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Cambridge United vs Newport County

5 April 2013

Goalless at the R Costings Abbey Stadium

21:38 Full-Time: Cambridge United 0-0 Newport County. 

21:35 Conor Washington wins the visitors a corner but the U's again defend well. 

21:35 Three minutes of added time to be played. 

21:33 Dunk wins a corner for Cambridge, Shaw to take and it's cleared off the line by Yakubu, that's the closest we have come to a goal this evening. 

21:31 Nathan Blissett comes on in place of Liam Hughes for Cambridge. 

21:29 A second change for the visitors sees Rhys Griffiths replace Aaron O'connor. 

21:28 Lee Minshull hits a shot wide as Newport start to enjoy some prolonged spells of possession. 

21:23 Newport almost take the lead out of nowhere as Scott Donnelly sees his free kick come back off the bar, although I think a cross was his intention and Nick pope had left it. 

21:21 Newport County make their first substitution as Conor Washington replaces Jolley. 

21:10 Liam Hughes is fouled ten yards outside the area having made a good run with the ball, Dunk to take, and Elliott heads the cross at goal but Pidgeley saves well. 

21:09 O'Connor shoots over on the turn from twelve yards, he should have done better with that. 

21:07 Willmott delivers an inviting cross into the box from the left wing, but it's a little too long and out for a goal kick. 

21:05 Tom Elliott flicks the ball on and Dunk bursts into the area but Pidgeley is out quickly to smother the ball at the wingers feet. 

21:03 Christian Jolley cuts inside onto his left foot but his curled shot is off target. 

20:59 Robbie Willmott shoots just over from twenty five yards. 

20:58 Anderson and Dunk combine on the left and win Cambridge a corner, Shaw takes it in-swinging but Newport head it away. 

20:54 Tom Shaw whips in a free kick from the left touchline, Liam Hughes heads at goal but the deflected effort is caught by Lenny Pidgeley. 

20:52 the attendance this evening is 2,012 with 130 away fans. 

20:50 Newport start the second half. 

20:49 Cambridge United make a change at half-time with Pugh replacing Sam Smith. 

20:32 Half-Time: Cambridge United 0-0 Newport County. 

20:31 One minute of additional time to be added. 

20:29 Scott Donnelly shoots high over the United goal from twenty yards. 

20:26 Newport win a corner, but it's another poor delivery and Cambridge defend easily. 

20:20 Tom Elliott is fouled and the U's have a free kick from just outside the area, Joe Anderson hits it left footed and curls it just past the far post with the keeper well beaten. 

20:14 Newport win a free kick in a very dangerous position on the edge of the area, Robbie Willmott shoots straight into the wall. 

20:13 Nick Pope makes a mistake as he comes out for a loose ball but Newport fail to take advantage and it ends in a goal kick. 

20:10 Andrew Hughes volleys wide for Newport from the left edge of the area. 

20:08 Robbie Willmott drags a shot well wide, much to the joy of the home fans. 

20:04 Liam Hughes wins the U's a corner, Dunk takes but Newport defend well. 

20:03 Nick Pope is out quickly to gather a through ball with Aaron O'Connor looming. 

19:56 Industrious play from Sam Smith sees him break into the box, but his pull back is behind the advancing Dunk and Elliott and cleared to safety. 

19:53 Tom Shaw volleys at goal from the edge of the area which the goalie saves comfortably. 

19:51 Tom Shaw shoots from distance and it's deflected for a corner. Dunk swings it in and Pidgeley tips it over for another. The second corner is headed clear. 

19:50 Wassmer blocks a shot at goal from O'Connor on the edge of the area. 

19:48 Wassmer concedes an early corner, Willmott delivers but it's a poor corner and Liam Hughes clears easily. 

19:46 The U's kick off and attack the away end in the first half. 

19:25 Both sides are going through their warm ups, the U's will be looking to put on a good display against high flying Newport, for whom ex U's man Robbie Willmott starts. Kick off at 19:45. 

19:10 TEAM-SHEET: Cambridge United: Pope, Roberts, Wassmer, McAuley, Anderson, Dunk, Shaw, Jarvis, Hughes, Smith, Elliott. Subs: Ross, Berry, Gorman, Pugh, Blissett. 

Newport County: Pidgeley, Pipe, Hughes, James, Yakubu, O'Connor, Minshull, Anthony, Jolley, Willmott, Donnelly. Subs: Julian, Washington, Griffiths, Gilbey, Evans. 

18:30 Good evening guys and welcome along to tonight's game here at the R Costings Abbey Stadium between the U's and Newport County. Live text updates will be available throughout the game and team news will follow shortly.

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