NEWPORT County AFC missed out on a second win of the season at home on Saturday as they fought out a 0-0 draw with League Two rivals Wycombe Wanderers.

Here’s five things we learned from the game…

1. You’ve got to put your chances away

It was the same at Exeter City the previous weekend, County created a host of chances in front of goal but again failed to make any of them count.

One point from those two games could, and maybe should, be six if the County strikers had been more deadly in front of goal.

2. County can’t afford to switch off

Michael Flynn admitted after the final whistle that Wycombe were the better side for half an hour in the second half and they should really have scored at least once.

Experienced striker Craig Mackail-Smith spurned a gilt-edged chance at the end of a five-minute period where the Exiles gave the visitors far too many scoring opportunities.

3. Big Frank is effective on the left but central role could be better

League Two player of the month Frank Nouble attacked Wycombe at every opportunity from his position on the left and there was an air of expectancy every time he got the ball.

If County were going to score he would have played a part in the goal but at the same time his finishing prowess might’ve been more effective in a central striking role.

Padraig Amond got in the right positions but couldn’t take his opportunities.

4. The future’s bright for White

Loanee Ben White might have been feeling a sense of relief when Adebayo Akinfenwa’s name didn’t appear on the Wycombe team sheet.

‘The Beast’s’ replacement Josh Umerah was a real handful as well but White coped admirable to further enhance his growing reputation.

5. Injuries are mounting up

The unlucky Joss Labadie picked up another injury on Saturday and is a doubt for Cheltenham on Tuesday, as is defender Mark O’Brien.

Strikers Marlon Jackson, Shawn McCoulsky and Lamar Reynolds also missed the Wycombe draw.

Let’s hope things don’t get any worse, although the games are coming thick and fast for Michael Flynn’s men.