Crawley Town 1-1 Newport County: Dom Telford rescues point for Exiles


Dom Telford's equaliser at Crawley was the striker's 13th goal of the season for Newport
Dom Telford’s equaliser at Crawley was the striker’s 13th goal of the season for Newport

Dom Telford struck late to rescue a point for Newport County in a hard-fought encounter at Crawley Town.

Crawley broke the deadlock when Kwesi Appiah darted in front of his marker to head in Jack Powell’s free-kick.

Newport had the greater possession but lacked a cutting edge until Oli Cooper’s low cross found Telford sliding in for his 13th of the season.

Crawley pushed for a winner, with Appiah hitting the bar, before Reece Grego-Cox was denied by Joe Day’s save.

Newport manager James Rowberry said: “I thought we created enough opportunities but we didn’t take any of them first half.

“We built quite well but we didn’t get on their third and fourth lines to get in behind them like we wanted to.

“I’m disappointed to concede from a set play, really disappointed, but then the reaction has been terrific. So some might say a point gained, I might say two points lost.”

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 2Davies
  • 15Francillette
  • 5Craig
  • 4Francomb
  • 11FrostSubstituted forFerryat 45′minutesSubstituted forNicholsat 72′minutes
  • 8Powell
  • 39Hessenthaler
  • 14TilleySubstituted forGrego-Coxat 67′minutes
  • 10NadesanBooked at 77mins
  • 21AppiahBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 9Nichols
  • 12Battle
  • 18Ferry
  • 26Kowalczyk
  • 30Bansal-McNulty
  • 40Nna Noukeu

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 5J ClarkeBooked at 74mins
  • 8DolanSubstituted forCainat 53′minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2NormanBooked at 11mins
  • 18Azaz
  • 4UpsonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forFisherat 83′minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 31Cooper
  • 14LewisBooked at 90mins
  • 19Telford
  • 22EllisonSubstituted forBaker-Richardsonat 57′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Haynes
  • 10Baker-Richardson
  • 12Fisher
  • 16Abraham
  • 17Bennett
  • 24Cain
  • 30Townsend

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