League Two
Newport1Morecambe1

Newport County 1-1 Morecambe

Mark O’Brien of Newport County challenges Andrew Fleming of Morecambe for the ball
Newport County's Mark O’Brien (left) challenges Andrew Fleming of Morecambe for the ball

League Two bottom side Newport County's hopes of avoiding relegation were dealt another blow as they were held to a draw at home to Morecambe.

The Exiles created several first-half chances and led at the break thanks to Aaron Williams' close-range strike.

Michael Rose scored from a free-kick to bring Morecambe level.

The point keeps the Shrimps 15th in the League Two table, while a sixth draw in eight games means Newport are still six points adrift of safety.

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 62minsSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 71'minutes
  • 23Flynn
  • 3Butler
  • 15Samuel
  • 9ReidSubstituted forJacksonat 90+1'minutes
  • 38Rose
  • 28Demetriou
  • 41WilliamsSubstituted forGordonat 80'minutes
  • 40Bird

Substitutes

  • 13Jackson
  • 14Bignot
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 24Bojaj
  • 30Bittner
  • 42Gordon

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 14ConlanSubstituted forMolyneuxat 83'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 18Turner
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEvansat 83'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 7MullinSubstituted forMcGowanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 21Evans
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
1,988

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Morecambe 1.

Marlon Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Craig Reid.

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Evans (Morecambe).

Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Antony Evans replaces Aaron Wildig.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Luke Conlan.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jaanai Gordon (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bird (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Craig Reid (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jaanai Gordon replaces Aaron Williams.

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Mark O'Brien because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Paul Mullin.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Mark O'Brien (Newport County) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Morecambe 1. Michael Rose (Morecambe) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Samuel (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Booking

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

Liam Wakefield (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Newport County).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Newport County).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Flynn.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joe Day.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster32197661382364
2Plymouth31194851341761
3Carlisle321513456451158
4Luton321411748301853
5Portsmouth31157945291652
6Exeter321551251351650
7Colchester32138114841747
8Mansfield32121194137447
9Stevenage32144145049146
10Wycombe32137123940-146
11Barnet32111294143-245
12Grimsby32128123939044
13Cambridge31127124037343
14Blackpool311012945331242
15Morecambe31126134047-742
16Crawley31116143849-1139
17Yeovil32911123340-738
18Crewe32812123546-1136
19Accrington3089133242-1033
20Notts County3296173758-2133
21Cheltenham32711143646-1032
22Hartlepool32711143856-1832
23Leyton Orient3285193550-1529
24Newport32511163651-1526
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