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Salford City 1-1 Newport County: Sheehan penalty rescues Exiles

Newport keeper Nick Townsend kept out Ian Henderson's penalty early in the second half
Newport keeper Nick Townsend kept out Ian Henderson's penalty early in the second half

Josh Sheehan's penalty in time added on rescued a point for League Two leaders Newport County at Salford City.

Salford took the lead from a corner that Tom Clarke headed home.

The home side were awarded a penalty for handball but Ian Henderson's spot-kick was saved by Exiles keeper Nick Townsend, who also later denied Brandon Thomas-Asante and then Clarke.

But with time running out Di'Shon Bernard brought down veteran Newport forward Kevin Ellison in the area.

Newport manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"We grew into the game, we got better and better, we were by far the better team in the second half and we had more chances than them - although they worked the goalkeeper more than us, which we need to start doing more and hitting the back of the net.

"The players have got a fantastic mentality, something that we try to instil in them as well. A lot of players we bring here have already got that.

"They were immense. They kept going and going, it didn't look like it would be our night but I can't fault them - it's a good point away from home against a team that will be there or there abouts."

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1HladkyBooked at 87mins
  • 6Clarke
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bernard
  • 3TourayBooked at 90mins
  • 4Lowe
  • 18ThrelkeldBooked at 75mins
  • 37Thomas-AsanteSubstituted forElliottat 90+1'minutes
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forDennyat 90+2'minutes
  • 10HunterSubstituted forTurnbullat 80'minutes
  • 19WilsonSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Elliott
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 16Turnbull
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 28Denny
  • 31Evans
  • 39Touray

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Townsend
  • 6Cooper
  • 8DolanSubstituted forWillmottat 22'minutesBooked at 56mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 32ShephardBooked at 81mins
  • 10Sheehan
  • 19TwineSubstituted forDevittat 63'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 3HaynesSubstituted forLonge-Kingat 86'minutes
  • 9AmondSubstituted forCollinsat 63'minutes
  • 11AbrahamsSubstituted forEllisonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 7Willmott
  • 14Devitt
  • 15Longe-King
  • 21Collins
  • 22Ellison
  • 24Lewis
Referee:
Ross Joyce

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away21
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home27
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 1, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Jamie Devitt (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jason Lowe (Salford City).

  5. Post update

    Brandon Cooper (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Andrade (Salford City).

  7. Post update

    Goal! Salford City 1, Newport County 1. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  8. Booking

    Ibou Touray (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Penalty Newport County. Kevin Ellison draws a foul in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Di'Shon Bernard (Salford City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Alex Denny replaces Ian Henderson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Tom Elliott replaces Brandon Thomas-Asante.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Andrade (Salford City).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Václav Hladky.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Collins (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Scot Bennett.

  17. Post update

    Brandon Cooper (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Andrade (Salford City).

  19. Booking

    Václav Hladky (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Liam Shephard (Newport County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport18114328161237
2Carlisle18112527161135
3Cheltenham18103529171233
4Forest Green189632415933
5Exeter1886439251430
6Cambridge1784529161328
7Colchester187742625128
8Morecambe188462228-628
9Salford1776424141027
10Leyton Orient188372722527
11Walsall186932221127
12Bolton187472226-425
13Crawley186662825324
14Port Vale187382623324
15Tranmere177371923-424
16Oldham187292833-523
17Harrogate186481922-322
18Scunthorpe176291724-720
19Mansfield1821061824-616
20Grimsby174491530-1516
21Bradford173591624-814
22Barrow182792330-713
23Stevenage172781120-913
24Southend1733111030-2012
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