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Cardiff, Swansea and Newport all held as Wrexham continue to perform

Swansea's perfect streak came to an end in a goalless draw in Birmingham on Friday Credit: PA Images

Friday 17th August - Birmingham City 0-0 Swansea City

The Swans were held to a stalemate at St. Andrew's as there perfect start came to an end. With an injury to Kristoffer Nordfeldt it was time for Erwin Mulder to step into goal for Swansea, performing admirably by making some crucial saves.

Birmingham had a plethora of chances but were unable to put the Welsh side to the sword as Swansea's midfield were over-run. Carroll and Fulton were often unable to cope with the physicality of Birmingham's midfield. Scoring last week, Fulton will want to improve on his performance for Swansea's home game against Leeds United Tuesday night.

It remained goalless in the capital as Cardiff recorded their first point of the season Credit: PA Images

Saturday 18th August - Cardiff City 0-0 Newcastle United

New signings Harry Arter and Victor Camarasa impressed, however, Cardiff were unable to break the deadlock. Josh Murphy caused problems for Newcastle down the left-flank as Javier Manquillo was booked for a challenge on the former Norwich man.

Isaac Hayden, a half-time substitute, was sent off for a reckless challenge from behind on Murphy shortly into the second half, reducing the Magpies to ten men. Neil Etheridge was the hero again as he became the second ever Premier League player to save two penalties in his first two appearances. Kenedy, who was lucky to be on the pitch, saw his 95th minute penalty saved by Etheridge as both teams enjoyed a share of the points.

Michael Flynn's Exiles sit in 18th position after a win, a draw and a loss Credit: PA Images

Saturday 18th August - Exeter City 1-1 Newport County

Newport took away a point from current league leaders Exeter as the Exiles found a late equaliser. Newport had the best of the early chances as they saw a shot from a corner blocked off the line but it was the Grecians who took the lead. Jayden Stockley headed the ball past Joe Day in the 21st minute to give the home side the front foot. Some superb saves from the Newport 'keeper kept them in the game long enough to equalise.

Cardiff City loanee Mark Harris was on hand to spoil the party as a bundling run down the right was neatly finished with his right foot past Christy Pym. The strike was the Welshman's first ever senior goal.

Wrexham sit in 1st place of the Conference Premier Credit: PA Images

Saturday 18th August - Eastleigh 1-3 Wrexham

Wrexham were able to extend their unbeaten run as they ran riot away to 15th place Eastleigh. The Dragons recorded their first ever win at Eastleigh as Manny Smith opened the scoring from a Summerfield free-kick in the first half.

Another Luke Summerfield free-kick caused problems as Alex Wynter headed the ball over his own 'keeper to give Wrexham a two-goal lead. Andrew Boyce was sent off for a second foul in the second half but it was the home side who scored next to give Wrexham a scare with 22 minutes left to play.

Wrexham restored their two-goal cushion though when Fondop-Talum's left-footed strike came off of the far-post to nestle in the back of the net.