League Two
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Barnet 0-0 Newport County

Newport County's David Pipe heads goalwards against Barnet
David Pipe (right) heads the ball towards Barnet's goal

Newport County survived a late Barnet onslaught to claim a second successive draw in League Two.

David Pipe went close for bottom club County in a scoreless first half, but after the break eighth-placed Barnet took control.

Goalkeeper Joe Day was County's hero, saving brilliantly to foil Simeon Akinola and making an outstanding double stop to deny Mauro Vilhete.

John Akinde fired wide in the dying minutes for The Bees.

Newport County manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales: "Before you become a winning side you've got to be an unbeaten side, a side that's difficult to play against and proud of its clean sheets.

"And I think in the past couple of games you've seen a side that's worked very hard at its defensive aspects.

"When you go away from home you're going to be under the cosh to an extent, but I thought it was a very determined and a very dogged performance."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forCoulsonat 76'minutes
  • 6Nelson
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 3Johnson
  • 32Vilhete
  • 8Weston
  • 28Taylor
  • 18Kyei
  • 9Akinde
  • 14Akinola

Substitutes

  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 17Coulson
  • 20Champion
  • 23Nicholls
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 34Mason-Clark
  • 40Tutonda

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 4Jones
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 74mins
  • 3Butler
  • 19Nelson
  • 18PipeSubstituted forDemetriouat 83'minutes
  • 8RandallSubstituted forSamuelat 29'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 16Sheehan
  • 9ReidSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 65'minutes
  • 41Williams

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 15Samuel
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 23Flynn
  • 24Bojaj
  • 28Demetriou
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,623

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home25
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Newport County 0.

Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

Attempt blocked. Elliot Johnson (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mickey Demetriou replaces David Pipe because of an injury.

Delay in match David Pipe (Newport County) because of an injury.

Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Williams (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Nana Kyei (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Nana Kyei (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Coulson replaces Harry Taylor.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Barnet).

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Simeon Akinola (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster27184555342158
2Plymouth26173643281554
3Carlisle271212348371148
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2612773428643
6Luton26119637241342
7Colchester2711794134740
8Barnet27101073737040
9Exeter261231139271239
10Cambridge2611693629739
11Grimsby27116103531439
12Mansfield2791082930-137
13Blackpool2699838271136
14Crawley25105103138-735
15Stevenage27103144046-633
16Yeovil2688102831-332
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Hartlepool2779113544-930
19Crewe27610112639-1328
20Accrington2668122435-1126
21Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
22Cheltenham2659122839-1124
23Notts County2765162850-2223
24Newport2647152945-1619
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