FA Cup: Yate Town 3-3 Newport County

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Newport County survived a scare in their FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash at Yate Town as they battled back to earn a replay at home.

Tony James struck in the third minute of extra time to spare the blushes of Blue Square Bet Premier leaders.

Newport's Jefferson Louis scored first, but Matt Groves, Tom Knighton, Mitchell Page struck for the hosts from Evostik League Southern South & West Division.

Aaron O'Connor started the fightback before James headed in from a corner.

The replay will be at Rodney Parade, Newport, on Tuesday, 23rd October with a 19:45 BST kick-off.

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Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"The manner we conceded our goals disappoints me but, making no excuses, the players that we had in the team were certainly make-shift in the back four.

"We had two central midfielders in our back four and I think that showed maybe second half in the decisions we made.

"But what I will take is a lot of heart, a lot of courage and a lot of belief that this group goes right to the end.

"We looked out and it certainly was good to see that ball hit the back of the net."

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