Newport County v Exeter City Matchday Thread

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Tough game well played by the lads. thought Richardson showed some naivety when chasing down the lose ball toward the end and could have tumbled over when challenged by the keeper, but, did well to try to make something from what appeared to be a lost cause. Ref was constantly conned by the Newport players, as for the pen decision I saw it as did Sea Grecian - that the Newport player deliberately took advantage of a "trailing leg" and should have been booked for diving.
Non the less a courageously hard-fought and well deserved point.
Have I read this incorrectly or have you criticised Richardson for not taking advantage of the situation and winning a penalty, whilst also criticising a Newport player for doing exactly that?
 

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As long as we don't see an L in there anytime soon were be alright!

Not necessarily....there was a good interview with Nicky Law on Radio Devon this week saying we must not slip into the habit of protecting the unbeaten run..Nicky was saying that two wins and loss is better than three draws!
 

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I second (or third) that. It was not a penalty. The Newport player came flying in and dived over one of the many trailing limbs.

It was only due to the slip and chaos that a penalty seemed inevitable. However, it was not a foul.

Bad luck with the slip. Strong point though! Ten games unbeaten!
Yep, likewise, that was how it looked to me, and those next to me.
 

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I second (or third) that. It was not a penalty. The Newport player came flying in and dived over one of the many trailing limbs.

It was only due to the slip and chaos that a penalty seemed inevitable. However, it was not a foul.

Bad luck with the slip. Strong point though! Ten games unbeaten!
That was my view of it too. Saw the player on the ground and ran straight for him to get himself tripped up in the melee.
 
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