Jan 31, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Roots Hall
SouthendSouthend United
Newport County

Minshull (90')

Result: Newport County secure draw away at Southend United

Robbie Willmott misses a second-half penalty as Southend United and Newport County play out a 0-0 draw.

It has finished goalless in the League Two match as Southend United played Newport County at Roots Hall.

Newport started well and Adam Chapman fired over the bar from just outside the box as Justin Edinburgh's side looked for an early goal.

Barry Corr of Southend United battles with Andy Sandell of Newport during the Sky Bet League Two match between Southend United and Newport County at Roots Hall on January 31, 2014© Getty Images

The home side pushed on with 20 minutes played, but Will Atkinson's effort was high and failed to trouble Lenny Pidgeley.

However, Atkinson came much closer soon after, striking the post with a header. Barry Corr and Lee Barnard then had shots saved as the Shrimpers began to take control.

Newport came out strongly in the second half, with Shaun Jeffers forcing Daniel Bentley into a decent stop.

Mark Phillips then conceded a penalty when he brought down Ryan Burge, but Robbie Willmott put his spot kick wide. Harry Worley also had a shot saved by Bentley as the away side pushed hard the opening goal.

Both sides tried to find a late winner, but they had to settle for a point apiece.

General view of the memorial ground prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Bristol Rovers and Scunthorpe United at The Memorial Ground on August 10, 2013
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