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Carlisle United 0-1 Newport County

Tyler Blackwood stoops to score for Newport County at Carlisle United on his debut
Tyler Blackwood stoops to score for Newport County at Carlisle United on his debut

Tyler Blackwood came off the bench to give Newport County their first win of the season against in-form Carlisle.

The Cumbrians are League Two's top scorers but were perhaps fatigued from their League Cup penalty shoot-out loss at Liverpool in midweek.

Blackwood had only arrived at Newport on Thursday on an emergency loan from Queen's Park Rangers.

But the striker, 24, made an immediate impact on his debut, heading home from a Nathan Ofori-Twumasi cross.

Newport County manager Terry Butcher told BBC Wales Sport: "It was a great relief in the end, I think the referee had a calendar not a watch!

"But when that final whistle blew it was a lovely feeling because the boys have worked so hard, especially in today's game.

"We were under a lot of pressure, Carlisle played well, knocked the ball around well - we've had to put some good blocks in and the goalkeeper [Joe Day] has made some good saves."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 20Archibald-Henville
  • 5RaynesBooked at 90mins
  • 26Gillesphey
  • 23ThompsonSubstituted forOseiat 72'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 19BalantaSubstituted forMcQueenat 71'minutes
  • 10Héry
  • 11Brough
  • 17Gilliead
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAsamoahat 18'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Atkinson
  • 13Hanford
  • 16Dicker
  • 18Osei
  • 21Rigg
  • 25Asamoah
  • 44McQueen

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forBodenat 44'minutes
  • 3Barrow
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 22Parselle
  • 10John-Lewis
  • 33ByrneBooked at 76mins
  • 12DonacienSubstituted forTaylorat 89'minutes
  • 21Partridge
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 39CollinsSubstituted forBlackwoodat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 4Laurent
  • 6Taylor
  • 7Elito
  • 17Blackwood
  • 19Boden
  • 42Shephard
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,402

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Newport County 1.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Carlisle United).

Matt Partridge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Scott Barrow.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Carlisle United).

Scott Barrow (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kevin Osei (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matt Taylor replaces Janoi Donacien because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Bastien Héry (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

Foul by Kevin Osei (Carlisle United).

Scott Boden (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joe Day (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kevin Osei (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lenell John-Lewis.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United).

Scott Boden (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Kevin Osei replaces Joe Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Alex McQueen replaces Angelo Balanta.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Newport County 1. Tyler Blackwood (Newport County) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lenell John-Lewis.

Attempt missed. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Joe Thompson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tyler Blackwood replaces Aaron Collins.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth9540168819
2Wycombe9531135818
3Leyton Orient95311610618
4Plymouth9522147717
5Accrington9441126616
6Oxford Utd9351117414
7Morecambe94231614214
8Northampton94231210214
9Mansfield9342116513
10Cambridge93421212013
11Hartlepool94141010013
12Carlisle93421718-113
13Notts County94141415-113
14Exeter94141314-113
15Wimbledon93331012-212
16Luton93241413111
17Bristol Rovers931579-210
18Barnet93151216-410
19York92341012-29
20Stevenage92341115-49
21Yeovil92161016-67
22Dag & Red9135816-86
23Crawley9135615-96
24Newport9126615-95
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