League Two
Newport1Oxford Utd1

Newport County 1-1 Oxford United

Medy Elito
Medy Elito fired Newport level with his first goal for the club

Oxford's League Two promotion push continued to stutter as Newport County ended a run of six successive defeats.

Former Aston Villa striker Jordan Bowery had given Oxford an early lead with a close-range left-foot strike.

But County were level within a minute as Medy Elito's long-range shot beat Liechtenstein goalkeeper Benjamin Buchel for his first goal this season.

County kept out dominant Oxford, who drop to third, having won just once in five league games.

Newport, however, are still not completely clear of relegation as York's shock win against play-off chasing Portsmouth means the Welsh side are nine points above the drop zone with three games remaining.

Warren Feeney's men, though, have a better goal difference by 11 and need just one more point to guarantee survival.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 16Hughes
  • 4Jones
  • 5Davies
  • 2HolmesBooked at 52mins
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 20'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 3Barrow
  • 19Boden
  • 10John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 9Coulibaly
  • 15Green
  • 17Morgan
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 21Partridge
  • 23Rodman
  • 28O'Sullivan

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 16Kenny
  • 33Dunkley
  • 6Wright
  • 36EvansSubstituted forRuffelsat 45'minutes
  • 29BowerySubstituted forWaringat 78'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 18LundstramSubstituted forAshbyat 61'minutes
  • 28Maguire
  • 10Hylton
  • 31Roberts

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 4Roofe
  • 5Mullins
  • 7Waring
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17Giles
  • 24Ashby
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,847

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Oxford United 1.

Foul by James Roberts (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Benji Büchel.

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. George Waring replaces Jordan Bowery.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Danny Holmes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United).

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

Attempt missed. James Roberts (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County).

Booking

Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ashby replaces John Lundstram.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Danny Holmes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by John Lundstram.

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County).

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Danny Holmes (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Holmes (Newport County).

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 1, Oxford United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Jordan Evans.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton432711577443392
2Accrington432212970482278
3Oxford Utd432114877413677
4Plymouth432381263412277
5Bristol Rovers432371368432576
6Portsmouth421815969412869
7Wimbledon4219111262491368
8Wycombe431713134438664
9Cambridge4317121462521063
10Exeter431712146057363
11Leyton Orient431712145860-263
12Mansfield431711156051962
13Luton43188175857162
14Carlisle431516126160161
15Barnet431610176063-358
16Hartlepool43156224963-1451
17Notts County43139215276-2448
18Crawley43138224571-2647
19Yeovil431014193854-1644
20Morecambe43128236685-1944
21Stevenage431013204866-1843
22Newport431012214261-1942
23York43712244979-3033
24Dag & Red43610273977-3828
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