Blue Square Bet Premier

Struggling Newport County battled to a hard-earned draw against Welsh rivals and Blue Square Bet Premier leaders Wrexham at the Racecourse.

Craig McAllister had Newport's best chance in the first minute but fired straight at keeper Joslain Mayebi.

The Red Dragons' main opportunity fell to Jake Speight but he fired wide when he was put through one-on-one.

Wrexham remain top and Newport stay in the relegation zone even if they left delighted with a rare clean sheet.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham caretaker manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm quite pleased really because I think the Luton game took a lot out of us and I decided to keep it the same because they all deserved to stay in the team

"Newport were really resilient, [they] came here to frustrate and defend and slow the game down which they did.

"A game like that we could easily have lost a couple of years back "

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I was really pleased with the performance of the whole group and the belief we can hopefully take from this.

"I feel that the performances are improving every week. I think we've got still a lot of hard work to be done.

"If we continue to put in performances like this there's no doubt the results will come along with them."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Wrexham

  • 25 Mayebi
  • 02 Obeng
  • 03 Ashton
  • 04 Creighton
  • 20 Knight-Percival Booked
  • 06 Harris
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 12 Keates
  • 18 Tolley (Clarke - 33' Booked )
  • 10 Speight (Morrell - 66' )
  • 24 Pogba Booked (Wright - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Maxwell
  • 16 Hunt
  • 26 Clarke
  • 09 Wright
  • 11 Morrell

Newport County

  • 01 Potter
  • 05 Warren
  • 16 Hughes
  • 17 Hatswell
  • 25 Rodgers Booked
  • 07 Rose
  • 14 Doherty Booked
  • 19 Pipe (Miller - 45' )
  • 09 McAllister
  • 10 Foley
  • 11 Knights (Jarvis - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 04 Miller
  • 08 Rogers
  • 27 Jardim
  • 15 Jarvis
Ref: Harrington
Att: 4,232

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

2 3

Corners

5 6

Fouls

16 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:14

Unfair challenge on Craig McAllister by Joe Clarke results in a free kick. Tommy Doherty restarts play with the free kick.

89:22

Neil Ashton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Miller. The ball is delivered by Danny Rose, Headed effort from inside the area by Gary Warren misses to the left of the target.

88:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Foley, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

85:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Jarvis on Jay Harris. Free kick taken by Jay Harris.

84:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Wright by Wayne Hatswell. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

83:24

Danny Potter takes the indirect free kick.

83:24 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Jarvis comes on in place of Darryl Knights.

83:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Wright on Andrew Hughes.

82:25

Handball decision goes against Paul Rodgers. Joe Clarke delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Sam Foley.

81:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Rose on Jay Harris. Indirect free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

80:10

Mark Creighton has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

79:16

Joe Clarke takes the inswinging corner, Sam Foley manages to make a clearance.

78:09

Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.

78:09 Booking

Booking Booking for Joe Clarke.

77:58

Joe Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Rodgers.

77:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Knight-Percival by Craig McAllister. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

75:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Craig McAllister. Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

71:37

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke from the left by-line, save by Danny Potter.

71:03

Foul by Paul Rodgers on Andrew Morrell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

70:23

Andrew Morrell concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Rodgers. Free kick taken by Danny Potter.

69:31

Shot from long range by Darryl Knights misses to the right of the goal.

67:32

Danny Rose takes the outswinging corner, Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

65:24 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Morrell on for Jake Speight.

65:24

Unfair challenge on Sam Foley by Joe Clarke results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Potter.

62:52

Joe Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose. Darryl Knights restarts play with the free kick.

61:39

Adrian Cieslewicz has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

60:33 Substitution

Substitution Mathias Pogba leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Wright.

59:41

The referee blows for offside against Sam Foley. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

59:03

Darryl Knights fouled by Curtis Obeng, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Potter.

57:13

Free kick crossed by Danny Rose, clearance made by Joslain Mayebi.

57:13 Booking

Booking Mathias Pogba receives a caution.

57:01

Unfair challenge on Paul Rodgers by Mathias Pogba results in a free kick.

55:58

Darryl Knights takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

55:22

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose, Dean Keates makes a clearance.

53:34

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Danny Rose from right wing.

53:34 Booking

Booking Nathaniel Knight-Percival is cautioned.

53:09

Nathaniel Knight-Percival gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley.

52:03

Corner taken by Danny Rose from the right by-line to the near post, Neil Ashton makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +3:49 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:42

The referee blows for offside. Danny Potter restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:46

Jay Harris has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

45:00 +0:59 Substitution

Substitution Tom Miller comes on in place of David Pipe.

45:00 +0:36

Shot by Sam Foley from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

44:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the left by-line, Sam Foley makes a clearance.

42:19

Sam Foley challenges Dean Keates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

41:11

Unfair challenge on Andrew Hughes by Adrian Cieslewicz results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Potter.

39:20

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Rose, save by Joslain Mayebi.

38:04

Sam Foley fouled by Neil Ashton, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Rose has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Joslain Mayebi.

37:23

Danny Rose has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

36:20

Corner from right by-line taken by Darryl Knights.

34:10

Jake Speight produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

33:39

Paul Rodgers challenges Jake Speight unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Speight takes the direct free kick.

32:39 Substitution

Substitution Joe Clarke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Tolley.

30:09

Foul by Darryl Knights on Curtis Obeng, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jay Harris.

26:18

Mathias Pogba challenges Wayne Hatswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Potter.

24:05

Free kick crossed by Jamie Tolley, Nathaniel Knight-Percival gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Potter. Danny Potter takes the free kick.

24:05 Booking

Booking The referee shows Paul Rodgers a yellow card.

23:52

Adrian Cieslewicz fouled by Paul Rodgers, the ref awards a free kick.

23:14

Paul Rodgers handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jamie Tolley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Wayne Hatswell.

21:18

Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Mathias Pogba results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Hughes.

20:26

Dean Keates fouled by Sam Foley, the ref awards a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

17:39

Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

17:39 Booking

Booking Tommy Doherty is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

17:24

Adrian Cieslewicz fouled by Tommy Doherty, the ref awards a free kick.

14:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Warren by Mathias Pogba. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Potter.

13:36

The official flags Sam Foley offside. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

12:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Tolley, Dean Keates produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

7:47

Mathias Pogba takes a shot. Comfortable save by Danny Potter.

6:05

Jamie Tolley takes a shot. Save by Danny Potter.

3:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates, save by Danny Potter.

0:45

Craig McAllister takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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