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Newport County 2-2 Cheltenham Town

Jon Parkin
Striker Jon Parkin spent the 2011-12 season at Cardiff City

Jon Parkin struck back twice to level for Newport County as they and Cheltenham battled to a draw.

Asa Hall hammered in the opener from outside the box amid sloppy home defending.

Parkin equalised from close range only for Daniel Wright to put the visitors back ahead from the penalty spot after Paul Bignot brought down Harry Pell.

But Parkin struck again soon after, again from close range to finalise the scoring before the break.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "For the neutral it's a great game but from our point of view I'm disappointed we didn't win that.

"I said before the game I wanted clean sheets and we didn't do it. We gave them the two goals. It's schoolboy football.

"You can't question our character and I though there were some good performances from us but I'm just disappointed with the manner of the goals we conceded."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 14BignotBooked at 34mins
  • 5Turley
  • 17Bennett
  • 3Butler
  • 28Grego-Cox
  • 8RandallSubstituted forTozerat 85'minutes
  • 6Labadie
  • 7ComptonSubstituted forJacksonat 63'minutes
  • 9ParkinSubstituted forHealeyat 80'minutes
  • 27Rigg

Substitutes

  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Jackson
  • 15Green
  • 18Cameron
  • 19Healey
  • 30Bittner

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forDownesat 73'minutes
  • 28Dickie
  • 6Parslow
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 17Cranston
  • 18RoweSubstituted forDaytonat 66'minutes
  • 7Pell
  • 14Hall
  • 8WatersSubstituted forSmithat 48'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 5Downes
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 21Dayton
  • 26Suliman
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,656

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Cheltenham Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Cheltenham Town 2.

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Newport County).

Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Asa Hall.

Ben Tozer (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ben Tozer replaces Mark Randall.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Marlon Jackson.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jamie Turley.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Rhys Healey replaces Jon Parkin.

Attempt missed. Reece Grego-Cox (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Marlon Jackson (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Mark Randall (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Aaron Downes replaces Jack Barthram.

Attempt blocked. Mark Randall (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Daniel O'Shaughnessy.

Attempt saved. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces James Rowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Jack Compton.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jon Smith (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Jon Smith (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth750286215
2Portsmouth7421115614
3Luton7412157813
4Doncaster7412158713
5Colchester74121310313
6Crewe7331108212
7Morecambe74031012-212
8Leyton Orient7322118311
9Carlisle725097211
10Mansfield732277011
11Grimsby73131512310
12Stevenage73131414010
13Barnet62316429
14Hartlepool72321216-49
15Blackpool72239728
16Accrington72231011-18
17Notts County7223911-28
18Crawley7223610-48
19Cheltenham71427707
20Newport6132910-16
21Exeter7205611-56
22Wycombe7124613-75
23Yeovil7115512-74
24Cambridge7034411-73
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