Newport County and AFC Telford aided their Blue Square Bet Premier survival bids as they each shared a point in a dour Good Friday draw at Spytty Park.

Ismail Yakubu missed County's best chance as the Exiles defender smashed a close-range shot narrowly past Telford keeper Ryan Young's right-hand post.

Newport's Romone Rose and Ryan Charles had half chances while Ashley Cain and Phil Trainer were denied for Telford.

Both County and Telford are now five points clear of the relegation zone.

Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack: "If you would have said three games ago that we would have taken seven points out of nine, we would have been well happy with that.

"The boys looked a bit jaded but when you are playing relegation football it does take it out of you mentally."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Newport County

  • 43 Darlow
  • 05 Warren
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 16 Hughes
  • 19 Pipe
  • 30 Minshull
  • 42 Porter
  • 10 Foley
  • 15 Jarvis (Buchanan - 67' )
  • 20 Charles (Knights - 85' )
  • 31 Rose (Read - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 25 Rodgers
  • 11 Knights
  • 26 Buchanan
  • 41 Read

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 06 Killock
  • 18 Blackburn
  • 23 Valentine
  • 08 Trainer
  • 20 Davies Booked
  • 28 Cain
  • 09 Perry (Rodgers - 80' )
  • 22 Brown
  • 25 Sharp (Proudlock - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 16 Preston
  • 04 Rodgers
  • 27 Smith
  • 31 Proudlock
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 1,540

Match Stats

Shots

16 8

On target

11 2

Corners

5 7

Fouls

10 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:02

Will Salmon fouled by Ismail Yakubu, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:38

Max Porter fouled by Adam Proudlock, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

90:00 +1:18 Substitution

Substitution Chris Sharp goes off and Adam Proudlock comes on.

87:05

Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan Brown, clearance made by Lee Minshull.

86:31

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan Brown.

85:43

The offside flag is raised against Richard Davies. Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

84:15 Substitution

Substitution (Newport County) makes a substitution, with Darryl Knights coming on for Ryan Charles.

83:35

Chris Sharp takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

83:21

Ashley Cain takes a shot. Blocked by Max Porter.

81:27

Phil Trainer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Minshull. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

80:48

Gary Warren gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Blackburn. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

80:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley by Carl Rodgers. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

79:33 Substitution

Substitution Carl Rodgers is brought on as a substitute for Kyle Perry.

78:27

Unfair challenge on Jake Reid by Chris Blackburn results in a free kick. Sam Foley produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

77:28

Chris Blackburn fouled by Elliott Buchanan, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

76:24

Elliott Buchanan takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

76:05

Sam Foley takes a shot. Shane Killock gets a block in.

75:22

Foul by Kyle Perry on Ismail Yakubu, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

74:00

The ball is sent over by Lee Minshull, Elliott Buchanan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

74:00 Substitution

Substitution Jake Reid replaces Romone Rose.

74:00

Will Salmon concedes a free kick for a foul on Romone Rose.

73:30

Richard Davies has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

71:39

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Foley from the left by-line.

68:17

Foul by Will Salmon on Romone Rose, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Hughes.

67:43

Ryan Charles produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

66:25 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Jarvis leaves the field to be replaced by Elliott Buchanan.

66:11

Phil Trainer has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65:41

Jonathan Brown takes the inswinging corner, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.

63:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Brown, clearance by Gary Warren.

63:06

Phil Trainer takes a shot. Save by Karl Darlow.

62:45

Romone Rose takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Killock.

60:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Brown from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Shane Killock goes over the bar.

59:07

Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Hughes from the right by-line, save made by Ryan Young.

54:40

Ashley Cain has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

53:28

Nathaniel Jarvis takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

53:04

Kyle Perry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ismail Yakubu. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

52:14

Romone Rose takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Blackburn.

49:57

Shot on goal by Kyle Perry from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

49:01

Unfair challenge on Ismail Yakubu by Richard Davies results in a free kick. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:24 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:09

Jonathan Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Hughes. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:44

Ryan Charles takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Blackburn.

43:16

The referee gives a free kick against Kyle Perry for handball. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

42:16

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Foley, Header from deep inside the area by Nathaniel Jarvis goes over the bar.

42:02

Lee Minshull takes a shot. Phil Trainer gets a block in.

40:11

Romone Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

39:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Minshull by Ashley Cain. Free kick crossed by Andrew Hughes, Phil Trainer makes a clearance.

36:45

Max Porter concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Perry. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

33:48

Romone Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Salmon. Free kick crossed by Richard Davies, Ismail Yakubu makes a clearance.

33:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry by Ismail Yakubu. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

31:35

The referee penalises Richard Davies for handball. Andrew Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

30:31

Sam Foley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Will Salmon manages to make a clearance.

29:20

Andrew Hughes takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

28:16

Ismail Yakubu takes the free kick.

28:16 Booking

Booking Caution for Richard Davies.

27:58

Richard Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Romone Rose.

25:48

Max Porter fouled by Kyle Perry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

25:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Minshull on Shane Killock. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

21:15

Inswinging corner taken by Romone Rose, clearance by Chris Blackburn.

19:46

Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan Brown, Karl Darlow makes a save.

16:41

Phil Trainer challenges Sam Foley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

15:32

Lee Minshull produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

14:31

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Brown.

14:08

Kyle Perry concedes a free kick for a foul on Romone Rose. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Hughes.

10:40

Gary Warren fouled by Ashley Cain, the ref awards a free kick. Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

9:56

Foul by Romone Rose on Kyle Perry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

7:27

Sam Foley takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

6:52

Romone Rose takes a shot. Shane Killock gets a block in.

4:42

The referee blows for offside against Phil Trainer. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

3:54

Romone Rose produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

2:39

Foul by Ismail Yakubu on Kyle Perry, free kick awarded. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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