Newport County maintained their place in the League Two play-off places after surviving a late onslaught at Cheltenham.

Home striker Jamie Cureton had an effort saved by County goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley and then headed wide in the final 10 minutes.

Conor Washington hit a post for Newport before the interval, who are now gone five games unbeaten.

The Robins have yet to win two consecutive matches in the League.

VIEW FROM THE CHANGING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Cheltenham boss Mark Yates

"We couldn't quite find the killer touch, we couldn't find our enterprise in that final third - we had lots of half chances but didn't work the keeper enough.

"We've kept a clean sheet and gone five games unbeaten, so we'll just have to roll into Tuesday and improve on the things we did today.

"Clean sheets and unbeaten runs are important for confidence. I think we needed a bit more creativity today but apart from that I think it was a decent game of football."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We hit a post and had one cleared off the line, on another day we may have come away with all three points.

"I thought we did control the first half, I thought we just didn't have good execution in the final third.

"That's four clean sheets on the spin now and with our own form if we can keep doing that away from home we're going to be there or thereabout."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 25 Noble Booked
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Elliott Booked
  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Richards (McGlashan - 65' )
  • 09 Harrison (Gornell - 65' )
  • 07 Cureton
  • 08 Deering (Penn - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Gornell
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 12 Roberts
  • 16 Penn
  • 17 Hanks
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 21 Vincent

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 18 Jackson
  • 12 Willmott
  • 20 Oshilaja Booked
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 22 Worley
  • 19 Naylor
  • 07 Chapman Booked (Minshull - 78' )
  • 14 Washington
  • 09 Crow
  • 23 Jolley (Barker - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Hughes
  • 05 James
  • 08 Minshull
  • 16 Jones
  • 17 Flynn
  • 24 Barker
  • 25 Stephens
Ref: Andy Madley
Att: 3,501

Match Stats

Shots

5 4

On target

1 1

Corners

7 6

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Newport County 0.

90:00 +4:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Newport County 0.

90:00 +4:11

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +4:11

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:39

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:55

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

89:27

Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:27

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

88:03

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

88:03

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:32

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

87:32

Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:58

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

85:04

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:04

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

84:13 Booking

Booking David Noble (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

84:06

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

84:06

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. George Barker replaces Christian Jolley.

82:47

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

81:15

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Conor Washington.

79:42

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

78:24

Hand ball by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Lee Minshull replaces Adam Chapman.

75:00

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:00

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

73:49

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

73:17

Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

72:27

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

72:27

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Russell Penn replaces Sam Deering.

70:57

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Harry Worley.

70:09

Hand ball by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

68:14

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:14

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

66:15

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

64:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Byron Harrison.

64:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Matthew Richards.

64:00

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:56

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

62:53

David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:53

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

62:21

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

61:30

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:30

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

57:50

Conor Washington (Newport County) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

51:38 Booking

Booking Adam Chapman (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

51:26

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:26

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

46:18

Hand ball by Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Newport County 0.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Newport County 0.

39:34

Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:34

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

38:58

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

36:10

Attempt missed. Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

35:34

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:34

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

32:26

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Harry Worley.

30:40

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

28:55

Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

27:54

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

27:54

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:18

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

26:18

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:25

Attempt missed. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

22:51

Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

18:44

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:44

Foul by Conor Washington (Newport County).

17:50

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

14:34

Attempt blocked. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:44 Booking

Booking Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

13:23

Conor Washington (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:23

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

9:45

Conor Washington (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:45

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

2:04

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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