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Macclesfield Town 0-0 Newport County

Keanu Marsh-Brown of Newport County and Elliott Durrell of Macclesfield Town compete for the ball
Newport County are now unbeaten in three League Two away games

Newport and Macclesfield played out a goalless draw at Moss Rose as both teams failed to take their chances.

Elliot Durrel wasted the best chance of the first half for the hosts as his heavy touch was collected by Joe Day when one-on-one with the County keeper.

Newport's Ben Kennedy, Robbie Willmott and Scot Bennett were all denied by Kieran O'Hara in the second half.

County's play-off challenge is still in their own hands while Macclesfield remain two points above the bottom two.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Radio Wales Sport:

"We didn't have too many clear-cut chances but I thought we dominated the game from start to finish.

"My players gave me everything. I can't praise them enough, they were excellent... and we should have had a penalty.

"Did that cost us the game? It could have. But I don't want to rely on those decisions, because I think we are better than that.

"It is still in our hands. We are seven unbeaten and I thought we played very well.

"We are not downhearted, I am very positive, we have one less game and we have made ground on a couple of teams."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1O'HaraBooked at 50mins
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 5KelleherBooked at 45mins
  • 33Jules
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 7Durrell
  • 24RoseSubstituted forColeat 75'minutes
  • 17Evans
  • 38Ntambwe
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forMarshat 69'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 6Grimes
  • 8Marsh
  • 23Whitaker
  • 28Idem
  • 30Cole
  • 35Mullings
  • 39Martis

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 26Poole
  • 25O'Brien
  • 28Demetriou
  • 7Willmott
  • 17BennettSubstituted forAzeezat 81'minutes
  • 8DolanSubstituted forKennedyat 64'minutes
  • 16Sheehan
  • 3Butler
  • 27McKirdySubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 64'minutes
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 11Matt
  • 12Randall-Hurren
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Bakinson
  • 19Kennedy
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
2,269

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Newport County 0.

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt saved. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ben Kennedy (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Evans (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Adebayo Azeez replaces Scot Bennett.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

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

Attempt saved. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Reece Cole replaces Michael Rose.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kieran O'Hara.

Attempt saved. Scot Bennett (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Scott Wilson.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ben Kennedy (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ben Kennedy replaces Matthew Dolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Harry McKirdy.

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

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt saved. Scot Bennett (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Kieran O'Hara (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Zak Jules.

(Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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