Newport County 0-0 Bradford City


Ollie Cooper of Newport County looks to get a shot at goal as Oscar Threlkeld of Bradford City challenges
Bradford are now winless in seven away league games at Welsh opposition, since a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City in August 2003

Bradford City had the woodwork to thank as they held managerless Newport County to a 0-0 draw in an entertaining game at Rodney Parade.

An even first half saw Newport with plenty of possession, but Mickey Demetriou was denied by Richard O’Donnell’s fantastic save.

The Exiles started strongly after the break but James Clarke’s header from close range struck the crossbar.

Bradford’s best chance came late, but Joe Day saved to deny Alex Gilliead.

The draw sees both sides move down in the League Two table, with Bradford slipping to 12th on 16 points, a point and a place above the Exiles.

Newport caretaker manager Wayne Hatswell said:

“We felt we dominated the game. I felt we were in charge, always looked like scoring, it was just that bit of luck that didn’t go our way in the box.

“I think that’s the best I have seen so far this season for us.

“If they keep playing like they did today, whoever comes in [as manager] is going to have a nice team to look after and some good afternoons ahead of them.”

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 5J Clarke
  • 8Dolan
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Norman
  • 7Willmott
  • 4UpsonSubstituted forAzazat 45′minutes
  • 31CooperBooked at 71mins
  • 3Haynes
  • 19TelfordSubstituted forFisherat 84′minutes
  • 10Baker-RichardsonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Fisher
  • 14Lewis
  • 16Abraham
  • 18Azaz
  • 22Ellison
  • 24Cain
  • 30Townsend

Bradford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1O’Donnell
  • 2ThrelkeldSubstituted forRobinsonat 45′minutes
  • 6Songo’o
  • 4O’ConnorBooked at 45mins
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 36mins
  • 18WattBooked at 82mins
  • 22Sutton
  • 11Gilliead
  • 8Cooke
  • 15VernamSubstituted forEvansat 66′minutes
  • 9Cook

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 14Foulds
  • 16Kelleher
  • 17Evans
  • 20Robinson
  • 21Staunton
  • 26Scales

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