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Newport County 1-1 Luton Town

Newport's Dan Butler is tackled by Isaac Vassell of Luton Town
Newport's Dan Butler is tackled by Isaac Vassell of Luton Town

Relegation-threatened Newport County closed the gap to safety by a point in a battling draw against promotion challengers Luton Town.

The visitors went into an early lead as Danny Hylton converted a penalty after Sid Nelson brought him down.

Sean Rigg hit back but the hosts finished with 10 men after Mark O'Brien's second yellow card.

Luton remain fifth, a point behind Stevenage while, Newport are six points behind Cheltenham, who are 22nd.

Newport boss Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "When we went down to 10 men I'd have bitten your hand off for a point.

"They're a good team. They've got pace and are strong with good forwards and I was glad Danny Hylton went off at half time.

"But apart from the first 15 minutes of the second half we were right in the game."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 19NelsonSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Jones
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 81mins
  • 18PipeBooked at 89mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 6LabadieBooked at 80mins
  • 3Butler
  • 27RiggBooked at 48mins
  • 40BirdSubstituted forJacksonat 84'minutes
  • 15Samuel

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 13Jackson
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 28Demetriou
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 5MullinsSubstituted forLeeat 67'minutes
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 16Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 10CookSubstituted forMarriottat 77'minutes
  • 17Ruddock
  • 20Vassell
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forJustinat 45'minutes
  • 28Palmer

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 4Smith
  • 14Marriott
  • 19Lee
  • 24D'Ath
  • 36Justin
  • 39Famewo
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,304

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by David Pipe.

Booking

Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Darren Jones (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marlon Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Booking

David Pipe (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Ryan Bird.

Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tom Owen-Evans.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Mark O'Brien (Newport County) for a bad foul.

Booking

Joss Labadie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jack Marriott.

Attempt blocked. Scot Bennett (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Jordan Cook.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Luton Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jordan Cook (Luton Town).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by James Justin.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Olly Lee replaces John Mullins because of an injury.

Booking

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joss Labadie.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Sid Nelson.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by James Justin (Luton Town).

Sid Nelson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth381981159342565
4Stevenage381941564521261
5Luton381515855352060
6Carlisle38151495656059
7Exeter381771460441658
8Blackpool381415959392057
9Mansfield381413114542355
10Wycombe381510134746155
11Colchester38159145350354
12Cambridge37158144842653
13Grimsby38149154547-251
14Accrington371212134748-148
15Barnet381115124752-548
16Morecambe38137184558-1346
17Yeovil381015133948-945
18Crewe381112154354-1145
19Crawley38129174460-1645
20Notts County38127194265-2343
21Hartlepool381011174863-1541
22Cheltenham38912173852-1439
23Newport38712194262-2033
24Leyton Orient3895244167-2632
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