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Newport County 0-0 Port Vale

Jamille Matt of Newport County and Nathan Smith of Port Vale battle for the ball
Jamille Matt is Newport's top scorer this season

Newport were frustrated as they failed to reignite their bid to reach the League Two play-offs in a 0-0 draw at Rodney Parade against 10-man Port Vale.

The Exiles, who drew 1-1 at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fourth round and could play Man City if they win next week's replay, had the better of the chances but were wasteful.

Top scorer Jamille Matt spurned their best chances either side of the break.

Vale saw James Gibbons sent off late on for a foul on County's Dan Butler.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"We looked tired at key moments... It is hard, we've had a lot of rain and a lot of games on the pitch, which stopped us playing good football.

"The boys gave their all, but you could see they looked tired.

"I can't wait to travel all the way up to Grimsby now! I feel we've been punished a bit, having this game rearranged for this week.

"It is almost like you are punished for doing well in the FA Cup, but it is what it is."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 28Demetriou
  • 26Poole
  • 17Bennett
  • 7WillmottBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDolanat 57'minutes
  • 15BakinsonSubstituted forSheehanat 81'minutes
  • 25O'Brien
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 70'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 11Matt
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 8Dolan
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 16Sheehan
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 44Neufville

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2GibbonsBooked at 85mins
  • 15Smith
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 23Clark
  • 14Crookes
  • 6Kay
  • 4Joyce
  • 19M Harris
  • 11HannantBooked at 45minsSubstituted forElliottat 45'minutes
  • 8Oyeleke

Substitutes

  • 3Montaño
  • 7Worrall
  • 12Hornby
  • 16Pugh
  • 17Elliott
  • 22Conlon
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
2,534

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mitchell Clark.

Attempt blocked. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Manny Oyeleke.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

James Gibbons (Port Vale) is shown the red card.

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Adam Crookes (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Tyreeq Bakinson.

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Daniel Elliott (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Joss Labadie.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Antony Kay (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Luke Joyce (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

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

Foul by Daniel Elliott (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Robbie Willmott.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Mark Harris (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Daniel Elliott (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City29178453292459
2Mansfield301413345232255
3Bury30158758362253
4Forest Green301312546281851
5Carlisle301631148351351
6MK Dons29148746262050
7Exeter29138839291047
8Colchester301371045351046
9Stevenage30135123538-344
10Tranmere2911994238442
11Crewe30125133337-441
12Swindon301010103339-640
13Newport28117103845-740
14Oldham29109104237539
15Grimsby30114153038-837
16Crawley30113163542-736
17Northampton2971393839-134
18Port Vale3089132737-1033
19Cheltenham2988133545-1032
20Cambridge3095162850-2232
21Yeovil2879123034-430
22Morecambe3078153047-1729
23Macclesfield3076172948-1927
24Notts County2949162959-3021
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