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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Newport County

Newport County midfielder Ben White sees his shot saved by Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Ben Garratt
Newport County midfielder Ben White sees his shot saved by Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Ben Garratt

Crewe Alexandra fought back to draw with Newport County despite having Perry Ng sent off after 17 minutes.

Frank Nouble put Newport ahead when he tapped in after Joss Labadie's shot was saved by Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt.

Ng had been booked moments before the goal and the defender earned a second yellow for sliding in soon after.

But a minute after the dismissal Crewe got themselves back on level terms, when Chris Dagnall converted George Cooper's low cross from the byline.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Wales Sport:

"It was very frustrating... we created enough chances to win two or three matches, but also weren't very switched on with the counter-attack against us.

"Fair play to them, with 10 men they rolled up their sleeves and caused us a few problems, but if you don't take the chances you create you're always going to struggle.

"We switched off on certain things: when we got a corner we didn't lock them in on the edge of the box and they break on us, or we leave two v two at the back. It's crazy because we don't work on that."

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Garratt
  • 2NgBooked at 17mins
  • 4Walker
  • 6Raynes
  • 12Nolan
  • 11CooperSubstituted forBoweryat 86'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 15Wintle
  • 18Pickering
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forAinleyat 76'minutes
  • 16Lowery

Substitutes

  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 14Ainley
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Finney
  • 25Sass-Davies

Newport

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Day
  • 7Willmott
  • 6White
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 88mins
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 83mins
  • 3ButlerSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 8Dolan
  • 27RiggSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 75'minutes
  • 10Nouble
  • 15McCoulskySubstituted forReynoldsat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 11Reynolds
  • 18Foulston
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Cole
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,400

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away23
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Dan Butler.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces George Cooper.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Porter.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Booking

    Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

As It Stood

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2Mansfield21104224
3Wycombe21105414
4Barnet21103214
5Morecambe21103214
6Swindon21103214
7Exeter21102114
8Luton21018353
9Accrington21015413
10Port Vale21015413
11Carlisle21013303
12Grimsby21013303
13Cheltenham21012203
14Notts County210123-13
15Yeovil2101510-53
16Newport20204402
17Stevenage20204402
18Crewe20203302
19Lincoln City20203302
20Colchester201124-21
21Forest Green201124-21
22Cambridge200213-20
23Crawley200214-30
24Chesterfield200215-40
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