Michael Appleton praises second-half display against Newport

Oxford United manager Michael Appleton was pleased with his side's second-half performance against Newport County, despite being "frustrated" by the 1-1 draw at the Kassam Stadium.

The visitors led through Lenell John-Lewis' long-distance strike before the interval before substitute Pat Hoban equalised 18 minutes from time.

Appleton admitted his side had to stay cautious not to throw a point away as they remained two points behind leaders Plymouth in second.