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Cambridge United 3-2 Newport County

Craig Reid
Both sides challenge for a loose ball

Cambridge United fought back from 2-0 down to beat Newport with a contentious injury-time penalty.

Mitch Rose was sent off in the incident that saw Joe Day save George Maris' spot kick, but Mark Roberts bundled home the rebound on 93 minutes.

Two goals from Ryan Bird looked to have given Newport only a second win in their last 17 League Two fixtures.

But substitute Barry Corr pulled one back for the hosts before skipper Leon Legge equalised.

Newport County boss Graham Westley told BBC Wales Sport:

"It is tough for the lads to take, having put in a strong effort for the largest part of the game.

"There is a big foul in the build up to the equalising goal, which is hard to accept.

"But that is nothing like the desolation they felt at the awarding of the penalty.

"The opposition dug-out were bemused by the awarding of the penalty.

"Even the implementation of the rules were wrong, in my view. I thought double jeopardy had gone out of the game and the red card was unnecessary.

"Nobody on their side was appealing for a penalty. They wanted a corner. There were bizarre decisions all afternoon."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 27Davies
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 19CarrollSubstituted forMarisat 82'minutes
  • 16O'Neil
  • 22LewisSubstituted forCorrat 45'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 10WilliamsonSubstituted forMcDonaghat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dunne
  • 9Corr
  • 12Wharton
  • 13Gregory
  • 15McDonagh
  • 18Maris
  • 20Clark

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 23Flynn
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 38RoseBooked at 90mins
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 45'minutes
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 45'minutes
  • 40BirdBooked at 90mins
  • 9ReidSubstituted forGordonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 24Bojaj
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,175

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home27
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Newport County 2.

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

Booking

Ryan Bird (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Newport County 2. Mark Roberts (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! George Maris (Cambridge United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Cambridge United. Luke Berry draws a foul in the penalty area.

Dismissal

Mitch Rose (Newport County) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Mitch Rose (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Foul by Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United).

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Maris replaces Jake Carroll.

Booking

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jaanai Gordon replaces Craig Reid.

Hand ball by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Newport County 2. Leon Legge (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Piero Mingoia with a cross.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Newport County).

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Doncaster3219762364
2Plymouth3119481761
3Carlisle32151341158
4Luton32141171853
5Portsmouth3115791652
6Exeter32155121650
7Mansfield3212119447
8Stevenage3214414146
9Wycombe3113711046
10Barnet3211129-245
11Colchester3112811644
12Grimsby3212812044
13Cambridge3112712343
14Blackpool31101291242
15Morecambe3012513-741
16Crawley3111614-1139
17Yeovil3291112-738
18Crewe3281212-1136
19Accrington308913-1033
20Notts County329617-2133
21Cheltenham3271114-1032
22Hartlepool3271114-1832
23Leyton Orient328519-1529
24Newport3151016-1525
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