League Two
NewportNewport County1ExeterExeter City1
John Sheridan was able to celebrate a point earned in his first game as Newport manager
John Sheridan was able to celebrate a point earned in his first game as Newport manager

New boss John Sheridan saw Newport claim a hard-fought draw in his first game in charge thanks to a Lenell John-Lewis equaliser against Exeter.

Sheridan only took over as manager at Rodney Parade on Friday after Terry Butcher's departure the previous day.

He saw his side fall behind to Exeter when Joel Grant took Jordan Moore-Taylor's cross and cut inside to score.

But Newport fought back as John-Lewis pounced after Troy Brown blocked Alex Rodman's initial effort.

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Wales Sport: "We played very well, I couldn't have asked any more from the players.

"The endeavour and some of the football we played at times was really good.

"It's always difficult when you're bottom of the league, you're always looking up at everyone and it was a difficult game against Exeter, I've always liked the way they play.

"But the players really responded to the new manager coming in and they gave me a performance I was really pleased with."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 6Taylor
  • 12Donacien
  • 3Barrow
  • 7Elito
  • 19BodenSubstituted forRodmanat 72'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 51'minutes
  • 39CollinsSubstituted forBlackwoodat 65'minutes
  • 10John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 17Blackwood
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Parselle
  • 23Rodman

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 39Brown
  • 26Tillson
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forNichollsat 78'minutes
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forNicholsat 78'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 4NobleBooked at 87mins
  • 31Grant
  • 13MorrisonSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 11Davies
  • 14Nicholls
  • 20Nichols
  • 23McCready
  • 30Pym
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,870

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Exeter City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Exeter City 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alex Rodman (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Medy Elito (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alex Rodman (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Joel Grant (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

  11. Booking

    David Noble (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Noble (Exeter City).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Day.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

  18. Post update

    David Noble (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Medy Elito (Newport County).

  20. Post update

    Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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