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Newport County win 4-1 on penalties

Carabao Cup: Gillingham 2-2 Newport County (1-4 pens)

Gillingham's Brandon Hanlon scored his first penalty but saw his second saved by Nick Townsend
Gillingham's Brandon Hanlon scored his first penalty but saw his second saved by Nick Townsend

Newport County edged Gillingham in a Carabao Cup first-round game that saw four penalties and a penalty shoot-out.

Brandon Hanlan put the Gills ahead from the spot and later earned a second penalty, but Nick Townsend saved it before Tristan Abrahams equalised.

Mikael Ndjoli took over the Gills' penalty duties to score, but was then sent off as he conceded the spot kick that allowed Padraig Amond to level.

Newport won the penalty shoot-out 4-1 to book a home tie against West Ham.

Newport manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"It was crazy, but in all fairness give the boys who came in a little bit of credit. A couple of them looked nervous because it was their first starts , a couple of them didn't know what to expect.

"I'm delighted with the way the team came back and the amount of fight they showed, because we wanted to stay in the cup. We value it, what we're doing, and it was an important win against a decent League One team."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Hodson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 12Fuller
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forWoodsat 90+2'minutes
  • 18Byrne
  • 14Jones
  • 10NdjoliBooked at 90mins
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forMandronat 85'minutes
  • 23JakubiakSubstituted forMarshallat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Keefe
  • 9Mandron
  • 15List
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 26Woods
  • 27Tucker

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 5HowkinsBooked at 89mins
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forDemetriouat 90+4'minutes
  • 6StojsavljevicSubstituted forAmondat 29'minutes
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 17BennettSubstituted forSheehanat 80'minutes
  • 22Maloney
  • 16Nurse
  • 8Dolan
  • 15Abrahams
  • 20Whitely

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 3Haynes
  • 9Amond
  • 10Sheehan
  • 12McNamara
  • 26Ekpiteta
  • 28Demetriou
Referee:
Trevor Kettle

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2(1), Newport County 2(4).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Gillingham 2(1), Newport County 2(4).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2(1), Newport County 2(4). Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Mark Marshall (Gillingham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2(1), Newport County 2(3). Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2(1), Newport County 2(2). Mikael Mandron (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Newport County 2(2). Padraig Amond (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Alfie Jones (Gillingham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Newport County 2(1). Josh Sheehan (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Gillingham 2, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Newport County 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mickey Demetriou replaces Mark O'Brien.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Newport County 2. Padraig Amond (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham) for a bad foul.

Penalty Newport County. Daniel Leadbitter draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Henry Woods replaces Regan Charles-Cook.

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

Foul by Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Newport County 1. Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Kyle Howkins (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Gillingham. Mark Byrne draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by George Nurse.

Offside, Newport County. Mark O'Brien tries a through ball, but George Nurse is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. George Nurse (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Padraig Amond.

Attempt missed. Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Mikael Mandron.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Mandron replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Newport County 1. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matthew Dolan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top right corner following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Byrne.

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

Foul by Alfie Jones (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Scot Bennett.

Kyle Howkins (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Foul by Kyle Howkins (Newport County).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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