Andrew Hughes scored his first goal in three years to earn Newport County a point at Scunthorpe in League Two.

The visitors fell behind when striker Sam Winnall headed in from close range, his second goal in two games.

Justin Edinburgh's side went close to levelling early in the second half when Lee Minshull's header was tipped away by Iron keeper Sam Slocombe.

Newport deservedly levelled when defender Hughes hammered the ball home from a corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The pleasing thing for me is the first half. I thought we were very, very good, in fact deservedly 1-0 up and yes it was early in the game.

"However I thought we mastered how we wanted to approach the game against a very strong side that we've seen here today and at times very brutal side.

"Had we got a second I thought we would have gone on to win it. However, the good positive side is that we didn't cave in, we stayed firm and stayed strong.

"We've had to fight a hell of a lot with the balls that were coming in."

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "After a slow and poor start we've got ourselves back in the game. But I think probably on reflection a point's a fair result.

"It's very unlike us to start the game slowly and if we could have kept them quiet for 20-25 minutes and worked our way around the game and the crowd might have turned a little bit.

"And certainly the game plan went out the window after about three minutes, which was really disappointing and unlike us.

"But what is like us is the endeavour and work-rate and effort we showed in the second half."

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Scunthorpe 1-1 Newport FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Winnall 2
  • Hughes 62

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 03 Dawson
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan
  • 04 McAllister
  • 07 Sparrow
  • 14 Hawkridge (Esajas 81)
  • 18 Nolan
  • 08 Burton (Spencer 75)
  • 29 Winnall

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn,
  • 15 Waterfall,
  • 10 Esajas,
  • 11 Welsh,
  • 23 Wootton,
  • 24 Clark,
  • 28 Spencer

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 02 Pipe
  • 03 Hughes
  • 18 Jackson
  • 19 Naylor
  • 22 Worley yellow card
  • 07 Chapman (Flynn 68)
  • 08 Minshull
  • 12 Willmott
  • 11 Zebroski yellow card (Crow 60 yellow card)
  • 23 Jolley (Washington 46)

Substitutes

  • 25 Stephens,
  • 05 James,
  • 06 Yakubu,
  • 17 Flynn,
  • 09 Crow,
  • 14 Washington
Ref: HorwoodAtt: 3,157
SCUNTHORPE
NEWPORT

