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Newport County v Morecambe abandoned at half time

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Despite plenty of work on their Rodney Parade pitch Newport County saw their match with Morecambe abandoned at half-time

Newport County and Morecambe saw their League Two match abandoned at half-time after heavy rain in South Wales.

Bottom club Newport were leading 1-0 at the break after a strike from Tom Owen-Evans which would have been the teenager's first goal for the club.

But as water started to gather on the Rodney Parade pitch, referee Brendan Malone called the game off.

County have long-standing drainage problems on the pitch, which is also used by rugby's Newport Gwent Dragons.

A match against Barnet was abandoned on 3 September and that was followed by the postponement of a League Two match with Stevenage on 1 October.

Emergency drainage work was carried out on the pitch in early October with a new drainage system due to be installed in the summer of 2017.

Newport County manager Graham Westley told Radio Wales Sport: "Premier League managers moan at having to play 38 games a season, when you are Newport manager you have to play 138 games because a lot get cancelled at half-time.

"It is what it is. It was probably the right decision to call it off. I thought in the first-half we were as good as we've been in a while."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 62minsSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 71'minutes
  • 23Flynn
  • 3Butler
  • 15Samuel
  • 9ReidSubstituted forJacksonat 90+1'minutes
  • 38Rose
  • 28Demetriou
  • 41WilliamsSubstituted forGordonat 80'minutes
  • 40Bird

Substitutes

  • 13Jackson
  • 14Bignot
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 24Bojaj
  • 30Bittner
  • 42Gordon

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 14ConlanSubstituted forMolyneuxat 83'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 18Turner
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEvansat 83'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 7MullinSubstituted forMcGowanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 21Evans
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
1,988

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 1.

Marlon Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Craig Reid.

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Evans (Morecambe).

Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Antony Evans replaces Aaron Wildig.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Luke Conlan.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt saved. Ryan Bird (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Craig Reid (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jaanai Gordon replaces Aaron Williams.

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Mark O'Brien because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Paul Mullin.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Mark O'Brien (Newport County) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Morecambe 1. Michael Rose (Morecambe) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Booking

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

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Liam Wakefield (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Newport County).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Newport County).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joe Day.

goal

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