League Two
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town0NewportNewport County0

Newport stretched their unbeaten run to six games as they dug deep to spoil Shrewsbury's 100% home record.

Visiting goalkeeper Joe Day had a fine day between the sticks, including a magnificent save to deny Shrewsbury substitute Ashley Vincent.

Day was also alert to tip an effort from Jermaine Grandison round the post.

Newport played the last 10 minutes with 10 men after referee Darren Handley showed Andrew Hughes a red card for a high tackle on James Wesolowski.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Of course I'm not satisfied with four points from six. We want to win every game we are taking part in.

"And I'm not interested in whether it's a good point for them. We wanted to start a little run again. But you are always going to have games like this during the season.

"We were being overrun in midfield in the second half. We weren't being physical enough. Chances-wise you have to say we have done enough to win. We've created some fantastic chances. But you have to keep a clean sheet and we've done that."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a very good game but I'm certainly delighted with a consecutive clean sheet away from home and another valuable point.

"I'm disappointed with the reaction of the Shrewsbury players when the tackle [by Hughes on Wesolowski] was made, There were similar type of tackles made in the game when there was no reaction from my players.

"That made a problem for the referee in that sense and I'm not sure if it was the right decision, if I'm honest."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 6Goldson
  • 2Grandison
  • 5Ellis
  • 4Woods
  • 19Mangan
  • 14WesolowskiBooked at 81mins
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forVincentat 64'minutes
  • 26Akpa-AkproSubstituted forGriffithat 45'minutes
  • 10VernonBooked at 7minsSubstituted forCollinsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Demetriou
  • 7Vincent
  • 9Collins
  • 11Lawrence
  • 12Gayle
  • 16Griffith
  • 21Halstead

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 5Jones
  • 16HughesBooked at 85mins
  • 26PooleSubstituted forJacksonat 68'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 7Chapman
  • 33Byrne
  • 8Minshull
  • 13SandellBooked at 56mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 45PigottSubstituted forJolleyat 64'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forO'Connorat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Jackson
  • 10O'Connor
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 23Jolley
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,904

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

  11. Post update

    Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Dismissal

    Andrew Hughes (Newport County) is shown the red card.

  14. Post update

    James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Hughes (Newport County).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

  18. Booking

    James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).

  20. Post update

    Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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