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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Newport County: Emmanuel Osadebe rescues point for Silkmen

Padraig Amond of Newport County puts the ball past goalkeeper Owen Evans of Macclesfield Town
Padraig Amond gave Newport County the lead at Macclesfield after only a minute

Macclesfield Town recovered from going behind in the opening minute to rescue a point against league Two high-flyers Newport County.

Padraig Amond gave the visitors a perfect start when he poked the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Owen Evans from close range.

But the Silkmen levelled when Jay Harris' pass over the top picked out Emmanuel Osadebe to clip the ball home.

However, Macclesfield have now not won in the league since 24 August.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"It was a solid point away from home and an off-side goal has stopped us from winning it.

"It was a good game, end-to-end, and I thought Macclesfield looked dangerous on the counter - it was a bit too open for my liking away from home.

"The players put in a great shift and I think last year we would have lost that."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Vassell
  • 11ArchibaldBooked at 84mins
  • 8Harris
  • 14Kirby
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 20Osadebe
  • 7GnahouaBooked at 40mins
  • 19GomisSubstituted forStephensat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Ironside
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 15Horsfall
  • 22Ntambwe
  • 25Cameron

Newport

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1King
  • 12McNamaraBooked at 58mins
  • 5Howkins
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3HaynesBooked at 80mins
  • 17BennettBooked at 60minsSubstituted forDolanat 71'minutes
  • 10SheehanBooked at 83mins
  • 4LabadieBooked at 41mins
  • 15AbrahamsSubstituted forPoleonat 89'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 7Willmott

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 8Dolan
  • 20Whitely
  • 22Maloney
  • 24Poleon
  • 26Ekpiteta
  • 30Townsend
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
1,435

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home24
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Poleon (Newport County).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Theo Vassell.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Corey O'Keeffe with a cross.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Dominic Poleon replaces Tristan Abrahams.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Ben Stephens replaces Virgil Gomis.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matthew Dolan with a cross following a set piece situation.

  13. Booking

    Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Booking

    Josh Sheehan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.