10/03/20: Carlisle United 2 Newport County 0
Attendance: 2,822 (49 Newport fans)
Watched this game on iFollow. Newport lost the game after self destructing in the first half even though possession was pretty even. Omari Patrick won a corner for Carlisle United in the 5th minute and then easily lost his marker, Josh Sheehan, to head Carlisle into the lead from a Elliott Watt (19) corner. Patrick's header deflected in off Padraig Amond. Omari Patrick's pace caused Newport a few problems and Tim, the Newport reporter, pointed out that his godfather is Linford Christie.
Newport got a foothold in the game but then gave a silly penalty away on 32 minutes when Dale Gorman tackled Josh Kayode (19) (on loan from Rotherham) from behind. Kayode converted the penalty to give Carlisle a 2-0 lead. Ryan Haynes had a shot deflected over the bar for a corner before Newport centre half, Ryan Inniss (on loan from Crystal Palace) dived in on Kayode and received a straight red card. Lewis Alessandra then had a double chance to make it 3-0 but shot wide. HT: 2-0
Newport played fairly well with 10 men in the 2nd half. Josh Labadie blasted wide of an open goal from a Robbie Wilmott corner on 58 minutes and then later shot wide on 74 minutes. Carlisle had a couple of decent penalty shouts and Mike Jones narrowly volleyed over from a corner and Tom King made a good save from a lomg distance effort from Alessandra. FT: 2-0
Newport have lost 9 out of 10 away games. They have a decent squad because they had quite a strong bench: Joss Labadie, Jamille Matt, Tristan Abrahams, Billy Waters, Kyle Howkins and Otis Khan.
Carlisle Man of the Match: I gave it to Omari Patrick but the sponsors gave it to 20 year old centre half, Max Hunt, who Carlisle signed from Derby County. The Newport commentators thought that the other Carlisle centre half, Aaron Hayden, had also played well.
Newport Man of the Match: Josh Sheehan worked hard throughout the game and tried to make things happen in the 2nd half. He was to blame for the first goal though as he was marking Omari Patrick. Bennett and Demetriou defended well in the 2nd half.