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Hartlepool United 2-2 Newport County

Aaron O'Connor made it 2-0 before Hartlepool fought back.
Aaron O'Connor made it 2-0 before Hartlepool fought back.

Hartlepool United fought back from 2-0 down to earn a draw against 10-man Newport County.

Newport went ahead through Chris Zebroski before Aaron O'Connor increased their lead after the break.

Andy Sandell's second yellow reduced the Exiles to 10 men and United took full advantage.

Late goals from Brad Walker and Michael Duckworth earned Pools a vital point but they remain at the bottom of the League Two table.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 5Collins
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 67mins
  • 2AustinBooked at 52mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 8Walker
  • 14WoodsBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSchmeltzat 63'minutes
  • 7Franks
  • 9Harewood
  • 24Wyke

Substitutes

  • 17Brobbel
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith
  • 27Schmeltz
  • 29Crooks

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 16Hughes
  • 13SandellBooked at 66mins
  • 8Minshull
  • 17Flynn
  • 4PorterSubstituted forKlukowskiat 61'minutes
  • 21Obeng
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forLoveridgeat 79'minutes
  • 11Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 3Feely
  • 15Tancock
  • 18Klukowski
  • 19Patten
  • 20Loveridge
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
3,172

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Newport County 2.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Michael Flynn (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Newport County 2. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sidney Schmeltz with a cross.

Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 2. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. James Loveridge replaces Aaron O'Connor.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Curtis Obeng.

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sidney Schmeltz (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Booking

Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Sidney Schmeltz (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Sidney Schmeltz replaces Michael Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Max Porter.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt missed. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Newport County 2. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Neil Austin.

Booking

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1695223121132
2Luton169431911831
3Shrewsbury1693425121330
4Bury169342617930
5Burton169252120129
6Plymouth16835189927
7Southend167451614225
8Newport166642016424
9Portsmouth166551816223
10Morecambe167271817123
11Exeter166551919023
12Accrington167272427-323
13Cheltenham166461518-322
14Cambridge166372620621
15Northampton166372523221
16Stevenage166372124-321
17Wimbledon165562225-320
18Mansfield165471419-519
19Oxford Utd164481823-516
20York162951420-615
21Dag & Red164391927-815
22Carlisle164392030-1015
23Tranmere162681522-712
24Hartlepool1633101227-1512
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