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Newport County 1-1 Morecambe

Mark O’Brien of Newport County challenges Andrew Fleming of Morecambe for the ball
Newport County's Mark O’Brien (left) challenges Andrew Fleming of Morecambe for the ball

League Two bottom side Newport County's hopes of avoiding relegation were dealt another blow as they were held to a draw at home to Morecambe.

The Exiles created several first-half chances and led at the break thanks to Aaron Williams' close-range strike.

Michael Rose scored from a free-kick to bring Morecambe level.

The point keeps the Shrimps 15th in the League Two table, while a sixth draw in eight games means Newport are still six points adrift of safety.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Craig Reid.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Antony Evans (Morecambe).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Antony Evans replaces Aaron Wildig.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Luke Conlan.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Jaanai Gordon replaces Aaron Williams.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  20. Substitution

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster32197661382364
2Plymouth31194851341761
3Carlisle321513456451158
4Luton321411748301853
5Portsmouth31157945291652
6Exeter321551251351650
7Colchester32138114841747
8Mansfield32121194137447
9Stevenage32144145049146
10Wycombe32137123940-146
11Barnet32111294143-245
12Grimsby32128123939044
13Cambridge31127124037343
14Blackpool311012945331242
15Morecambe31126134047-742
16Crawley31116143849-1139
17Yeovil32911123340-738
18Crewe32812123546-1136
19Accrington3089133242-1033
20Notts County3296173758-2133
21Cheltenham32711143646-1032
22Hartlepool32711143856-1832
23Leyton Orient3285193550-1529
24Newport32511163651-1526
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