Newport County stopped a run of two defeats in the Blue Square Bet Premier with a hard-earned point against Stockport County at Rodney Parade.

Aaron O'Connor was just off-side as the Newport striker poked into the net after good work from Danny Crow.

Stockport also survived a late penalty appeal when Crow was sent sprawling.

The visitors had fewer chances but Sam Sheridan's 20-yard strike needed a flying save from Lenny Pidgeley, while Alex Meaney headed onto the crossbar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "I certainly felt first half we look slightly anxious and nervous and I understand it's a new thing for us to have back-to-back defeats.

"But the thing that please me second half was that we tried to play, we got back to trying to work the ball and shorter passing. That would be the positive.

"We've nipped the defeats in the bud and again we've remained unbeaten at home, but all-in-all it was a bit of a scrappy game.

"Things play on players' minds and I think Tuesday night's result [a 2-1 loss at Dartford] played its part in our first-half performance here today."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 02 Pipe
  • 03 Hughes
  • 05 James
  • 13 Sandell
  • 04 Porter
  • 16 Evans
  • 17 Flynn (Swallow - 69' )
  • 07 O'Connor
  • 09 Crow
  • 10 Louis (Minshull - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Perry
  • 08 Minshull
  • 12 Swallow
  • 14 Thomson
  • 15 Harris

Stockport

  • 01 Ormson
  • 03 Newton
  • 06 Tunnicliffe
  • 18 Nolan (Darkwah - 51' )
  • 20 Fagbola
  • 04 Connor
  • 07 Whitehead
  • 08 Kenyon
  • 14 Sheridan
  • 09 Hattersley (Meaney - 66' Booked )
  • 11 Hobson (Halls - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 21 King
  • 02 Halls
  • 15 Meaney
  • 13 Darkwah
  • 19 Rowe
Ref: Breakspear
Att: 2,306

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

6 4

Corners

5 7

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

93:01 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:14

Curled left-footed shot by Ben Swallow. Save by Ian Ormson.

90:00 +0:02

Ben Swallow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Newton. James Tunnicliffe restarts play with the free kick.

89:26

Alex Meaney takes a shot.

88:35

Shot from just outside the box by Lee Evans goes over the crossbar.

85:31

Corner taken by Ben Swallow.

84:16

Joe Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Minshull. Andy Sandell shoots direct from the free kick, brilliant save by Ian Ormson.

83:39

Foul by Alex Kenyon on Tony James, free kick awarded. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

82:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Halls from the right by-line, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

81:14

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Evans to the near post.

81:14 Substitution

Substitution Lee Minshull on for Jefferson Louis.

78:52

Corner taken by Andy Sandell from the right by-line, Andrew Hughes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

76:47

Unfair challenge on Ian Ormson by Danny Crow results in a free kick. Ian Ormson takes the direct free kick.

76:05 Substitution

Substitution Andy Halls joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Hobson.

75:12

Ben Swallow takes a inswinging corner.

74:55

Andy Sandell takes a shot. Alex Meaney gets a block in.

74:27

Lee Evans takes a shot. Save by Ian Ormson.

73:43

Andy Sandell crosses the ball in from the free kick, Joe Connor manages to make a clearance.

73:43 Booking

Booking Booking for Alex Meaney.

73:31

Alex Meaney challenges Lee Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick.

72:32

The referee blows for offside against Lee Evans. Ian Ormson takes the direct free kick.

71:56

Craig Hobson challenges David Pipe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Sandell restarts play with the free kick.

71:20

Lee Evans fouled by Alex Kenyon, the ref awards a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

69:29

Aaron O'Connor has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

69:02

Danny Crow concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Kenyon. Free kick taken by Sam Sheridan.

68:15 Substitution

Substitution Ben Swallow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Flynn.

66:44

Craig Hobson fouled by Tony James, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Sheridan.

65:02 Substitution

Substitution Alex Meaney replaces Danny Hattersley.

63:39

Jefferson Louis concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tunnicliffe. Ian Ormson takes the free kick.

62:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aaron O'Connor. Ian Ormson restarts play with the free kick.

62:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Hobson on Andy Sandell. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

61:44

The ball is sent over by Jefferson Louis, save by Ian Ormson.

61:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Hobson on Max Porter. Lee Evans delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Craig Hobson makes a clearance.

59:25

Foul by Andy Sandell on Cameron Darkwah, free kick awarded. Jordan Fagbola crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

57:50

Lee Evans fouled by Jordan Fagbola, the ref awards a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

55:25

The offside flag is raised against Jefferson Louis. Free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

53:18

Foul by Alex Kenyon on Danny Crow, free kick awarded. Tony James takes the direct free kick.

50:27 Substitution

Substitution Jon Nolan leaves the field to be replaced by Cameron Darkwah.

50:27

Centre by Andy Sandell. Jefferson Louis has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

49:28

Sam Sheridan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

48:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Sandell from the right by-line to the near post, save by Ian Ormson.

48:14

Danny Crow takes a shot. Sean Newton gets a block in.

46:37

Foul by Sean Newton on Aaron O'Connor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Andy Sandell, save made by Ian Ormson.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:01

Andy Sandell has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

44:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony James by Craig Hobson. Lee Evans takes the free kick.

41:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Flynn on James Tunnicliffe. Free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

38:59

The ball is crossed by Sam Sheridan.

34:22

Inswinging corner taken by Sean Newton from the right by-line. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sean Newton from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Fagbola on Lenny Pidgeley. Direct free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

34:03

Sam Sheridan takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

31:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony James on Craig Hobson. James Tunnicliffe takes the direct free kick.

29:34

Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Save by Ian Ormson.

28:53

Craig Hobson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lenny Pidgeley.

28:04

Danny Whitehead has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

26:06

Corner taken by Sean Newton from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Hattersley produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

24:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Crow by Danny Whitehead. Direct free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

21:04

Sean Newton decides to take a short corner. Sean Newton crosses the ball. David Pipe is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Newton. Sam Sheridan takes a shot. Max Porter gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Sean Newton from the right by-line, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

20:36

Danny Whitehead takes a shot from 12 yards. Michael Flynn gets a block in.

19:24

Jefferson Louis produces a right-footed shot from inside the box and hits the post.

18:12

Lee Evans challenges Danny Whitehead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Sheridan.

16:43

Aaron O'Connor produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

15:32

Jefferson Louis concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tunnicliffe. Direct free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

14:00

The offside flag is raised against Danny Crow. Ian Ormson restarts play with the free kick.

12:35

The offside flag is raised against Aaron O'Connor. Ian Ormson takes the indirect free kick.

11:43

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

11:13

Andy Sandell takes a shot. Sam Sheridan gets a block in.

9:18

Sean Newton takes a short corner.

9:06

A cross is delivered by Jordan Fagbola.

5:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aaron O'Connor. Ian Ormson restarts play with the free kick.

3:34

Jon Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Sandell. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

2:58

Shot by Danny Crow from just outside the area goes over the net.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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