Match ends, Colchester United 0, Newport County 0.
Caretaker Sean McCarthy saw bottom-of-the-table Newport claim a point at Colchester in his last game before new manager Graham Westley takes over.
The U's, without a win in five games, drop to 12th place after a game low on chances and quality.
Newport striker Jon Parkin forced a good save out of Sam Walker before the interval and Jordan Green went close in the second half.
The final whistle was greeted with a chorus of boos by the Colchester fans.
Newport caretaker boss Sean McCarthy told BBC Radio Wales: "We'd have liked to have gone out with three points obviously, but a clean sheet never loses you a match. It's a point away from home and it's a good point.
"They've defended well today and they've got their reward. They've got a point from it. We'd have liked three, we don't want to be where we are in the table at the moment."
- 33KinsellaSubstituted forJamesat 46'minutes
- 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 61'minutes
- 9PorterSubstituted forJohnstoneat 70'minutes
- 2Barnum-BobbBooked at 60mins
- 28Grego-CoxSubstituted forGreenat 81'minutes
- 11Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forRiggat 68'minutes
- 19HealeySubstituted forJacksonat 75'minutes
- Mark Haywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Newport County 0.
Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Green (Newport County).
Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).
Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Jordan Green (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Alex Wynter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marlon Jackson (Newport County).
Substitution, Newport County. Jordan Green replaces Reece Grego-Cox.
Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Rhys Healey.
Foul by Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United).
Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Richard Brindley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rhys Healey (Newport County).