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Newport County 1-2 Salford City: Mark Howard penalty save protects Salford win

Newport County's Tristan Abrahams shows his despair after having his penalty saved
Newport County's Tristan Abrahams shows his despair after having his penalty saved

Salford City keeper Mark Howard denied Newport County a point with a late penalty save from Tristan Abrahams.

Cameron Burgess put Salford ahead four minutes before the break, heading home Craig Conway's corner.

But Newport levelled in stoppage time when Nathan Pond hooked into his own net under pressure from Ryan Inniss.

Lois Maynard's header put Salford back in front, but they needed Howard's penalty save after Richard Towell tripped Corey Whitely in the area.

Newport manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "We lost the game to two set plays. It's not good enough, we worked on them.

"We've done everything but mark for them and it's two really cheap goals, Ryan Inniss gets done too easy and Matty Dolan - it's not good enough.

"We were the better team, we should have scored four: you look at the chance Podge (Padriag Amond) misses, (Josh) Sheehan should have scored when he's hit the inside of the post, and Tristan I don't know what he's doing with the penalty."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1King
  • 27Inniss
  • 25O'Brien
  • 17BennettBooked at 56mins
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forWhitelyat 71'minutes
  • 22MaloneySubstituted forMcNamaraat 62'minutes
  • 10SheehanBooked at 67mins
  • 8DolanSubstituted forAbrahamsat 66'minutes
  • 3Haynes
  • 9Amond
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 12McNamara
  • 15Abrahams
  • 16Nurse
  • 20Whitely
  • 21Collins
  • 24Poleon
  • 30Townsend

Salford

  • 41Howard
  • 4ThrelkeldBooked at 64mins
  • 23Pond
  • 15Burgess
  • 3Touray
  • 17TowellSubstituted forHughesat 84'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 8Maynard
  • 25Jones
  • 44ConwaySubstituted forPiergianniat 88'minutes
  • 9RooneySubstituted forDieseruvweat 79'minutes
  • 32Jervis

Substitutes

  • 6Piergianni
  • 7Armstrong
  • 13Hughes
  • 18Whitehead
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 33Evans
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
3,947

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Salford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Salford City 2.

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City).

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

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Offside, Salford City. Ibou Touray tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Dieseruvwe is caught offside.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City).

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

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scot Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Haynes (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Foul by Joey Jones (Salford City).

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

Joey Jones (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Ryan Haynes (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dan McNamara.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Carl Piergianni replaces Craig Conway.

Booking

Sam Hughes (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Hughes (Salford City).

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

Foul by Sam Hughes (Salford City).

Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Haynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Sam Hughes replaces Richard Towell.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Penalty saved! Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Richard Towell (Salford City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Newport County. Corey Whitely draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Adam Rooney.

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Rooney following a fast break.

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

Hand ball by Jake Jervis (Salford City).

Offside, Salford City. Joey Jones tries a through ball, but Richard Towell is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Corey Whitely replaces Robbie Willmott.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Salford City).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green1694320101031
2Bradford169342415930
3Swindon179352820830
4Crewe169342618830
5Exeter178542320329
6Cheltenham1584327141328
7Newport167631713427
8Colchester177552216626
9Northampton177462218425
10Port Vale176742222025
11Salford176652125-424
12Cambridge176562217523
13Plymouth166552420423
14Mansfield175572625120
15Macclesfield165561720-320
16Leyton Orient175572428-420
17Crawley175572429-520
18Grimsby155462020019
19Carlisle175391829-1118
20Oldham173771826-816
21Scunthorpe173682125-415
22Walsall1743101225-1315
23Stevenage172781221-913
24Morecambe1734101529-1413
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