (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Attempt blocked. Dan Butler (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Craig Slater (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster26174552331955
2Plymouth25163641271451
3Carlisle261211347361147
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2512673327642
6Luton25118636231341
7Colchester26117841311040
8Cambridge2511683526939
9Barnet2610973737039
10Exeter25113113627936
11Grimsby26106103331236
12Blackpool2598836251135
13Crawley25105103138-735
14Mansfield2681082629-334
15Stevenage26103134044-433
16Yeovil2587102629-331
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Crewe26610102536-1128
19Hartlepool2669113344-1127
20Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
21Accrington2567122334-1125
22Cheltenham2559112737-1024
23Notts County2665152848-2023
24Newport2546152945-1618
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