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Port Vale 0-0 Newport County

Mickey Demetriou of Newport County tries to head the ball

Port Vale and Newport County's winless runs continued after this entertaining stalemate.

Vale are looking for a first win of 2018, while the Exiles are eight games without a win in all competitions.

The hosts came closest when Michael Tonge struck the post before the interval but could not breach Newport.

Newport, however, had the better of the chances and might have won it but for wayward finishing and fine goalkeeping to deny Frank Nouble.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "I thought we controlled the majority of the game and had enough clear chances to win two games.

"We missed some good chances today, but it is a lot better performance that we have had previously.

"We dominated the game away from home and we are getting back to the level we were at around the Spurs game, but we need to score goals."

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 23Boot
  • 5Davis
  • 24Smith
  • 33Howkins
  • 21GibbonsSubstituted forWhitfieldat 45'minutes
  • 32TongeSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 82'minutes
  • 8Pugh
  • 11Montaño
  • 10Worrall
  • 9Pope
  • 34HannantSubstituted forBarnettat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Howe
  • 4Raglan
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 14Barnett
  • 15Forrester
  • 31Whitfield

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 8Dolan
  • 7Willmott
  • 12Tozer
  • 3ButlerBooked at 90mins
  • 9AmondSubstituted forHayesat 76'minutes
  • 10NoubleSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Jackson
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 19Reid
  • 22Osadebe
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
  • 39Hayes
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
4,013

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 0, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Howkins (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  6. Booking

    Dan Butler (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Davis (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Pipe.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Kyle Howkins (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Paul Hayes (Newport County).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Michael Tonge.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Howkins (Port Vale).

  18. Post update

    Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton34208674344068
2Accrington34205958382065
3Wycombe34188867501762
4Notts County351710856362061
5Mansfield341612653351860
6Exeter33184114437758
7Swindon35183145551457
8Lincoln City34141194637953
9Coventry33156123728951
10Carlisle35149125045551
11Crawley35156144143-251
12Colchester351311114541450
13Newport341212104143-248
14Cambridge35139133545-1048
15Stevenage35119154651-542
16Cheltenham351010154852-440
17Yeovil34108164655-938
18Crewe35113214157-1636
19Forest Green34106183956-1736
20Grimsby3599173051-2136
21Morecambe33811143444-1035
22Port Vale3498173749-1235
23Chesterfield3486203561-2630
24Barnet3578203352-1929
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