Walsall 0-0 Newport County: Exiles keep unbeaten league run going with goalless draw

Written by on August 20, 2019

Jamille Matt of Newport County takes a shot at goal against Walsall
            </figure><p class="sp-story-body__introduction">Newport County extended their club record unbeaten league run thanks to a goalless draw at Walsall.</p>

Michael Flynn’s team have now not lost in 14 League Two games stretching back to March.

Jamille Matt saw their best opportunity saved at the Banks’s Stadium, while Caolan Lavery forced Exiles keeper Tom King into action at the other end.

James Hardy and Dan Scarr both fired off target for the Saddlers in a hard-fought game.

Newport manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: “I am more pleased with that point than I was with Saturday’s win.

“I have got so many players missing. The way the boys dug in and the work-rate they put in was second to none.

“It’s everything I want from my players. Yes we weren’t very good going forward but we limited them.”

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 5J Clarke
  • 6Scarr
  • 4Sadler
  • 2NormanBooked at 13mins
  • 7Sinclair
  • 8KinsellaBooked at 67mins
  • 17HardySubstituted forKierseyat 85′minutes
  • 3Pring
  • 11Adebayo
  • 9LaverySubstituted forGordonat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Gordon
  • 13Rose
  • 18Kiersey
  • 21Cockerill-Mollett
  • 25McDonald
  • 26Liddle
  • 33Jules

Newport

  • 1King
  • 12McNamara
  • 5HowkinsBooked at 88mins
  • 25O’Brien
  • 3HaynesBooked at 32mins
  • 10SheehanBooked at 66mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forMaloneyat 45′minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 15AbrahamsBooked at 63mins
  • 11Matt

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 16Nurse
  • 20Whitely
  • 21Collins
  • 22Maloney
  • 26Ekpiteta
  • 30Townsend
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,337

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 0, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Newport County 0.

Attempt missed. Elijah Adebayo (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Stuart Sinclair.

Booking

Kyle Howkins (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Newport County. Mark O’Brien tries a through ball, but Jamille Matt is caught offside.

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Walsall).

Dan McNamara (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Jack Kiersey replaces James Hardy.

Delay in match because of an injury Elijah Adebayo (Walsall).

Offside, Newport County. Dan McNamara tries a through ball, but Ryan Haynes is caught offside.

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Walsall).

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

Dan Scarr (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kyle Howkins with a headed pass.

Foul by Cameron Norman (Walsall).

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

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

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Walsall).

Kyle Howkins (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Hardy (Walsall).

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

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

Foul by Dan McNamara (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark O’Brien with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Cameron Pring (Walsall).

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Dan McNamara (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tristan Abrahams (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Clarke (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Gordon replaces Caolan Lavery.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

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