The FA Cup - First Round
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Braintree Town 1-1 Newport County

David Pipe of Newport challenges Braintree's Chez Isaac

Braintree Town must go to League Two Newport County for an FA Cup first-round replay after Ryan Peters' own goal denied them victory.

The hosts dared to dream of a Cup giant-killing when Chez Isaac hit the back of the net early on.

But defender Peters inadvertently directed Tom Naylor's shot into the back of the home side's net five minutes after the break.

Conference Premier side Braintree must travel to Rodney Parade for the replay.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"I thought we bossed it first half and maybe should have been two up. We didn't come out second half - another sloppy goal we've given away.

"We need eight or nine players at it, I thought we had five. There were three or four we needed to step up and improve their game. That didn't happen and that's why we've drawn.

"We've got a second bite of the cherry, we'll settle for that. If we go there and eight or nine are on it, it gives us a chance.

"You know what our away form is like - it won't phase us. We'll be looking forward to it. There'll be a bit more space behind them."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought it was a very good cup tie. We were fully aware of Braintree's good start to the season and they certainly forced back first half.

"We regrouped and had some words at half-time and I thought we were excellent second half.

"Without some heroic defending from Braintree and good saves from their goalkeeper I think we would have gone on and won the game."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 2Peters
  • 14Carney
  • 5Paine
  • 19Wells
  • 15Massey
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forSparkesat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Davis
  • 10HolmanSubstituted forCoxat 90'minutes
  • 9Marks
  • 26Mulley

Substitutes

  • 1McDonald
  • 6Quinton
  • 11Sparkes
  • 12Daley
  • 18Enver-Marum
  • 21Griffiths
  • 22Cox

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Pipe
  • 17FlynnBooked at 39mins
  • 22WorleyBooked at 78mins
  • 16Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 19Naylor
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 57mins
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forJacksonat 81'minutes
  • 9Crow
  • 23JolleySubstituted forWashingtonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5James
  • 14Washington
  • 15Burge
  • 18Jackson
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Redman
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
1,004

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Billy Jones.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Sparkes replaces Chez Isaac.

  5. Post update

    Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Peters.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Chapman (Newport County) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Dan Holman.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Harry Worley.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Pipe (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).

  13. Post update

    Conor Washington (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nick Hamann.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Jackson replaces Chris Zebroski because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Dan Holman (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Peters.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.