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Newport County 1-1 Morecambe: Kevin Ellison nets point for Shrimps

Tyler Forbes of Newport County takes on Morecambe's Rhys Oates
Tyler Forbes of Newport County takes on Morecambe's Rhys Oates

Kevin Ellison rescued a point for Morecambe to ease their League Two relegation worries.

Newport had led through Padraig Amond's first-minute strike, the Irish striker heading his sixth goal of the season.

Antoine Semenyo's header almost doubled the hosts' lead, only to be denied by Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche.

Morecambe pushed for an equaliser and only Robbie Willmott's block denied Rhys Oates, but Jason Oswell then set up substitute Ellison to grab a point.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "It's two points dropped today, let's not dress it up.

"We should have been out of sight but then a little bit of sloppiness allows Kev [Ellison] to get his annual goal against us.

"It's frustrating because we missed too many chances. We should have buried them and there's only one team who should have won that."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 8minsSubstituted forPringat 45'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Butler
  • 7Willmott
  • 17BennettSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 22'minutes
  • 8Dolan
  • 42Semenyo
  • 11MattBooked at 59minsSubstituted forM Harrisat 79'minutes
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 14M Harris
  • 16Sheehan
  • 20Pring
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 30Townsend
  • 33Cooper

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 14Yarney
  • 16Lavelle
  • 3Conlan
  • 15Wildig
  • 27CranstonSubstituted forEllisonat 71'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 28Leitch-Smith
  • 17MandevilleSubstituted forKenyonat 81'minutes
  • 18OatesSubstituted forOswellat 71'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Oswell
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Piggott
  • 25Hedley
  • 26Cuvelier
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
3,206

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 1.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Jason Oswell (Morecambe) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cameron Pring (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Pring (Newport County).

Zak Mills (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Liam Mandeville.

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark Harris replaces Jamille Matt.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Morecambe 1. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver.

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Mandeville.

Jamille Matt (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Lavelle (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces Rhys Oates.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Jordan Cranston.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Attempt blocked. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Cameron Pring (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Morecambe).

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Newport County).

Zak Mills (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jamille Matt (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Bury166552417723
10Crawley167272425-123
11Mansfield144911810821
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe155461614219
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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