Newport County and Fleetwood Town fought out a stalemate at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night that did little to boost either side's promotion hopes.

The result leaves Fleetwood six points adrift of automatic promotion, with Newport six points off the play-offs.

Antoni Sarcevic could have given Fleetwood the lead but shot wide with only keeper Elliot Parish to beat.

Rene Howe should have won it for Newport, only to misread the bobble of the ball from inside the six-yard box.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "We've done enough to win the game but unfortunately the pitch has cost us the game, it's as simple as that.

"Anyone who has sat here, goes away and doesn't realise that then they're more foolish than I think. We had two chances tonight that the pitch has cost us.

"I thought we were worthy of the win, against another one of the top six sides that have come here and haven't taken a win away from Rodney Parade."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (2)

Newport County

  • 29 Parish
  • 18 Jackson
  • 12 Willmott
  • 13 Sandell Booked
  • 19 Naylor
  • 06 Yakubu (Hughes - 77' )
  • 04 Porter (Flynn - 65' )
  • 15 Burge
  • 11 Zebroski
  • 45 Howe
  • 08 Minshull

Substitutes

  • 03 Hughes
  • 07 Chapman
  • 09 Crow
  • 14 Jeffers
  • 17 Flynn
  • 23 Jolley
  • 24 Amadi-Holloway

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 20 Taylor
  • 05 Roberts
  • 06 Pond
  • 13 Goodall
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 08 Schumacher Booked
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 10 Matt
  • 07 Evans

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 09 Parkin
  • 22 Hughes
  • 24 Morris
  • 25 Jordan
  • 34 Mandron
  • 35 Marrow
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 3,728

Match Stats

Shots

13 4

On target

1 0

Corners

6 5

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +3:00 Full time

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

90:00 +1:32

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

90:00 +1:32

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:18

Attempt blocked. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

89:27

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

88:23

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:23

Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

85:40

Rene Howe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:40

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

82:13

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

82:13

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:08

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

81:08

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:28

Rene Howe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:28

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

76:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Andrew Hughes replaces Ismail Yakubu because of an injury.

73:06

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

73:06

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:45

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alan Goodall.

72:33

Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

72:18

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

72:10

Attempt blocked. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

71:41

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

71:18

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

70:39 Booking

Booking Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

70:35

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

70:35

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

68:42

Attempt missed. Rene Howe (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

68:08

Attempt blocked. Ryan Burge (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:49

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

66:49

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:20

Attempt missed. Rene Howe (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

64:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Max Porter.

63:57

Attempt missed. Ryan Burge (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

56:55

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

56:55

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

55:18

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

55:18

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:46

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

50:46

Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:15

Attempt blocked. Rene Howe (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

47:17

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

47:17

Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Newport County 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

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

45:00 +0:54

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:54

Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

42:00

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

41:44

Attempt blocked. Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

41:04 Booking

Booking Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

41:00

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:59

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

38:49

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

38:49

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:30

Foul by Ryan Burge (Newport County).

36:30

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:00

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:59

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

34:30

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

33:47

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:47

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

28:48

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Newport County) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

28:24

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

26:09

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

26:09

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

21:12

Attempt missed. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

20:39

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Chris Zebroski.

20:08

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Burge.

15:28

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

11:55

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

11:25

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

9:48

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

7:31

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alan Goodall.

6:00

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:59

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

4:02

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:02

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

3:16

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

2:41

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

2:41

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:56

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:56

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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