The FA Cup - First Round
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FA Cup: Grimsby Town 1-1 Newport County

A second half penalty from Padraig Amond earned Newport a replay.

Grimsby took the lead when Liam Gibson's cross was headed home by Luke Waterfall whose effort deceived Newport goalkeeper Tom King.

The Exiles threw everything at Grimsby in the second half and an Amond header struck the base of the post.

County drew level when Jake Hessenthaler fouled Mark O'Brien in the box and Amond scored the penalty as the two sides settled for a draw.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"We should have put the game to bed. We didn't have enough cutting edge in either half.

"We gave away a sloppy goal and but for sloppy finishing and sloppy final balls we should have had a hat full of goals today.

"I started thinking it wasn't our day again, but we should have won the game, we were by far the better team.

"We conceded a real schoolboy goal and I am not happy about that."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 23Russell
  • 6Waterfall
  • 5ÖhmanBooked at 20mins
  • 25Pollock
  • 3Gibson
  • 10WhitehouseSubstituted forCliftonat 83'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 12RobsonBooked at 90mins
  • 7GreenBooked at 27minsSubstituted forRoseat 68'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 11CookSubstituted forCardwellat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Davis
  • 13Battersby
  • 14Rose
  • 15Clifton
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Ogbu
  • 29Starbuck

Newport

  • 1King
  • 27Inniss
  • 17BennettSubstituted forPoleonat 77'minutes
  • 25O'Brien
  • 7Willmott
  • 4Labadie
  • 10Sheehan
  • 16NurseSubstituted forWhitelyat 65'minutes
  • 3Haynes
  • 15AbrahamsSubstituted forAmondat 64'minutes
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 5Howkins
  • 8Dolan
  • 9Amond
  • 20Whitely
  • 22Maloney
  • 24Poleon
  • 30Townsend
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
2,086

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    James Hanson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Jordan Cook.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  13. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Clifton replaces Elliott Whitehouse.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Newport County 1. Padraig Amond (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

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