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Plymouth Argyle 0-0 Newport County

Ryan Jackson of Newport County gets above Tareiq Holmes-Dennis of Plymouth Argyle
Newport County beat Plymouth Argyle 2-0 at home in the corresponding fixture on Boxing Day 2014

Newport County moved into the League Two play-off places after a 0-0 draw away at promotion rivals Plymouth Argyle.

The Pilgrims also gained ground on the top seven, moving up to eighth, just one point behind the Exiles.

Newport's Mark Byrne and Ismail Yakubu had first-half efforts on goal saved by Plymouth goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

County keeper Joe Day was also in action, saving attempts by Argyle's Jason Banton and Bobby Reid.

Newport County manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"We set them out the same way we normally do but for whatever reason everyone has had a little blip.

"We've had two tough away games and we've been better on the road this season albeit the last two games.

"We didn't perform today and we didn't perform at Cambridge so we've got to dust ourselves down and get back winning when we get back home."

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 2Mellor
  • 17Reid
  • 19O'ConnorSubstituted forBlizzardat 82'minutes
  • 21LeeSubstituted forBantonat 82'minutes
  • 13Holmes-DennisBooked at 28mins
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9Reid

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 6Norburn
  • 8Banton
  • 11Blizzard
  • 14Harvey
  • 28Brunt

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Day
  • 6YakubuBooked at 61mins
  • 5Jones
  • 13SandellBooked at 23mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Porter
  • 33Byrne
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forChapmanat 45'minutes
  • 18Klukowski
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forJeffersat 73'minutes
  • 20StoreySubstituted forZebroskiat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Chapman
  • 11Zebroski
  • 14Jeffers
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
  • 27Tutonda
  • 31Parselle
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,847

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jason Banton replaces Olly Lee.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Blizzard replaces Anthony O'Connor.

  14. Post update

    Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Joe Day.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton371610114334958
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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