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Newport County 1-1 Coventry City

Peter Vincenti of Coventry City beats Padraig Amond of Newport County to the ball
Before this season Newport and Coventry had not faced each other since 1961

Newport County dented Coventry City's promotion prospects by holding the in-form Sky Blues at Rodney Parade.

Newport took the lead thanks to a great move involving David Pipe, Matty Dolan, Robbie Willmott and Paul Hayes, with Mickey Demetriou firing home.

Padraig Amond saw an effort cleared off the line and headed against the bar as the Exiles sought at second.

Coventry were second best after the interval but scored on the break through Maxime Biamou on 79 minutes.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "We are very disappointed, the performance was there but an individual mistake has cost us three points.

"We should have won, their goalkeeper was very good, he's got a bright future. We go again on Monday now, we rest up and go again."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 6White
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 82mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forSheehanat 73'minutes
  • 8Dolan
  • 12Tozer
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 39HayesSubstituted forNoubleat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Nouble
  • 13Jackson
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 19Reid
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
  • 45Collins

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 5McDonald
  • 15Hyam
  • 24HaynesBooked at 73mins
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBiamouat 77'minutes
  • 30Bayliss
  • 8Doyle
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forReidat 65'minutes
  • 10McNultySubstituted forPonticelliat 70'minutes
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 27Barrett
  • 32Reid
  • 38Ponticelli
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,667

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Coventry City 1.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) because of an injury.

Booking

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

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Coventry City 1. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyel Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Robbie Willmott.

Booking

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Coventry City).

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Marc McNulty.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Kyel Reid replaces Jordan Shipley.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rod McDonald (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Ben Tozer (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Frank Nouble replaces Paul Hayes.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 1, Coventry City 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington38245965402577
2Luton402111882424074
3Wycombe402011973541971
4Notts County401813961421967
5Exeter39206135244866
6Coventry391981248321665
7Lincoln City391713956421464
8Mansfield391615856411563
9Swindon39194166059161
10Carlisle401612125749860
11Colchester401513124944558
12Newport391315114950-154
13Cambridge401412144252-1054
14Crawley40158175057-753
15Cheltenham401212165858048
16Stevenage391112165056-645
17Crewe40134235065-1543
18Yeovil37119174757-1042
19Morecambe39915153848-1042
20Port Vale401012184355-1242
21Forest Green39117214767-2040
22Grimsby40911203261-2938
23Chesterfield3897224168-2734
24Barnet4089233659-2333
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