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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Newport County: Emmanuel Osadebe rescues point for Silkmen

Padraig Amond of Newport County puts the ball past goalkeeper Owen Evans of Macclesfield Town
Padraig Amond gave Newport County the lead at Macclesfield after only a minute

Macclesfield Town recovered from going behind in the opening minute to rescue a point against league Two high-flyers Newport County.

Padraig Amond gave the visitors a perfect start when he poked the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Owen Evans from close range.

But the Silkmen levelled when Jay Harris' pass over the top picked out Emmanuel Osadebe to clip the ball home.

However, Macclesfield have now not won in the league since 24 August.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"It was a solid point away from home and an off-side goal has stopped us from winning it.

"It was a good game, end-to-end, and I thought Macclesfield looked dangerous on the counter - it was a bit too open for my liking away from home.

"The players put in a great shift and I think last year we would have lost that."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Vassell
  • 11ArchibaldBooked at 84mins
  • 8Harris
  • 14Kirby
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 20Osadebe
  • 7GnahouaBooked at 40mins
  • 19GomisSubstituted forStephensat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Ironside
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 15Horsfall
  • 22Ntambwe
  • 25Cameron

Newport

  • 1King
  • 12McNamaraBooked at 58mins
  • 5Howkins
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3HaynesBooked at 80mins
  • 17BennettSubstituted forDolanat 71'minutes
  • 10SheehanBooked at 83mins
  • 4LabadieBooked at 41mins
  • 15AbrahamsSubstituted forPoleonat 89'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 7Willmott

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 8Dolan
  • 20Whitely
  • 22Maloney
  • 24Poleon
  • 26Ekpiteta
  • 30Townsend
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
1,435

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home24
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Newport County 1.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Attempt blocked. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe.

Attempt saved. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Theo Vassell.

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Corey O'Keeffe with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Dominic Poleon replaces Tristan Abrahams.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Ben Stephens replaces Virgil Gomis.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matthew Dolan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town).

Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Ryan Haynes (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Newport County).

Foul by Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town).

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Theo Archibald with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Tom King.

Attempt saved. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe.

Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Theo Vassell tries a through ball, but Virgil Gomis is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Scot Bennett.

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

Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe.

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor Kirby.

Attempt blocked. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Harris.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter9630146821
2Crewe96031311218
3Cheltenham9522179817
4Swindon95221711617
5Forest Green952275217
6Newport944185316
7Crawley94321411315
8Cambridge9423139414
9Bradford9423118314
10Northampton9414108213
11Grimsby93331512312
12Plymouth93331411312
13Colchester933397212
14Macclesfield93331010012
15Port Vale9333912-312
16Salford92521112-111
17Carlisle93241115-411
18Mansfield92341013-39
19Leyton Orient92341116-59
20Walsall923449-59
21Oldham9144914-57
22Morecambe9135816-86
23Scunthorpe91261017-75
24Stevenage9036614-83
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