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Colchester United 0-0 Newport County

Jennison Myrie-Williams is tackled by a Colchester defender
Newport kept a clean sheet for the first time since 13 August

Caretaker Sean McCarthy saw bottom-of-the-table Newport claim a point at Colchester in his last game before new manager Graham Westley takes over.

The U's, without a win in five games, drop to 12th place after a game low on chances and quality.

Newport striker Jon Parkin forced a good save out of Sam Walker before the interval and Jordan Green went close in the second half.

The final whistle was greeted with a chorus of boos by the Colchester fans.

Newport caretaker boss Sean McCarthy told BBC Radio Wales: "We'd have liked to have gone out with three points obviously, but a clean sheet never loses you a match. It's a point away from home and it's a good point.

"They've defended well today and they've got their reward. They've got a point from it. We'd have liked three, we don't want to be where we are in the table at the moment."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 14Wynter
  • 18Eastman
  • 33KinsellaSubstituted forJamesat 46'minutes
  • 7Wright
  • 24Slater
  • 28Guthrie
  • 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 61'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 9PorterSubstituted forJohnstoneat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Akinwande
  • 17Johnstone
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 25Barnes
  • 35James
  • 40Peter
  • 44Wright

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 14Bignot
  • 4Jones
  • 17Bennett
  • 2Barnum-BobbBooked at 60mins
  • 28Grego-CoxSubstituted forGreenat 81'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 11Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forRiggat 68'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 19HealeySubstituted forJacksonat 75'minutes
  • 9Parkin

Substitutes

  • 7Compton
  • 8Randall
  • 13Jackson
  • 15Green
  • 21Angel
  • 27Rigg
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,088

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Newport County 0.

Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Green (Newport County).

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

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

Alex Wynter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Jackson (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jordan Green replaces Reece Grego-Cox.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Rhys Healey.

Foul by Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United).

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Richard Brindley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Denny Johnstone replaces Chris Porter.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Sean Rigg replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt saved. Craig Slater (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Bignot (Newport County).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dion Sembie-Ferris.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dion Sembie-Ferris replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Booking

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Bignot (Newport County).

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Ben Tozer (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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