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Newport County 2-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

Conor Wilkinson
Conor Wilkinson joined Newport from Bolton in midweek

John-Christophe Ayina and Conor Wilkinson scored on their debuts as Newport fought back from two down to share the spoils with Dagenham.

Christian Doidge put the Daggers ahead inside the first minute, volleying home from Oliver Muldoon's lofted ball.

Joe Worrall met a deep Ashley Hemmings corner to nod in a second soon after.

Ayina's deflected effort gave the hosts late hope before Wilkinson pounced with a tap-in finish after goalkeeper Mark Cousins parried Alex Rodman's shot.

Wilkinson and Ayina were among three strikers signed by Newport on Thursday.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "Yes, you want three points in every game but it was a fantastic comeback and that was the thing that pleased me.

I'm disappointed with the goals we conceded and we got off to the worst possible start.

"But I believed in the players. Their fitness levels have improved and I thought by the end there was only going to one team to win it. "

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Ian Culverhouse told BBC Radio London:

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Culverhouse on Newport v Dagenham

"We asked for a fast start and they delivered. To be two goals up in the first 10 to 15 minutes was tremendous for them.

"We had a couple of opportunities in the second half as well where we broke really quickly, but the final product was just not there.

"The way we defended and the attitude of the players was superb.

"The equaliser has killed us but we will analyse it and come again stronger. We are adding building blocks all the time.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 28Beeney
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Davies
  • 12DonacienSubstituted forBarrowat 72'minutes
  • 16Hughes
  • 24SmalleySubstituted forAyinaat 58'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 68'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 9WilkinsonBooked at 39mins
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 3Barrow
  • 6Taylor
  • 11Ralph
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 15Green
  • 18Ayina
  • 20Owen-Evans

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 6Dikamona
  • 32Hoyte
  • 24Worrall
  • 2Passley
  • 4Labadie
  • 8BoucaudSubstituted forGuttridgeat 89'minutes
  • 21MuldoonBooked at 18mins
  • 23Hemmings
  • 12DoidgeSubstituted forHawkinsat 71'minutes
  • 10Chambers

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 7Cureton
  • 15Hawkins
  • 17Jones
  • 18Raymond
  • 22Guttridge
  • 33Widdowson
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
2,323

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home15
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Justin Hoyte.

Foul by John-Christophe Ayina (Newport County).

Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joss Labadie.

Scott Barrow (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Luke Guttridge replaces Andre Boucaud.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 2. Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2. John-Christophe Ayina (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Barrow with a cross.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Attempt blocked. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Newport County).

Justin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Ben Davies (Newport County).

Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Justin Hoyte.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Josh Passley.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scott Barrow replaces Janoi Donacien because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Oliver Hawkins replaces Christian Doidge.

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Yan Klukowski.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ashley Hemmings.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ashley Chambers.

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth28175643251856
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers28145939281147
5Portsmouth261111444232144
6Accrington24126642291342
7Wimbledon2711974032842
8Leyton Orient27101074338540
9Wycombe2611783227540
10Carlisle2510964340339
11Mansfield2710893630638
12Cambridge28108104040038
13Exeter27107103740-337
14Morecambe26105114646035
15Luton2797114038234
16Crawley28104143447-1334
17Notts County2696113846-833
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage28610123750-1328
20Newport2659123041-1124
21Hartlepool2473142339-1624
22Yeovil2748152641-1520
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2638152749-2217
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