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Newport County 0-0 Walsall

Billy Waters
Billy Waters joined Newport County on loan from Northampton Town in January

Newport County and Walsall played out a goalless draw at Rodney Parade as both sides remain mid-table in League Two.

County defender Ryan Inniss almost opened the scoring in the first minute but he headed wide at the back post.

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts denied Jordan Green and Jamille Matt in the second-half as the hosts went in search of a winner which never came.

Both sides remain on 40 points, Newport move up to 13th while Walsall remain 15th.

Newport County boss Mike Flynn said:

"I thought we were by far the better team on the night but we didn't take any chances.

"I think it is a bit of everything, misfortune, choosing wrong options and not anticipating things.

"But I asked them for a reaction and I got that."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1King
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forWillmottat 45+1'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 27Inniss
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 4Labadie
  • 6Gorman
  • 33GreenSubstituted forAbrahamsat 77'minutes
  • 22WatersSubstituted forAmondat 66'minutes
  • 31Khan
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 5Howkins
  • 7Willmott
  • 9Amond
  • 15Abrahams
  • 21Collins
  • 47Woodiwiss

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Scarr
  • 4Sadler
  • 33JulesSubstituted forMcDonaldat 75'minutes
  • 2Norman
  • 8Kinsella
  • 34Sheron
  • 16GuthrieSubstituted forSinclairat 55'minutes
  • 3Pring
  • 10GordonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAdebayoat 63'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9Lavery

Substitutes

  • 7Sinclair
  • 11Adebayo
  • 13Rose
  • 15Holden
  • 20Bates
  • 25McDonald
  • 29Nolan
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,049

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Walsall 0.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Otis Khan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Stuart Sinclair.

Dale Gorman (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

Elijah Adebayo (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Walsall).

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

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Walsall).

Booking

Elijah Adebayo (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

Wesley McDonald (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Stuart Sinclair.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Kinsella.

Offside, Walsall. Cameron Norman tries a through ball, but Elijah Adebayo is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Mat Sadler (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Wesley McDonald.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tristan Abrahams replaces Jordan Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Wesley McDonald replaces Zak Jules.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Green with a cross.

Otis Khan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron Norman (Walsall).

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

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Walsall).

Foul by Otis Khan (Newport County).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dale Gorman with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Billy Waters.

Jamille Matt (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Scarr (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon33196857362163
2Crewe32187759382161
3Exeter32179647341360
4Plymouth31176851351657
5Colchester331313747311652
6Northampton321571045331252
7Cheltenham311312645252051
8Bradford33131284033751
9Port Vale33131284340351
10Forest Green33129124038245
11Salford331011124344-141
12Cambridge33118143643-741
13Newport301010102726140
14Crawley33913114546-140
15Walsall33117153244-1240
16Grimsby31911113639-338
17Leyton Orient33911134250-838
18Scunthorpe3399154150-936
19Oldham33812133651-1536
20Carlisle32810143350-1734
21Mansfield33711154553-832
22Morecambe3379173154-2330
23Macclesfield32714112936-729
24Stevenage33313172344-2122
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