Southport 1-1 Newport

Newport's revival in the Blue Square Bet Premier continued as they fought back to rescue a point at Southport.

The home side went ahead on 18 minutes when Gary Warren diverted Shaun Walley's corner into his own net.

But the visitors were level soon after when Ismail Yakubu's headed in for his fourth goal of the season.

Newport held on for a point despite being reduced to 10 men after Andrew Hughes was sent off for a second yellow early in the second half.


Southport manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"We're expected to win the games at home and we took the lead and played quite well.

"Then we started going too long all the time and we knew Newport are a big, strong, confident side.

"It's another game unbeaten and we'll just take it and keep moving on.

"We've got five home games now between now and the end of the season and we need to remain unbeaten."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm immensely proud of the character the players showed today. It's a tough place at Southport. You have to work hard to get anything when you leave here and we're certainly done that today.

"I don't like to criticise referees and it's a difficult job to do but I thought he was very much out of his depth today."

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