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FA Cup: Barnet 0-1 Newport County

Newport County reached the FA Cup third round for the first time since the club was reformed in 1989, with a narrow win at fellow League Two strugglers Barnet.

The visitors took the lead in the second half when Scott Boden headed in Andrew Hughes' cross.

Barnet's Kevin Lisbie volleyed over from Hakeem Odofin's cross as the hosts tried to level, but the Exiles held on.

Victory saw Newport stretch their unbeaten run in all competitions to 10 games, but Barnet are winless in five.

Newport boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales:

"I didn't realise it was that long (since) we were in the third round. It's good for everyone involved.

"It's good for the supporters and it's good for the players. It gives us that bit of excitement, that we're in the hat.

"I thought we were the better team today. When you're winning games, it builds a bit of confidence, but we're playing well. It should have been four or five nil, with the chances that we had."

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Stephens
  • 4DembéléBooked at 48mins
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Nelson
  • 7YiadomBooked at 68mins
  • 9Akinde
  • 17MuggletonSubstituted forJohnsonat 45'minutes
  • 18Gash
  • 26OdofinSubstituted forGambinat 75'minutes
  • 19BattSubstituted forLisbieat 45'minutes
  • 29Bailey

Substitutes

  • 3Johnson
  • 10Lisbie
  • 12Gambin
  • 14Togwell
  • 16Champion
  • 24McLean
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle

Newport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 18Bennett
  • 21PartridgeBooked at 71mins
  • 16Hughes
  • 4O'SullivanSubstituted forKlukowskiat 90+3'minutes
  • 7Elito
  • 33Byrne
  • 23Rodman
  • 10John-Lewis
  • 19BodenSubstituted forAnsahat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Barrow
  • 6Taylor
  • 8Klukowski
  • 9Ansah
  • 15Green
  • 24Barnum-Bobb
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
1,767

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 0, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Newport County 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Tommy O'Sullivan.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Bailey (Barnet).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Zak Ansah replaces Scott Boden.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tommy O'Sullivan.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Nelson (Barnet).

  11. Post update

    Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Hakeem Odofin.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.