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Luton Town 1-1 Newport County

Warren Feeney celebrates
Warren Feeney took over as Newport County manager in January

Newport County's Football League status was secured as they ended Luton Town's three-match winning run and killed off their League Two play-off push.

Jack Marriott ensured the hosts' domination was rewarded as he headed in Olly Lee's cross after Joe Piggott had missed a host of Luton chances.

But Souleymane Coulibaly rescued County a point late on as the substitute striker nodded in Alex Rodman's cross.

Accrington's win over York mean the Minstermen drop out as County are safe.

Newport manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "When I first came in it was 'stay up at all costs' and (former manager) John Sheridan put the ground in there for me and I just tried to carry on what he left.

"And full credit to the players because people won't realise how hard it is down the bottom of that league.

"But they've responded and it's job done for us."

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-5-1

  • 16Justham
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 5Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 11GreenSubstituted forBantonat 59'minutes
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forMcGeehanat 29'minutes
  • 17Ruddock
  • 19Lee
  • 23McQuoidBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMarriottat 68'minutes
  • 45Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 9Benson
  • 14Marriott
  • 31King
  • 35Banton
  • 37Musonda
  • 40Howells

Newport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 4Jones
  • 16Hughes
  • 5DaviesBooked at 39mins
  • 23Rodman
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 3BarrowSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 86'minutes
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forMorganat 64'minutes
  • 19BodenSubstituted forCoulibalyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Coulibaly
  • 15Green
  • 17Morgan
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Parselle
  • 28O'Sullivan
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
7,606

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 1, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Darren Jones.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 1, Newport County 1. Souleymane Coulibaly (Newport County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Rodman.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Tommy O'Sullivan replaces Scott Barrow.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

  11. Post update

    Darren Jones (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Souleymane Coulibaly replaces Scott Boden.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 1, Newport County 0. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Olly Lee.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Morgan (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (Luton Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton442712578453393
2Accrington442312973482581
3Oxford Utd442214879413880
4Bristol Rovers442471371442779
5Plymouth442381365442177
6Portsmouth431915971422972
7Wimbledon4320111263491471
8Cambridge4418121464531166
9Wycombe441713144540564
10Carlisle441616126260264
11Mansfield441712156152963
12Exeter441712156160163
13Luton44189175958163
14Leyton Orient441712155861-363
15Barnet441611176164-359
16Hartlepool44156234965-1651
17Notts County44139225378-2548
18Crawley44138234572-2747
19Stevenage441113205267-1546
20Yeovil441015193955-1645
21Morecambe44128246789-2244
22Newport441013214362-1943
23York44712254982-3333
24Dag & Red44710274279-3731
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