EFL Trophy - Semi-final
Newport0Salford0
Salford City win 6-5 on penalties

Newport County 0-0 Salford City (5-6 on pens)

Newport County v Salford City
Salford beat Newport 2-1 in their League Two fixture at Rodney Parade in November

Salford secured a return to Wembley with victory over Newport County on penalties in the Leasing.com Trophy semi-final.

The League Two sides could not be separated in 90 minutes and penalties were required.

Tristan Abrahams missed Newport's third kick but Brandon Thomas-Asante had Salford's fifth penalty saved by Tom King.

James Wilson converted the next kick for Salford, who secured victory when Ryan Inniss' effort was saved by Chris Neal.

Salford, promoted from the National League last season, are involved in the competition for the first time this term.

They will return to Wembley, where they beat AFC Fylde to secure their English Football League place last May, to face League One Portsmouth on Sunday, 5 April.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1King
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forAbrahamsat 90+4'minutes
  • 27Inniss
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 11mins
  • 3HaynesSubstituted forCollinsat 82'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 10Sheehan
  • 4Labadie
  • 8Dolan
  • 9AmondSubstituted forGreenat 69'minutes
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 5Howkins
  • 15Abrahams
  • 21Collins
  • 29Jefferies
  • 33Green
  • 47Woodiwiss

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 23Pond
  • 15BurgessBooked at 25mins
  • 3Touray
  • 17TowellSubstituted forConwayat 80'minutes
  • 43Gibson
  • 16BaldwinBooked at 63minsSubstituted forRooneyat 90+4'minutes
  • 32Jervis
  • 28Thomas-Asante
  • 11ElliottSubstituted forWilsonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 7Armstrong
  • 9Rooney
  • 12Letheren
  • 44Conway
  • 49Wilson
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
4,070

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away14

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester City U2132105328
2Scunthorpe32106247
3Sunderland310247-33
4Grimsby300347-30

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington330010379
2Fleetwood31117525
3Oldham3102510-53
4Liverpool U21301259-41

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Salford22004046
2Tranmere210123-13
3Aston Villa U21200214-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Port Vale33007439
2Shrewsbury32017346
3Macclesfield310257-23
4Newcastle United U21300327-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton U2131205326
2Mansfield31204315
3Crewe302146-24
4Burton310245-13

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Manchester City U2132015416
2Bolton31205325
3Rochdale311134-15
4Bradford301235-22

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackpool32017346
2Wolverhampton Wanderers U2131116515
3Morecambe311168-24
4Carlisle310258-33

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Manchester United U2133005149
2Doncaster31026603
3Lincoln City31024403
4Rotherham310237-43

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colchester32105327
2Ipswich32016246
3Gillingham310247-33
4Tottenham Hotspur U21301225-32

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth32106338
2Oxford Utd32108447
3Norwich City U21310246-23
4Crawley300327-50

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton and Hove Albion U2132105147
2Leyton Orient311134-15
3Wimbledon310245-13
4Southend310235-23

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall32107077
2Coventry31203216
3Forest Green311138-55
4Southampton U21300347-30

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter33006159
2Newport3102111103
3West Ham United U213102911-23
4Cheltenham3102811-33

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol Rovers32104227
2Chelsea U2132015416
3Plymouth31114225
4Swindon300327-50

O

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons32015236
2Stevenage311124-25
3Fulham U2131113304
4Wycombe310234-13

P

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33005149
2Northampton311123-15
3Arsenal U21302123-13
4Cambridge301224-21
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