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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Newport County

Newport County midfielder Ben White sees his shot saved by Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Ben Garratt
Newport County midfielder Ben White sees his shot saved by Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Ben Garratt

Crewe Alexandra fought back to draw with Newport County despite having Perry Ng sent off after 17 minutes.

Frank Nouble put Newport ahead when he tapped in after Joss Labadie's shot was saved by Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt.

Ng had been booked moments before the goal and the defender earned a second yellow for sliding in soon after.

But a minute after the dismissal Crewe got themselves back on level terms, when Chris Dagnall converted George Cooper's low cross from the byline.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Wales Sport:

"It was very frustrating... we created enough chances to win two or three matches, but also weren't very switched on with the counter-attack against us.

"Fair play to them, with 10 men they rolled up their sleeves and caused us a few problems, but if you don't take the chances you create you're always going to struggle.

"We switched off on certain things: when we got a corner we didn't lock them in on the edge of the box and they break on us, or we leave two v two at the back. It's crazy because we don't work on that."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2NgBooked at 17mins
  • 4Walker
  • 6Raynes
  • 12Nolan
  • 11CooperSubstituted forBoweryat 86'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 15Wintle
  • 18Pickering
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forAinleyat 76'minutes
  • 16Lowery

Substitutes

  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 14Ainley
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Finney
  • 25Sass-Davies

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 7Willmott
  • 6White
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 88mins
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 83mins
  • 3ButlerSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 8Dolan
  • 27RiggSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 75'minutes
  • 10Nouble
  • 15McCoulskySubstituted forReynoldsat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 11Reynolds
  • 18Foulston
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Cole
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,400

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away23
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Newport County 1.

Attempt blocked. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Dan Butler.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Booking

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

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces George Cooper.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Porter.

Attempt saved. Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Chris Dagnall.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Sean Rigg.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

Attempt saved. Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brad Walker (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harry Pickering.

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