League Two
Southend0Newport0

Southend United 0-0 Newport County

Robbie Willmott's woeful penalty miss cost Newport County victory against promotion-chasing Southend United.

The winger hit his second-half spot-kick yards wide of goal after Mark Phillips had brought down Ryan Burge.

Lee Barnard, saw his shot blocked in the first half, as did Harry Worley at the other end.

Will Atkinson headed against an Exiles post as Southend moved to within a point of League Two's top three.

Willmott had another chance to secure the points for the Welsh side, hitting keeper Daniel Bentley when clean through in injury time, as eighth-place County went a fifth game without a win

Phil Brown's Southend are now unbeaten in eight league games but missed the opportunity to climb into the automatic promotion spots before the rest of the weekend games.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 23Thompson
  • 5Phillips
  • 14Hurst
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forC Cliffordat 75'minutes
  • 10CorrSubstituted forStrakerat 45'minutes
  • 39BarnardSubstituted forEastwoodat 61'minutes
  • 12Atkinson

Substitutes

  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 16C Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 29Gomis
  • 40Smith

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Pipe
  • 12Willmott
  • 19Naylor
  • 22Worley
  • 13Sandell
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forPorterat 71'minutes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 90mins
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forJolleyat 73'minutes
  • 45Howe
  • 15BurgeSubstituted forFlynnat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 4Porter
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Jackson
  • 21Anthony
  • 23Jolley
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
5,993

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Newport County 0.
Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Booking

Lee Minshull (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).
Attempt saved. Christian Jolley (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Hand ball by Andy Sandell (Newport County).
Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Max Porter.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Ryan Burge because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Harry Worley.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Conor Clifford replaces Michael Timlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Shaun Jeffers.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Adam Chapman.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by David Pipe.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.
Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by John White (Southend United).
Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Lee Barnard.
Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).
Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Harry Worley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot is close, but misses to the right. Robbie Willmott should be disappointed.
Penalty conceded by Mark Phillips (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Newport County. Ryan Burge draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).
Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).
Attempt saved. Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southend United 0, Newport County 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Barry Corr.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southend United 0, Newport County 0.
Attempt saved. Rene Howe (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Phillips.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.
Lee Barnard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by John White.
Attempt missed. Mark Phillips (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.
Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).
Attempt saved. Lee Barnard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).
Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).
Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).
Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2814951951
2Scunthorpe28131141450
3Fleetwood2715391348
4Southend2813871247
5Rochdale2714581047
6Oxford Utd27121051546
7Burton271377446
8Newport261097539
9Wimbledon2810810038
10Morecambe2810810-438
11Dag & Red289910036
12Plymouth279810-635
13Cheltenham278109-434
14Hartlepool289712-534
15Exeter279612-433
16York2971111-432
17Accrington278811-632
18Portsmouth2871110-832
19Mansfield2871011-931
20Bristol Rovers277911-330
21Wycombe277812-529
22Bury2661010-428
23Torquay276813-1426
24Northampton265714-1622
View full League Two table

Top Stories

Get Inspired Activity Finder

Run by the BBC and partners

Find ways to get active near you:

For more ideas, information and inspiration, visit bbc.co.uk/getinspired