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Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Newport County

On-loan keeper Joe Day was Newport County's hero as they came away from Tranmere Rovers unbeaten in five games.

The hosts dominated throughout, but Day, on loan from Peterborough, thwarted their attacking efforts.

Abdulai Bell-Baggie hit the side-netting with his first chance before Day blocked with his feet.

Home keeper Owain Fon Williams denied a rare Newport attack when he tipped Chris Zebroski's 27th-minute shot over the bar.

Eliot Richards missed the target as the break beckoned, while Marc Laird and Cole Stockton's efforts also failed.

And Bell-Baggie's speculative shot landed on the roof of County's net as the Welsh side held on for a point.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We had to soak up a lot of pressure in the game but it was a very good away performance by ourselves.

"We were solid without being spectacular. When the keeper was called upon he was fantastic

"It's an excellent clean sheet and keeps the run going."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 25HillSubstituted forHolnessat 11'minutes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 2Holmes
  • 19Donacien
  • 14Laird
  • 23Gill
  • 4PowerSubstituted forKoumasat 71'minutes
  • 10Richards
  • 16StocktonSubstituted forDonnellyat 74'minutes
  • 11Bell-Baggie

Substitutes

  • 6Holness
  • 7Donnelly
  • 8Koumas
  • 9Odejayi
  • 12Rowe
  • 22Fanimo
  • 26Brezovan

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 3FeelyBooked at 27minsSubstituted forO'Connorat 45'minutes
  • 16Hughes
  • 5Jones
  • 13Sandell
  • 7Chapman
  • 8Minshull
  • 33ByrneBooked at 45mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 45PigottSubstituted forKlukowskiat 64'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forJolleyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 10O'Connor
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Parker
  • 26Poole
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
3,948

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Chris Zebroski.

  8. Post update

    Matt Gill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

  10. Post update

    George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

  12. Post update

    Foul by George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. George Donnelly replaces Cole Stockton.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jason Koumas replaces Max Power.

  17. Post update

    Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.