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Newport County 0-0 Bury

Bury goalkeeper Brian Jensen saves Newport striker Chris Zebroski's shot

Bury claimed a valuable away point in a hard-fought scoreless draw with Newport County at Rodney Parade.

Shakers goalkeeper Brian Jensen made a series of saves to frustrate County strikers Chris Zebroski and Mike Flynn.

The result leaves Justin Edinburgh's Newport looking comfortable in 12th position, in spite of recording just one win in 10 matches.

But Northampton's draw with Wimbledon means the Shakers remain just four points clear of the relegation zone.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's another point on the board. There were a lot of pleasing aspects tonight and that's back-to-back clean sheets.

"Fair play to Bury, they came here an put us on the back foot and they're one of very few sides who have done that this year.

"They had some good chances in the first half, but we took the game to them in the second, so I suppose we look at it as another point gained."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"I'm happy with the way we defended. I'm just frustrated we didn't get that first goal.

"Teams aren't really creating chances against us, which is pleasing. That's eight or nine clean sheets in 15 games and we've certainly steadied the ship.

"I'm just frustrated that, over the last three or four games, we've not been more clinical in front of goal because those three points are absolutely valuable."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 20Feely
  • 3Hughes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 20minsSubstituted forPorterat 79'minutes
  • 19Naylor
  • 16Blake
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 67mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 9CrowSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 45'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 90mins
  • 17Flynn

Substitutes

  • 4Porter
  • 13Sandell
  • 14Jeffers
  • 22Worley
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
  • 45Howe

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 29Veseli
  • 3McNulty
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 34Mills
  • 11Hussey
  • 7Jones
  • 15Mayor
  • 22PlattSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 70'minutes
  • 18Nardiello
  • 16TutteSubstituted forProctorat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 5Cameron
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Grimes
  • 14Young
  • 17Akpa-Akpro
  • 30Charles-Cook
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,160

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 0, Bury 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Bury 0.

  3. Booking

    Chris Zebroski (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Lee Minshull.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Darcy Blake (Newport County).

  15. Post update

    Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Jones (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Clive Platt.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale392271064392573
2Scunthorpe391817461372471
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood391971357461164
5Burton39171394237564
6Oxford Utd391514104940959
7York391513114638858
8Southend3914141147361156
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red391215124747051
11Hartlepool391310164645149
12Newport381213134649-349
13Wimbledon391212154247-548
14Cheltenham391115134553-848
15Morecambe391212154557-1248
16Exeter391211164750-347
17Mansfield391114144152-1147
18Accrington391113154649-346
19Bury38917124243-144
20Bristol Rovers381013153543-843
21Wycombe391012173948-942
22Portsmouth39915153855-1742
23Northampton39913173351-1840
24Torquay3999213557-2236
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