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Cambridge United 3-2 Newport County

Craig Reid
Both sides challenge for a loose ball

Cambridge United fought back from 2-0 down to beat Newport with a contentious injury-time penalty.

Mitch Rose was sent off in the incident that saw Joe Day save George Maris' spot kick, but Mark Roberts bundled home the rebound on 93 minutes.

Two goals from Ryan Bird looked to have given Newport only a second win in their last 17 League Two fixtures.

But substitute Barry Corr pulled one back for the hosts before skipper Leon Legge equalised.

Newport County boss Graham Westley told BBC Wales Sport:

"It is tough for the lads to take, having put in a strong effort for the largest part of the game.

"There is a big foul in the build up to the equalising goal, which is hard to accept.

"But that is nothing like the desolation they felt at the awarding of the penalty.

"The opposition dug-out were bemused by the awarding of the penalty.

"Even the implementation of the rules were wrong, in my view. I thought double jeopardy had gone out of the game and the red card was unnecessary.

"Nobody on their side was appealing for a penalty. They wanted a corner. There were bizarre decisions all afternoon."

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Norris
  • 27Davies
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 19CarrollSubstituted forMarisat 82'minutes
  • 16O'Neil
  • 22LewisSubstituted forCorrat 45'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 10WilliamsonSubstituted forMcDonaghat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dunne
  • 9Corr
  • 12Wharton
  • 13Gregory
  • 15McDonagh
  • 18Maris
  • 20Clark

Newport

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 23Flynn
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 90mins
  • 3Butler
  • 38RoseBooked at 90mins
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 45'minutes
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 45'minutes
  • 40BirdBooked at 90mins
  • 9ReidSubstituted forGordonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 24Bojaj
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,175

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home27
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Booking

    Ryan Bird (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

  7. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 3, Newport County 2. Mark Roberts (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Penalty saved! George Maris (Cambridge United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Penalty Cambridge United. Luke Berry draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Dismissal

    Mitch Rose (Newport County) is shown the red card.

  13. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Mitch Rose (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Post update

    Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United).

  17. Post update

    Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster32197661382364
2Plymouth31194851341761
3Carlisle321513456451158
4Luton321411748301853
5Portsmouth31157945291652
6Exeter321551251351650
7Mansfield32121194137447
8Stevenage32144145049146
9Wycombe31137113939046
10Barnet32111294143-245
11Colchester31128114741644
12Grimsby32128123939044
13Cambridge31127124037343
14Blackpool311012945331242
15Morecambe30125133946-741
16Crawley31116143849-1139
17Yeovil32911123340-738
18Crewe32812123546-1136
19Accrington3089133242-1033
20Notts County3296173758-2133
21Cheltenham32711143646-1032
22Hartlepool32711143856-1832
23Leyton Orient3285193550-1529
24Newport31510163550-1525
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