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Oxford United 0-0 Newport County

Christian Jolley takes on Oxford

Newport County took a hard-earned point at League Two leaders Oxford, whose shaky home form withstood the Welsh side's challenge.

The game was uninspiring for long periods and a draw was arguably a fair result.

County's Christian Jolley came closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the bar late on.

But the game remained scoreless as Oxford remained top while Newport stayed five points adrift.

Oxford have now lost three, won three and drawn at home this season and it was Newport's seventh draw from 18 league games in 2013-14.

It also left Newport having not conceded a goal in almost nine hours of play.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It wasn't a vintage performance in possession of the ball, but it's certainly very, very good without the ball.

"I thought we looked solid. [We] restricted Oxford to very few chances and at the end Christian Jolley's nearly snatched it for us.

"Whether or not we would have deserved it I don't know. But to come to the league leaders and again not look like conceding - we're certainly delighted with that.

"[We] perhaps didn't have that cutting edge in the game as we would have liked and as we have done a lot of times this season.

"But I certainly feel it was a very good performance."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Clarke
  • 13Hunt
  • 3Newey
  • 17RoseBooked at 54mins
  • 4Raynes
  • 19Mullins
  • 15WilliamsBooked at 3mins
  • 14Hall
  • 9Constable
  • 8Kitson
  • 37RufflesSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 67'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 21Crocombe
  • 30Long
  • 32Lynn
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18Jackson
  • 12Willmott
  • 20OshilajaBooked at 32mins
  • 22WorleyBooked at 65mins
  • 6YakubuBooked at 90mins
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 84mins
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forNaylorat 73'minutes
  • 23Jolley
  • 9CrowBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBarkerat 67'minutes
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 3Hughes
  • 13Sandell
  • 16Jones
  • 17Flynn
  • 19Naylor
  • 24Barker
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
5,042

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away23

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 0, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

  4. Booking

    Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

  9. Post update

    Foul by George Barker (Newport County).

  10. Post update

    Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Danny Rose.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Barker (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

  15. Post update

    Christian Jolley (Newport County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

  18. Post update

    Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

  20. Post update

    Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1896329141533
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1810262416832
4Rochdale1810262825332
5Fleetwood1810173123831
6Scunthorpe188642320330
7Burton189362220230
8Newport187742419528
9Dag & Red187652623327
10Wimbledon187562321226
11Morecambe187562325-226
12Exeter187472223-125
13Hartlepool187382120124
14Plymouth186571418-423
15Wycombe176472222022
16Cheltenham185762328-522
17Mansfield185672024-421
18Portsmouth175572530-520
19Accrington185581823-520
20Bury184681922-318
21York184682327-418
22Bristol Rovers183781320-716
23Torquay183691930-1115
24Northampton1835101424-1014
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