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Newport County 0-0 Bury

Bury goalkeeper Brian Jensen saves Newport striker Chris Zebroski's shot

Bury claimed a valuable away point in a hard-fought scoreless draw with Newport County at Rodney Parade.

Shakers goalkeeper Brian Jensen made a series of saves to frustrate County strikers Chris Zebroski and Mike Flynn.

The result leaves Justin Edinburgh's Newport looking comfortable in 12th position, in spite of recording just one win in 10 matches.

But Northampton's draw with Wimbledon means the Shakers remain just four points clear of the relegation zone.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's another point on the board. There were a lot of pleasing aspects tonight and that's back-to-back clean sheets.

"Fair play to Bury, they came here an put us on the back foot and they're one of very few sides who have done that this year.

"They had some good chances in the first half, but we took the game to them in the second, so I suppose we look at it as another point gained."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"I'm happy with the way we defended. I'm just frustrated we didn't get that first goal.

"Teams aren't really creating chances against us, which is pleasing. That's eight or nine clean sheets in 15 games and we've certainly steadied the ship.

"I'm just frustrated that, over the last three or four games, we've not been more clinical in front of goal because those three points are absolutely valuable."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 20Feely
  • 3Hughes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 20minsSubstituted forPorterat 79'minutes
  • 19Naylor
  • 16Blake
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 67mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 9CrowSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 45'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 90mins
  • 17Flynn

Substitutes

  • 4Porter
  • 13Sandell
  • 14Jeffers
  • 22Worley
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
  • 45Howe

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 29Veseli
  • 3McNulty
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 34Mills
  • 11Hussey
  • 7Jones
  • 15Mayor
  • 22PlattSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 70'minutes
  • 18Nardiello
  • 16TutteSubstituted forProctorat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 5Cameron
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Grimes
  • 14Young
  • 17Akpa-Akpro
  • 30Charles-Cook
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,160

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Bury 0.

Booking

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Hand ball by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury).

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

Attempt saved. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Lee Minshull.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darcy Blake (Newport County).

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Craig Jones (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Clive Platt.

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andrew Proctor.

Attempt missed. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

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

Michael Flynn (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Proctor replaces Andrew Tutte.

Hand ball by Craig Jones (Bury).

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Clive Platt (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

Booking

Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Newport County).

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

Attempt saved. Michael Flynn (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 0, Bury 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Amadi-Holloway replaces Danny Crow.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newport County 0, Bury 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale39227102573
2Scunthorpe39181742471
3Chesterfield40191382670
4Fleetwood39197131164
5Burton3917139564
6Oxford Utd39151410959
7York39151311858
8Southend391414111156
9Plymouth39151014055
10Dag & Red39121512051
11Hartlepool39131016149
12Newport38121313-349
13Wimbledon39121215-548
14Cheltenham39111513-848
15Morecambe39121215-1248
16Exeter39121116-347
17Mansfield39111414-1147
18Accrington39111315-346
19Bury3891712-144
20Bristol Rovers38101315-843
21Wycombe39101217-942
22Portsmouth3991515-1742
23Northampton3991317-1840
24Torquay399921-2236
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