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Newport County 2-2 Barnet

Sean Rigg penalty
Sean Rigg's late penalty earns Newport a point at Rodney Parade

Newport County rescued a point against Barnet thanks to Sean Rigg's late penalty.

The Exiles led at half time through Ben Tozer's header as they chased a first win under Graham Westley, but were pegged back in the final exchanges.

A nine-minute double from John Akinde looked to have won it for the Bees, before Rigg struck with a minute remaining.

Newport remain bottom and six points adrift in League Two. Barnet are 18th.

Barnet had led 1-0 when the original clash at Rodney Parade was abandoned on 3 September due to heavy rainfall.

Newport County manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "Possession was 50/50, but we had the better of the chances.

"But we are taking steps in the right direction. We are developing a character and desire to win points.

"We could have won it late on. The players are trying very hard to give the fans what they want, which is winning football."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Bittner
  • 14BignotSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 87'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 4Jones
  • 18Cameron
  • 28Grego-CoxSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12TozerBooked at 62mins
  • 8RandallBooked at 18minsSubstituted forGreenat 77'minutes
  • 16Sheehan
  • 27Rigg
  • 19Healey

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 3Butler
  • 7Compton
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 15Green
  • 29Beauchamp
  • 32Wood

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 24HoyteSubstituted forWatsonat 16'minutes
  • 5N'GalaBooked at 58minsSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 59'minutes
  • 6Nelson
  • 17Muggleton
  • 32Vilhete
  • 15Sesay
  • 20Champion
  • 8WestonSubstituted forBattat 45'minutes
  • 23NichollsBooked at 68mins
  • 9AkindeBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stephens
  • 4Dembélé
  • 7Watson
  • 16Taylor
  • 18Kyei
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 21Batt
Attendance:
2,381

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Barnet 2.

Attempt missed. Ben Tozer (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sam Muggleton.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Tom Champion (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Watson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Barnet 2. Sean Rigg (Newport County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Newport County. Jennison Myrie-Williams draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jazzi Barnum-Bobb replaces Paul Bignot.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Barnet 2. John Akinde (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Attempt saved. Jordan Green (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Reece Grego-Cox.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

John Akinde (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Jordan Green (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by James Bittner.

Attempt blocked. Michael Nelson (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Barnet) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jordan Green replaces Mark Randall.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Barnet 1. John Akinde (Barnet) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bondz N'Gala.

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Newport County).

Booking

Alex Nicholls (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Barnet).

Sean Rigg (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Alex Nicholls (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Mark Randall (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 25th October 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth14102224121232
2Carlisle1477024141028
3Doncaster148242820826
4Luton146532415923
5Portsmouth146352216621
6Notts County146352221121
7Accrington145541817120
8Grimsby146261818020
9Crawley145541516-120
10Morecambe146262026-620
11Mansfield144731413119
12Crewe144731718-119
13Yeovil146171419-519
14Blackpool144552117417
15Colchester144551819-117
16Cheltenham143741617-116
17Hartlepool143742125-416
18Barnet143741721-416
19Cambridge144461318-516
20Leyton Orient144371618-215
21Wycombe144371419-515
22Stevenage134271821-314
23Exeter144191319-613
24Newport131571321-88
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