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Newport County 2-2 Exeter City

Max Porter
Max Porter was playing in only his fifth Newport game this season

Newport County came back from 2-0 down to secure a point at home to Exeter City in League Two.

Tom Nichols opened the scoring for the visitors from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Darren Jones.

Exeter doubled their lead when a curling effort from Graham Cummins from the edge of the box beat Joe Day.

But Newport hit back with two goals in two minutes through Yan Klukowski's close-range effort and Max Porter's strike to move up to ninth.

Klukowski claimed Newport's first goal after he bundled in the ball at the near post following Ryan Jackson's long throw.

Porter's low long-range effort beat Christy Pym to bring Newport level.

Exeter's Matt Grimes struck the post in an end-to-end second half in front of Newport's biggest crowd of the season.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we started the game pretty well against a good footballing side but lost our way and after the penalty I though we lost our composure and our shape.

"Credit to the players because I think they've answered questions about ourselves and that's really pleasing.

"They certainly came up with the answers second half."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 6Yakubu
  • 5Jones
  • 16Hughes
  • 21Obeng
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forChapmanat 45'minutes
  • 4Porter
  • 18Klukowski
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forPigottat 77'minutes
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forLoveridgeat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 3Feely
  • 7Chapman
  • 15Tancock
  • 19Patten
  • 20Loveridge
  • 45Pigott

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 2Butterfield
  • 8Oakley
  • 3WoodmanBooked at 69mins
  • 14Grimes
  • 4BennettSubstituted forKeohaneat 53'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 19NobleSubstituted forWheelerat 77'minutes
  • 20Nichols
  • 31Cummins

Substitutes

  • 10Keohane
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 25Riley-Lowe
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 29Watkins
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
4,070

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away2

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Exeter City 2.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).

Graham Cummins (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Yan Klukowski.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces David Noble.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Joe Pigott replaces Ryan Jackson.

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

Graham Cummins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Curtis Obeng (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt saved. Curtis Obeng (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Cummins (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Scott Bennett because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Exeter City 2. Max Porter (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Exeter City 2. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Curtis Obeng.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 0, Exeter City 2.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1710432011934
2Shrewsbury17103427121533
3Wycombe1695223121132
4Plymouth179352191230
5Bury179352618830
6Burton169252120129
7Southend178451714328
8Morecambe178271917226
9Newport176742218425
10Cambridge177372821724
11Stevenage177372625124
12Exeter176652121024
13Portsmouth176561819-123
14Wimbledon176562325-223
15Accrington177282428-423
16Cheltenham176471623-722
17Northampton176382625121
18Oxford Utd175481923-419
19Mansfield175481421-719
20Carlisle175392130-918
21York172961421-715
22Dag & Red1743101928-915
23Tranmere172691523-812
24Hartlepool1733111228-1612
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