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Newport County 0-0 Fleetwood Town

Newport's Rene Howe turns away after missing a clear chance in front of goal

Newport County and Fleetwood Town fought out a stalemate at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night that did little to boost either side's promotion hopes.

The result leaves Fleetwood six points adrift of automatic promotion, with Newport six points off the play-offs.

Antoni Sarcevic could have given Fleetwood the lead but shot wide with only keeper Elliot Parish to beat.

Rene Howe should have won it for Newport, only to misread the bobble of the ball from inside the six-yard box.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "We've done enough to win the game but unfortunately the pitch has cost us the game, it's as simple as that.

"Anyone who has sat here, goes away and doesn't realise that then they're more foolish than I think. We had two chances tonight that the pitch has cost us.

"I thought we were worthy of the win, against another one of the top six sides that have come here and haven't taken a win away from Rodney Parade."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 29Parish
  • 18Jackson
  • 12Willmott
  • 13SandellBooked at 42mins
  • 19Naylor
  • 6YakubuSubstituted forHughesat 77'minutes
  • 4PorterSubstituted forFlynnat 65'minutes
  • 15Burge
  • 11Zebroski
  • 45Howe
  • 8Minshull

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 7Chapman
  • 9Crow
  • 14Jeffers
  • 17Flynn
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Pond
  • 13Goodall
  • 4Murdoch
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 71mins
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 10Matt
  • 7Evans

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 9Parkin
  • 22Hughes
  • 24Morris
  • 25Jordan
  • 34Mandron
  • 35Marrow
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
3,728

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

Rene Howe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Rene Howe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Andrew Hughes replaces Ismail Yakubu because of an injury.

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alan Goodall.

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Rene Howe (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Burge (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Rene Howe (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Max Porter.

Attempt missed. Ryan Burge (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield341711655302562
2Scunthorpe341515453341960
3Rochdale33186953361760
4Burton34151183834456
5Oxford Utd341413746311555
6Fleetwood34166124839954
7Southend341311104132950
8Plymouth33139113836248
9Hartlepool34129133938145
10Newport321111104140144
11York341013114038243
12Wimbledon34119143439-542
13Cheltenham331012113945-642
14Dag & Red331011123941-241
15Portsmouth34913123748-1140
16Morecambe331010133647-1140
17Bury32912113838039
18Bristol Rovers33912123133-239
19Exeter34109153945-639
20Mansfield34912133447-1339
21Wycombe33911133640-438
22Accrington33910143644-837
23Northampton3389162743-1633
24Torquay3379173151-2030
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