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Newport County 1-2 Morecambe

Paul Mullin sends Newport goalkeeper Joe Day the wrong way from the spot
Morecambe's Paul Mullin sends Newport goalkeeper Joe Day the wrong way from the spot

Morecambe inflicted more misery on winless Newport County as Paul Mullin scored a stoppage time penalty to grab a third successive win.

The visitors soaked up early pressure and took an unlikely lead from Alan Goodall's header from a corner.

Scott Barrow scored his first Newport goal to level with a drilled effort into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

But substitute Mullin converted from the spot in the 94th minute after a foul on Kevin Ellison.

Newport County manager Terry Butcher told BBC Radio Wales: "I can't describe the feeling in the dressing room to be honest. It's one of devastation and huge, huge disappointment because we played so well in the game.

"We made enough chances to have won two or three games, especially in the first half. To go in a goal down at half-time was a travesty.

"To lose the game 2-1 is an even bigger travesty because it's one long ball over the top, two minutes to go in added time and we don't deal with it and we've paid a heavy price."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 15HaydenBooked at 90mins
  • 22Parselle
  • 21Partridge
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 19BodenSubstituted forElitoat 75'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 3BarrowBooked at 33mins
  • 39CollinsSubstituted forAnsahat 68'minutes
  • 10John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 4Laurent
  • 7Elito
  • 8Klukowski
  • 9Ansah
  • 42Shephard
  • 48Jones

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 3McGowan
  • 5DugdaleBooked at 48mins
  • 6Edwards
  • 10Molyneux
  • 13Goodall
  • 17Fleming
  • 9BarkhuizenSubstituted forMullinat 80'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 7DevittSubstituted forKenyonat 45'minutes
  • 16MillerSubstituted forEllisonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Mullin
  • 21Ryan
  • 22Parrish
  • 27Kelleher
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
2,068

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 2.

  3. Booking

    Aaron Hayden (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Hayden (Newport County).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Newport County 1, Morecambe 2. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  7. Post update

    Penalty Morecambe. Kevin Ellison draws a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Aaron Hayden (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  12. Post update

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Medy Elito (Newport County).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Tom Barkhuizen.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Medy Elito replaces Scott Boden.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.