Full Time After Extra Time This is a live match. Extra Time Half Time

Colchester United vs Newport County AFC. Sky Bet League Two.

Weston Homes Community StadiumAttendance3,088.

Colchester United 0-0 Newport County: Goalless draw in Sky Bet League Two

Saturday 8 October 2016 18:04, UK

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Colchester and Newport.

Newport secured their first away point since August after playing out a goalless draw at Colchester.

Graham Westley officially takes over as the Exiles' new manager on Monday and he will have been impressed by his new side's commitment.

Sam Walker saved Reece Grego-Cox's fierce shot early on while at the other end, Sammie Szmodics was denied by Newport goalkeeper Joe Day, who also foiled Drey Wright.

Craig Slater curled a free-kick inches wide but Newport went close when Walker spectacularly pushed Jon Parkin's half-volley over from close range.

However, Colchester almost took the lead on the half hour when Wright's rasping 25-yard strike skimmed the crossbar and Kurtis Guthrie's shot on the turn flashed just wide early in the second half.

Newport defender Darran Jones headed a corner wide and Parkin lifted over the bar while, at the other end, substitute Denny Johnstone's lob dropped wide.

More on this story

Newport sub Marlon Jackson headed straight at Walker late on but the spoils were shared.

Around Sky