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Newport County 1-1 Exeter City

Kyle Howkins of Newport County wins a high ball
Kyle Howkins joined Newport from West Bromwich Albion

League Two leaders Exeter were held 1-1 by Newport County who fought back to earn a point at Rodney Parade.

Exeter struck first through Lee Martin who tapped home from a corner to give them the lead after 15 minutes.

The Exiles, boosted by their manager Michael Flynn staying amid interest from Lincoln City, equalised when Tristan Abrahams scored from the spot after Josh Sheehan was fouled.

Exeter remain top of League Two with the point, while Newport are sixth.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"I thought we should have won the game, in the second half we were by far the better team.

"Jamille Matt should have had a hat-trick, he says he should have had four!

"They dominated for the first 15 minutes but we grew into the game.

"We are not clinical enough, but we played well and if we are on our game we are a match for anyone."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1King
  • 25O'Brien
  • 5Howkins
  • 17Bennett
  • 7Willmott
  • 10SheehanBooked at 11mins
  • 4Labadie
  • 3Haynes
  • 20WhitelySubstituted forPoleonat 79'minutes
  • 9AmondSubstituted forAbrahamsat 45'minutes
  • 11MattSubstituted forDolanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dolan
  • 12McNamara
  • 15Abrahams
  • 16Nurse
  • 22Maloney
  • 24Poleon
  • 30Townsend

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 2Sweeney
  • 15ParkesBooked at 25mins
  • 21Moxey
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forRichardsonat 54'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 27CollinsBooked at 77mins
  • 22Sparkes
  • 8LawBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMartinat 65'minutes
  • 7Martin
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 5Martin
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 20Richardson
  • 23Maxted
  • 35Seymour
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
4,762

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Exeter City 1.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Martin.

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

Foul by Jack Sparkes (Exeter City).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jayden Richardson (Exeter City).

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Dean Moxey (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tristan Abrahams.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Dominic Poleon replaces Corey Whitely.

Booking

Archie Collins (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Matthew Dolan replaces Jamille Matt.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Kyle Howkins (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Bowman.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Bowman.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Haynes (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Dean Moxey (Exeter City).

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Archie Collins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jayden Richardson (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Aaron Martin replaces Nicky Law.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Exeter City 1. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter10640157822
2Crewe107031712521
3Cheltenham106221991020
4Swindon106221811720
5Forest Green1053275218
6Bradford10523149517
7Newport1045196317
8Crawley104421613316
9Grimsby104331612415
10Colchester10433118315
11Cambridge104241310314
12Northampton104241210214
13Port Vale103431114-313
14Plymouth103341413112
15Macclesfield103341011-112
16Walsall1033459-412
17Salford102531216-411
18Carlisle103251218-611
19Mansfield102441215-310
20Oldham102441215-310
21Leyton Orient102351218-69
22Morecambe10136919-106
23Scunthorpe101271018-85
24Stevenage10046614-84
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