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Newport County 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

Ben Kennedy
Ben Kennedy joined Newport on loan in January

Newport were frustrated in their bid to reach the League Two play-offs as Tranmere Rovers' automatic promotion hopes also took a hit in a 0-0 stalemate at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles enjoyed lots of possession in the first half, but the best chance fell to Rovers' Mark Ellis who headed a corner against the crossbar.

Sub Chris Dagnall then hit the post after goalkeeper Joe Day mishandled.

Joss Labadie's injury-time strike for Newport was ruled out for offside.

Newport remain six points off the play-offs in 13th, with a game in hand, while Tranmere, who have picked up just one point in two games after a run of seven straight wins, are still fifth.

Newport County boss Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"Will a point be enough to help us? I don't know, I don't have a crystal ball.

"But it was a good, solid performance from the boys.

"Swindon is a massive game, we need the three points but it will be really tough.

"I am hoping that we keep playing well and we will see where it takes us."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 28Demetriou
  • 25O'Brien
  • 26PooleBooked at 64mins
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forAmondat 83'minutes
  • 4LabadieBooked at 6mins
  • 16Sheehan
  • 3ButlerBooked at 32mins
  • 10Marsh-BrownSubstituted forAzeezat 62'minutes
  • 11Matt
  • 19KennedySubstituted forDolanat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 8Dolan
  • 9Amond
  • 12Randall-Hurren
  • 14Azeez
  • 22Crofts
  • 27McKirdy

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 6MontheBooked at 73mins
  • 16Ellis
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 50mins
  • 17PerkinsBooked at 84mins
  • 28BanksBooked at 67mins
  • 19Morris
  • 11Jennings
  • 18SmithSubstituted forDagnallat 58'minutes
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 4Nelson
  • 8Harris
  • 9Mullin
  • 22Gilmour
  • 25Pilling
  • 29Dagnall
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
3,170

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Newport County).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Newport County).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

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

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Chris Dagnall (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Robbie Willmott.

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

Foul by David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adebayo Azeez (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Ben Kennedy.

Booking

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City412314472373583
2Mansfield411915761342772
3MK Dons412191166432372
4Bury4120111074502471
5Tranmere4119111159441568
6Forest Green4117131160421864
7Exeter4017111253421162
8Carlisle41187166256661
9Colchester41179155850860
10Swindon401513125148358
11Oldham4015121360481257
12Stevenage41169164752-557
13Newport39168154957-856
14Northampton411217125254-253
15Crewe41158184953-453
16Cheltenham411410175359-652
17Grimsby41147204052-1249
18Port Vale411211183646-1047
19Morecambe411210194663-1746
20Cambridge41129203758-2145
21Crawley41127224161-2043
22Yeovil41910223860-2237
23Notts County41813204374-3137
24Macclesfield40812204266-2436
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