League Two
CheltenhamCheltenham Town1NewportNewport County1

Cheltenham Town 1-1 Newport County

Newport County's Joe Day saves a goal-bound effort against Cheltenham Town
Newport goalkeeper Joe Day made a great save from Kevin Dawson before half-time

Mohamed Eisa's 10th goal of the season salvaged a point for Cheltenham against Newport County.

Padraig Amond had put Exiles ahead with a looping header over Scott Flinders in the 55th minute.

But the prolific Eisa controlled superbly before curling a shot past Joe Day to equalise 13 minutes from time.

Both teams pressed for a winner with Cheltenham appealing when Day went perilously close to carrying the ball over the goal-line late on.

Newport drop one place to 11th with Cheltenham remaining 15th in the League Two table.

Newport manager Mike Flynn: "I thought we created enough chances to win the game. We need to take them and kill teams off and be ruthless.

"I thought we were the better team but fair play to Cheltenham they came back and made it difficult.

"But their goalkeeper was voted man of the match and that says everything."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Flinders
  • 28MooreBooked at 90mins
  • 2Grimes
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Winchester
  • 8Dawson
  • 25Morrell
  • 6AtanganaBooked at 20mins
  • 17Sellars
  • 20Eisa
  • 21GrahamBooked at 7minsSubstituted forWrightat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Storer
  • 9Wright
  • 10Holman
  • 18Bower
  • 22Lovett
  • 27Hinds
  • 50Lloyd

Newport

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 28Demetriou
  • 17Bennett
  • 6White
  • 3Butler
  • 7Willmott
  • 8DolanSubstituted forTozerat 69'minutes
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 10NoubleBooked at 89minsSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 11Reynolds
  • 12Tozer
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 18Foulston
  • 24Touray
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
3,637

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home20
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away9
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Frank Nouble.

  6. Booking

    Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

    Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Booking

    Frank Nouble (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben White.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

  20. Post update

    Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton25156458233551
2Notts County25138443261747
3Lincoln City25127633201343
4Exeter2413383430442
5Coventry2512582718941
6Wycombe25117744341040
7Accrington2412483830840
8Colchester2511773527840
9Mansfield25101053528740
10Swindon24122103633338
11Newport259973329436
12Cambridge2510692531-636
13Carlisle259793634234
14Grimsby259792632-634
15Cheltenham2587103234-231
16Port Vale2594122933-431
17Stevenage2586113238-630
18Crawley2586112330-730
19Yeovil2576123545-1027
20Crewe2582152741-1426
21Morecambe2567122436-1225
22Chesterfield2556142646-2021
23Barnet2555152537-1220
24Forest Green2455142445-2120
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