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Newport County 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Newport County's Josh Sheehan (right) is tackled by Cheltenham's Ryan Broom
Newport County's Josh Sheehan (right) is tackled by Cheltenham's Ryan Broom

Newport old boy Ben Tozer's late equaliser kept Cheltenham Town in the hunt for a play-off spot as Newport County's winless League Two streak stretched to six matches.

Tristan Abrahams opened the scoring for the hosts, squeezing his second-half strike home from close range from Josh Sheehan's corner.

But Tozer fired in Chris Hussey's cross on 86 minutes to level.

Cheltenham stayed eighth in the table while Newport dropped one spot to 14th.

Cheltenham were the better side in a first half was low on quality. Sean Long had a shot blocked by Ryan Haynes, while striker Jamille Matt was the only bright spot for a struggling Newport side who looked ow on confidence.

From Sheehan's corner two minutes after the break, Abrahams scored from inside the six-yard box.

But Newport's hopes of three points were ended when Hussey crossed from the left and Tozer slammed home from close range to boos from the home fans who used to cheer his name.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn:

"It wasn't cruel, it was a terrible goal we gave away. Players don't want to do the horrible part of the game.

"They work their socks off all game, should have been three up so they missed chances.

"Cheltenham didn't have a sniff and then one of the players can't be bothered to track a runner, so you end up conceding."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1King
  • 12McNamara
  • 28DemetriouSubstituted forDolanat 45'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 27InnissBooked at 45mins
  • 3Haynes
  • 17Bennett
  • 16Nurse
  • 10Sheehan
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forMaloneyat 75'minutes
  • 15AbrahamsBooked at 70minsSubstituted forAmondat 90'minutes
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 8Dolan
  • 9Amond
  • 22Maloney
  • 24Poleon
  • 29Jefferies
  • 30Townsend

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5RaglanBooked at 90mins
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 26GreavesSubstituted forSheafat 81'minutes
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 7Thomas
  • 3Hussey
  • 10CampbellBooked at 6minsSubstituted forReillyat 81'minutes
  • 19Lloyd

Substitutes

  • 8Clements
  • 14Sheaf
  • 17Debayo
  • 20Reilly
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Ince
  • 30Ebanks
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
3,913

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

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

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Chris Hussey tries a through ball, but Sean Long is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) header from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Dolan following a set piece situation.

Booking

Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town).

Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Tristan Abrahams.

Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Taylor Maloney (Newport County).

Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Max Sheaf replaces Jacob Greaves.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Gavin Reilly replaces Tahvon Campbell.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Charlie Raglan tries a through ball, but Sean Long is caught offside.

Foul by Sean Long (Cheltenham Town).

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

Tahvon Campbell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Taylor Maloney replaces Joss Labadie.

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dan McNamara.

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) left footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jamille Matt with a headed pass.

Foul by George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

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

Hand ball by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Hand ball by George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tahvon Campbell.

Offside, Newport County. Joss Labadie tries a through ball, but Tristan Abrahams is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Nurse with a cross.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Cheltenham Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon25154645271849
2Exeter2513843527847
3Crewe24135646291744
4Bradford24127531191243
5Forest Green2511772719840
6Colchester24109535231239
7Northampton2511683428639
8Cheltenham24911435201538
9Plymouth2311573425938
10Port Vale2581163231135
11Salford258893134-332
12Scunthorpe2587103333031
13Cambridge2587103030031
14Newport237972121030
15Walsall2586112332-930
16Crawley2561093235-328
17Mansfield2569103337-427
18Grimsby236892328-526
19Leyton Orient2568113242-1026
20Oldham2468102537-1226
21Carlisle2567122340-1725
22Macclesfield2351172226-420
23Morecambe2546152044-2418
24Stevenage24211111530-1517
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