PADRAIG Amond's late penalty earned Newport County an FA Cup replay against Grimsby Town after their first-round tie ended 1-1 at Blundell Park on Saturday.

Here are some of the talking points from the game...

County live to fight another day

There's something about the FA Cup that keeps bringing out County's never-say-die attitude.

It wasn't the greatest of games in Cleethorpes or the best County performance by any stretch of the imagination, but they made sure of another crack at making the second round.

Amond's equaliser was also a reward for the 60 or so Exiles fans who had made the long trip east.

Podge's cup love affair goes on

Amond, the competition's joint top scorer last season, has now scored in seven successive rounds of the FA Cup.

He did it again on Saturday having started the game on the bench as boss Michael Flynn went with Tristan Abrahams up front with Jamille Matt.

Amond was in the thick of it from the moment he came on against his former club, hitting the post with a header, the bar with a shot, albeit from an offside position, and then holding his nerve from the penalty spot.

Flynn's concerns at both ends

Speaking after the final whistle, the County manager voiced his frustration at his side's poor defending for the Grimsby goal and their lack of a cutting edge up front.

Until Amond came on County didn't really pose much of a threat going forward, suggesting that the Irishman is likely to have regained his place in the starting XI.

Haynes switch gives County another option

With Danny McNamara unavailable, Flynn switched left-back Ryan Haynes to the right-back position.

Haynes could have done a bit more to stop the cross for the Grimsby goal, but he did well in his new berth.

Yes, he had to cut in most of the time to be on his stronger left foot, but Robbie Willmott made sure the right-hand side was covered.

When will the replay be played?

County's League Two game at Grimsby this Saturday was postponed late last week after Tom King's Wales call-up took the Welsh club's number of players on international duty to three.

The cup replay would normally be arranged for next Tuesday, but the international window is still open.

It could mean that County will have to play the replay and, if they win, a second-round tie in the same week.