The FA Cup - First Round
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Metropolitan Police 0-2 Newport County

Newport County eased past Metropolitan Police, who had Louis Birch sent off, to reach the FA Cup second round.

Padraig Amond put Newport ahead from a corner, having already hit the post with an early effort and having a header ruled out for offside.

Ethan Chislett should have levelled for Met, but headed straight at Joe Day.

Newport doubled their lead when Jamille Matt smashed in from close-range, and Met's hopes went with the departure of Birch for a second yellow card.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought we were sloppy and too open. It was nothing to do with the (rainy) conditions, we were poor and there's no excuses.

"But the main thing, the important thing is we're through to the next round, a little more money for the football club and hopefully get a home draw in the next round.

"We should have scored eight today, let's not dress it up. I'm allowed to be disappointed even when we do win - it shows how far we've come."

Line-ups

Metropolitan Police

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Williams
  • 2Webb
  • 4ArthurSubstituted forKozakisat 82'minutes
  • 5McLaughlin
  • 3Guinness-Walker
  • 11MummerySubstituted forHippolyteat 59'minutes
  • 6BirchBooked at 87mins
  • 8Chislett
  • 7KnightSubstituted forGilbertat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Mazzone
  • 10Blackmore

Substitutes

  • 12Gilbert
  • 13Kozakis
  • 14Nyama
  • 15Williams
  • 16Hippolyte
  • 17Kozakis
  • 18King

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 2PipeSubstituted forO'Brienat 52'minutes
  • 5Franks
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 17mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 15Bakinson
  • 8Dolan
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 64'minutes
  • 3ButlerBooked at 43mins
  • 9Amond
  • 11MattSubstituted forSemenyoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 14M Harris
  • 17Bennett
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Townsend
  • 38Collins
  • 42Semenyo
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
1,137

Match Stats

Home TeamMetropolitan PoliceAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home12
Away21
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Metropolitan Police 0, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Metropolitan Police 0, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) because of an injury.

  5. Booking

    John Gilbert (Metropolitan Police) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by John Gilbert (Metropolitan Police).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Gilbert (Metropolitan Police) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ethan Chislett.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

  10. Post update

    Jack Mazzone (Metropolitan Police) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  14. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Louis Birch (Metropolitan Police) for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Louis Birch (Metropolitan Police).

  17. Post update

    Offside, Newport County. Keanu Marsh-Brown tries a through ball, but Padraig Amond is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Dolan.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Newport County. Dan Butler tries a through ball, but Antoine Semenyo is caught offside.