Possession

  • Scunthorpe 49%
  • Newport 51%

Attempts on target

  • Scunthorpe 3
  • Newport 5

Attempts off target

  • Scunthorpe 2
  • Newport 6

Corners

  • Scunthorpe 4
  • Newport 5

Fouls

  • Scunthorpe 10
  • Newport 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:14 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+4:03 David Mirfin makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:54 David Pipe sends in a cross.
  • 90:00+2:48 The ball is crossed by Michael Flynn.
  • 90:00+0:36 Free kick crossed by Andy Dawson.
  • 90:00+0:28 Foul by Harry Worley on Jimmy Spencer, free kick awarded.
  • 89:39 The ball is swung over by Eddie Nolan.
  • 89:21 The ball is crossed by Danny Crow.
  • 88:33 Eddie Nolan takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
  • 87:33 Headed chance falls to Andrew Hughes. Sam Slocombe catches the ball.
  • 87:20 Corner taken by Robbie Willmott.
  • 86:14 Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Etienne Esajas on Robbie Willmott.
  • 85:05 The ball is swung over by Robbie Willmott.
  • 84:09 Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
  • 84:02 Booking
  • 84:02 Danny Crow is cautioned.
  • 83:30 Andrew Hughes produces a cross.
  • 81:31 Christian Ribeiro delivers the ball.
  • 80:56 Substitution (Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with Etienne Esajas coming on for Terry Hawkridge.
  • 80:22 Clearance by Tom Naylor.
  • 80:17 Centre by Terry Hawkridge.
  • 78:04 Niall Canavan makes a clearance.
  • 78:01 Lee Minshull delivers the ball.
  • 77:20 Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
  • 77:16 The assistant referee flags for offside against Conor Washington.
  • 75:35 Robbie Willmott produces a cross.
  • 75:09 Andy Dawson produces a cross.
  • 75:02 Harry Worley manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:55 Sean McAllister delivers the ball.
  • 74:15 Substitution Deon Burton goes off and Jimmy Spencer comes on.
  • 73:49 Centre by Terry Hawkridge.
  • 72:59 Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.
  • 72:48 Foul by Andy Dawson on Danny Crow, free kick awarded.
  • 72:16 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
  • 72:05 Foul by Robbie Willmott on David Mirfin, free kick awarded.
  • 71:18 Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:14 The assistant referee flags for offside against Conor Washington.
  • 71:04 Clearance by Niall Canavan.
  • 71:00 A cross is delivered by Robbie Willmott.
  • 70:16 Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:01 Unfair challenge on Tom Naylor by Deon Burton results in a free kick.
  • 68:46 Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 68:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Crow on Eddie Nolan.
  • 68:26 Clearance by David Mirfin.
  • 68:22 A cross is delivered by Robbie Willmott.
  • 67:18 Substitution Michael Flynn is brought on as a substitute for Adam Chapman.
  • 66:54 Lee Minshull has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
  • 66:14 Corner taken by Terry Hawkridge.
  • 65:19 Header by Andrew Hughes goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 64:59 Corner taken by Robbie Willmott from the right by-line.
  • 63:05 Clearance made by Tom Naylor.
  • 62:57 Andy Dawson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 62:45 Robbie Willmott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Sparrow.
  • 61:45 GOAL - Andrew HughesScunthorpe 1 - 1 Newport County Andrew Hughes scores a left footed goal. Scunthorpe 1-1 Newport County.
  • Correction - 61:45 GOAL - Andrew HughesScunthorpe 1 - 1 Newport County Andrew Hughes slots the ball left footed into the goal. Scunthorpe 1-1 Newport County.
  • 61:18 Corner taken by Robbie Willmott.
  • 60:46 Sam Winnall takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lenny Pidgeley safely holds on.
  • 60:06 David Pipe delivers the ball.
  • 59:08 Substitution Danny Crow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Zebroski.
  • 57:54 Andrew Hughes makes a clearance.
  • 57:48 The ball is crossed by Terry Hawkridge.
  • 56:49 The ball is sent over by Ryan Jackson.
  • 55:01 Shot by David Pipe cleared the crossbar.
  • 54:24 Clearance by David Mirfin.
  • 54:19 The ball is crossed by David Pipe.
  • 53:06 Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
  • 52:23 Booking
  • 52:23 The referee cautions Chris Zebroski for unsporting behaviour.
  • 52:06 Chris Zebroski challenges Andy Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 51:11 Andy Dawson produces a cross.
  • 49:33 Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:23 Unfair challenge on Ryan Jackson by Matt Sparrow results in a free kick.
  • 48:44 David Mirfin makes a clearance.
  • 48:38 Corner taken by Adam Chapman from the right by-line.
  • 48:01 Headed chance falls to Lee Minshull. Sam Slocombe turns it away with a finger tip save.
  • 47:51 David Pipe sends in a cross.
  • 46:56 Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.
  • 46:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Winnall on Tom Naylor.
  • 45:50 Shot by Eddie Nolan went harmlessly over the bar.
  • 45:39 Clearance by Harry Worley.
  • 45:29 The ball is delivered by Matt Sparrow.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Christian Jolley leaves the field to be replaced by Conor Washington.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:29 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:11 Shot by Robbie Willmott cleared the crossbar.
  • 45:00+0:58 David Mirfin makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:38 Niall Canavan makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:22 Robbie Willmott restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:13 David Mirfin concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Zebroski.
  • 43:08 Free kick taken by Niall Canavan.
  • 42:54 Unfair challenge on Eddie Nolan by Lee Minshull results in a free kick.
  • 41:05 Clearance by Andrew Hughes.
  • 41:01 A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson.
  • 39:58 Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:54 The official flags Sam Winnall offside.
  • 39:17 Shot by Lee Minshull went over the net.
  • 39:06 Clearance made by Sean McAllister.
  • 38:46 Adam Chapman restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Hughes by Deon Burton.
  • 38:13 Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.
  • 38:07 The assistant referee signals for offside against Deon Burton.
  • 37:39 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
  • 37:31 Foul by Christian Jolley on David Mirfin, free kick awarded.
  • 36:57 Corner from the left by-line taken by Terry Hawkridge.
  • 34:52 Clearance made by Lee Minshull.
  • 34:43 Corner from the left by-line taken by Terry Hawkridge.
  • 34:01 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
  • 33:54 Christian Jolley is caught offside.
  • 33:45 Robbie Willmott delivers the ball.
  • 32:52 Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:45 The referee blows for offside.
  • 30:52 Chris Zebroski crosses the ball.
  • 26:33 Christian Jolley sends in a cross.
  • 25:36 Robbie Willmott takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 22:29 Tom Naylor makes a clearance.
  • 22:26 Terry Hawkridge sends in a cross.
  • 20:50 Header at goal by Lee Minshull misses left of the target.
  • 20:39 The ball is sent over by Robbie Willmott.
  • 16:07 Andy Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Worley on Deon Burton.
  • 15:34 Robbie Willmott takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Slocombe safely holds on.
  • 14:05 Free kick taken by Harry Worley.
  • 13:49 Unfair challenge on Tom Naylor by Deon Burton results in a free kick.
  • 13:29 Andrew Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 13:09 Chris Zebroski fouled by Christian Ribeiro, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 12:57 Clearance by Tom Naylor.
  • 12:49 Andy Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:58 Harry Worley is cautioned.
  • 11:58 Booking
  • 11:47 Sam Winnall fouled by Harry Worley, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 8:46 Ryan Jackson delivers the ball.
  • 7:15 Deon Burton takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 5:46 Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
  • 5:36 Corner taken by Adam Chapman.
  • 5:17 Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
  • 4:27 Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.
  • 4:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Deon Burton on Andrew Hughes.
  • Correction - 1:48 GOAL - Sam WinnallScunthorpe 1 - 0 Newport County Sam Winnall grabs a goal with a headed effort. Scunthorpe 1-0 Newport County.
  • 1:48 GOAL - Sam WinnallScunthorpe 1 - 0 Newport County Sam Winnall scores a headed goal. Scunthorpe 1-0 Newport County.
  • 1:48 Assist on the goal came from Terry Hawkridge.
  • 1:48 GOAL - Sam WinnallScunthorpe 1 - 0 Newport County Sam Winnall grabs a goal with a headed effort. Scunthorpe 1-0 Newport County.
  • 1:06 Corner taken by Terry Hawkridge.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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