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Newport County 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

Mark Byrne notched a late equaliser for Newport County as they continued their play-off push with a point against Tranmere Rovers at Rodney Parade.

The hosts saw midfielder Lee Minshull forced off towards the end of the first half with a heavy blow to the head.

Rovers took the lead in first-half injury-time when Jennison Myrie-Williams found Rory Donnelly to finish.

But Byrne struck a neat left-footed shot from outside the box late on to earn a point for The Exiles.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 6Yakubu
  • 5Jones
  • 13SandellBooked at 53mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Porter
  • 33Byrne
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forKlukowskiat 31'minutes
  • 12Willmott
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forJeffersat 75'minutes
  • 20StoreySubstituted forHoweat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Chapman
  • 9Howe
  • 14Jeffers
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Poole

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2HolmesBooked at 73minsSubstituted forRidehalghat 81'minutes
  • 32Thompson
  • 18Dugdale
  • 17Taylor
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forHumeat 74'minutes
  • 22JenningsBooked at 44mins
  • 4Power
  • 19MolyneuxSubstituted forLairdat 74'minutes
  • 9Odejayi
  • 29Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 14Laird
  • 15Kirby
  • 23Shuker
  • 26Brezovan
  • 34Hume
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
2,327

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Steven Jennings.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Rene Howe replaces Miles Storey.

Attempt blocked. Josh Thompson (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Mark Byrne (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

Josh Thompson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Ridehalgh replaces Danny Holmes because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Marc Laird.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Rob Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Aaron O'Connor.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Iain Hume replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Marc Laird replaces Lee Molyneux.

Booking

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. Darren Jones (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Owain Williams.

Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Miles Storey (Newport County) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury30177643202358
2Burton30177641271458
3Wycombe301511441231856
4Southend3015963324954
5Luton291410536231352
6Newport3013893736147
7Plymouth301371035221346
8Bury30137104034646
9Exeter311110104244-243
10Stevenage30126123938142
11Wimbledon29118104038241
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Northampton30124144741640
14Cambridge29107124436837
15Accrington29113153749-1236
16Portsmouth29810112933-434
17Oxford Utd30810123338-534
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle30103173852-1433
20Tranmere29710123035-531
21Mansfield2987142437-1331
22Cheltenham3079142645-1930
23York30514112937-829
24Hartlepool3066182350-2724
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