The FA Cup - First Round
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Metropolitan Police 0-2 Newport County

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FA Cup: Metropolitan Police 0-2 Newport County highlights

Newport County eased past Metropolitan Police, who had Louis Birch sent off, to reach the FA Cup second round.

Padraig Amond put Newport ahead from a corner, having already hit the post with an early effort and having a header ruled out for offside.

Ethan Chislett should have levelled for Met, but headed straight at Joe Day.

Newport doubled their lead when Jamille Matt smashed in from close-range, and Met's hopes went with the departure of Birch for a second yellow card.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought we were sloppy and too open. It was nothing to do with the (rainy) conditions, we were poor and there's no excuses.

"But the main thing, the important thing is we're through to the next round, a little more money for the football club and hopefully get a home draw in the next round.

"We should have scored eight today, let's not dress it up. I'm allowed to be disappointed even when we do win - it shows how far we've come."

Line-ups

Metropolitan Police

  • 1Williams
  • 2Webb
  • 4ArthurSubstituted forKozakisat 82'minutes
  • 5McLaughlin
  • 3Guinness-Walker
  • 11MummerySubstituted forHippolyteat 59'minutes
  • 6BirchBooked at 87mins
  • 8Chislett
  • 7KnightSubstituted forGilbertat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Mazzone
  • 10Blackmore

Substitutes

  • 12Gilbert
  • 13Kozakis
  • 14Nyama
  • 15Williams
  • 16Hippolyte
  • 17Kozakis
  • 18King

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2PipeSubstituted forO'Brienat 52'minutes
  • 5Franks
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 17mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 15Bakinson
  • 8Dolan
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 64'minutes
  • 3ButlerBooked at 43mins
  • 9Amond
  • 11MattSubstituted forSemenyoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 14M Harris
  • 17Bennett
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Townsend
  • 38Collins
  • 42Semenyo
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
1,137

Match Stats

Home TeamMetropolitan PoliceAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home12
Away21
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Metropolitan Police 0, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Metropolitan Police 0, Newport County 2.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Booking

John Gilbert (Metropolitan Police) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by John Gilbert (Metropolitan Police).

Attempt blocked. John Gilbert (Metropolitan Police) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ethan Chislett.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Jack Mazzone (Metropolitan Police) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Attempt saved. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross.

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Louis Birch (Metropolitan Police) for a bad foul.

Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Birch (Metropolitan Police).

Offside, Newport County. Keanu Marsh-Brown tries a through ball, but Padraig Amond is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Attempt saved. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Dolan.

Offside, Newport County. Dan Butler tries a through ball, but Antoine Semenyo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Antoine Semenyo replaces Jamille Matt.

Substitution

Substitution, Metropolitan Police. Antonios Kozakis replaces Jeremy Arthur.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ethan Chislett (Metropolitan Police) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Blackmore.

Attempt saved. Jack Mazzone (Metropolitan Police) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Gilbert with a cross.

Corner, Metropolitan Police. Conceded by Joe Day.

Corner, Metropolitan Police. Conceded by Dan Butler.

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

Foul by Jonathan Hippolyte (Metropolitan Police).

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Blackmore (Metropolitan Police).

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Willmott.

Substitution

Substitution, Metropolitan Police. John Gilbert replaces Oliver Knight.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mekail McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Butler following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jeremy Arthur.

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Robbie Willmott.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Josh Sheehan.

Corner, Metropolitan Police. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

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