League Two
CarlisleCarlisle United0NewportNewport County1

Carlisle United 0-1 Newport County

Tyler Blackwood stoops to score for Newport County at Carlisle United on his debut
Tyler Blackwood stoops to score for Newport County at Carlisle United on his debut

Tyler Blackwood came off the bench to give Newport County their first win of the season against in-form Carlisle.

The Cumbrians are League Two's top scorers but were perhaps fatigued from their League Cup penalty shoot-out loss at Liverpool in midweek.

Blackwood had only arrived at Newport on Thursday on an emergency loan from Queen's Park Rangers.

But the striker, 24, made an immediate impact on his debut, heading home from a Nathan Ofori-Twumasi cross.

Newport County manager Terry Butcher told BBC Wales Sport: "It was a great relief in the end, I think the referee had a calendar not a watch!

"But when that final whistle blew it was a lovely feeling because the boys have worked so hard, especially in today's game.

"We were under a lot of pressure, Carlisle played well, knocked the ball around well - we've had to put some good blocks in and the goalkeeper [Joe Day] has made some good saves."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 20Archibald-Henville
  • 5RaynesBooked at 90mins
  • 26Gillesphey
  • 23ThompsonSubstituted forOseiat 72'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 19BalantaSubstituted forMcQueenat 71'minutes
  • 10Héry
  • 11Brough
  • 17Gilliead
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAsamoahat 18'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Atkinson
  • 13Hanford
  • 16Dicker
  • 18Osei
  • 21Rigg
  • 25Asamoah
  • 44McQueen

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forBodenat 44'minutes
  • 3Barrow
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 22Parselle
  • 10John-Lewis
  • 33ByrneBooked at 76mins
  • 12DonacienSubstituted forTaylorat 89'minutes
  • 21Partridge
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 39CollinsSubstituted forBlackwoodat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 4Laurent
  • 6Taylor
  • 7Elito
  • 17Blackwood
  • 19Boden
  • 42Shephard
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,402

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Raynes (Carlisle United).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Scott Barrow.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Booking

    Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Raynes (Carlisle United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Osei (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Matt Taylor replaces Janoi Donacien because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Bastien Héry (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Osei (Carlisle United).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.