Newport finally lose at home after Howard saves penalty to hand Salford victory



Posted Sunday, November 03, 2019 by PA

Newport finally lose at home after Howard saves penalty to hand Salford victory

Mark Howard saved an 80th-minute penalty to earn Salford a 2-1 win at Rodney Parade as Newport County’s 16-match unbeaten home run in League Two came to an end.

MK Dons were the last team to beat the Exiles on Welsh soil way back in May, but Salford picked up their third win on the road this season to continue their run of good form that saw them take 10 points from five games in October.

Padraig Amond had the chance to open the scoring with a header in the 24th minute but somehow missed the target, and it was the visitors who finally broke the deadlock when Cameron Burgess head home from a corner in the 40th minute.

County got back on level terms just before the break when an in-swinging corner from Matthew Dolan was headed into his own net under pressure by Nathan Pond.

Salford were far more fluent and positive in the second half and took the lead for the second time in the 54th minute when Lois Maynard headed home a free-kick.

The home side hit the post with a Josh Sheehan shot and then had a penalty to try and level things up, but Howard saved Tristan Abrahams spot kick and the record was gone.

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