FA Cup - First Round
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Braintree Town 1-1 Newport County

Braintree Town must go to League Two Newport County for an FA Cup first-round replay after Ryan Peters' own goal denied them victory.

The hosts dared to dream of a Cup giant-killing when Chez Isaac hit the back of the net early on.

But defender Peters inadvertently directed Tom Naylor's shot into the back of the home side's net five minutes after the break.

Conference Premier side Braintree must travel to Rodney Parade for the replay.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"I thought we bossed it first half and maybe should have been two up. We didn't come out second half - another sloppy goal we've given away.

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Post-match: Braintree boss Devonshire

"We need eight or nine players at it, I thought we had five. There were three or four we needed to step up and improve their game. That didn't happen and that's why we've drawn.

"We've got a second bite of the cherry, we'll settle for that. If we go there and eight or nine are on it, it gives us a chance.

"You know what our away form is like - it won't phase us. We'll be looking forward to it. There'll be a bit more space behind them."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought it was a very good cup tie. We were fully aware of Braintree's good start to the season and they certainly forced back first half.

"We regrouped and had some words at half-time and I thought we were excellent second half.

"Without some heroic defending from Braintree and good saves from their goalkeeper I think we would have gone on and won the game."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 2Peters
  • 14Carney
  • 5Paine
  • 19Wells
  • 15Massey
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forSparkesat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Davis
  • 10HolmanSubstituted forCoxat 90'minutes
  • 9Marks
  • 26Mulley

Substitutes

  • 1McDonald
  • 6Quinton
  • 11Sparkes
  • 12Daley
  • 18Enver-Marum
  • 21Griffiths
  • 22Cox

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Pipe
  • 17FlynnBooked at 39mins
  • 22WorleyBooked at 78mins
  • 16Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 19Naylor
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 57mins
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forJacksonat 81'minutes
  • 9Crow
  • 23JolleySubstituted forWashingtonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5James
  • 14Washington
  • 15Burge
  • 18Jackson
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Redman
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
1,004

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Newport County 1.
Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Billy Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Sparkes replaces Chez Isaac.
Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Peters.
Attempt blocked. Adam Chapman (Newport County) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Dan Holman.
Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Harry Worley.
Attempt saved. David Pipe (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).
Conor Washington (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nick Hamann.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Jackson replaces Chris Zebroski because of an injury.
Dan Holman (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Peters.
Attempt blocked. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).
David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Harry Worley.
Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.
Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Conor Washington replaces Christian Jolley.
Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).
Attempt missed. Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Chris Zebroski (Newport County) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.
Chris Zebroski (Newport County) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.
Attempt blocked. Adam Chapman (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Billy Jones (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Hand ball by Newman Carney (Braintree Town).
Attempt saved. Newman Carney (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Adam Chapman (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Peters.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ryan Peters, Braintree Town. Braintree Town 1, Newport County 1.
Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Newport County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Newport County 0.
Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).
Danny Crow (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dean Wells.
James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).
Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).
Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Hand ball by Danny Crow (Newport County).
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Michael Flynn (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).
Attempt missed. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alan Massey.
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