The FA Cup - Second Round
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FA Cup second round: Wrexham 0-0 Newport County

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FA Cup: Wrexham 0-0 Newport County highlights

Wrexham had the best of the chances but were held to a goalless draw by Newport County in the FA Cup second round.

Despite the absence of manager Sam Ricketts, Wrexham started well at the Racecourse with new loan signing Bobby Grant forcing a fine save from Joe Day.

Stuart Beavon's lobbed effort was also heading for goal, before a last gasp clearance from Mickey Demetriou.

Newport, who will host the replay at Rodney Parade, saw Tyreeq Bakinson head over from their best opportunity.

Ricketts was asked to stay away amid speculation linking him with the vacant Shrewsbury Town role.

BBC Radio Shropshire are reporting that the former Wales defender is "close" to taking over at the League One club.

Wrexham are fourth in the National League and aiming to reach the third round for the first time since 2015, when they lost to then Premier League side Stoke City.

Newport, fourth in League Two, enjoyed a memorable FA Cup run last season, beating Leeds in the third round before taking Premier League club Tottenham to a Wembley replay.

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 18Lainton
  • 2Roberts
  • 30Lawlor
  • 5Pearson
  • 13Carrington
  • 16WalkerBooked at 65mins
  • 20WrightSubstituted forYoungat 63'minutes
  • 7Summerfield
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forJenningsat 77'minutes
  • 32Grant
  • 23BeavonSubstituted forFondop-Talomat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 3Jennings
  • 4Smith
  • 8Young
  • 9Fondop-Talom
  • 10Holroyd
  • 17Deverdics

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 5Franks
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 86mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 22Crofts
  • 15Bakinson
  • 3Butler
  • 16SheehanBooked at 39mins
  • 9AmondSubstituted forM Harrisat 90+2'minutes
  • 11MattSubstituted forSemenyoat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14M Harris
  • 18Foulston
  • 20Pring
  • 30Townsend
  • 33Cooper
  • 38Collins
  • 42Semenyo
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
5,295

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Newport County 0.

Attempt missed. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross.

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Summerfield with a cross.

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Luke Summerfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark Harris replaces Padraig Amond.

Attempt blocked. Mike Fondop-Talom (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Grant.

Offside, Wrexham. James Jennings tries a through ball, but Bobby Grant is caught offside.

Booking

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

Mike Fondop-Talom (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Mike Fondop-Talom replaces Stuart Beavon.

Attempt saved. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyreeq Bakinson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Josh Sheehan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Shaun Pearson.

Foul by Luke Young (Wrexham).

Andrew Crofts (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Jennings replaces Paul Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Antoine Semenyo replaces Jamille Matt.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Wrexham).

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

Attempt saved. Brad Walker (Wrexham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Pearson.

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Andrew Crofts.

Stuart Beavon (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Wrexham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Brad Walker.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Stuart Beavon (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Brad Walker (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brad Walker (Wrexham).

Jamille Matt (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andrew Crofts (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Luke Young replaces Akil Wright.

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