Newport County 0-0 Grimsby Town

James McKeown's penalty save secured 10-man Grimsby Town their first point of the season at Newport.

Goalkeeper McKeown saved Craig McAllister's tame spot kick after the striker was brought down on 77 minutes by last-man Darran Kempson, who was sent off for the challenge.

Newport were on the front foot for most of a scrappy and error-strewn match.

Tom Miller, Elliott Buchanan and Danny Rose all had chances but County failed to profit from Kempson's dismissal.

LINE-UPS

Newport County: Potter, Baker, Miller, Yakubu, Rodgers, Rose, Rogers (Gilligan 23), Doherty, Jardim, McAllister, Buchanan.

Subs Not Used: Thompson,Foley,Hughes,Hatswell.

Booked: Rogers, Yakubu, McAllister, Rodgers.

Grimsby: McKeown, Ridley, Kempson, Pearson, Wood, Disley, Artus, Thompson (Makofo 72), Coulson, Hearn (Elding 46), Duffy (Spencer 73).

Subs Not Used: Thanoj, I'Anson.

Sent Off: Kempson (78).

Booked: Thompson,Wood,Pearson,Spencer,Coulson.

Att: 1,675

Ref: Robert Merchant (Staffordshire).