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Newport taken to FA Cup replay after conceding late goal

02 Dec 2023 1 minute read
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Danny Collinge’s 89th-minute header earned National League promotion hopefuls Barnet a 1-1 draw at League Two Newport in a tight FA Cup second-round tie.

A replay was the least the visitors deserved for an impressive display at Rodney Parade.

Wing-back Shane McLoughlin, who scored both goals in the Exiles’ first-round win over Oldham, looked like being the hero again for the Welsh side as he opened the scoring in the 44th minute.

McLoughlin, who now has five goals this season, was in the right place to tap in a cross from fellow defender James Clarke.

Barnet, just 12 places below their opponents in the pyramid, enjoyed plenty of possession and caused County problems with their set-pieces.

The home side went close just before the opening goal as Bryn Morris cracked a free-kick against the post and Will Evans headed inches wide.

Ryan Delaney denied Barnet’s Nicke Kabamba with a goal-line clearance after the break and goalkeeper Nick Townsend saved from the Bees striker late on, before Collinge’s late intervention secured the visitors a replay.

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