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Newport County 3-3 Carlisle United

Joss Labadie attempts to control the bouncing ball for Newport as Carlisle's Kelvin Etuhu closes in
Joss Labadie attempts to control the bouncing ball for Newport as Carlisle's Kelvin Etuhu closes in

Matt Dolan scored two stunning free-kicks to earn a point for Newport in a frenetic second half at Rodney Parade.

Shawn McCoulsky's cool lob after goalkeeper Jack Bonham had spilled the ball gave Exiles an interval lead.

But Carlisle were ahead within six minutes of the restart as Luke Joyce capitalised on a defensive melee and Kelvin Etuhu fired-in spectacularly.

Dolan pulled Newport level and repeated the trick after Tom Miller had headed past a bemused Joe Day for Carlisle.

Newport drop to 12th place in League Two while Carlisle remain 14th.

County manager Michael Flynn: "We totally outplayed one of our play-off rivals today and we've gifted them a point. The disappointing thing is the goals we conceded. The positive is the fight that my players showed today.

"At 3-2 down a lot of teams would have folded saying 'it's not our day' but Matty Dolan goes and puts a free-kick in the top corner and then Labadie misses two chances at the end and their goalkeeper pulls off a top save against Dan Butler."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2PipeSubstituted forReynoldsat 54'minutes
  • 8Dolan
  • 4Labadie
  • 7WillmottBooked at 90mins
  • 3Butler
  • 15McCoulskySubstituted forAmondat 83'minutes
  • 10NoubleBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 9Amond
  • 11Reynolds
  • 17Bennett
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 24Touray
  • 27Rigg
  • 30Bittner

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 17BrownSubstituted forHopeat 65'minutes
  • 6Parkes
  • 29Hill
  • 2Miller
  • 19LambeSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 86'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 5Liddle
  • 8Jones
  • 21Etuhu
  • 14BennettSubstituted forMillerat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hope
  • 11Devitt
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 16Ellis
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 20Miller
  • 23George
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
3,176

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home23
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 3, Carlisle United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 3, Carlisle United 3.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

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

Attempt saved. Clint Hill (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

Booking

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces Reggie Lambe.

Attempt missed. Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.

Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Shawn McCoulsky.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Richard Bennett.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Miller.

Attempt saved. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Clint Hill (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 3, Carlisle United 3. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Hallam Hope replaces James Brown.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton21126349193042
2Notts County21126336211542
3Accrington20114532221037
4Exeter2111372925436
5Wycombe219753829934
6Lincoln City219662619733
7Coventry219572114732
8Swindon2010283025532
9Mansfield218853025532
10Colchester219572924532
11Grimsby219572526-132
12Newport218763025531
13Cambridge218581725-829
14Carlisle217773130128
15Cheltenham217682829-127
16Stevenage217682631-527
17Crawley216691923-424
18Morecambe215791725-822
19Port Vale2163122131-1021
20Yeovil2155112740-1320
21Chesterfield2155112538-1320
22Crewe2162132135-1420
23Forest Green2155112340-1720
24Barnet2145122231-917
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